GRIEF is an intense feeling causing a severe emotional and mental disturbance, which is a reaction to a major loss in life, like the loss of a loved one, a pet, divorce, break up, loss of a job, terminal illness of a family member or oneself.
Unfortunately, all human beings have to go through the phase of grief at some point of time in life. This is inevitable. But every human deals with GRIEF differently.
A few days ago, I received a call a voice in total distress she said, “mam please help my brother. He lost his pregnant wife in a road accident and he is totally grief-stricken. He is DEPRESSED. He is going through turbulence of emotions, he is not in his senses it looks like, and I fear we might lose him.” Being a counselor, these words were enough for me to understand that this is a case of intense GRIEF, and the person needed GRIEF COUNSELING.
Symptoms of Grief
- Some withdraw themselves from family and friends.
- Some lock themselves in a room for days, weeks, or months.
- Intense LOW FEELING, DEPRESSION, MENTAL BLOCK, DISINTERESTED in the daily activities, EMOTIONAL TURMOIL.
- Some take the route to end their life.
A person who is going through GRIEF needs tremendous support from family and friends. Even if the person wants to stay aloof one must not leave that person unattended.
What to expect from the counselor/online counseling therapist?
MetroMedi Relief Online Counselor, will ask a set of few questions. This is just to get the person into the talking mode. The Counselor will also encourage a two-way discussion and will make the person open up about the GRIEF situation.
The Counselor will help the person understand what has happened and why. The Counselor will help the person to look at the other side of the coin.
With TALK THERAPY/ ONLINE COUNSELING, CBT, and other strategies, the COUNSELOR will help the person to get over the loss gradually, over a period of time. The COUNSELOR brings in acceptance for the loss and copes with the GRIEF.
The person might require a few sessions of COUNSELING to feel completely alright. It depends upon the severity of the case, patient’s mental, emotional and physical health conditions too.
ONLINE COUNSELING is the latest trend being followed by many because of its convenience.