Grief describes the variety of thoughts and feelings you can experience as a result of losing something or someone you love & cherish.
Grief is absolutely natural and normal. It is something everyone will go through at some point in their lives. We will all grieve differently and the impact it has on our individual lives can also vary greatly. Nonetheless, it can be extremely difficult and painful to navigate without support.
Grieving comes in many forms and may not necessarily involve the death of a person – although this is generally the primary reason for it. However you can find yourself grieving at many other stages of life, such as at the end of a relationship or a friendship, at the loss of a job or of financial security, after a miscarriage, because of infertility, or because of serious illness or disability – and it can be either our own or the grief of someone we love. And as is becoming more frequent, you can experience great grief when a pet dies.
Simply ignoring the pain or keeping it buried does not lessen the grief or sense of loss. It takes time to work through the grieving process, but some people may not deal with their loss which can impair their healing and lead to deep-seated feelings of heartache and depression.
Dealing with your loss can be hard, especially if the bereavement is a family member, because turning to another family member for support could be more of a burden for them than help. You need time and space to discuss your loss and the feelings you have about it without worrying about burdening the person you’re talking to, distressing them, or taking up their time, which is why coming to see a Hypnotherapist can really help.
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The Stages of Grief
Stages can include initial shock, denial and disbelief, followed by suffering, sadness, anger, guilt, anxiety and, finally, recovery & healing. It’s a tough journey to have to move through but it is one that we will all experience at one time or another in our lives.
Many people feel guilt at things they did or didn’t say or do. Feelings of anger and blame are also common, and so is increased anxiety and stress. You may suffer anxiety about how you will cope without the person you have lost, about your own health, about dying, about financial insecurity, or about the loss of your place in the world. You may lose confidence and self esteem, or develop a fear of loneliness. You may also experience physical symptoms of grief – loss of appetite, weight loss or weight gain, sickness, fatigue, sleeplessness, increased susceptibility to illness.
It’s important to note that whilst there is a recognised psychological journey of grief and loss, in experiential terms, you may not feel all of the feelings stated or you may move through the stages ‘out’ of order … and this is ok. Real life experience doesn’t always fit neatly into the box of ‘what should happen’ and you should never feel added pressure to try and make it so, because this can lead to feeling isolated and alone, and of guilt that you are failing to grieve “properly”.
Speaking from Personal Experience
I know what it is like to experience intense grief. I became a widow with 2 small children in 2018 at the age of 32. My husband died of cancer at the age of 47, just 6 months after diagnosis. My whole world was turned up side down and I experienced the full spectrum of grief and it’s stages. I was angry for a very long time and sad became my daily life. However, I was able to pick up the pieces for myself and for my children thanks to hypnosis. I was able to find acceptance and small again thanks to hypnotherapy, and I want you to know that you may be in a dark place right now, but you can and will see the light again … and I would feel honoured if I could use my skills as a Master Hypnotherapist to help you on this healing journey through your grief.
Hypnotherapy for Grief & Loss
Hypnotherapy can give you positive suggestions to help cope with anxiety, insomnia, deep sadness and depression, and other symptoms of grieving. It can help to reduce feelings of guilt and blame, and help you to find ways to cope in the future. It can give you suggestions to encourage you to look after your physical health. Hypnosis can also help you to begin to move on, to find acceptance, to begin to live your life again and to learn to enjoy yourself once more without feeling guilty. It can help you to find ways to remember the person you have lost, and to still feel that they are part of you and part of your life.
Hypnosis also helps to rebuild confidence when you have suffered the loss of a job or financial security, and to get rid of anxiety and insecurity when you are getting over the loss of a relationship or the death of a pet. Hypnosis helps you to regain confidence, enthusiasm, and motivation in your daily life.
Beyond the physical symptoms of grief, it’s important to find peace and acceptance at this difficult time. Sometimes you just need a little help saying goodbye, to begin the healing process and to start moving forward with your life … all of which can be done with Hypnotherapy.