Every person has the potential to deliver himself or herself out of trauma. With gentle guidance and assistance, I help the individuals find balance and develop coping skills tailored to their situation.
Key elements of the Grief Processes tend to be as follows...
- Denial and disbelief.
- Alarm, anxiety, restlessness and the physiological accompaniments of fear.
- Anger and guilt.
- Bargaining, in anticipation and reaction to loss.
- Despair and depression - Internal loss and deprivation.
- Identification phenomena - Adopting traits and habits of the deceased. Mimicking Behavior patterns to ensure that loss does not re-occur.
My Role is to....
- Help an individual actualize loss.
- Assist in identifying and expressing feelings of anger, guilt, fear, anxiety and sorrow.
- Work on a shift in thought and behaviour patterns, encouraging acceptance of living without the feeling of loss, be it a person, a situation, a job, status or income.
- Give time to individual's grieving in all its manifestations.
- Assess "normal" and "pathological" responses to loss.
- Explore defences and coping mechanisms.
- Look for right support.
As a result,the process of coping with Grief gets manifested as below:
- The delayed or prolonged ability to grieve.
- Withdrawal and lack of motivation. At this point that many people may feel "stuck" or "blocked".
- Acceptance. This is a decision-making interim and the beginning of recovery.
- New identification with loss. At this juncture, healthy restructuring begins through individual development.
My goal is to communicate that "Hand in hand, we will take YOUR journey together"