Dealing with grief and the act of grieving is very personal and should not be put into a one size fits all approach. We will all experience loss at some point in our lives or needed to comfort someone who has lost a loved one or a beloved pet. The death of a public figure, someone that was admired, idolized or revered can also lead to a feeling of intense loss and grief.
The breakup of an important relationship, retirement, and a career-ending injury are also important losses that can lead to emotional distress and overwhelming feelings of grief.
Reach out for help: Therapy for grief
At Ayre Counseling we can help you through your most difficult hours of grief with a supportive and compassionate approach and meet you wherever you are in your grieving process. We can help you understand how your loss is impacting your daily life and others around you. Grief of what is no longer possible after a loss can lead to depression, anxiety, and harmful physical conditions.
We will help you validate your feelings and help you find a healthy path to healing.
It is very tempting to want to ‘hate’ grief,
to see it as the enemy, the unwelcome guest.
Instead, try opening yourself to grief . . .
ask it what it has to teach you.
Ask it what it is training you to do, to be.
Ask this uninvited teacher into your life
and notice how things begin to shift.
Remember that grief never asks you to let go of love.
—Ashley Davis Prend
Grief is neither an illness nor a pathological condition,
but rather a highly personal
and normal response
to life-changing events,
a natural process
that can lead to healing
and personal growth.
The transition through this difficult time
is the courageous journey.
—Sandi Caplan and Gordon Lang