Grief and Loss

Dealing with Grief and Loss are a normal part of the Human Condition. Sometimes you can see the “Train wreck” coming, (like in a case of a long-term illness,) other times it comes as a complete shock (like in the case of a death from an accident). Some examples of when grief and loss may impact on you include;

  • When someone close to you (a parent, brother, sister or spouse) dies after a long illness;
  • You lose your job without warning;
  • Someone you know dies in an accident, or for some other reason without warning;
  • Your pet dog or cat (your constant companion) is no longer there to keep you company;
  • Without any (obvious to you) warning, your spouse leaves you.

You might find yourself constantly thinking of what’s happened, you might be regularly distracted and unable to concentrate on what you should be doing.

In addition, you may well not be your “usual self” and hibernate or stay at home without interacting with other people and perhaps tend to “wallow” in your own sadness.

Although it is normal to have a period of adjustment after a loss, sometimes the support and assistance of friends and family is not what you need. It could well be that they are themselves suffering and making their own adjustments to the loss.

Although there is no “clear” guide as to when in terms of weeks or months you could expect to be ready to get on with the rest of your life, if family friends or health professionals are concerned about you, perhaps its time to get outside assistance.

How can you move on from grief and loss?

There are several ways on how you can move on from grief and loss. While this emotion can never disappear overnight, there are things which can you do to lessen the pain and eventually get through this stage. You can consider starting by doing any of these:

  1. You should let yourself feel the emotions: When the change occurs, it’s normal to cry yourself out and scream at the top of the lungs. You’re hurt, and it’s normal to feel that way. Doing all of these are healthier rather than holding it all in and pretending that everything is okay.
  2. You should tell everyone how you feel because it’s okay to grieve: If you think you’d feel better to tell anyone how you feel, go ahead and do it. Don’t be scared to tell anyone how you are genuinely shaken by this loss. Opening up to someone might seem like a struggle, but in the long run, this can become a very healthy outlet for you to relive all the emotions you’re feeling inside.
  3. You should turn to people who care about you: It’s okay to succumb to the emotions and drown yourself in tears after this event. But make sure that you’re only doing this for a limited time and not for a lifetime. Have the determination to get back on your feet again and surround yourself with people you care about the most. This will make the healing process easier.

If you think none of these is helping you at all, (or not enough for you) it might be best to seek professional help right away. Regardless how difficult your situation is right now, there are trained professionals who can better help you in what you’re going through.

How can we help you?

Losing a loved one and continuing to live without them, is not an easy thing to do – especially when that person has been dear to you. We understand the struggle, and we’re here to help you. When you decide to work with Life Resolutions Huntingdale, you can guarantee that we’ll be able to try to help you get through this phase of your life. You will be seeing a professional who will help you move on from this stage easier, and faster. Together we’ll be creating avenues for you to better vent out your emotions, without you, ever fearing you will be judged.

Our psychologist is more than equipped with both professional training and life experience to help you in these trying times. We’ll be providing suggested solutions for your situation right now which are aimed for your long-term recovery. You’ll not only get through this stage but after sessions with us, you can expect to be able to better manage your emotions when situations like these happen again in the future.

Where is Our Grief & Loss Service Located?

We are conveniently located 7 Bronzewing Street, Huntingdale 6110.

To find out how we can help call today on 1300668256