Many of us will experience loss at some point in our lives, but unfortunately society and our schooling doesn’t equip us with the tools to process loss.
Grief is a natural reaction to any form of loss. Bereavement is a type of grief that involves the death of a loved one. This grief can trigger a range of feelings from deep sadness to anger and even unexplained anxiety. It can also involve guilt, longing, and regret. Associated emotions can vary in their intensity and come in random waves, which can add to the confusion of it all.
The process of adapting to a significant loss varies from one individual to another. You may have spoken to a friend or family member about the different “stages of grief”, but the truth is that no two people experience grief in the exact same way.
For some it could take a matter of months to process the emotions, for others it could take years or sometimes even a lifetime.
In today’s day and world, we have a wide range of values, experiences and belief systems that influence our actions. It often depends on a person’s background, beliefs and the relationship to what was lost.
People in grief can experience different thoughts as they make sense of their loss. They may assign themselves varying levels of responsibility, from “there was nothing I could have done”, to “it’s all my fault”. Grieving behaviors also vary from sharing their feelings with others to being alone and turning to social withdrawal.
No one way of grieving is better than any other. Some people are stoic and may seek distraction from the loss. Others are more emotional and delve deep into their feelings.
Grieving is a part of life and its many challenges, but that doesn’t make it easier for those facing the loss of family and loved ones. It’s natural to feel overwhelmed as you find yourself facing these difficult feelings.
In times like these, a little help goes a long way. Speaking to a therapist or professional counselor can ease much of the weight that grief brings with it.
Our team at Aspiring Families focus on multiple forms of loss therapy, including:
Traumatic Loss (car accidents, gun violence, natural disasters)
We understand the support and care needed by those coping with grief and so our team of licensed counselors focus on:
Managing New Routines
Dealing with loss is a personal journey but not one that you have to face alone. Our team of specialists provide grief counseling, grief support groups, coping mechanisms, loss therapy, adaptive life skills, and adjustment tools for kids, teens, and adults who are struggling with grief, pain and loss.
We aim to provide a safe space for individuals, families and couples in all walks of life. This further facilitates the inner work and healing required to process and move beyond the feelings of loss. We are sensitive to your religious, and socio-cultural values and beliefs, and tailor our support and treatment to your unique needs.