04 Oct Grief and Loss
Loss and grief are inevitable parts of life. If you have met death, it is not possible to live like you used to after.
Feeling like you can not go back to the life you lived before, can be hard to understand for the people surrounding you. We often try to get over our losses faster than we may be prepared for. We shy away from the painful emotions rather than embrace them. Anger, resentment, injustice and the huge range of other emotions all need to take their space and be dealt with.
Grief take many forms. A loss of someone we love cannot be adequately expressed with words. Grappling with loss fills us with actual pain.
As children we know how to cry and release the hurtful emotions of a loss. As adults it is not always so easy. Feeling lonely and isolated is common. In counselling and psychotherapy we allow grief to have its course. This is so that you can go back to life feeling stronger, without disowning the experience of the loss that you have had.
``To be able to grieve is a form of being able to love. Loving makes every one of us vulnerable to heart brake.`` - Dr Robert Stolorow