Grieving is a completely natural response to losing somebody that you love and care about. Dealing with grief is a very personal experience and although you will see a group of people lose the same loved one, but not a single one of them will grieve in the same way.
Some people deal with grief and their emotions independently, some people like to talk to those closest to them, and some people may feel like they need to turn to more professional guidance. Grief therapy or counselling can be a powerful tool in helping you to overcome your grief and move on. In this post we are talking about the three main ways grief therapy can help.
BEING ABLE TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOT EFFECTED BY THE LOSS
Talking to somebody who is not motivated by sadness or grief for the same person and a person who is completely unrelated to the loss of your loved one can be a breath of fresh air for many. Someone with fresh perspective may be able to offer better advice and better ways to deal with your grief.
FINDING LIKE MINDED PEOPLE
One way you can utilise grief therapy is through group therapy, where you can meet people who are going through the same bereavements that you are. This is more popular for people who are experiencing grief through unimaginable tragedy where groups have been set up to connect children and adults alike who can connect on a similar level to get through their grief and not feel so isolated by the situation. Finding like minded people can be really therapeutic if you’re struggling to find somebody that can relate to what you are going through.
IDEAS FOR MOVING ON
As professionals, grief therapists and counsellors have a lot of experience and extensive study into recognising the psychological needs of their individual patients, as well as having an extremely thorough understand of the ins and outs of grief as a general trauma. Grief therapists and counsellors can not only offer individual support and advice, but they also know what can work well in general when it comes to getting your life together, get back on track and essentially moving on in the easiest way possible.