Grief is the natural reaction to loss, and can influence the physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioural, and spiritual aspects of our lives.
Grief can be experienced in response to a variety of loss-related events, such as the death of a loved one, separation or divorce, the loss of a sense of safety or predictability, physical incapacity through disability, or the loss of one’s home or community due to disaster.
People cope with grief and loss in a variety of ways. While some might find it helpful to talk openly about the experience, others might prefer time alone. The intensity and duration of the grieving process can also differ between individuals. For most people, the experience of grief will dominate their emotions, thoughts, and behaviours for a number of weeks or months.
As time passes, most individuals learn to cope with their grief and go about their daily lives, although for many the loss will remain a part of them. Most people who experience loss will not need professional help, however some (approximately 10 to 20%) seek and require professional support.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call us today on (08) 8987 3038 or contact us to book your initial appointment. Let the amazing team at Outloook Psychology Practice help you.