incredible-marketing Arrow

process grief

Grief refers to an emotional reaction to any sort of loss. Someone may grieve over the death of a person, while another may grieve over the loss of a job or a friendship. Grief has the ability to be a pretty complicated emotion. It could be the loss of one thing or a combination of multiple things. Everyone grieves differently. Something that another person would personally grieve over could have little effect on you. Grieving is very personal, and learning to work your way through it in a healthy manner is the key to success. 

Seeking Help

You may find yourself needing help to work through your grief. There is no shame in asking for help or realizing that you do not know how to help yourself. Grief can be extremely complicated. Sometimes we find ourselves not really understanding where our emotions stem from. A professional can help us work through our grief and build on skills to be able to tackle our problems or stressors head-on. Sometimes seeking help for grief may look like group therapy. Some people benefit by knowing other people feel the same way, or that other people have gone through similar situations. It is important to figure out what works best for you.

Be Realistic and Honest

Grieving takes time. It takes time to understand our emotions, learn how to acknowledge how we are feeling, and grieve in a healthy manner. What takes one person a month to grieve over could take you a year. There is no rule as to how long it should take you to process your feelings. Grieving is personal, and doing it at your own pace is important. Being honest with yourself will help the process. It is ok to have bad days. It is ok to have days where we do not understand why we are feeling the way we are feeling. Working with a professional will help you through the process of strengthening the skills needed to grieve in a healthy manner.

Grieving is a very personal thing. Everyone grieves in their own way, at their own pace. Learning to do so in a healthy manner is a large aspect of the recovery journey. It is important to find the right professional to help you through your journey. It is also important to be realistic and honest with yourself. Grieving takes time, and it is ok to move at your own speed and seek help when needed. The Guest House is here to help you through your journey of healing. Call us today at (855) 483-7800 to learn more.