Grief and Bereavement

After a bereavement those left behind have to mourn.  In order to be able to
move forward and begin to live life normally once more, they have to:
• accept the reality of the loss
• work through the pain
• adjust to a life without the deceased
• emotionally relocate the deceased

This can take some time - normally 18 months to 2 years.

In the first 2 years I can help people cope with these stages. Also we can use therapy to come to terms with any additional emotions which come from circumstances surrounding the death - accident, medical interventions, suicide, and so on.

There will be a range of emotions that the bereaved will experience - normally

  • Denial

  • Anger

  • Depression

  • Acceptance

  • and sometimes Bargaining

When the bereaved gets stuck at one of the stages and experiences these emotions for more than the 2 years - then it is time to seek help.  I can aid the release of emotion and allow them to come to terms with the loss.  BWRT is a proven therapy to help with grief.

After a loss:

  • Look after yourself.

  • Do not self-medicate with drink or drugs.

  • It’s ok to be sad - acknowledge your sadness and loss.

  • Think about what your loved one would have wanted for you. That can help you give yourself the care you need.

  • Consider therapy as an opportunity for you to express your feelings and talk about your loss, and life after the death.

Please contact me if you would like more information.

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07507 312454

Wells, Somerset, UK

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