Coping with grief

Loss. Loss can be experienced due to many things such as the loss of a loved one through death, separation or divorce. There is no right or wrong way to grieve and the grieving process is unique to us as individuals.

What if you feel that you are not coping with your grief?

Grief and loss can make us feel a huge range of emotions, from guilty to angry to sad and depressed or numb. It is how we cope with these emotions which will help us to heal and cope better with the pain of loss. Understanding that you may experience a huge range of emotions and that grieving does take time is the first step in helping yourself. Having a good, supportive network of friends, family or a support group will also help.

Planning ahead when faced with emotive events such as anniversaries, birthdays. Seeing a friend, planning a break or doing a day course may help you to ‘get through’ those difficult days.

Self care tends to be the one thing most people neglect when grieving but this is another way that you are supporting yourself. By eating well and getting enough sleep, you will be in a better place mentally and physically to deal with everyday life whilst coping with your loss.

Some people have ‘Complicated grief’ and find that no matter how hard they try to function, their grief is overwhelming. If you find this is an issue for you, our trained therapists will be able to help you cope with your grief and loss and look at ways of healing so that you are able to face your future in a healthier, more positive way.

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