Loss and Heartache
It is inevitable that in each of our lives we will experience a sense of loss. Loss can be brought on by many circumstances. It may be the loss of a loved one, relationship, pregnancy or way of life. Loss can also be experienced through children leaving home, separation from friends and family and changes at work. No matter the source of the loss, the outcome can involve a tremendous amount of heartache.
While we occasionally have to grieve something we have lost, we can also grieve unfulfilled desires and dreams. These can be equally challenging to process and overcome.
Grief is a natural response to loss which can influence us emotionally, mentally, physically and behaviourally. It can also affect our belief systems, which drive how we perceive experiences in our lives. Due to the range of effects grief has on our bodies, it is recognised as a complex, non-linear process. It is an on-going balance between processing the effects of loss and cultivating positive investments in life.
Grieving cannot be ignored, it can only be delayed. Some feel the grief is so intense that they are afraid to face it, but facing it with or without support is the most important thing you can do in order to gain a foothold and feel stronger. It is important to acknowledge the loss before one can begin to explore the many options for moving forward.
It takes time to move forward following loss, and it is important to have a strong and patient support network around you. While grief reactions vary greatly between each individual, everyone facing a loss searches for connection, comfort and meaning in suffering.
We hold the same aim for each client we see who has suffered from loss: Meaningful growth. Increasing resilience and accepting change are also aspects of grief we focus on.
If you are struggling with issues related to loss and heartache and would like to get help, your next step is to contact us via email, phone or WhatsApp to arrange a session to come and speak to one of our trained therapists.