It is human nature to seek deep connections with others, our sense of meaning, purpose and spiritual selves. What connects and fulfills us can also be lost. Those who have experienced the loss of a loved one, of a relationship, of one’s faculties or a preferred situation, know the desperate feeling that cold emptiness can bring. Grief takes the time that it takes to heal and it is not simply resolved from encouragement or advice from well-intended family and friends.
Grief and loss counselling offers a safe and understanding space for sorrow to be felt and understood before it is possible for one’s attention to shift towards a new way of seeing what is lost and what remains. Grief is often misunderstood and rushed. After their pain is felt and understood in a mindful way, grieving individuals are better able to move beyond stillness towards acceptance.
“The only thing worse than grieving is not grieving” – unknown.