You may or may not be coping well in your daily routine, but also you may find yourself:
- Depressed, sad, crying uncontrollably
- Overly anxious about the future
- Socially withdrawn and isolated
- Having difficulty/increased eating/sleeping
- Feeling ongoing numbness, dissociation or agitation
- Increasing the use of alcohol/other drugs or other self harming behaviors
- Experiencing chronic anger
- Unable to regain a sense of meaning in your life
- Family/friends don’t seem to understand or are compassionate with the pain you are experiencing, nor do they ask how you are doing with the loss
There are many kinds of losses and grief is very unique to each individual experiencing it. There are differences in the relationships (Grandparents, parents, children, siblings, partners, spouses, friends, classmates, co-workers, or pets). Death can be expected through a long or chronic illness, or it can be traumatic through an accident, a sudden illness, murder or suicide or a natural disaster. Loss can be hidden or filled with shame (infertility, miscarriage, abortion, not good attachment to the person).
Bereavement research maintains that support from others, whether family, friends or a trained professional, is a significant attribute in the healing process. Although grief and bereavement can be a very private and unique experience, it needs a witness for the one who is suffering and impacted by it. I would be honored to be an anchor for you, as you share your story and eventually find meaning in your loss.
Call Debi Circle (303) 514-4732 or click here to contact me.
Come in for Compassion, Leave with Confidence