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Grief and Loss 

Losing anything we love is never easy, but we're here to help.

Losing someone close to you is one of the most difficult experiences one can have. Loss can happen unexpectedly and place us in a dark and emotional hole. However, these periods can promote deep healing opportunities which may leave us stronger and more connected to the things that may still serve us.  

Learning How to Grieve and Face Loss with More Compassion

Grief and loss are amongst the most painful emotions we can experience during our lifetimes.. While certain people may live relatively well managing their distress, grief and loss can send even the most grounded individuals into a spiraling wreck. These emotions may come after the long and expected death of a parent or after the sudden loss of someone we’ve cared for. We may also grieve after we end a relationship, lose a job, or perhaps part with something we once had or shared. This could even include money, a home, our good health, or even a right or a concept. We may also enter a new phase in life which may lead to a loss of something we identified or connected with.

There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.

57% of Americans are grieving the loss of someone close to them. That means every other person you see is grieving –– because grief never really goes away.

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The grief and loss counseling at Love Discovery Institute often treats grief as a relational loss. Grief and loss are therefore healed and addressed using a relational therapeutic lens. As we progress through the stages of grief, we explore the meaning behind the relationship we carried with the loss, and how we can learn to cope in its absence. We may not be able to replace or regain what’s been lost, but we can certainly change how we relate to our losses. Through deep, caring, and meaningful conversations, we may begin to understand what the loss means to us and how it may allow us to shape new and powerful relationships with those things we still have.

 

If you are dealing with grief and loss, make an appointment with one of our psychotherapists today. Still unsure about how we can help? Call us at 305-605-LOVE for a free consultation.

We are here to support you.