At some point in our lives we will all experience grief and loss. The experience of losing a loved one can be indescribable. Grief is a process that is different for everyone and for some the circumstances surrounding the loss are particularly difficult to handle. You may find it hard to function as you did before. Counseling can help the grieving individual find healthy ways to manage the process.
Grieving individuals may experience the following:
- Lack of energy
- Difficulty sleeping
- Change in eating habits
- Feelings of anger, worry or guilt
- Changes in behaviors
- Social isolation
- Questioning spiritual beliefs
Some experience losses that have a tremendous effect but are not often acknowledged. You may feel isolated or unable to speak about the impact of this loss on your life. It can be helpful to have someone to listen and provide support.
Frequently Unrecognized losses:
- Loss through incarceration
- Loss of ability through chronic illness
- Loss of a pet
- Loss of employment
- Loss of role during life transition