What to expect from grief therapy

While the individual seeking grief therapy is there to solve some complicated issues, they are also there to speak about the deceased. When they do, the therapist will help them try to recognize whether or not they are experiencing an appropriate grief response about that individual’s death or not. The therapist will help that person determine if their anger, guilt or other negative feelings are there more often than positive feelings about the person that they lost.
Many people become truly attached to others. When a person is no longer with them, they may experience strong emotional reactions. In order to rectify those reactions, it is better for them to take a look at ways that they can complete tasks that will help them achieve a more ‘normal’ grieving process.
Some of the basic tasks suggested by http://www.hospicenet.org include:
• Accepting that the loss happened.
• Living with and feeling the physical and emotional pain of grief.
• Adjusting to life without the loved one.
• Emotionally separating from the loved one and going on with live without that person.
If these tasks are not completed, then the mourning process will be likely to continue until which point the person left behind gets a grip on these matters. While you as a caregiver believe that With Age Comes Respect and try to respect each person that comes into contact with your client (to some respect), before, during and after their death, then you should know that part of that respect is pointing them in a direction to someone that can truly help them with their grieving process!


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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