When you experience a great loss, like the death of a loved one, grief is a natural response. You are suffering because someone you love has been taken away from you and you have to find a way to cope. It may feel as though the pain, sadness and all the other emotions you are experiencing will never go away but it is important to remember that, although there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to try to cope and move forward.
At Sanctuary Memorials in Auckland, we deal with death and grief every day, in every tombstone and monument. We encourage those who have lost a loved one to seek help from a qualified grief counsellor.
The Benefits of Grief Counselling
People who are grieving benefit from the help of others, and it certainly helps to have someone there to lean on who is not affected by the situation.
Grief counselling is a form of psychotherapy that can help you cope with grief and mourning. A counsellor will be invaluable to you during this time because they understand that everyone expresses grief in their own way, often experiencing a wide range of emotions. A counsellor can help you deal with grief even when your experience is being interrupted by practical matters, like planning a funeral.
Mourning can be so consuming that you become overwhelmed by loss. Counselling can allow you to confront and understand these experiences, helping you to think about your challenges and cope with the changes in your life. Your grief counsellor will address your feelings of sadness, anxiety, anger, loneliness, isolation, and numbness to help you move through the grief and towards resolution.
We encourage anyone who is mourning to find healthy ways to cope with their grief. Whether it’s the ear of a friend or a professional counsellor, you don’t have to go through this alone. To talk to someone today, contact Griefline, Australia’s only dedicated grief helpline, or find a professional counsellor near you.