While every person’s journey through grief is intensely personal and unique, there are several basic human needs that we must account for in healing. These include acknowledging the reality of loss, embracing the emotional pain, working through trauma, remembering the person who died, developing new identity and meaning, and coping with life changes.
Receiving therapeutic grief support can help you through what might be one of the most difficult times of your life, supporting you toward reconciliation and mitigate the potential of complicated grief or other mental health concerns.
“The death of someone loved changes our lives forever. And the movement from the ‘before’ to the ‘after’ is almost always a long, painful journey… I have learned that if we are to heal we cannot skirt the outside edges of our grief. Instead, we must journey all through it, sometimes meandering the side roads, sometimes plowing directly into its raw center.” From “The Journey Through Grief: The Six Needs of Mourning” by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.