Learn how to overcome the loss of a loved one, divorce, or other types of loss, and move to a place of peace and purpose, building a happy future
Grief: the normal process of reacting to a loss, regardless of how that loss has arisen.
The loss may be physical (such as a death of an important person or much-loved pet), social (such as divorce or relationship breakdown), or occupational (such as a job or career). Emotional reactions of grief can include anger, guilt, anxiety, sadness, and despair. Physical reactions of grief can include sleeping problems, changes in appetite, physical problems, or illness.
People experiencing loss often find a lack of support, useful information or help they can draw upon…
Grief is a complex emotional state which cannot be simply rationalised away. The process of recovering from grief needs to be undertaken from the heart, not simply through using our minds.
Overcoming Grief takes a simple but effective approach to help you recover from grief. It focuses on helping you move forward so you can remember with joy rather than feeling stuck in pain and sadness. Together we will work through the loss using a straightforward action plan. This structured plan will help you complete the unresolved business that is linked to the loss you have experienced.
Misconceptions Around Grief
There are many misconceptions about grief, and people often trot out platitudes, as they simply do not know what else to say, and feel embarrassed and uncomfortable in the presence of the griever.
Grief is a completely normal and natural process. However, the way grief is dealt with, especially in western society, is often as though it is a sickness or something that can be solved in an intellectual way. For example, rationalising that the person who has passed is ‘no longer in pain’, are ‘in a better place’, etc. According to the griever’s beliefs this may or may not be true but this approach places the focus back on the person who has been lost.
These misconceptions isolate grievers, leaving them unable to share their feelings and express the sadness they are experiencing, and can also serve to make them feel simply worthless and ‘weak’ for going through a completely normal process related to loss.
It is unhelpful to tell a griever to ‘let go’, that it is ‘time to move on’, or that they must ‘be strong’. Yet these are phrases that grievers frequently hear, usually without any suggestion as to how they are supposed to do just that.
I believe it is more beneficial to assist the griever to acknowledge their feelings of loss and help them work through their feelings in a useful way.
Overcoming Grief gives grievers the action plan and practical tools to move forward, empowering them to move beyond the pain of loss, reinvigorating their hopes and dreams.
Powerful Interventions to Rediscover your Joy
Supplementing the Grief Recovery programme with Transformational Breath® sessions will help you to deal with grief consciously, and also to integrate grief at the subconscious and cellular level.