Bereavement refers specifically to the process of recovering from the death of a loved one. There are various stages of mourning after bereavement, and the accompanying sense of grief and loss might come with a range of different emotions such as anger, sadness, anxiety and guilt. The process of adapting to a significant loss can vary dramatically from one person to another. There is no right or wrong way.
The experience of grief and bereavement is not something a person can be expected to recover from completely, but time typically tempers its intensity. The term ‘Complicated Bereavement’ refers to a persistent form of bereavement that dominates a person’s life, interfering with daily functioning for an extended period of time. Help and support is at hand.
Treatment for Grief and Bereavement
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Narrative Therapy can all be helpful in enabling you to understand your loss and how it has impacted upon you and your life, whilst supporting you on your journey through the stages of grief. For some people, meeting and talking with others who have been through similar experiences is also incredibly effective.
We’re here to help. If you would like to enquire about support for your experience of Grief and Bereavement at Sanctum, please contact us to arrange an assessment.