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Grief is the normal and healthy reaction to the death of a loved one which everyone experiences in their own unique way. Even though it is normal and natural, it can feel overwhelming at times. We may experience multiple losses throughout our lives without ever having the benefit of any grief education to provide a measure of guidance. For anyone interested in understanding the process more fully or would like some skilled support or just isn’t quite sure what to do with the feelings that await each morning, please contact our bereavement counselors.
Grief can feel very stressful, especially when it happens in the presence of an already full and complicated life. People who are grieving may have difficulty sleeping, experience unusual or increased physical symptoms, become isolated, feel numb, or unable to tolerate offers of support from family and friends. Grief can deplete your energy, and your body’s natural defenses, leaving you feeling more vulnerable than usual.
You may be surprised by the intensity and duration of these feelings. Suppressing the feelings does not work. They keep coming back until they are addressed. Grief takes times and is a healing process. The pain does ease eventually, even though we will never forget the person we have lost.
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