How can we help?
Loss may have many aspects. We may experience the loss of someone close to us or the loss of something important to us for example loss of health, of a close friend, family member, loss of a job, of a pet or of financial security are some examples.
These losses can make us feel alone and sometimes to despair that nothing will be the same again that something has been taken away or has left us can be a painful and isolating experience.
At various times in our lives we all have to deal with some form of loss, and from our personal perspective this loss may seem monumental and something we feel we might never get over.
During these times it is important to know that grieving is a process – the process of which is purpose in itself. Whatever your grieving experience it is important to be kind and patient with yourself. Get support from family and friends, and try not to grieve on your own. Feeling frightened, sad and lonely is a normal response to loss, and there is no right way to grieve. How long it takes can differ from person to person, and how we cope with loss differs from culture to culture. Grief is like a roller coaster with a series of ups and downs, and highs and lows. It takes time to heal and can be a tough part of our lives. Seeking support from the counselling service will help you come to terms with what you have lost and enable you to learn to live life in a new way.