Bereavement Counseling

bereavementAt some point in our lives we will experience loss. The reaction that we have to loss (of any type) is GRIEF. Having lost my own father when I was 26, I feel privileged, as a NECHAMA trained counselor to accompany you on this journey.

BEREAVEMENT is a form of GRIEF regarding the death of a loved one. As a response to the loss, we may experience a wide range of feelings which are all part of the process, for example; anger, abandonment, deep sadness, loneliness or guilt. It’s important to know that everyone’s response is different. Bereavement counseling helps you adapt to your significant loss in a caring way, so that you can learn to live without that person in your life.

The stages of mourning  move between four stages (based on the book by Therese Rando – How to go on living when someone you love dies:

  • Accepting the reality of the loss
  • Working through the pain of grief
  • Adjusting to life without the deceased
  • Maintaining a ‘new’ connection with the deceased while moving on with life.

A Bereavement counselor’s role is to walk with you in your grief and help you move through these stages at your pace. All this takes place in a safe and confidential environment. I like to think of it as helping people to see and feel that the relationship does not end, but that it changes, and will always be with you.

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