One thing that we all experience in grief is a desire to feel better about the passing of a loved one and to reach a stage of acceptance that allows us to reconnect with our own lives and feel more positive about the passing of our loved ones.
The journey through grief can bring many emotional responses and sometimes the love and patience of friends and family is not enough. We can be left with an overwhelming sense of hopelessness and helplessness, as well as a range of emotions. Often it is difficult to talk about the bereavement with your nearest and dearest, as they may well be experiencing the same bereavement.
Working through this journey with a bereavement counsellor can help you come to terms with your loss and acknowledge this loss in a more productive way. It will take time and we will go at your pace. It is advisable to seek out bereavement counselling after three months has passed. The reason for this is there needs to be a period of adjustment and you need to be ready to embrace the various stages that bereavement counselling will bring to you.
“I sat with my anger long enough until she told me her real name was grief.”
The mind journal
We need to keep moving and not become stuck in any stage of the grieving process. Unresolved grief can manifest itself in lots of negative emotions, therefore, working through the process will help you to accept and take a step forward.
Nightingale counsellors will bring you comfort and give you the space to talk about your true feelings about your loss. They will be gentle in their approach and trained to slowly guide you through the pain of grief with true empathy and comfort.