Grief is experienced by everyone in the community; however, grief is experienced differently by everyone. It is important to understand what grief is and how it can affect you.
People commonly associate grief with feeling sadness or loneliness. Grief, however, can present itself in many different ways and can typically affect people both psychologically and physically. Our team of mental health professionals, guided by Jodie Brenton and Mary Magalotti, understand that everyone experiences grief differently. The Life Resolutions team is committed to providing tailored support to those dealing with loss.
Grief and invoke a broad spectrum of emotions. Some of these emotions may include shock, disbelief, sadness, guilt, anger, resentment, abandonment, confusion, and anxiety. During times of grief, emotions can either stay for a long time or quickly shift and change, it is important to remember that both responses are completely normal. Grief is experienced differently by everyone; therefore, it is important to understand the range of emotions that are associated with loss.
In addition to the emotional response, grief can also cause physical changes. Grief can cause people to experience headaches, stomach pain, loss of appetite, changes in sleeping patterns, joint pain, and the general feeling of illness.
What to do when you or someone you love is grieving:
- Understand what grief is and how it is experienced
- Acknowledge and talk openly about the loss
- Provide and seek support
- Understand that grief needs time
Life Resolutions provides tailored grief counselling services. For more information on our grief services or our other services, visit our website. You can also book or enquire about an appointment online or over the phone.