I feel all alone. Will anyone ever understand me?
WILL I HAVE THIS PAIN FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE?
How Can I Honor My loved one’s Memory?
Grief over the loss of a loved one often has an overwhelming effect that makes us feel there is nowhere to turn for comfort or understanding. From the beginning we wonder how we are going to cope with such a loss. Even as we begin to get our feet back underneath us, well meaning friends and loved ones may have “moved on” or do not know how to support us. It can feel as though hope is gone and you will never feel a sense of normalcy again.
At different times throughout our grief process it can be difficult to just function in the world. This is why the theory of grief stages originally held such hope for those who were grieving. But as the bereaved found that it did not fit their actual grief experience, and potentially left them feeling more confused or isolated, the theory eventually fell flat. We now know that there are not linear stages of grief to follow and complete. Rather each loss is unique to us as the griever and there are often emotions, thoughts and physical sensations that we experience as we live into the terrain of grief. Some of the subjects my clients often discuss with me are:
Need for Normalcy
Questioning Long Held Beliefs
Having sustained multiple losses within my family as a young adult and working in grief and loss for 16 years I understand the intricacies and overwhelm of grief and trauma both personally and professionally. Many people find great benefit in meeting with a bereavement counselor after sustaining the loss of a loved one. There is reason for hope, finding ways to honor your loved one and getting the support and tools to help you live into your new roles and move towards healing. You do not have to walk this path alone. Please contact me to start your healing journey today.