Grief And Loss Counseling

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Novus Mindful Life Grief Counseling
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Are you struggling with grief?

Losing someone or something you love is painful. You can feel like your chest has fallen or your stomach sinks.

You can feel stuck like you can’t move forward. You may feel guilty about wanting to or moving forward. Grief counseling can help you move forward and improve your life.

Whatever you are feeling know that grief is complicated, it changes and shifts as we walk through it.

I want you to remember that joy and meaning are on the other side of grief and loss. Know that your feelings can change. Grief can become purposeful and meaningful. Don’t give up.

What is Grief Counseling?

There are only a handful of emotions that can be more powerful than losing a loved one.

This sensation is so emphatic that when we see or hear about a close friend or family passing away, our bodies barely know how to react, often drifting through what feels like a thousand emotions in a few seconds.

However, while most people learn to adjust over time and find new ways to go through life without their lost friends or family, this is not always true.

In some cases, you may feel stuck in your grief for a prolonged period and struggle to overcome it.

Unfortunately, this inability to adjust often wreaks havoc on other parts of our life, making it more challenging to complete our daily activities.

This does not have to be the case. At Novus Mindful Life, we believe everyone deserves to see the other side of grief, and the best way to get them there is through counseling.

How to begin Grief Counseling

Choosing to begin grief counseling is often a challenging decision, as we may still find it demanding to speak about the person we lost.

However, we must also recognize that letting emotions such as fear, guilt, and anxiety linger after losing a loved one will always hurt us in the long run. By reaching out for help, we can kickstart the healing process and get our life back on track.

Grief counseling aids in creating a safe space where you can openly talk about your relationship with your lost one, giving you a chance to heal.

Additionally, during your counseling sessions at Novus Mindful Life, our therapists will always take a client-centered technique when discussing your pain and grief.

This method allows us to avoid the one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, our counselors will focus on how your loss has affected you personally.

If you have been struggling to overcome your grief and feel it is beginning to disrupt other parts of your life, please drop us a call or leave us an email. Our therapists will be happy to offer any help they can.

Some common experiences of grief and loss.

When we fear our own grief, we can often stay stuck in the loss that we have experienced. Grief is something when experienced openly, can transform our lives.

It can create deep meaning and purpose in our lives. When we are closed off to the grief process, we can lose all the gifts that come with it. Talking with a counselor about our grief, sadness, or loss can help us understand the complexities of our feelings.

The added support of a grief counselor can help us walk through the complicated process and see the other side of loss.

Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.

There is help for grief and loss.

When we experience grief and loss, we can feel a multitude of emotions. Grief can be complicated and is not always clear-cut.

Grief is a normal process of undergoing a significant change in your life. Often we can have conflicting feeling about the situation we are in. These contradictory feelings can cause to feel distressed or judge ourselves about the feeling we are having.

It is important to know that all the emotions and thoughts you are having are healthy for anyone who experiences a loss. Novus Mindful Life has grief counselors that can help you or a loved one.

Here are some feelings you may have.

  • Shock and disbelief
  • Numbness
  • Confusion
  • Searching and yearning
  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Guilt
  • Sadness
  • Relief

How Does Grief Counseling Help?

While the core goal of grief counseling is to help you overcome the pain of your loss, it also aids in tackling various other emotions you may be feeling after losing a loved one, including:

Adjusting your life to the new normal, especially if the person you lost was tremendously close to you, such as a spouse.

Providing a safe space where you can explore your emotions.

Tackling any feelings of guilt you may be battling.

The longer we bottle up the feelings that grief creates, the more challenging it becomes to heal from this pain.

Remember, while experiencing a wave of emotions after losing a loved one is natural, they should never last for an elongated period.

If you would like to learn more about how Novus Mindful Life can help you heal from your grief, please drop us a call. Our grief counselors will be happy to lend a helping hand.

What do I do now? Should I reach out to a grief counselor?

It can be hard to reach out for help when you are struggling with grief. Sometimes we just want to forget and move on, but if you feel stuck in despair, talking with a grief counselor can help.

It can help you sort all the different emotions you are having. It can help you let go, resolve and find that path that is right for you.

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