Are you trying to bounce back from a severe loss? Has grief made your life an uphill struggle? Are you wondering when your dampened mood is finally going to lift? Would you like to move on with your life but are too darn stuck? Do you recognize any of this in your own life?
If you do, you are suffering from grief. Every one of us is going to have to suffer from grief in their lifetime. The good news: with high quality therapy most people will come to terms with their grief and return to a happier and more productive life.
Grief has many different forms and symptoms (some people may only have one or two):
- Sleep disturbance
- Crying spells or prolonged periods of sadness
- Bouts of anger or moodiness
- low self-esteem
- Intractable grief or mourning
- Low energy or low motivation
- Self-isolation, social isolation and spiritual isolation
- Abnormal appetite accompanied with unhealthy change in weight
- Difficulty obtaining pleasure from life
- Unhealthy substance use or reliance on intoxicants
- Nagging guilt
Grief is unique in that it can take so many different forms in different people. The one common factor in grief is that all the symptoms are caused by a loss of great value. Somehow, the grieving person is missing a person or a thing of great value. Without that key ingredient life is greatly diminished, confusing and sad.
Over time grief will normally get better and gradually resolve itself. Other times grief can become worse and change into depression.
When Grief gets worse and becomes Depression
When grief becomes stuck a person will fall into depression and all their symptoms will get worse and intensify.
Some of the major differences between normal grief and depression is that in depression a person will suffer from low self esteem or hopelessness. A normally grieving person gets better over time week by week, month by month. A person suffering from depression will get worse or stay the same over time.
For more information on the high quality treatment of depression please see my service page on depression.
Different Causes of Grief:
We grieve when we lose what we value most. Here is a list of things whose loss can cause us to grieve:
- Losing a family member
- Losing a friend
- Losing a lover/spouse
- Losing a pet
- Losing a job through unemployment
- Losing a role in life (example: when a child leaves home).
- Losing a career through disability or retirement
- Losing a possession of great worth like a house, car or wealth
Honoring the Loss
An important challenge for many people grieving is to honor their loss and at the same time continue with their life. How can I move on when such a big change has happened? How can I accept such a loss? How do I honor my loss? As your counselor you can rely on me to make sure that your therapy will address and help you answer these essential questions when they arise.
An Innovative Therapy
Together we will use different therapies, strategies and techniques to come to terms with whatever is causing your grief. Along with other therapies I also integrate a revolutionary new form of evidence based therapy that delivers therapy with an unprecedented combination of effectiveness, gentleness and speed: Energy Psychology.
Energy psychology methods gently and swiftly release problematic issues and traumatic events that are frozen in time in the body-mind system. Energy psychology uses the mind-body connection to quickly and gently relieve, reduce and many times extinguish psychological and physical symptoms. Clients heal past hurts and insults safely without needing to re-experience the past.
Together we can resolve your grief and get you back on the road to success
You may be hesitant to start the journey into wellness. You might be thinking—“How can I start therapy when everything is already so hard to do.” Good therapy starts from wherever you happen to be.
Time alone may not heal your grief, but with time and effort along with encouragement and expert guidance, you will attain success.
Start your transformative healing journey now. Call Marc Weisburg at 302-798-4400 to make an appointment or schedule a free initial 20 minute phone consultation.