Living with Bereavement

Family Loss a close friend, a partner a child, loss at any stage of our life is scary, overwhelming and difficult to understand.  Who d you turn to for help, where to look, and why.  After all shouldn’t we just be able to cope and carry on.  The hardest part of bereavement is after the first few weeks, when those around us start to settle back into their own life and the warmth of understanding and support begins to filter away.

I specialise in bereavement coaching because of a deep personal experience.  I lost my son, aged 18, unexpectedly through a chest infection. Carrying on is difficult, when others need and depend on you, really you want to run away and leave the nightmare behind.  An understanding of grief, the process, being human, being able to live life without guilt, and above all how to cope, is so important.

Bereavement can affect us all in different ways, when we lose someone we love, it is difficult to imagine that life will ever be the same again, yet deep down we know we need to live alongside our grief, we have a coach who specialises in helping you to follow your route back into coping and living life, while still grieving and coping with your loss. Even after counselling, it’s ok to plan a future. If you are struggling with accepting or coping with the loss of a loved one, then you need help to get back on your feet and move your life forward because you can live a normal life and yet still have time in your life and mind for the person you have lost, it is okay to move into the next phase of your life and it is okay to ask or search for the best way to do this.

Of course grieving is a natural part of loss, but sometimes losing someone you love is hard to understand, often if someone is young or has not been ill, coming to terms with the loss can seem insurmountable and difficult and you may feel as if you will never be able to cope with the heartache. That is understandable and natural. Not everyone can see a path forward from this moment in time, talking to a coach and tackling your fears for the future in the first step into living alongside your grief and sadness. Often a doctor will suggest you contact a bereavement counsellor for help, and therapy or counselling can for some be useful, but it has a maximum point that you can go to. Coaching will guide you at your own pace for as long as you need.

Our bereavement coach has a lot of experience, through coaching and personal events.You can talk to us for free and see if we can help, this can be in our clinic where you live, or through Skype.

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