People need strong affectionate bonds with other people for their emotional well-being, and they try hard to maintain these ties. Loss through death permanently breaks this bond.
Grief can be seen as a person’s struggle to maintain the emotional bond, while simultaneously experiencing the reality of loss.
‘Grief work’ is the process that a mourner needs to complete before resuming daily life. It involves separating from the deceased, adjusting to a world without them and forming new relationships.
People grieve not only for the deceased, but also for the unfulfilled dreams and plans for the future that they hoped to share with them.
Grief usually passes through three stages, but these stages are not separate, nor do they necessarily follow in sequence.
At Pro Psychology SA, our psychologists are able to provide grief counselling which helps mourning by allowing our patients to work through the stages of grief in a supported relationship.
At Pro Pyschology SA, the goals of grief counselling include:
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