Everyone experiences grief throughout their lives. Many things can cause us to grieve, but not many people openly talk about or understand grief and the grief response. When people think of grief, they quickly associate it with the feeling of sadness or loneliness. Grief can be more than just these feelings, grief can affect people both psychologically and physically. Many people experience different types of grief and may not experience the safe reaction twice. Our team of mental health professionals, guided by Jodie Brenton and Mary Magalotti, understand that everyone experiences grief differently. The Life Resolutions team is committed to providing tailored support to those dealing with loss.

How Do You Experience Grief?

Grief can prompt us to feel many different emotions, not just sadness and loneliness. These emotions may include shock, disbelief, sadness, guilt, anger, resentment, abandonment, confusion, anxiety, and more. These emotional responses can often change quickly or last a long time. Grief is experienced differently by everyone; therefore, it is important to understand the range of emotional responses associated with grief.

In addition to the emotional response, grief can affect you physiologically. Grief can cause people to experience headaches, stomach pain, loss of appetite, changes in sleeping patterns, joint pain, and the general feeling of illness.

What to do when you or someone you love is grieving:

  • Understand what grief is and how it is experienced
  • Acknowledge and talk openly about the loss
  • Provide and seek support
  • Understand that grief needs time

Life Resolutions’ director, Jodie Brenton, and our team of mental health professionals are committed to providing high-quality support for those who are grieving.

Life Resolutions provides tailored grief counselling services. For more information on our grief services or our other services, visit our website. You can also book or enquire about an appointment online or over the phone.