• Melissa McGrath

Moving Forward Following Grief

Updated: Oct 21

When we think of grief it is common for first thoughts to be the loss of a loved one. However, grief can be derived from numerous sources and life events and each having its own debilitating effects.

Divorce for example, has often been likened to a death of which several parallels can be drawn "Divorces and breakups can sometimes be worse than death, because the person who died to us is very much alive, haunting our every thought" In fact a male client once commented to me that he related to many of the symptoms of PTSD. This of course can apply similarly to the break up of any significant relationship.

Surviving a drawn out and significant illness can certainly instigate a period of grief once the danger period is over and 'normal' life starts to resume. This can be due to issues such as the body not recovering completely to its former self and therefore a grieving period of what the future might now hold.

The failure of a business venture, bankruptcy or any major financial set back can cause a period of grief and often quite debilitating in nature, physically and psychologically.

The effect of any significant loss, no matter the reason or cause, can instigate a timeframe whereby grief is very much apart of your day to day. Individuals quite commonly experience feelings of shame, of depression, of inadequacy and a sense of being lost. And, almost always an inner panic of 'where to now?' All of this is normal and understandable, yet none of it need define the future path ahead.

A purpose written and specifically developed Clinical Hypnotherapy program is able to embed in to your thoughts a purpose and clarity for what could be ahead, and assist with relief from the effects of what was. Creating a renewed mindset is completely within your grasp if you are now at a place where you would like to move forward stronger, and with renewed optimism. Don't be hard on yourself - nobody expects you to do this alone. Please don't hesitate to forward any queries you may have on how hypnosis can be an effective tool for you moving forward.



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