The pain of grief is some of the worst suffering that a human being can experience. Whether you’ve lost a family member, a pet, a friend, a relationship, or some kind of physical functioning, adapting to loss is an awful experience that can leave you feeling overwhelmed and hopeless.

There are many different symptoms of grief, and experiencing them together can be disorienting. The most common symptoms are sadness, anger, guilt, anxiety, loneliness, fatigue, helplessness, shock, yearning, relief, numbness, disbelief, confusion, preoccupation, hallucinations, sleep disturbances, appetite disturbances, and social withdrawal. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms in response to a loss, you are not “crazy”; you are actually totally normal.

Grief is a natural process, and many people slowly work through grief without counselling. That being said, sometimes the grief process gets stuck, and counselling can help to keep moving it along. How will you know if you need counselling for grief? If your grief symptoms remain overwhelming and debilitating for an extended period of time, John's services at Transformation Counselling could be helpful. 

If you live in Waterloo, Kitchener, or Cambridge and you think counselling could help, call or text John at 226-791-5606 or email john@transformationcounselling.com to set up an appointment or a free consultation.

Want more information on grief? Check out these excellent resources from some of the top authorities on the web.