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Grief and Loss

Losing someone you love is painful, and you can experience different and difficult emotions that involve sadness and pain. While there is no right or wrong way to deal with grief, there are still ways to help you cope with the pain so you can move on with your life.

The process of recovering from loss is not simple, and it can sometimes take a long time and involve emotions such as sadness and even anger.

Grief is associated with being sad, with anger, guilt, regret and yearning. Some people experience a sense of life being meaningless and others feel relief. Emotions can often be confusing, especially when a person misses a painful relationship.

However, before we can even think of steps to overcome grief, it’s just as equally important for us to understand how grief and loss work on a basic level. If for instance you find yourself lost and grieving, and you don’t know how to vent, then perhaps talking to a psychologist can help alleviate your situation.

Grief and Loss: The Basics

These feelings of loss, guilt and anger can be categorized into two styles; instrumental and intuitive. Most people display both styles at different points within the recovery process.

  • Instrumental grieving focuses on problem-solving task that minimizes emotional expression.
  • Intuitive grieving is a heightened emotional experience that leads to shared feelings and the identification of the meaning of life.

However, it’s important to remember that grief and loss are very normal parts of life. We all undergo these processes and we grieve in our own way. Some recover within a few months, and others can grieve for much longer.

How We Can Help

People can experience many complicated and difficult emotions during this time, and grief doesn’t mean we can’t be happy and feel content anymore. Therapy can greatly help in showing you how to bring self-compassion, exercise and social support into your life to contribute to alleviating the most challenging aspects of grief.

When a person’s grief-related thoughts, feelings and behaviours are supervised by a qualified mental health professional at this time, the recovery process can be smoother. A psychologist can help you learn to cope with the stressors associated with the loss. This treatment helps you manage symptoms with relaxation, meditation and a number of other techniques that can be tailored to your needs.

It’s not easy to deal with situations especially if you feel you’re alone in facing these challenges. If you think, or if you feel, that your circumstances are beginning to affect you or the people around you in a negative way, perhaps it might be time to consider talking to a therapist to help you resolve the situation.

Let Us Help You

Life Resolutions in Footscray always has its doors open to provide you with a safe space for your concerns, and an ear to listen to your sentiments. Our team of psychologists are not only certified and trained, but they have the experience that can help develop treatments especially made for you. Our brand of personalized care helps us make sure our treatment methods are not only helpful to you to manage your situation, but also help to transform your life into a more fruitful and fulfilling one. Call us today!

Where is Our Grief and Loss Service Located?

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To find out how we can help call today on 1300 668 256