Grief and Loss

What is grief?

Grief is a normal and natural reaction to loss. It can be triggered by other significant life changes. Grief is often described as a process, consisting of stages such as denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. However, it is important to remember that everyone experiences grief differently. Some people may move through the stages quickly, while others may move back and forth or even get stuck in a particular stage.

There is no right or wrong way to grieve, and there is no timeline for healing. Ultimately, grief is a highly personal experience, and each person must find their own way through it.

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How Can Counselling Help with Grief?

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to healing, but there are some general steps that can be helpful. First, it is important to allow yourself to feel the full range of emotions associated with grief. Suppressing or denying your feelings will only prolong the process of healing. It is also important to find the right therapist to help you work through those emotions.

The existence of a caring and attuned therapist creates a safe and supportive space for you to openly express your thoughts and feelings related to the loss. In addition, the therapist helps you to develop a new understanding of yourself in relation to the loss, which can help to ease the process of grief. 

Our experienced counsellors provide grief counselling and psychotherapy throughout Vancouver and BC.

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“There is a wisdom in trauma when we realize that our traumatic responses and imprints are not ourselves and that we can work them through and thus become ourselves.”

― Gabor Mate

Resources for Clients:

Compassionate Friends of Canada
International self-help organization for parents who have experienced the death of a child.

Lower Mainland Grief Recovery Society
Group grief support.

BC Bereavement Helpline
Telephone support, info/referral