Bereavement and grief processes are incredibly tender phases of life. Bereavement refers to the process of recovering from the death of a loved one, and grief is a reaction to any form of loss or major life transition. Both encompass a wide range of emotions and might include feelings such as fear, anger, guilt, regret and deep, deep sadness.
Common symptoms of grief can be physical, emotional or social.
A few common symptoms in these categories are:
- Headaches / Physical Pain
- Loss of appetite
- Difficulty sleeping
- Feelings of longing and sadness
- Worry or concern about losing loved ones
- Anger, resentment or frustration
- Guilt or regret
- Feeling detached from others
- Self-isolation from social contact
- Feeling more dependent on others than usual
- Behaving in ways that are not normal for you
Every grieving experience is different. A person may be able to continue their day-to-day routine after one loss, yet not be able to get out of bed after another major life transition or loss, including the death of a beloved pet or a divorce. Whatever your personal symptoms are, grief and bereavement counseling have been shown to help. Our our therapists are here to guide you through this dark and tender time. There is hope. And you don't have to do this alone.
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