Grief and Heartache

Grief is something we all experience many times in our lives. It is a very personal experience and there is no right or wrong way to grieve. Grief causes untold pain, both emotionally and even physically, when we lose someone we deeply love and care about. There’s a reason we use the words “heart broken” and “heartache” as pain is so often felt here. Our hearts feel deep love but also feel deep loss too.

The depth of grief depends on the significance of your loss, and how long you grieve is very personal and depends on the type of personality you are. Some of us feel deeply wounded for years after a grief and feel that we will never get over it.

Grief

 

Types of Grief

Grief is about loss and can change our lives for ever. Grieving is experienced from loss and separation over many things, such as:

  • death of a dear loved one
  • break-up of a marriage, relationship or close friendship
  • loss of a job or career, or retirement
  • loss of a pet
  • financial loss or losing your home
  • your children growing up and leaving the family home
  • miscarriage
  • menopause
  • loss of your good health from illness
  • terminal illness
  • traumatic event
  • loss of your life dreams, goals or ambitions

In 1969, psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross introduced the “five stages of grief.”

  1. Denial
  2. Anger
  3. Bargaining
  4. Depression
  5. Acceptance

Not everybody follows all of these stages and that’s ok – we are all entitled to follow our own personal grieving path. But some of us can get ‘stuck’ in one of these stages and that’s where I can help. I hear it so often how a person’s illness or complaint started just after somebody they deeply loved died or left. Depression, anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, fatigue, constipation, asthma, headaches, aches and pains, weight loss or weight gain, reclusive behaviour, fibromyalgia, etc all can be treated with homeopathy. Grief can make us feel burdened and overwhelmed, like the weight of the world is on our shoulders – so the physical response is very often fatigue, back-ache or shoulder and neck pain, or pains and aches in other areas. Homeopathy involves remedies which stimulate the natural healing process within us. If we get ‘stuck’ or ‘suppress’ or ignore our grief, this natural healing process is held back and the body can respond in a negative way, such as illness. Grief is a natural process and homeopathic remedies do not take it away, they just allow the natural process to progress and bring us to healing.

If we experience physical trauma, there is usually an emotional response such as shock, fear, sadness, anger. So similarly when we experience emotional trauma, like grief, there can often be a physical response.

Does my grief need to be treated?

If your grief is causing you severe distress, or you are experiencing some of the complaints mentioned earlier in this post, then treatment may be required.

Homeopathy does not interfere or stop nature. But it is able to help you shift and move when you are ‘stuck’. It stimulates your own healing power to kick in.

If you feel you need help, then please book in for an appointment with me or avail of the FREE 15 minute Skype chat that I offer. There’s no obligation with this chat, it gives you an opportunity to ask questions and gives me the opportunity to explain my treatment approach in more detail. This button takes you to my calendar page where you can book a full consultation or the 15 minute free chat.

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