Upon reflection this year has felt like a really heavy one. We have had to deal with a lot of loss. The after effects of covid and the constant battle with covid, the loss of the Queen and the nations grief reminding all of us in different ways of our own personal loss of loved ones in our life, the war in Ukraine and recently Remembrance Sunday which is always an important reminder and dutifully respectful acknowledgment of those who have lost their lives to war.
This energy of grief affects us all and I for one have certainly felt it strongly over the last few weeks especially and I find when people die it's such a trigger, and a very important one at that.
Suppressing any level of negative emotion is a bad thing to do for the body, mind and soul and even though it may seem like an easier coping mechanism to block the sad feelings out or cover them up in different ways, it is equally as damaging. On the other hand, being stuck beneath the blanket of grief is just as troubling and problematic.
It can be hard to talk about our own grief and even harder to help other people that we love with their grief, however it is an essential part of the healing process. Knowing what to say, what to do and getting the timing right because everyone is a unique and individual soul with complexities that are hard to unfold and explain.
This has inspired me to write this blog as on a personal level I know no other way to reach out to others who might resonate and be looking for advice and help. Most of the issues we have with negative emotions are hard to address, although it's really important to open discussions and let others know we all have some level of understanding and empathy.
Part of my role as a therapist at Compassionate Therapy is to tackle the hard stuff, open my heart, mind, ears and mouth and let anyone and everyone know that I am here and I care. If you feel you are struggling with grief, loneliness or sadness there are so many people you can reach out to and talk to, lots of techniques and help available and if you are reading this and can relate to any of the stories in any of my blogs please get in touch for some friendly words of advice and discussion into where you can start to get the help you might need dealing with loss and the overwhelming sadness of grief.
Sending my love to you all
Compassionate therapy at The Zen Den Retford
07522 457 422
Here is a list of other charities that help individuals deal with grief and can be first step in self help to get through the hardest time:
AB Welfare and Wildlife Trust
01423 530 900
Bereavement Advice Centre
0800 634 9494
Childhood Bereavement Network
020 7843 6309
Helpline: 0345 123 2304
Cruse Bereavement Care
0808 808 1677
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland
0808 802 6161
020 7520 8200
0808 802 0111
0800 395 5755
0808 808 1677
0800 02 888 40
Together for short lives
0808 8088 100
WAY (Widowed & Young) Foundation
08088 020 021