Grief Counseling at Holistic Healing NY
Grief counseling at Holistic Healing NY utilizes an all-encompassing approach. The therapist’s main objective is to help the individual heal entirely – spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically – through processing their emotions. It is common that one experiences the six stages of grief, which are shock, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. It can take 3-5 years to complete the cycle, but everyone is unique.
Individuals may experience and be affected by grief immediately following a loss or even after a prolonged length of time. Feelings and emotions associated with a loss may seem very new and overwhelming. Or, if repressed for a period of time, grief may unexpectedly and abruptly surface. In any case, grief therapy aims to help the individual process and release the emotions they are experiencing due to a loss or trauma in order to begin the healing process.
When an individual begins holistic grief counseling, they may be asked about symptoms they are experiencing and how these symptoms are affecting their life. For instance, some of the common physical and mental symptoms of grief include exhaustion, changes in sleep, loss of appetite, digestive upset, loss of interest, inability to concentrate and forgetfulness. Common emotions experienced along with grief include numbness, sadness, guilt, anxiety, fear and anger. All of these symptoms are inter-related and may disrupt a person’s life or cause physical problems and illness, such as weight loss, headaches, shortness of breath and chest pressure. At Holistic Healing NY, all symptoms are taken into account and the individual is treated as a whole.
In cases of grief and bereavement affecting the family, grief counseling may be performed in group therapy sessions. Because all family members may be experiencing similar symptoms and emotions, the same therapy methods and treatment may be used for all. In addition, the counseling or treatment methods may help bring the family closer together.
Methods of holistic grief counseling at Holistic Healing NY, may include aromatherapy, color healing, counseling, emotional chakra release, energy healing, guided imagery healing, hypnotherapy, meditation, psychotherapy, reiki healing, relaxation training, or sound healing.
For instance, relaxation therapy may be utilized in the individual’s treatment. As the individual is guided into a meditative state, they are encouraged to relax, thus relieving stress of the body and mind benefiting them physically as well as mentally. Through guided imagery healing, the individual is able to work through their grief or trauma in a safe environment and start identifying and processing the emotions associated with it.
The goal of holistic grief counseling is to help the individual to heal spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically from their grief or trauma by utilizing and combining various holistic healing modalities.
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