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What Grief is Not

Grief is not a sign of weakness or something to "get over." It is a process, unique to each individual, that takes time and emotional work.

When Does Grief Become A Problem?

While grieving is a natural process, it can evolve into a more serious condition known ascomplicated grief, characterized by an inability to move on or find any enjoyment in life. Grief can also lead to depression or anxiety disorders if not addressed properly.

How Can Counselling Help?

Counselling provides a safe space to express your feelings and receive

professional guidance. Various effective therapeutic techniques can help

navigate the emotional landscape of grief and develop coping strategies:

1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Understand the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.
2. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): Useful for emotional regulation.
3. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Encourages acceptance of your emotional state and commitment to value-aligned actions.
4. Narrative Therapy: Helps individuals retell their “story” of the loss.
5. Art Therapy: Allows for creative expression of emotions.

6. Group Therapy: Provides a space for shared experience and emotional support.
7. Mindfulness and Meditation: Techniques to help become aware of thoughts and feelings.

Helpful Tip:

If you're struggling with grief, try to maintain a routine. While it may seem trivial, sticking to a daily routine can bring a sense of normality during times of emotional upheaval and can also pave the way for what is known as post-traumatic growth — positive changes that come about as a result of the struggle to cope with trauma or loss.

Understanding Grief

What is Grief?

Grief is a natural emotional response to loss—be it the loss of a loved one, a job, or a life transition. It’s a complex mix of emotions that can include sadness, anger, shock, disbelief, and confusion. Grief can manifest in various ways:

1. Emotional Volatility: Feelings can range from extreme sadness to anger, guilt, or even relief.

2. Physical Symptoms: Fatigue, insomnia, and pain can accompany grief.

3. Cognitive Impacts: Grieving individuals may experience difficulty concentrating,intrusive thoughts, or a sense of derealization.

4. Social Changes: Grief can affect how you interact with others—some may withdrawsocially, while others become more reliant on their social networks.

5. Existential Questions: Grieving can lead to a re-evaluation of personal beliefs, oftencausing individuals to wrestle with existential questions.

Take Action Today

Don’t let grief overwhelm you. If you find it hard to cope or feel stuck in your grief, we’re here to help. Connect with us for the additional support you need to navigate this challenging emotional journey.

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