Grief is a natural response to loss and an emotional reaction that can vary in intensity and duration when something or someone you love is taken away. Grief can feel paralyzing, overwhelming, grueling and scary. You may find yourself asking, “Will it ever end?” Learning how to work through the stages of grief and bereavement at your own pace, in a way that feels right for you, can be achieved through individual counselling.
Grief is a deeply personal journey best not traveled alone. Seeking advice and support may lessen the load you are carrying and help you remember to take care of yourself. For many, working through grief is a matter of letting it take its course. The more one tries to fight off their grief, the worse it can be when it finally hits them. Some people do not want to express their grief because they view it as a sign of weakness. Others find it difficult to experience their grief because they must acknowledge that someone or something is gone, and their life is altered forever. The best way to start working through your grief is to first accept it and understand that everyone needs to grieve in their own way.
Sitting in grief can feel like you have a thick cloud of fog above your head. It’s hard to see clearly and take the next steps forward. Our psychologists can be your guide and coach you through the process. Be patient with yourself.