Grief & Loss
What is Grief?
At its core, grief is the natural human response to loss and while grief is universal it is experienced quite personally and can present in many unique ways. The emotional experience of grief is strong, often overwhelming and can include a flood of emotions including sadness, anger, guilt, regret, and more.
Though grief is typically associated with the passing away of a loved one, it also arises as the result of other types of loss. Grief can result from quitting or being fired from a job, major life transitions, receiving a chronic diagnosis, moving to a new place, and many other types of loss.
Resources for Grieving
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
In Love: A Memoir of Love & Loss by Amy Bloom
The Grieving Brain by Mary-Frances O'Conner
It's Okay That You're Not Okay by Megan Divine
Grief Out Loud
Terrible, Thanks for Asking
How Therapy Can Help
Grief is not something with a quick fix or that we "get over". Grief is a process and must be lived, experienced, walked through. Navigating grief can often feel overwhelming or confusing leaving you stuck at the start. Individual therapy can provide a safe place to grieve through supporting you in processing and coping with your feelings, addressing your new reality, and understanding how grief looks for you as an individual more fully.
Grief can often feel isolating, even while being a natural part of the human experience. Know that you are never alone. Our team at Grace Therapy & Wellness is ready to walk alongside you in your grief journey.