Experiencing a significant loss is not only emotionally painful. Often it brings an unexpected life transition. While counseling you as you go through your grieving, I will coach you through your life transition at your own pace. These two processes are co-occurring. Like the seasons that change, you may find yourself going through stages of grief: the sudden shift of fall, the hibernation of winter, the winter solstice with its glimpse of a new beginning, and then spring which brings new ideas and actions. Finally, summer arrives, a time of greater peace as a new position in life has evolved, and may keep evolving. Each person will go through this process differently, and your unique way to grieve is respected.
While all losses can feel painful to the bereaved, we know that the loss of a child brings with it a set of circumstances that are like no other loss. Losing a child is a devastating experience; the pain and grief of this loss doesn’t go away. Parents who lose a child are likely to experience a higher degree of depression, anger, guilt and physical symptoms than those grieving other types of losses. Aside from this, many agree that there is an existential shift which forces a re-evaluation of one’s beliefs and values. What was once meaningful may not be any longer. Regardless of the age of the child at the time of death, the world order has been turned upside-down. One specialty in this practice is to provide for the bereavement needs of parents who have lost a son or daughter, through any type of circumstance. One does not “get over” this loss. Yet, parents and families searching for the right kind of support will find understanding.
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