Grief is a very difficult, personal and complicated emotional process that we all face at some point in our lives. Grief affects us all differently and personal circumstances, emotional stability, stress and trauma all play a part in how well we are able to cope and heal. When grief is prolonged or repressed it can result in anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, anger, guilt and emotional trauma, even manifesting through physical pain, weight issues, addictions or sleep problems.
Whether you are currently working through a grieving process or think you may still be experiencing negative repercussions from a previous trauma, hypnotherapy is a safe and effective way of recovering your sense of peace and well-being.
I help clients process grief and undo unhelpful associations or coping mechanisms that may have developed. Grief is such a personal thing that it requires a personal treatment, that’s quick and results focused and that gets to the root of the problem for long-lasting relief.
How Hypnotherapy Helps With Grief
Many of us just need to talk through what we’ve dealt with and how we feel but don’t want to burden loved ones or friends. We try and protect those close to us so talking to a professional allows us to unburden without this worry. Hypnotherapy allows you to do this whilst also understanding the complex psychological and emotional responses you’ve used to cope and the healthiest way of moving on.
It’s not unusual for us to go into auto-pilot when we deal with grief, preferring to concentrate on the practicalities without allowing ourselves time to really feel. This is a self-protection method and can work short term, but hiding from our feelings can cause both physical and emotional problems in the future.
Sometimes a recent event may trigger feelings from our past that we never quite got over. I help people go back and deal with those feelings, looking at their experiences with a fresh pair of eyes and understanding the effects they had.
Grief is complex because difficult situations usually involve more than one emotional response. We may grieve the loss of a loved one but feel resentment or anger towards their behaviour, or perhaps we feel guilty about how we left things.
Or consider those grieving after a separation or divorce, why are they really grieving? What are they really going to miss or what are they afraid of? Answering these questions can help us understand our grief and how we can find happiness.
Some of the most common signs of chronic grief issues are:
- Sleep issues
- ‘Nothing else matters’ mentality
- Fear and expecting the worst
- Hypochondria or overreaction to risk
- Distrust of people trying to help
- Nightmares or replaying events over and over
Help & Support
If you’re struggling with grief, whatever the cause, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.