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What is grief?
Grief is a reaction to any form of loss that encompasses a range of feelings from deep sadness to anger, guilt, yearning, and regret. A combination of these emotions can be overwhelming and confusing. We’re here to facilitate recovery from loss, help you cope with grief, bereavement, and trauma, and work through the painful process together.
We work closely with you
With cognitive behavioural therapy to process prolonged and complicated grief, we help you recognize and cope with the wide range of reactions to trauma, such as numbness or apathy, frustration, resentment, anxiety, depression, and feelings of helplessness. Our registered therapists help match you to a treatment program that meets your individual needs.
Causes of grief
Prolonged or complicated grief is often attributed to the death of a loved one or a tremendous personal loss, however, the loss of anything close and important to you can lead to grief and this cause may even date back to your childhood or adolescence.
- Death of a loved one
- Loss of a friendship, romantic relationship, or divorce
- Loss of a personal dream
- Major financial hardships and life stressors
- Traumatic childhood experiences resulting in post-traumatic stress disorder
Symptoms of grief
The emotional and physiological symptoms associated with grief, bereavement, and trauma can be hard to manage alone. Some of the effects of prolonged and complicated grief, when lasting over longer periods of time, require medical or therapeutic intervention.
- Increased irritability, bitterness, and detachment
- Numbness and inability to show or experience joy
- Preoccupation with loss
- Digestive problems
- Fatigue and sore muscles
- Headaches and chest pain
When to seek help
It’s time to see a doctor if you’re having trouble carrying out a normal routine, experience deep sadness or guilt, and as a result isolate yourself from others or withdraw from social activities.