Grief is the felt experience of losing a loved one. Everyone grieves differently. The grieving process is affected by one’s circumstances, support system, beliefs, culture and past experience of loss. Grief can be intense and thus can have a big impact on our mind and body. After a significant loss, some people might experience intense sadness, pain, disbelief, anxiety, tiredness, changes to their sleep & eating routine. When you are experiencing grief, you might have headaches, body aches and sometimes you might feel isolated, angry and have feelings of abandonment. It is hard to tell how long grief will last as everyone’s experience is different.

Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be stressful. If you are struggling to cope with your loss, reaching out for support can be helpful. Talking to a therapist can help you through the grieving process. Some therapy approaches to help the grieving process include Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).