Grief and loss happen when one’s experiences the death of a loved one; but it also happens when we lose a pet or job or ability to partake in an activity or passion due to injury or illness. Despite all one’s efforts and attempts one just cannot change or make happen, what one wants to happen and this is painful.
Everyone grieves in her or his own way and in their own time. People going through grief may experience feelings of sadness, guilt, regret, anger. Some may feel a sense of meaningless and emptiness. No one way of grieving is better than another. Each experience of grief is unique, complex, and personal. It puts us front and center of our vulnerabilities of being human and that hurts. I help to work through the pain of loss and bring them to a place of acceptance and relief by really feeling the loss in a healthy way.