August 4, 2014

Complicated Grief

people-4-1546140-1279x828Losing a loved one can be one of the most devastating experiences a person can face in their lifetime. Most people grieve in a way that is understood and normal, going through a period of numbness, then disorganization when the person goes through difficult emotions such as sorrow, anger, fatigue, confusion and overwhelm, then a period of reorganization in which the loss is slowly integrated into life. This gradual process generally brings acceptance of the  loss and movement forward.

However, for some people, the reorganization and movement forward does not happen – they can’t seem to get through their feelings of loss and don’t improve even after time passes. This is known as complicated grief. In complicated grief, painful emotions are so severe and last so long that they complicate the process of  accepting the loss and resuming life.

If you think you have complicated grief, call Stillwater Studio now for guidance. Therapy can help you come to terms with the pain of your loss. You can start to reclaim a sense of self, acceptance and peace.