Grief, loss and bereavement
‘Love never dies’
Grieving is perfectly natural after you have lost someone you love. But if you feel that you are not coping with your day to day life, or you have been grieving for an inordinate amount of time and cannot seem to move on, I can help.*
With bereavement hypnotherapy I can help calm your mind, and help you find ways to cope with your everyday life.*
I can help you move through and manage the various stages of grief.*
I use healing calming, hypnosis techniques to try and bring your psyche back into balance. I help you to recognise and understand the various stages you may be experiencing and whether what you are feeling is normal or not.*
How long will I feel this pain?
Losing a loved one can be devastating and have a major effect on the lives of those left behind, both emotionally, spiritually, practically and financially. Although the grieving process can feel like you are going mad at times, it is actually a normal process that you have to go through in order to come to terms with the loss of your loves one.
The amount of time you will grieve for is usually dependant on the nature of the relationship with your loved one, as well as the impact it has had on your life. For some people it can take years but generally speaking at some point you should reach the stage that although your loss is still painful to think about, it should not be the full focus of your life, and thoughts of your loved one should not be consuming your every waking hour. Bereavement hypnotherapy can help you understand if what you are feeling is normal.
Stages of grief – bereavement hypnotherapy
It is considered that there are four main stages of the grieving process.
This is usually the first stage of grief. The death of a loved one can be so sudden, the shock and the overwhelming feelings can lead to denial and numbness. This is the minds way of protecting you until you are ready to start rationalising your loss.
As the reality of the situation starts to set in, you may start to feel angry. This anger could be directed at anyone or anything, including the person you have lost, your loved ones, friends, family, colleagues, colleagues and friends of your loved one and health professionals. You anger will often be irrational, unprovoked, and sudden and if you are not normally an angry or confrontational person can result in feelings of guilt.
Once we start to move into the present and start to accept the reality of the situation, this is when you may start to feel empty, lonely, sad or despairing. Your life is different and you have to adapt to a new life without your loved one. This is where grief can feel like you are going mad. You may wonder if life is worth living, if you can go on alone. This is a perfectly natural reaction to losing someone you love, it is a perfectly normal reaction to unwanted life changes, and if you did not feel this depression you would not be normal.
Acceptance is the final stage of grief after you have moved through all the other stages. At this point you have accepted the reality of your loss and you are starting to learn how to live with it, how to live your life and even start to enjoy your life again without this person in it. You no longer live in the past or resist moving on. Moving on is never easy, but it does not mean that your loved one is forgotten. It simply means that you are learning to live life in a different way; you are learning to find happiness again.
If you feel like you are struggling to go on, struggling to get out of bed in the morning, are so depressed you unable to care for your family, are unable to function at or are unable to attend work, feel extremely stressed and anxious, or are acting irrationally, and any of these symptoms occur over an abnormal length of time, you may need help with the grieving process.
Bereavement hypnotherapy can help you find logic, and calm at a time when everything feels chaotic and out of control.*
Bereavement hypnotherapy can help you release feelings of guilt.*
Bereavement hypnotherapy can help you say goodbye.*
Bereavement hypnotherapy can help you come to terms with things left unsaid.*
I recommend four sessions for bereavement hypnotherapy. Please see prices page for details of costs. If you feel you have moved through the stages of grief but feel you may have developed a longer term condition such as anxiety and/or depression please see my treatments page for more options ( simply click on the blue links).
Please note results may vary from person to person. There are never guarantees when undergoing any form of therapy and for this reason we do not offer any guarantees for any of our hypnotherapy services. *