Bereavement & Grief Counseling
Grief and bereavement are very difficult topics for everyone. Bereavement is the process of recovering from the death of a loved one, and grief is a reaction to any form of loss. Both encompass a wide range of emotions such as fear, anger, despair, and deep, deep sadness. While everyone will encounter some form of loss or bereavement at some point in their life, no two people grieve alike.
Depending on his or her background, beliefs, and relationship to the person who’s passed. As well as other factors the process of adapting to a loss can dramatically change from person to person. Symptoms of grief can be physical, emotional, or social.
Common symptoms of grief include:
- Crying and sighing
- Difficulty sleeping
- Loss of appetite
- Body Aches
- Loss of interest
- Difficulty experiencing joy
- Feelings of worry or anger
- Feelings of sadness and yearning
- Feelings of frustration or guilt
- Preoccupation and rumination about the loss
- Difficulties engaging in normal activities (school/work)
- Feeling detached from others
- Self-isolation from social contact
- Behaving in ways that are not typical for you
Every grieving experience is different. It is a process of learning to live in a changing world. A person may be able to continue their day-to-day routine after one loss, yet not be able to get out of bed after the loss of someone else. Whatever your symptoms are, bereavement and grief counseling has been proven to help.
How Bereavement & Grief Counseling Can Help?
When you’re ready to talk, The Mindful Practice will be here to listen. Working with a Jacksonville or Orlando grief counselor can help in identifying what one can expect while recovering from the loss of a loved one. Grieving is an intimate process unique to each person. Likewise, no two individuals will take on the same healing journey. Healing can come in many forms, such as exploring ways to honor your loved one and feel connected. It can also be exploring pathways to a “new normal” by developing the coping skills to re-engage in life. Even if you aren’t fully sure what healing could look like for you, bereavement and grief therapy can help. It is an important first step towards discovering what will bring you the most strength and comfort.
Through Grief Counseling, You Can Expect to Receive:
- Validation of your feelings and unconditional respect
- Guidance through self-discovery
- Opportunities to share stories of your loved one and process your loss
- Development of new coping techniques
- Exploration of ways to honor your loved one
We understand that no amount of counseling can reverse death or loss. However, a bereavement counselor can help walk with you through the grief.
What if I Don’t Feel Ready to Talk About it?
At The Mindful Practice, we understand that talking to a therapist about your grief can seem like a big step. Grief brings about a spectrum of feelings and experiences, and it can be intimidating to make yourself vulnerable to them. Sometimes, a loss can feel simply too great to process. Grieving therapy can provide a safe, unbiased environment where you can ease yourself into discussions about your loss. Free of any set expectations or judgment. Sessions will consist of a focus on the issues you’d like to explore at the pace you are comfortable with. By working with a bereavement counselor, you will find that there are many ways to process grief. Many without also having to experience emotional distress or turmoil. Our goal isn’t to help you “move on”. Our goal is to help you move forward.
Ready to Talk to A Bereavement Counselor About Grief Counseling in Winter Park or Jacksonville, FL?
If you are experiencing grief-related thoughts, behaviors, or feelings that are distressing we can help. If you are still feeling unsure, our Orlando and Jacksonville grief counselors are available to clarify any questions or concerns you may have. You don’t need to go through this alone. Follow these steps to get support through the grieving process.
- Contact us for a free consultation with a bereavement counselor.
- Schedule your first appointment at our Jacksonville and Winter Park, FL-based therapy practice.
- Gain strength and comfort as you walk through the grief.
Other Mental Health Services Offered at The Mindful Practice in Florida
Our caring Jacksonville and Orlando therapists also offer anxiety treatment and depression treatment. Along with trauma therapy, social anxiety disorder treatment, and life transition counseling. As well as bariatric surgery counseling and counseling for teens. At our therapy practice in Jacksonville and Winter Park, FL, we use techniques such as EMDR therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and more to help you heal! Get started with in-person or online therapy in Florida today. Reach out now to see how we can help you.