Grief and Loss
Loss is an inevitable part of life, and grief is a natural part of the healing process. The reasons for grief are many, such as the loss of a loved one, the loss of health, financial stability, a job or the letting go of a long-held dream. Dealing with a significant loss can be one of the most difficult times in a person's life.
The length of the grief process is different for everyone. Each person's experience of grief is unique, complex, and personal. There is no "right" way to grief and no predictable schedule. Everyone grieves in their own way and in their own time. No one way of grieving is better than any other. Although it can be quite painful at times, the grief process should not be rushed.
It is important to be patient with yourself as you experience your unique reactions to your loss. It's normal to feel sad, numb, or angry following a loss. But as time passes, these emotions should become less intense as you accept the loss and start to move forward. If you are not feeling better over time or feel stuck in your grief some extra support may help.
Counselling can support you moving forward in the healing process. Beginning to understand your grieving experience and taking gradual steps to address your pain and loss, can be important and help in your recovering of grief.