Understanding Grief

Grief is widely known as a normal response to the loss of something or someone you deeply loved and/or care about. Although many people associate grief with being just an emotional reaction to loss, grief can also impact an individual socially, physically, culturally, as well as the way they behave. Despite seminal research on the five stages of grief, current researchers agree there really is no roadmap to grief recovery. Grief is an experience that is distinct to individuals; how expressed, how felt, and recovery are not something that can be choreographed.

Grief related to the death of a loved one or other significant loss can be complicated by other factors that disrupt the grieving process. For example, the loss of a spouse resulting in the loss of a home, the loss of friends, etc., the grieving process becomes more complex in that there are several losses involved. The individual going through multiple losses related to the primary loss may find him or herself also experiencing depression, anxiety, and physiological symptoms that need addressing.

How We Can Help

Techniques used by therapists and counselors to help individuals move through the grieving process should be implemented based upon the situation and the type of grief. You don't want to forget your loved one. You just want to reach the stage where you focus on the good memories and legacies. You will be able to replace your negative emotions during the grieving process with more sustainable and happy ones. With an online counselor, you can heal at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home. There isn't a set schedule for grief counseling, so why confine yourself to a therapist's schedule?