- Are you grieving the loss of a loved one?
- Are you in a major life transition and are having trouble moving forward?
- Do you feel a sense of loss but not sure why?
- Have you always felt sad or brokenhearted?
There are over 40 different kinds of losses we can experience and find resolution from. Here are just a few:
Financial change (increase or decrease in wealth)
Loss of health
End of Addiction
Other disappointments in life
What is Grief?
- Grief is the normal and natural reaction to a significant emotional loss of any kind.
- Grief is the conflicting feelings caused by the end of, or change in, a familiar pattern of behavior.
- Grief is the feeling of reaching out for someone who has always been there, only to find when you need them again, they are no longer there.
Typical Responses Associated with Grief
- Reduced concentration
- A sense of numbness
- Disrupted sleeping patterns
- Changed eating habits
- Roller coaster of emotional energy
Some intangible examples of Grief
- Loss of Trust
- Loss of Safety
- Loss of Control
- Loss of Faith
- Loss of Fertility
- There are no absolutes in Grief. There are no reactions so universal that all, or even most, people will experience them.
- Grief is normal and natural. It is not a pathological condition or a personality disorder.
- Grief is often mislabeled as ADHD, Depression, PTSD, and many other pathological conditions.
- Sadly, if you misdiagnose, you will mistreat. These mislabeled Grievers are then incorrectly put on various medications, which will get in the way of recovering from loss.
When I trained to become a Grief Recovery Specialist, we trainees had to go through the complete Grief Recovery Method process. I chose to work on the relationship with my mother which had always been very difficult as I always had a great sense of loss that I was not loved. During the process, I was able to complete our relationship and the experience was deeply profound and freeing.