Every single one of us will experience grief sometime in our life. If you have experienced the death of a family member or loved one, you might be finding it very difficult to adjust to the immense changes happening in your life right now.
Grief can change everything: your beliefs, your personality, and even your sense of reality. Bereavement is the time we spend adjusting to the loss. There is no set time limit and there is no right or wrong way to feel during the bereavement period, everyone must learn to cope in their own way.
Grief, although normal, can manifest in a huge range of unexpected ways. Some people get angry, some people withdraw into themselves and some people become completely numb. Grief can also sometimes turn into something more serious, such as depression.
Bereavement counselling can work to provide support during these very difficult times. Talking about their loss often allows a person to adjust to their new life with all its changes, good and bad. By acknowledging and exploring both the loss and the grieving process, you will be able to start to move forward with the process of acceptance.