Grief and Loss
Throughout life we form attachments, we learn to love and create meaningful relationships. In doing this we are setting ourselves up to experience grief and loss. When we lose someone or something that we care about we begin to experience grief. It is never easy going through transitions, especially when we must do so without someone we once relied on. After suffering a loss we find ourselves in a foreign land. A land that is unfamiliar and frightening. New feelings begin to present themselves with added strength. A plethora of emotions begins to manifest; sadness, anger, regret, guilt, shame and loneliness. It is how we experience and express these feelings that will predict the outcome of our grieving process.
What is Grief?
Grief is our reaction to loss. It’s the emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual reactions we experience after losing something or someone we care about. The stronger the relationship, the more intense the grief will be. Often people associate grief with the loss of a loved one. This is definitely one of the most difficult losses that someone can experience. However, there is a multitude of events that can evoke grief reactions.
- Loss of a job
- Life transitions
- Symbolic losses
- Leaving home
- Loss of physical ability
- Loss of a dream
- Loss of a friendship
If you are experiencing grief that would benefit from professional assistance and perspective, please call Partners Grief Counselling right away for an appointment.
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