Bereavement and grief aren’t light-hearted topics. Bereavement refers to the process of recovering from the death of a loved one or pet, and grief is a reaction for any form of loss. Both encompass a wide range of emotions such as fear, anger and sadness.
The process of adapting to a loss can dramatically change from person to person, depending on their background, beliefs, relationship to the person who’s passed, and other factors.
Common symptoms of grief can be physical, emotional or social.
A few common symptoms in these categories are:
- Loss of appetite
- Difficulty sleeping
- Feelings of sadness
- Feelings of worry or anger
- Feelings of frustration or guilt
- Feeling detached from others
- Self-isolation from social contact
- 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 the loss of someone else. Significant dates that were shared with your loved one can also trigger these responses such as: birthdays, holidays, wedding or death anniversaries. Whatever your personal symptoms are there is help for you.
If you are experiencing grief-related thoughts, behaviors, or feelings that are distressing, please contact me today for a free consultation