Greif and Loss Counselling in Barrie On
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Without a doubt dealing with the loss of a loved one can be one of the most difficult challenges anyone faces in this lifetime. The complex set of emotions that follow loss can leave even the strongest of us feeling overwhelmed and defeated. Sadness, anger, guilt shame and deep sorrow are just a few of the many deep emotions often felt during this time. There is no clear timeline or map to follow during this time, emotions come and go many of them making no sense at all. Grief can come in waves hitting you so hard that you think you may never get up again, leaving you wondering how life will ever be the same. Grief isn’t limited to mental and emotional struggles, you can feel the effects of grief physically as well. Physical exhaustion, sore muscles, stomach pains and headaches can all occur.
So now what? How do you move through your day, your week and the rest of your life with all this heaviness in your heart. There is no time frame for acceptable grieving, In counselling we try to make space for these intense emotions to ensure that they are acknowledged and given the time needed to honour your loved one.