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My counsellor is leaving. new job.I have trauma and unresolved grief. Still in first stage no coping strategies yet. Regret trusting. vulnerable. Help

My counsellor is leaving. new job.I have trauma and unresolved grief. Still in first stage no coping strategies yet. Regret trusting. vulnerable. Help

Find the trust.: It's difficult when a trusted counselor or therapist is no longer able to work with you. That trust, that relationship, that rapport that has developed needs to be transferred to another, starting all over again. You need to find that trust, that rapport with another counselor. And you will. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Grief (Definition)

Grief is a normal reaction to a major loss, and is full of unhappiness and emotional pain. Events causing grief include the end of a significant personal relationship, the death of a loved one, or another traumatic life-changing event. Each person feels grief in his own way, but there are common stages to grieving. The process begins with recognizing a loss and continues over time until a person ...Read more


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What is best way to deal with grief?

What is best way to deal with grief?

Allow feelings: A lot of people try to suppress feelings of loss, but this does not help process grief. Accept help and support from family and community. A memorial service sharing stories of the deceased can help. Let yourself weep, if it comes. Accept hugs; give hugs. Listen to music. Listen to others who are missing the same person. Take walks, get good rest. Feed self well. Massage can help nurture. ...Read more

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What can be done about extreme grief?

What can be done about extreme grief?

Time for support: Grief needs community in which to express and heal. This means friends, loved ones, grief support groups, and sometimes professional counseling/psychotherapy if grief gets "stuck." conflicted relationships with the deceased in life, may lead to more difficult grief work after death. It can help to share stories about the deceased with others who also knew him/her. Ceremonies can be healing too. ...Read more

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Griefing over husband death want can I do?

Griefing over husband death want can I do?

Get support: I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's death. Grief is a complicated process, especially when a spouse has died. There are support groups which can help immensely, and are led by an expert in grief counseling. Also, get the support of your family. No one can understand what you are going through except other widows, but your family can be there for you. ...Read more

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Could the 5 stages of grief only apply to deaths?

Could the 5 stages of grief only apply to deaths?

Multiple uses: I talk about the 5 stages all the time! The 5 stages of grief can apply to any area of life in which you feel a major loss. Health, relationships, independence, etc. Grief can come about for many reasons, including death. Just because they often occur together does not mean they are exclusive. Great insight in recognizing that!! ...Read more

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How can I eat properly when your experiencing bad grief?

How can I eat properly when your experiencing bad grief?

Write in your planne: planner, the times you usually ate and look at it often to jog your memory. Reach out to your friends/family. Set an alarm to remind you and see a therapist to talk over the grief. Take it one day at a time. ...Read more

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I am actually in crisis right now as I have gone through a lot of grief and loss recently and am in deep despair?

I am actually in crisis right now as I have gone through a lot of grief and loss recently and am in deep despair?

Call crisis line:: Sounds like you feel pretty awful. That is so too bad! There are a lot of people who can help you through this, in the fastest, safest way possible. Since you are in crisis, try this number Suicide & Crisis Hotline 1-800-999-9999, or this one: Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK If these folks can't help, call your doc, if you have one, or please go to ER. Help is there for you, call! ...Read more

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How can I get over grief?

Pastoral counseling: Or a grief counselor. At times like this there is no way to avoid asking ultimate questions. Dealing with these questions becomes important whether you are an atheist or believer. Grief is like having part of you inner self amputated. If it's a spouse you go from living as a twosome to being on your lonesome. It can be devastating. Each religion has developed its own specialists to help deal with this. ...Read more

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How can I get over grief and loss?

How can I get over grief and loss?

Grief and loss: Grief is a process of working through a loss so that you eventually develop a way of living without that person in your everyday life (except in your heart, of course). To accomplish this, you need community support: friends, family, possibly support group, and maybe even professional counseling/therapy. Feel your feelings; weep as it comes up for you. Take walks. Care for yourself. Accept hugs. ...Read more

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How do I overcome feeling deep grief?

How do I overcome feeling deep grief?

Please seek help!: Grief is a natural but brief response to some situations and you may get help from family, friends, church. Deep grief may be a sign of an underlying mood disorder or may lead to a mood disorder, such as depression and suicide. I strongly encourage you to seek the advice of a counsellor, therapist or psychologist for talk therapy and possible referral to psychiatrist for medication therapy. ...Read more

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What are some ways to cope with grief/loss?

What are some ways to cope with grief/loss?

Therapy can help: Psychotherapy can help with grief. Check with a local hospital for a therapist who works in this area. Grief often comes at us in waves. It is detrimental to our overall health and must be dealt with. For many people keeping busy is helpful. Be sure you take care of your nutritional needs during this time. Sleep enough but do not oversleep. Hopefully your grief will pass soon. ...Read more

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Where can I get grief support and counseling?

Where can I get grief support and counseling?

Counselor/therapist: Here's a place to start: https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/prof_results.php You can narrow down by insurance, zip code, etc. ...Read more

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How to cope with intense grief and bereavement?

How to cope with intense grief and bereavement?

Don't stop reaching out.: Don't stop reaching out. Trying to ignore your pain or keep it from surfacing just makes it harder in the long run. For true healing, it is necessary to face your grief & actively deal with it. Grief is a roller coaster. Don't let anyone tell you how to feel. Care for your physical health. Express yourself creatively in writing, song or art. Join a support group, find a counselor, keep trying. ...Read more

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My significant other is dealing with grief very harshly. How can I help them?

My significant other is dealing with grief very harshly. How can I help them?

Very tough,: Be compassionate but make it clear you know they need help and expect them to get it. Help them, find a therapist and look for the right one. Talk to some people to see who people like. Call 3-6 as some doctors are full and wont call back. The ones who can take you will call back. Try this site or psychologytoday.com. good luck. Noone should suffer in this day and age with grief. Very common. ...Read more

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How does grief from a death in the family affect a child's social development?

How does grief from a death in the family affect a child's social development?

Lots of variables: Your excellent question is hard to answer, because it depends on who died, age of child, effect on rest of family, and many other variables. Research shows that children who lose their mother before age 11 are at increased risk of depression as adults, but there are many possible explanations. Broadly, helping children grieve in age-appropriate ways is best way to minimize lasting impairment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a client with unresolved grief over the loss of their child?

What is the best way to treat a client with unresolved grief over the loss of their child?

Unresolved grief: Losing a child is one of the hardest losses to endure. Treatment must include a screening to rule out depression subsequent to the unresolved grief. The client should be helped to understand the normal processes of grief, including denial, anger, bargaining, before getting to the difficult but achievable state of acceptance. Treatment may include group work with others who share loss of a child. ...Read more

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What exactly is unresolved grief and what are the symptoms? Best ways to manage/cope with it?

What exactly is unresolved grief and what are the symptoms? Best ways to manage/cope with it?

Unresolved grief is: prolonged (there is no set time) deep sorrow resulting from a loss. Counseling may be necessary and individualized as each person grieves differently. Overcoming anger, denial and depression and achieving acceptance are the major goals. Consider support from family/friends, draw comfort from your faith, join a support group, seek a counselor. Face/express feelings, take care of health. Best regard ...Read more