Insights on Grief

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Whether it be news of a loved one having a serious diagnosis, the loss of a career, or the end of a long-term relationship, these types of trials we are not immune. The peculiar thing about loss is we all deal with it in a unique way. The loss causes a wound or “void” that we must navigate. Although, grief is usually associated with death or tragic accidents, all loss can be have its own level of grief.

Navigating the waves

Grief can be a complicated process and many don’t understand how devastating unprocessed grief can be. If it is stuffed and not dealt with and allowed to fester, grief can destroy a life; negatively effecting relationships, hurting productivity and causing deep emotional problems. Having a committed listening ear that can empathize and support the processing of grief is essential for most. There are many effective tools on the market but there is no “one-size fits all” approach that works for everyone. Everyone has their own process and having a skilled person to walk with you through the angst, may make the process more manageable.

Grief is like peeling an onion and can come in waves. It is normal to get sad or have depression around the anniversary of the loss or being in situations that reminds you of the loss. On the other hand, it is like an acute emotional injury that needs treatment. Some individuals may be able to navigate the loss on their own, while others experience difficulty that may need a trained person to assist. Those that get help with the process seem to navigate grief quicker. If you are having trouble sleeping, having disturbing dreams, finding it hard to enjoy things you once loved or you are experiencing difficulty in your relationships you may benefit from the services of a trained counselor.

Be honest with yourself

If you have lost a loved one or have experienced any other significant loss and have been finding it hard to work through it on your own it may be time to get some help. We are here to assist you in your time of need. Call 772-252-9318 to set an appointment.

“You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.”

Anne Lamott

 

 

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