COUNSELLING FOR GRIEF

Grief

Grief is a natural response to any significant loss in life, a process that helps people, come to terms with the situations of sudden change or loss in their life. There could be various significant situations, which trigger grief. Some of them are:

Loss of a loved one
Loss of home
Loss of a pet
Loss of possession
Loss of livelihood

Coping with grief:

Grief for every person is unique, as they have their own distinctive way of dealing with the loss. The bereavement time or time taken to adjust to the new situation is also specific to every individual, regardless of the type of loss involved. Some of the common experiences seen in grieving people are:

Lack of interest or apathy
Anger
Guilt
Disturbance in sleep Difficulty in concentrating
Loss of appetite
Irritability
Intense sadness
Withdrawal
Numbness
Loss of life's meaning
Loneliness

The emotions faced by the person in grief can be surprisingly strong or mild, depending on the situation, and the type of person. There are different states of grief, like the following:

Denial or disbelief
Blaming others or situations for the loss
Sadness or depression
Acceptance
Experiencing the pain
Trying to adjust to life
Trying to move on in life

When do you need support?

Grieving is a natural process and it is a necessary evil to move on with life normally. However if the grieving symptoms persist, and the person is not able to coping with grief, they need external help. You can identify the need for professional support when the person in grief expresses the following:

Drinks a lot
Has suicidal thoughts
Tempted to try illegal drugs
Acts recklessly
Behaves violently

Act before grief transforms into depression:

Natural reactions to grave losses include emptiness, confusion, anger, and sorrow, which are a part of grieving process. Grief is a normal reaction to loss, however, if it lasts for a long time, then the person needs additional professional help. Though there is no normal length of grieving time, or bereavement, it has to end at some point. There are a few pointers, which help us understand if grief is turning into depression. Some of these signs are:

A persistent feeling of worthlessness
Guilt that is unrelated to the loss
Feeling confused, drained or sluggish
Loss of coherence in speech
Lack or interest or difficulty in carrying out routine work
Hallucinations

You need support when your physical symptoms or emotions are persistent and too intense, which leave you numb, cut off, or cause other issues that affect normal way of life. JNANA GANGA offers grief counselling services and support to help you tide through your concerns and bring back your beliefs. We offer Counselling for grief in Chennai that helps you recharge your personality, and realise the sense of reality.

Our expert counsellors for grief management in Chennai help you find acceptance, and the strength to carry on with your life normally. A trained counselor can understand your bereavement process and can make sense of your unique feelings. Take this opportunity to talk to the psychologists in Chennai, who can give you suggestions and practical advice to go through your bereavement journey from their immense experience. Grief Counselors in Chennai offer you the needed advice, support, encouragement, and strategies to cope, and help you spring back to normalcy. Treatment for grief and bereavement is also offered in UAE and Kerala by experts counselors of CBRT.