Grieving the death of a loved one or a significant loss can be an incredibly intense, raw experience. We often forget that grief -- even when it's percolating in the background of our busy days -- takes energy and work to sift through.
It can be hard to steady our internal compass needle when we're in a fog, grappling with anger or sadness at moments that even surprise us, or finding normally enjoyable relationships or activities overwhelming or unsatisfying. "Am I doing this right?" we wonder. "How long will this feeling last?"
A sounding board
Counselling can act as a sounding board, helping us set the groundwork to sift through our anticipated grief or fresh grief. Or, it can be an opportunity to 'check in' on our grief process if we're farther along in the journey.
Reconciling grief can require us to experiment with resources and build a practice of self compassion, becoming attuned to our feelings and unpacking our thoughts and emotions in our own time.
A warm welcome to Kyla Friel Counselling & Consulting, based in Bedford, Nova Scotia.