My personal and professional experience with bereavement has taught me that loss is not only about death; but that there can be many endings endured over a lifetime with ongoing adjustments required, that sometimes we are not even aware of, that can impact on us suddenly and leave us feeling unable to cope.
Bereavement and/or loss can powerfully trigger different emotions for different individuals, and cause various psychological imbalances; such as anxiety, depression, anger and more, which can be understood and managed with a lesser degree of impact.
During our life time, as human beings who have feelings, we hopefully will experience significant and close relationships, and/or objects such as a job maybe, or a house and so forth, and therefore we will inevitably experience losses and have to make adjustments. Some will be conscious but many will slip into the unconscious and thus not even be recognised.
Life’s pace today can be very fast as opposed to the lives of our ancestors, and we can have greater expectations of ourselves to get things done sooner rather than later. However, loss takes time and the process cannot be rushed. Sometimes just being in therapy and allowing yourself time to be in a space to learn to accept this, can help with being in the process and making the necessary adjustment/s. A loss is never just a loss; a pebble never just drops into the pond, without the ripple effect – and the impact of the pebble is only visual to a degree.
If you are experiencing a bereavement or a loss, and feel lost in the process, please feel free to call me on 07950 906421, and I will be happy to discuss further to help you identify your pathway forward, and if you are interested explain how I work. I look forward to hearing.