Losing someone you love (e.g., parent, sibling, child, family, friend, pet) can be difficult for anyone. The grief that comes with a loss can significantly vary from one person to another. To ensure that you can grieve in a healthy manner, talking to a Tampa, FL grief counseling expert can help.
It is normal to feel sad, angry, or regretful. However, moving forward and adjusting to a life without your lost loved one is also part of the grieving process. Although rushing the process won’t be helpful, it is best to talk to an expert when you have prolonged and intense grieving symptoms.
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How Grief Impacts Your Life
Grief is the reaction of anyone who experiences any form of loss. However, the intensity of grief varies in every person. In the same manner, different people resort to different coping mechanisms in order to move on from the loss of their loved ones.
One popular model of grief is the “five stages of grief” by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: (1) denial, (2) anger, (3) bargaining, (4) depression, and (5) acceptance. However, she later acknowledged that a grieving person might only experience two stages, and some can relive other stages later in life.
If you are still reeling from the recent loss of someone you love, there is a myriad of emotions you may feel that can be strong, mild, or even confusing. You may feel incredibly sad about being left behind yet relieved that a sick loved one won’t have to suffer anymore. Included in the emotions that you may go through are the following:
Grief can also manifest in several physical symptoms, including:
- Weight loss or gain
- Body pains
- Heart palpitations
- Night sweats
All these different thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that a grieving person may go through can be categorized into two main styles:
- Instrumental grieving – People going through this type of grieving tend to focus on various problem-solving tasks. By keeping themselves occupied with other issues, they can distract themselves from the need for emotional expression.
- Intuitive grieving – This grieving process focuses on emotionally opening themselves to other people. Their feelings, the lost relationship, and mortality are some of the things that a grieving person may openly discuss with others.
For a lot of people, these two styles may blend in order to fully cope with their loss. It is normal for grieving people to experience all these symptoms of grief as well. What is alarming, however, is if these emotions and thoughts lead to a series of negative behaviors that can affect your daily life for a long time.
Our Tampa grief counseling experts can help prevent negative life changes due to grief, such as depression and hopelessness in life. We will help you work through the pain and rebuild a life where unhealthy grief is no longer part of your daily routine.
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An emotional support system and firm guidance on how to properly cope with a loss are what a grieving person needs, and that is what our Tampa grief counseling service can provide.
Aside from giving you a safe space where you can be vulnerable, we will provide you with actionable plans that are tailored to your unique needs, strengths, and weaknesses. We will help you deal with the changes in your life and battle issues that can make grieving more destructive in the long run.
Losing someone dear to you is hard. But you don’t have to go through the pain alone.
Call Central Counseling today at (813) 592-1912 for your Free Consultation with our Tampa Grief Counseling experts!