Losing someone you love is painful and it can be a challenge to deal with the upheaval which bereavement creates.
For some it's simply a case of readjusting and moving on; however for many people the grief can go on longer than they ever expected.
For the first few months you may feel angry, resentful, bitter, sad, flat. You may have pleaded with the universe or the maker. You may have believed that someone made a mistake and have expected them to walk through the door as if it was all just a nightmare.
You may think about it every day. You relive it, and it doesn't matter what you do. You can't get it out of your head.
Well-meaning friends, family and colleagues tell you that it's part of the life cycle or that it’s God's plan. And, maybe they're right, but so what! It doesn't stop you hurting or from wanting to lash out at them every time they say it.
Then time passes, two, three years. You even start to feel normal and maybe even start to believe that this won't actually scar you for the rest of your life.
But then one day out of the blue, something reminds you of them. A song on the radio, a particular food, a piece of clothing, and it touches that nerve, and all of a sudden, it's the day you got that news all over again.
Putting on a brave face can only work for so long, and this in itself can add to the pressure if it's not what you really feel deep down.
Maybe you've been prescribed anti depressants or have chosen to find comfort through other means, such as food or drink.
These may help numb the feelings in the short term, and once the effects of these have worn off, you may feel trapped, held back and unable to move on.
There are many definitions about what grief is. I believe that grief is the period of time that it takes for our brain to finally accept that someone's gone.
Grief is when everything in your body, your mind and your entire being keeps bringing you back to the time they were still alive, and it can take a long time for your body to let go of that. One of the hardest things of all can be to let go, or to give yourself permission to let go of someone you care about and love.
When it comes to moving on and learning to live with our loss, there are several stages of grief that we generally go through, and it's healthy to go through them all. But at the same time our grief is as individual as we are, and there is no such thing as a typical loss. You may take one step forward then take two steps backward, but this is all part of the process.
Difficulties happen when we get stuck at one particular point in the grief cycle, such as anger or depression, and the feeling lingers for years.
Through Hypnotherapy we help you clear the emotional blocks so that you can move forward with your life and at the same time you'll learn ways to help deal with unwanted emotions
Wouldn't it be nice to be able to remember a loved one without having the negative feelings, to be able to remember the happy times, because despite how you currently feel, there were times of happiness? By working with unprocessed emotions through hypnotherapy, we can do that.
The cost per session is £60, with each session lasting around 2 hours.
Payment is per session and can be paid in cash, debit card, Visa or MasterCard at the end of each session.
If you've been locked in grief or loss and are ready to let go then contact me and see how Hypnotherapy can help you.
Should you have any questions about hypnotherapy and how I can help you heal from bereavement, grief and loss, then please call me on 01772 499046, or email me by clicking here.