Is grieving the loss of a close loved one affecting you more than you can bear? Are you having trouble imagining how you can ever feel happiness again? Is healing after a loss more difficult than you imagined?
The loss of a loved one affects us in many ways. Oftentimes, those who are grieving report an inability to focus, insomnia, irritability, and difficulty finding meaning in everyday tasks.
Healing and Reconciliation of Loss
Sometimes, well meaning friends or family members want us “to get over it” so we can be happy and “move on,” but this would deny what we are experiencing. For many of us our grief is intricately connected to our love for the person who has died. We must allow and express very human feelings such as sadness, guilt, or regret if we also want to open ourselves up to joy, love, and hope. Our positive and negative feelings are intricately connected and if we attempt to deny our sorrow we numb ourselves.
The death of someone loved changes our lives forever. And the movement from the “before” to the “after” is almost always a long, painful journey….I have learned that if we are to heal we cannot skirt the outside edges of our grief. Instead, we must journey all through it, sometimes meandering the side roads, sometimes plowing directly into its raw center.
I have also learned that the journey requires mourning. There is an important difference, you see. Grief is what you think and feel on the inside after someone you love dies. Mourning is the outward expression of those thoughts and feelings. To mourn is to be an active participant in our grief journeys. We all grieve when someone we love dies, but if we are to heal, we must also mourn.
— Dr. Alan Wolfelt, The Journey Through Grief: The Mourner’s Six “Reconciliation Needs”
Dani can accompany you through your grief journey and work with you through your pain.
Grief has the ability to bring us closer, but it also creates distance. Your process of grief may be different than that of your loved ones, even if you lost the same person.
Do you feel that others can’t understand you, or that your grief is isolating you from friends and family members? Therapy can help you work through your pain and find new ways to connect to close friends and family. If you feel that you grieving process has isolated you from family or friends, Dani can support you and help you protect your relationships during this difficult period.
It may be hard to feel fulfillment in everyday tasks, even if you want to be happy.
These feelings can hit you right after a tragedy, or much later, when you have the time to process what happened to you.
As you journey through your grief, Dani will help you connect with your loved one through memories. She will help you use these connections to bring a sense of hope and meaning in your life.
Dani is a resource to support you as you process your grief and move towards healing after a loss. As you heal from your grief, you can find moments of hope and joy reconnecting with your life and with family and friends.
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