Experiencing any form of loss can be a transition that is incredibly difficult to navigate.
Endings or losses of any kind are normal and inevitable. We run into them at all stages of our lives, and yet, we still have difficulties making sense of the emotions, thoughts, and feelings that come up whenever we are experiencing expected or unexpected changes.
It is normal to experience grief when something changes or we lose something. It is necessary, however, to go through the grieving process in order to heal and move forward.
Symptoms of grief:
- Loss of appetite
- Persistent tightness in the chest area
- Feeling uncertain or disoriented
- Intense sadness
- Feeling like life has no meaning
These symptoms can cause you to feel like you can’t function in the real world, and make you want to hide away in your own little corner of the world. You might feel shocked, angry, or numb, reaching for drugs or alcohol to make yourself feel better. Because other people often don’t know how to deal with their grieving loved ones, you might feel pressure to get over your grief before you’re really ready, causing you to shove your emotions down and not fully address the way you truly feel. This only prolongs the process and causes you more pain. In order to address your pain and move through the grieving process, you may need to seek the help of a licensed professional.
Vivi specializes in grief and life transitions.
She will be able to help you:
- Work through the pain that accompanies grief
- Adjust to life after experiencing loss or change
- Accept the reality of the situation
- Learn how to acknowledge and cope with the transition or loss
- Find peace and resolution
If you are nervous to start therapy because you are used to feeling like you don’t want to burden others with your grief, that is all the more reason to start. Vivi will provide you with a compassionate, non-judgemental space to work through how you really feel, giving you the space for exploration and new insights about your unique situation to develop.
Schedule a consultation with one of our therapists today and give your brain the help it deserves.