Grief and Loss Counselling : Future Focus Counselling & Consulting

Common Triggers

  • The death of a loved one, including pets
  • End of significant relationships, like divorce or breakups
  • Loss of a job, career, or financial stability
  • Health-related losses, such as chronic illness or disability
  • Experiencing traumatic events or disasters
  • Loss of a cherished dream or goal

Signs of Grief and Loss

  • Overwhelming sadness or despair
  • Intense longing or yearning for what was lost
  • Feelings of anger, guilt, or blame
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • Changes in sleeping or eating patterns
  • Withdrawal from social activities or hobbies
  • Physical symptoms like fatigue or aches

Therapeutic Approach

In grief counseling, various techniques are employed, such as talk therapy, expressive arts therapy, and support groups, to create a supportive and understanding environment. The focus is on acknowledging the loss, expressing emotions safely, and finding new ways to connect with lost loved ones or adapt to the new reality. The journey also involves rediscovering joy and meaning in life, acknowledging that while the loss remains a part of one's story, it does not define the entire narrative. This compassionate approach aims to guide individuals through their grief, helping them to heal and grow at their own pace.

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