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Bereavement treatment: Are you struggling to come to terms with the loss of a loved one?
Perhaps you feel tearful, unable to cope or isolated in your grief?
Does it feel like people expect you to have moved on but you’re just not making any progress?
Maybe you’re struggling to hold it together at work or to run the family?
Perhaps you feel you’ve lost your identity without a partner that was part of you for so long?
Bereavement affects us all differently & while there is a natural grieving process where we are naturally bereft & inconsolable after the loss of a loved one. Under normal circumstances, usually with the help & support of friends & family, things do start to improve over time by themselves.
Usually, after approximately 3 months we should experience some lightening of mood & begin to feel more connected with the future.
However, often this natural grieving process is stalled or even halted by circumstances or shere overwhelm.
Maybe you didn’t get a chance to grieve at the time, perhaps the loss was too traumatic & your unconscious mind just shut down to survive the overwhelm.
Often people just don’t get the space to grieve.
They have to look after dependents or continue to perform in a demanding job.
Sometimes family dynamics can leave people out in the cold having to cope alone with their loss.
Often symptoms may begin like anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, even physical illness like IBS or chronic pain.
The good news is that it’s never too late to process that grief – to let go of the pain and remember that loved one with happy emotions or to find peace after the loss of a difficult relationship.
Once the grief is over the attendant symptoms naturally dissipate leaving you open to enjoy life again.
Generally, I recommend a course of 3 sessions which may well be enough to enable you to let go of the pain & trauma of unresolved grief.
If the loss is extremely traumatic eg a stillbirth or loss of a child or after a distressing illness, or very recent it would take longer.
However, you would generally feel better with each session.
If you would like to discuss your needs further or make an appointment, please call me on 07946 526 838.
Or email on firstname.lastname@example.org