Bereavement can make us feel as though a large piece of our life has been taken away. Emotions can include grief, shock, anger, remorse, or even guilt. It can be an extremely distressing period, not knowing how to cope, how to grieve and, eventually, how to move on.
For many people, bereavement is a journey during which they’ll experience a variety of changing emotions, such as guilt, anger and depression. For some people, the strength of these emotions and the speed at which they change can make them feel helpless and confused.
Some may find themselves in situations where they momentarily manage to ‘forget’ about their grief – only to feel their heart sink as something reminds them. This can lead to a person still shopping for two, for instance, or keeping some story about the day to tell to their loved one.
It’s not unusual for a person during this time to feel aimless and unable to concentrate or sleep; unsurprisingly, they often don’t feel like eating. This can be worse if the relationship with the dead person was a difficult one that caused mixed emotions of both love and resentment – in such cases the feelings of guilt may become overwhelming.
Stages can include initial shock, denial and disbelief, followed by suffering, sadness, anger, guilt, anxiety and, finally, recovery. However many people don’t in fact experience every single emotion which are stated to be part of the grief stages, and very few people experience them in the order in which they’re set out. It can even make you feel worse if you try to fit your own feelings into this sort of pattern, and find that they don’t match. This can lead to a feeling of isolation and of guilt that you are failing to grieve “properly”.
Whatever your individual circumstances, we at Hypno-Hut Hypnotherapy understand it is important to allow these feelings to be worked through over time, so you can eventually reach a state of acceptance which can allow you to move forward constructively through life again. We help you to work through stages of bereavement by working with your subconscious mind so you develop the capacity to promote your own natural healing processes.
Hypno-Hut Hypnotherapy gives you a way of managing your own internal experiences so you can eventually move on from the feelings of pain and sadness to those of acceptance and calm. We enable and empower you to to find resources within yourself to alleviate negative feelings, which are crucial in the context of bereavement, when mental and emotional anguish may be considerable.
The first thing to do is contact the HypnoHut and book an initial free consult with us. During this we will explain to you how it all works, what to expect. Should you decide at that point that you would wish to proceed, we will develop a treatment plan to enable and empower you to better cope with your bereavement.