Coronavirus, loss, sadness and grief….

As a qualified Grief Recovery Specialist I recognise that during one’s lifetime we can experience up to 40 significant losses and our hearts get broken many times.  Grief is not just secluded to the loss of a loved one through death, there are a number of different losses which many of us never even consider. As we face the coronavirus pandemic we are experiencing even more different types of losses.

Grief is the normal and natural reaction to any loss and is the conflicting feelings caused but the end of or change in a familiar pattern of behaviour.   When we lose something we become sad and depressed and lose motivation with no understanding as to why we are feeling like this.   We never consider these losses are caused by grief that need to be mourned.  We assume death is the only reason we have for grieving.

If we stop and think about the losses we have already experienced we can start to understand grief in other aspects of our lives.  There are many examples, the loss of moving home, changing schools, loss of trust, loss of a friendship, loss of a job, loss of health, loss of independence, loss of wealth, loss of faith, loss of security, loss of a relationship through divorce and so on. 

During these current unsettling times we are now facing even more types of loss, our daily routine, travelling to work, not seeing colleagues, or family, isolation, loneliness, lifestyle restrictions.  We never realised until now how much freedom we had.   We are now facing the biggest challenge of our lives and it is not easy to come to terms with.  It isn’t just these changes we working through but at the same time we are losing loved ones through a deadly virus that seems unstoppable.

Whoever suffers grief, and whatever the cause, grief is one of the hardest emotions to explain as it is unique to each and every one of us.  

We all know you are grieving but we don’t know how you are feeling, we can only guess and have empathy.  

With my recovery programme over a course of six weeks you can complete on your loss and move forward with your life.

If you would like a 30 minute free consultation then please contact me direct and I can listen to what you have to say.    Sometimes to share one’s thoughts and emotions is all that it takes to move on with your life.

There is no continued obligation.

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