I found a helpful article on dealing with loss and grief today and wanted to share it in case it would be useful for anyone to look at. I myself also counsel clients for bereavement. Counselling can serve as an outlet for feelings and a place to talk about some very painful things that might be too frightening to think or speak off when alone or with family and friends. It also provides the opportunity to move through your grief with wisdom and self-awareness. This can allow a person to find understanding, meaning and acceptance. When we speak of acceptance this in no way means we have to like what has happened. The process is much more complex than this.
A bereavement can be one of the hardest things to go through and due to how painful it is many people don’t realise that what they are going through is a natural process and a normal reaction to a loss.
People can feel grief for many types of losses. Of course there is loss in death but other kinds of significant losses can be losing a job, a divorce or even an old way of life.
This is a link to the web page…. http://www.helpguide.org/articles/grief-loss/coping-with-grief-and-loss.htm