Grief is the natural reaction to loss that each one of us have or will experience in life. Grief is both a universal and a personal experience. Individual experiences of grief vary and are influenced by the nature of the loss.
Some examples of loss include the death of a loved one, the ending of an important relationship, job loss, loss through theft or the loss of independence through disability.
Experts advise those grieving to realize they can't control the process and to prepare for varying stages of grief.
This type of counseling is helpful in learning how to navigate grief. Our therapists are highly trained and have many years of experience working with grief and loss. They can help find meaning in the midst of suffering that feels like it will never end.
Many of the symptoms of grief overlap with those of depression. There is sadness, and often the loss of interest in things you enjoy; changes in sleep patterns and loss of interest in eating or taking care of oneself.
Symptoms of grief tend to decrease over time are are triggered by a loss, although they may be temporarily reactivated on anniversaries or when other reminders of a loss arise.
People do not realize how long perfectly normal grief can last. The acute phase of grief can last weeks or months. Then you start to metabolize the pain and it becomes a part of who you are. It changes you in some way. It doesn’t go away but you learn to live with it. Eventually, you will feel like yourself again.
ORLEANS PLACE | TOULOUSE BUILDING
850 Kaliste Saloom Road, Suite 219
Lafayette, LA 70508
We are honored to provide counseling services to Lafayette and the surrounding communities in Louisiana.
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