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Bereavement and Grief

At some stage in our lives we are all affected by death. Bereavement is distressing but a common experience.

Everyone experiences grief in their own way and in their own time. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. We can grieve after any kind of loss but the greatest loss is the death of some one we love.

The emotions we experience and the intensity of these emotions can leave us feeling helpless, confused and fearful. The important thing to remember is that these feelings of grief will lessen and pass. It’s not a case of getting over it but learning to live and accept the changes. Life after bereavement will never be the same again. But it can still be a good and productive life.

When we grieve we experience shock, disbelief, numbness, pain, anger, guilt, depression, and longing. We have to deal with other peoples reactions too, but we can learn to cope and adapt to our new lives and then look to the future.

Our emotions at this time can be intense and change from one moment to the next. We may feel that we don’t have the strength or the will to get through our grief.

For all forms of loss, including the break-up of a relationship, Hypnotherapy, can be useful to remove the emotional triggers within. I know for some, such process’s can seem hard to believe but I have personally seen the immediate healing benefit of this. It is an emotional process and it takes time but one that is of more help holistically to you that you could ever imagine and a much quicker process than Psychotherapy.

Bereavement / Grief is the reaction or emotional process following the loss of someone or something to which a deep connection has been formed. It has an impact on you both emotionally and physically. It can question one’s belief’s and beg the question “why” in such times of great pain.

Sometime people hold onto guilt, having been unable to resolve unfinished business. This can lead to a prolonged grieving process. Depending on the circumstances the trauma can be immense. Children also are often confused and deeply affected at the significant change in their lives. Left unresolved, grief can lead to stress and it’s physical and emotional impact on the body and mind.

How can hypnotherapy help?

Fortunately there are ways to resolve such bereavement/grief issues through the use of hypnotic suggestion, regression work, symbolic visualisation and metaphor which helps to reduce feelings of guilt, anger, blame, loss, fears, anxieties, etc. and Neuro- Linguistic programming.(NLP)

I also use The Emotional Freedom Technique(EFT ) which is a form of psychological acupressure, based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments for over five thousand years, but without the invasiveness of needles. Instead, simple tapping with the fingertips is used to input kinetic energy onto specific meridians on the head and chest while you think about your specific emotional problem – whether it is a traumatic event, a shock, addictive thoughts, emotional pain, etc, and voice positive affirmations through the procedure.