Loss is inevitable. It is a part of the natural order of things. Everyone will experience loss, and the associated grief, at some point in their lives. Grief is a natural healthy part of life, it is the emotional thoughts and feelings we experience when we lose someone or something we love. Grief comes in many forms, the most common being the death of a loved one, but grief can also occur at the loss of a friendship, a job, a relationship, financial security or even a pet.
Although everyone experiences grief differently, there are general stages we go through when grieving, some people may experience all of them, some may only experience some, but we all need to reach the acceptance and recovery stage for our own well-being. The stages are:
- Initial shock, denial and disbelief
- Anger and guilt
- Bargaining and anxiety
- Depression and suffering
- Acceptance and recovery
If you haven’t been able to reach the acceptance stage, and have found yourself stuck in one of the other stages the grief starts to become unhealthy. When grief reaches an unhealthy level hypnotherapy intervention can help.
Destructive grief, holding on to bitter feelings, or the inability to stop the emotional turmoil associated with loss are all signs that the grief has become unhealthy. This can oftentimes lead to other life defeating behaviors.
Hypnotherapy can help in times where grief and loss are encompassing your life. Techniques are utilized to help you release those negative, unhealthy patterns while allowing you to fully recognize the loss in a safe effective manner.
Hypnotherapy can also help you cope with anxiety, deep sadness and feelings of complete loss. It can reduce feelings of guilt, anger and blame allowing you to find ways to remember your lost loved one in a healthy way.
How Hypnotherapy can Help
- Promote you through the stages of grief in a healthy manner
- Help you find acceptance
- Reduction of self-defeating thoughts and patterns
- Reduce anxiety
- Reduce anger, guilt and blame
- Provide coping skills
- Self-Care for the caregiver