No one wants to grieve, and yet it’s something that people experience many times throughout their lives. Sometimes, grieving is a process that resolves itself naturally, as you learn to live with your new reality.
Other times, though, you need to get professional help. A professional can help you work through your emotions, as you understand why you’re feeling what you’re feeling. This allows you to feel better as you come to accept the loss and remember the many joys that life holds.
Below, we’ll explain the grieving process, as well as letting you know how Prestege Wellness can help.
What Causes Grief?
Grief is a feeling we experience when we’re trying to comprehend a loss that we’ve suffered. The most common form of grief is bereavement, i.e. the feelings associated with the loss of a loved one.
But there are many events in your life that can cause this feeling: divorce, illness, getting fired, changing schools, and even moving can also lead to changes that are difficult to adjust to.
Signs That You’re Suffering With Grief
People process grief in a variety of different ways, and often it’s helpful to speak with someone in order to work through these feelings. However, there are some specific signs that it’s time to seek professional help.
Some of these are physical symptoms, like sleeplessness or panic attacks. Others are more existential, like the feeling that your life is hopeless, or that you may never get over this feeling of grief.
Ultimately, if you’re having difficulty working through these emotions yourself, it’s worth speaking with a professional.
How Do You Get Rid of Grief?
In order to move past your current feelings of grief, you need to work through stages. These stages will vary depending on who you talk to, but the most widely-known are the seven stages of grief.
These stages are: shock, denial, bargaining, guilt, anger, depression, and acceptance. The goal is to accept the loss you’ve suffered, but doing so often requires working through a myriad of different emotions.
There isn’t a specific period of time for grief recovery, since it will vary widely depending on who you are and what you went through. Roughly 15% of people suffer with what’s known as “complicated grief,” i.e. grief that lasts for longer than a year. More than anything, it’s important to be patient with yourself as you adjust to your new reality.
Looking for a Life Coach to Help You With Grief Counseling?
If so, Eve Preste is here for you. For years, she’s been helping Fort Lauderdale residents get the help that they need. Her goal is always to be a light in your life, showing you your own inner strength and giving you the space to work through issues that are holding you back.
If you have any questions about Prestege Wellness’s facilities, you can ask them by calling 954-626-6446. If you’re ready to book an appointment with us, please do so via our online contact form.