Is Loss Taking Its Toll On You?
Where do we go, what do we do and how do we cope when we are faced with excruciating loss – whether it be through illness, death, divorce, retirement, job loss or other life circumstances? Grief takes its toll. It is not only the sense of isolation that hits us, but a complex barrage of emotions – feeling lost, hurt, confused, worthless, abandoned, hopeless, despairing, angry, fearful and terrified. These feelings can leave us paralyzed – believing we are unable to go on living or lacking any motivation to do so.
Has Loss Turned Your World Upside Down?
We have no control over the fact that loss has occurred in our lives. The only power we have in this situation is our ability to change our minds. With the comforting support of a grief counselor we can transform how we judge the life- crushing event that has turned our world upside down.
Do You Want Peace?
Grief counseling is a kind choice we can make for ourselves. Sometimes we need assistance and guidance to wade through the river of emotions that flood over us in times of loss. A non-judgmental grief counselor helps to bring to our awareness another way of looking at the thoughts that tend to repeat and obsess in our minds – the thoughts that block out every opportunity to return to peace and love.
Are You Ready To Regain Your Strength?
The pain of grief can become so intense that asking for help may not seem feasible and yet grief counseling can provide the power, stability and strength of mind needed during these most trying times. While we may feel helpless in the face of grief it is only because we are not in touch with the one power we cannot lose – the power to decide how we will face our grief even while accepting that we cannot reverse the devastating loss.
Are You Willing To Ask For Help?
When death, in its myriad forms, touches our lives and the ensuing grief strikes, a period of deep questioning may follow. Grief counseling helps us to examine, with professional guidance by our side – the nightmarish thoughts, ideas, fears, self-hatred and frustrations that may rise up and seem to trap us in an unending cycle of despair. Sometimes we need help to look at our pain differently – a way that may not seem accessible to us who are caught in the clutches of grief. However, a grief counselor can help us step back and look at the suffering, pain, guilt and lack of peace. A grief counselor can help us learn to be kind and gentle toward ourselves, help us move on and forward and find the strength within our minds to do so.
Are You Ready To Take The First Step?
Hiding or repressing our grief only reinforces the pain. Though we may try to push it down, grief can affect our functioning, behavior and actions towards others and ourselves in every aspect of life – home, work, school, and many social interactions. Therefore, it can only be helpful to seek grief counseling. It is our minds, our thinking, and our ideas that must be healed before we can bring meaningful change into the new normal of our lives. Through the feelings we are experiencing and expressing, grief counseling can lead us back to the underlying painful thoughts, the only place where a shift can take place. To be willing to share the burdens of grief with a counselor is to take the first step in freeing ourselves from the shackles of grief. Why not take the first compassionate step toward freedom?
Why not make peace the goal by scheduling an appointment for grief counseling today?
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