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Living with Grief

We are here for you throughout the grief process. Whether it is helping yourself heal or reaching out to a friend or a child coping with loss, we hope this section of our website will be helpful for you.

When we experience a major loss, grief is the normal and natural way our mind and body react. Everyone grieves differently but at the same time, there are common patterns people tend to share. And living with grief can take a toll on the strongest of people. 

For example, someone experiencing grief usually moves through a series of emotional stages such as shock, numbness, guilt, anger and denial. Physical symptoms of grief are also typical. They can include sleeplessness, inability to eat or concentrate, lack of energy, and lack of interest in activities previously enjoyed.

Time always plays an important role in the grieving process. As the days, weeks and months go by, the person who is experiencing loss moves through emotional and physical reactions that normally lead toward acceptance, healing, and getting on with life as fully as possible.

Sometimes a person living with grief can become overwhelmed or bogged down in the grieving process. Serious losses are never easy to deal with but someone who is having trouble beginning to actively re-engage in life after a few months should consider getting professional help.

If you, or someone you know is living with grief and needs additional support in grieving the loss of a loved one, please call us. We’ll do everything we can to help.

As always, if you prefer to speak to someone directly, please contact us.

The Bereavement Journey
We know it's difficult to find your way through the grieving process. Read this article to discover the major signposts which mark your passage through bereavement.
Start a Grief Journal
This article is an overview of using journal writing as a healing tool in your bereavement and includes tips and ideas to get you started.
Unexpected Death
The sudden death of a loved one is especially traumatic. These guidelines will help in dealing with the complex emotions of grieving the sudden loss of someone dear.
5 Stages of Grief
Instead of seeing grief as a set of stages, this article promotes the idea that bereavement is a fluid process defined by emotional fluctuations that ease over time.
Healing From Grief
Reconciling your grief will not happen quickly but you can actively support the grieving process. Our suggestions will guide you. The death of someone loved changes your life forever, yet you can heal.