Grief and Loss Counseling
Experiencing grief and Loss is usually normal for many individuals who have lost something or someone of value. Experiencing the grieving process is key to understanding and accepting the loss so you can then begin the process of moving on with your life. The loss of a loved one is without a doubt one of the greatest challenges to overcome. It is inevitable in our life we will someday experience the death of a loved one, and how one copes with this loss may become a barrier to their overall well-being. Similarly, but oftentimes not as intense, is when we loss something of individual importance such as a job, a pet, or even material things that represent a significant part of our lives. Grief and Loss Therapy involves examining what these events mean to us and then implementing way of accepting and moving on. The Grief and Loss Therapists at 360 Therapy are here to help you make sense of it all and then work with you to find acceptable coping methods.
Some of the more common symptoms of grief and loss are a pervasive sense of sadness and even depression, a withdrawal from friends, family, and normal activities, feeling guilty about actions taken or not taken towards the loved one, anger at self or others, developing physical symptoms such as tightness in the chest or throat, becoming highly sensitive to noise, feeling tired and with a lack of energy, difficulty initiating or maintaining refreshing sleep, and losing your appetite. There are also definite stages of grief that have to be understood and properly worked through in a clinical setting. These stages progress in order and are defined as; shock and denial, pain and guilt, anger and bargaining, depression and reflection, reconstruction and working through, and finally acceptance and hope.
It is important in Grief and Loss Counseling these processes are properly understood and tended to according to the individual’s strengths and weaknesses. It also important to consider your overall lifestyle and the support systems you have available so as to obtain a complete picture. We here at 360 Therapy are here to help you navigate these downturns and reestablish your life in a positive direction.