Can Counseling Help With Bereavement?
When somebody we care about passes away, a void is left in our lives. We may be occupied with the realities of death at first — planning a funeral, dealing with paperwork – but once all is done and dusted, we may be left alone to deal with our grief.
Is It A Natural Process?
People commonly consider grief as a natural process that they must be able to handle on their own. To some extent, that is correct; losing friends and relatives to death is something we all go through, and most individuals can eventually pick themselves up and keep going on. But it doesn't guarantee that it's always easy or that we shouldn't seek assistance.
When we are bereaved (grieving), we may experience a range of emotions such as denial, anger, and depression. While this is part of the "normal process" of mourning, these emotions can be harmful if we do not flow through them to acceptance and a life in which we can carry on while honoring the memory of the one we have lost. When this happens, we become subject to a variety of psychological and physical problems, all of which can have major consequences on our relationships with others, our capacity to perform efficiently and well, and so on. To complicate things, many people seem to believe that they should keep their grief to themselves rather than asking for help.
When Should You Seek Help?
If you are having difficulty accepting your loss and moving on from unpleasant emotions you are facing, you may recover with therapy. A skilled therapist will assist you in talking through the complicated emotions you are experiencing, teach you how to deal, and ease your recovery into a tomorrow where you may keep growing and go forward.
Counselling Can Assist You
When it comes to bereavement, various people respond well to different techniques, thus it is a very individualized approach. However, we frequently focus on assisting people in understanding and dealing with the seven phases of grief that people typically experience, such as anger, disbelief, bargaining, denial, guilt, and depression. People progress through these phases at varying rates, but the treatment goal is to help individuals reach the final phase of acceptance.
For most people, simply being able to recognise their experiences and express their feelings about bereavement is quite beneficial. This is a desensitizing strategy used to assist people express their feelings, get on to the side, and finally feel relief once they reach the end of the grief process.
We also examine any additional grief signs, such as depression and eating disorders, and look at how we can support the individual survive and thrive, along with anything else that is in accordance with their treatment plans and what they really want to receive out of counseling.
Be Courageous And Recognize When You Require Assistance
If you are mourning with losing a loved one, don't allow yourself to believe that asking for support is a sign of weakness. In fact, realizing this is the first step toward healing. At Manor Clinic, we have detailed knowledge and understanding for helping individuals who are grieving. We know what you're dealing with, and you don't have to go through it alone.