Grief and Loss Counseling
After losing a loved one, our perspective on life changes. It may seem impossible to imagine moving on or even find the next steps. This is the natural byproduct of grief.
We experience grief at the loss of any significant relationship such as a job, marriage, or the end of a program of education. The end of a chapter in our lives such as when children leave home and we become empty nesters can be a significant loss. Whatever the source of your grief, it is important to find a professional to help you work through this trauma. Call us today to take your first steps in your grief journey toward healing from grief.
Loss may seem as if should be simple and straightforward, but loss and grief can feel so much more complicated.
Not only is grief disorienting and disabling, often other issues arise, anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, and fears take over. These negative thought patterns and feelings can compound over time if left untreated, creating severe depression, isolation, and anxiety. Life often feels uncertain, as if you are lacking control following the loss.
Seeking Grief Therapy: Why does Grief Feel So Overwhelming?
As Lynne Bryan Phipps explains in this video, the flood of emotions that are released when we feel grief can become overwhelming.
When we experience grief, the longer and more significant the relationship was with the person you lost, or the more traumatic the loss, the less likely you will be able to feel empowered to take action to recover; especially when it comes to sudden bereavement. When grief overwhelms us with emotions, it’s difficult to stay connected to our support systems.
Sometimes we feel that our grief is too much for someone else to handle, so we keep the depth of our grief to ourselves. Sometimes we feel that other people need us to feel better on a timetable, so that it’s not uncomfortable for them. Sometimes, when we experience grief, it can feel that our own feelings – our grief-- is inconvenient for other people, so we isolate ourselves and feel stuck in grief.
Grief Therapy Near Me: What’s the timeline for Grieving?
At Beachwood Integrative Equine Therapy, we know that everyone experiences grief on their own timetable and needs grief support to help process the emotions that surface during the grieving process. Grief and loss can open old wounds and create new wounds we need to heal. We also know that some losses are feel more socially acceptable to speak about, and that grieving alone is profoundly isolating.
It is important to take hold of the life you are living and find grief support. Beachwood's Integrative Equine Therapy is a gentle approach that helps you move through the grief process. If someone you love is experiencing bereavement, you can help by encouraging them to look for the support of a loss counselor during this difficult time.
Our Approach To Grief Counseling
Integrative Equine Therapy (IET) is a deep interactive approach to grief therapy. Horses have an innate ability to interrupt the grief cycle, not by having a client ride the horse or working in the stable, but by working alongside a trained integrative equine therapist in emotionally connected sessions.
In the Beachwood protocol, the horse/therapist combination leads a client to achieve a state of calmness and emotional relaxation and connection. From that place of connection, IET helps you to replace your automatic negative reactions and shift your perspective to a healthier and more relaxed response.
The results of Integrative Equine Therapy are transformative, healing, and nothing short of amazing. Let us help you, or someone you know who is trapped in this grief and loss cycle to restore a sense of peace and balance in their lives.