Grief and loss are not the same as depression. Grief is often caused by a single event in one’s life resulting in a major life change. Grief is an individual emotion that affects everyone differently. It can be felt for varying lengths of time, in various different ways and there are healthy ways to grieve.
When grief becomes all too consuming, it’s time to find help managing it. Some physical symptoms of grief include:
- Nausea/Loss of Appetite
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Significant Weight Loss of Gain
Psychologically, there are multiple stages of grief that most people work their way through including denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.
Causes of grief can include:
- Job Loss
- Financial hardship
- Decline in health
People tend to go back and forth through the stages of grief and having a therapist available to help is monumental in your own recovery. Common therapeutic techniques to assist in the grieving process include:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
At Vault, we use evidence-based best practices to help our clients work through their grief, taking the time it takes to heal from the inside out. Please give us a call to chat with someone about how we can work together.