You are hurting and may be in shock. Swept up in waves of emotions that you don’t want, you are not sure how to handle all of them. You don’t want to feel all that is swelling up inside; you are afraid if you start to let those feelings out, they may never stop.
Although you have talked to friends and family but that hasn’t been too helpful. They give their opinions when you just really need them to listen. Their advice doesn’t feel right and you are worried that they will get tired of talking about it soon enough.
Maybe you lost the person a while ago, yet, certain times trigger the grief again. Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, ‘special days’…you face them with apprehension, like a massive wave coming towards you that just might sweep you off your feet, all over again.
You long for the day when you wake up and are not hit with emotion even before your morning coffee. You want to be able to listen to music or watch tv without uninvited memories flooding in. When people ask you how you are, you want to be able to say, “I’m ok” and mean it. You wish to feel some peace; happiness would be great, but at least some calmness and stability.
You wonder, “When will it get better? Will it get better?”
It will, and I can help you get there.
I help you heal from your loss using a balanced approach:
- I make you emotionally stronger and stable through teaching you various strategies to handle your emotions more successfully. We work on daily things you can do that improve your well-being.
- I compassionately yet thoughtfully address your loss and all the unwanted emotions with it. Rather than avoiding the emotions, I encourage you to face them. By actively processing your thoughts and feelings, we shorten your grief and get you to a healthier space sooner.
You don’t need to stay in this pain, pushing back the tides of emotion and wishing it would just go away. I understand and I can help.