Losing someone you love is one of the most painful experiences known to humanity. Some people are lucky to keep their loved ones close until they grow older, while others experience loss at a young age. Either way, we all eventually fall victim to a heartbreaking loss and are left to cope without our beloved friend, family member, or pet.
“Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.” –Alphonse de Lamartine
Grief can take on an appearance of sadness, anger, confusion, regret, and many other difficult emotions. Additionally, it can make day to day tasks or responsibilities tough to complete, from going to work to just getting out of bed in the morning. If your grief is affecting everyday functioning, you might need a little extra help and support during this difficult time. The good news is there are professionals who specialize in helping people cope with their loss and grieve properly.
If you are struggling after losing a beloved friend, family member, or pet, consider working with a grief counselor at Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck). These grief experts will ensure that you process your emotions, help you cope with the heartbreaking news, and offer you unending support. You can schedule a grief counseling appointment today by calling (757) 347-3155.
What Thoughts and Feelings Come with Grief? How Am I Supposed to Feel?
We often loop sadness in with grief, but the truth is that there is a range of emotions one might experience after losing a loved one—and all of these emotions are normal. In addition to sadness, one might experience anger, confusion, regret, frustration, or fear. You might even bounce between these emotions over time, as you process and heal from the loss.
Our thought process can also change throughout our grieving process. One might focus on how the individual lost lived a happy and fulfilled life; or, they might enter a more troubled state of mind that focuses on everything they should have said to the individual that they now don’t have the chance to. And, of course, our behaviors can change as we experience these varying emotions and thoughts. One day you might bury yourself in school or work; the next, you might need to take a mental health day and stay home from school or work.
The grieving process is different for every single individual. It’s important that you don’t push down your emotions but instead allow yourself to move through them in order to heal properly. We know this isn’t easy—a grief counselor at Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck can help.
How Does Grief Counseling Work?
The Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck) grief counselors know that grieving is a personal, delicate process. Some of the clients they see are overwhelmed with sadness and anger, while others feel guilty or even relieved. They will assess your specific state and needs, and then help you through your grieving process. Additionally, they’ll help you move forward with your life without the individual lost. This is often the most difficult part of the grieving process, but our grief counselors will provide you with the support you need.
Here at Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck), our grief counselors will also take note of your culture and/or your religion, to decide how to best help you with your loss. They’ll keep these important elements in mind as they assess your emotions and how your loss is affecting you. The main goal remains: to help you grieve well and move forward.
Schedule Grief Counseling at Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck)
If a friend, family member, or pet has recently passed, consider working with a grief counselor at Thriveworks Virginia Beach, VA (Great Neck). Your grief counselor can help you work through all of the emotions that accompany your loss and eventually take the next step forward.
Call (757) 347-3155 to schedule a grief counseling appointment. Our counselors offer extended hours in the evenings and on the weekends to best accommodate our clients’ busy schedules. Call us today to find a day and time that works for you to come in for your first appointment. We look forward to it.