Grief and loss counselling Edmonton

 Grief And Loss Counselling Edmonton


Have you lost a loved one recently or even in the past? Does it still affect you? If yes, you are probably still grieving. Everyone deals with Grief differently; however, prolonged Grief can sometimes become a disorder.

What is Grief?

Biologically speaking, it lacks oxytocin; however, it is, of course, more than just that. Grief is a range of emotions, from extreme sadness to rage, which can be experienced in response to any loss. How each deals with a substantial loss can differ significantly based on their upbringing, beliefs, attachment to the thing that was lost, and other circumstances.

Five stages of Grief

According to Kuber-Ross, there are five stages of Grief:

  1. Denial
  2. Anger
  3. Bargain
  4. Depression
  5. Acceptance
  6. These stages may or may not be experienced linearly, and you can switch back and forth between the stages. However, if you experience Grief for more than two weeks, the Grief may manifest into a grief disorder. But again, Grief should not be misunderstood as the feeling of missing someone or something. Following are the feelings you more or less may experience while grieving:
  • Denial of the loss
  • Shock
  • Guilt or regret
  • Rage
  • Loneliness or helplessness
  • Anxiety or restlessness
  • Aches and pains, exhaustion, nausea, illness, weight loss or increase, night sweats, heart palpitations, dizziness, and insomnia, amongst other physical symptoms

Treatment methods for extreme grief

There are numerous methods to deal with your loss, just as different people grieve in different ways. The type of therapy best suitable for you depends on several factors like the presence of prolonged Grief, personal approach to therapy, etc. For professional help, you can contact s an experienced Grief Therapist.

· Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) focuses on identifying behavior, thoughts, and emotions that are faulty or maladaptive and replacing them with behavior, thoughts, and emotions that are desirable and acceptable. If you like action-oriented therapy, this is for you.

· Acceptance and Commitment therapy

ACT uses acceptance to manage unfavorable ideas, feelings, symptoms, or situations. Additionally, it promotes a more substantial commitment to positive, healthy actions that support your ideals or objectives. This therapy is specifically beneficial when you are struggling to accept the loss.

·  Group Therapy

As the name suggests, therapy is conducted in groups. This is especially helpful when you feel lonely due to the loss and is one of the best therapies to remind you that you are not alone!

· Art Therapy

You can utilize art therapy to process your Grief and encourage recovery. It can aid in, enhance, and reinstate functioning as well as a feeling of well-being. Art therapy’s concept is that our ability to express ourselves creatively and artistically can be therapeutic. Even if you think you are someone who is not creative, try art therapy, and you might surprise yourself.

It is natural to grieve when you experience a loss, but you do not have to keep grieving. There are many types of Grief therapy available for you to deal with, irrespective of the stage of Grief you are at.

Edmonton Counselling Services  Grief Therapy:   

Grief Counselling helps people move through their loss to make sense of it and move forward. It also helps to accept the new reality of life after a loss. Grief Counselling help individual feel joy and happiness once they have moved through the complicated and complex thoughts & emotions associated with grief (anger, numbness, sorrow,  and guilt, to name a few). Help you find ways to treasure the good memories of someone who has passed away.

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