When a loved one passes, the loss can be life changing and the grief unbearable. While the experience is unique to each individual, a devastating loss can feel like one’s heart has been ripped out of their chest; it can feel like there’s a huge gaping hole in everything they’ve known to be true; it can feel like an emptiness that will never be full again. Grief and loss often comes with a great deal of emotions that are hard to endure, or even understand.
“Grief is not a disorder, a disease, or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical, and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.” –Earl Grollman
Fortunately, there are specialists who understand the ins and outs of grief and dedicate their work to helping people process their loss: grief counselors. Grief counselors know that losing a loved one is painful, but they also know that you can come out on the other side and go on to live a happy life again. They want to show you how.
If you are grieving the loss of a loved one and think you could benefit from working with a grief counselor, reach out to Thriveworks Bensalem. We have grief counselors on staff who are ready to get to work. These individuals are experts in their field; they have the skills, training, and experience you want in a healthcare provider. Not to mention, they truly care about your wellbeing and they want to help improve it. If you are ready to start grief counseling, call Thriveworks Bensalem today at (215) 874-8002. We look forward to working with you!
What Are the Negative Effects of Grief and Loss?
Grieving the loss of a loved one is a normal part of life. That said, when we don’t grieve properly or process the loss we have experienced, we can suffer some negative effects. These include:
- Panic attacks
- Lack of focus
- Difficulty sleeping
- Changes in appetite
- Fear or confusion
- Losing track of time
- Irrational thoughts
The grief counselors at Thriveworks Bensalem can help you through the grieving process to prevent or tackle these negative effects. This will involve discussing the loved one lost as well as how the individual feels about the loss. Emotions might include sadness, anger, numbness, guilt, shame, loneliness, and others. Again, grief is a very individualized experience, which means grief counseling needs to be, too. Which brings us to this process:
How Can Counseling Help Me Work Through Grief?
The grief counselors at Thriveworks Bensalem understand just how unique and personal the experience of grief and loss is. They also know how to guide their clients through the bereavement process, based on their unique experience, their emotions, their needs. Your grief counselor will help you to understand and process all of your feelings related to the loss. They might also help you to imagine the trajectory of your life, now that that individual is gone. This is a huge obstacle for many, and it’s important to discuss in grief counseling.
Here at Thriveworks Bensalem, the grief counselors will also consider your culture and/or religion in understanding how you process the loss of an individual. They will keep this in mind when assessing the impact this loss has had on you, as well as helping you to discover helpful techniques for accepting the loss and moving forward with your life.
Schedule an Appointment with a Grief Counselor at Thriveworks Bensalem
If you have recently lost a loved one and need help processing this loss, consider working with a grief counselor at Thriveworks Bensalem. Our providers are the best of the best—they have unbeatable skills and experience. They also truly care about your wellbeing and want to help you grieve well. Schedule an appointment today by calling (215) 874-8002.
A scheduling specialist will help you to set up an appointment at your earliest convenience. You’ll have flexible options to choose from, including evening and weekend sessions. This is just one of many premium mental health benefits that we offer our clients at Thriveworks Bensalem.
If you’re ready to get started, so are we. Call to schedule an appointment today. We look forward to joining you on your journey toward healing.