Grief Counseling

Grief counseling services could help you in hardest times because the grieving process is not same for everyone. The pain of losing a loved one could be intense and mourning period is bound to be stressful. You need to go back to your normal life and daily routine – and deal with the deep void that’s left after your loved one had passed.  Grief includes all range of different feelings – from deep sadness to anger to crippling depression. The grieving process takes place even before you lost your loved one. You are perfectly aware what is going to happen but you can’t fight the inevitability of the terminal illness

Bereavement, on the other hand, refers particularly to deal with the loss of the loved one and process of mourning. In our bereavement, we experience different stages with different intensity levels. Both of these are extremely hard to handle but with the right support for your spiritual needs you will start to feel less alone and disconnected from the rest of the world. Letting go is never easy and we know that every case is different and unique. We understand your needs and because of that we prefer interdisciplinary approach – we combine spiritual support with the education of healthy grieving. It will take a lot of time but we will guide you through all the stages until you find your inner peace and balance again.

Our grief counseling includes:

The program includes the following services:

  • Counseling about what to expect when dealing with the loss of a loved one
  • Support group meetings
  • Memorial Service
  • Periodic visits and/or phone calls from the bereavement coordinator and chaplains
  • Referral information for other counseling sources

Common responses to the death of a loved one include:

  •  Numbness and shock.
  •  A feeling of tightness in the throat or heaviness in the chest.
  •  Restlessness, with a tendency to wander around the house or familiar places.
  •  Crying easily, unexpectedly and intensely.
  •  Loss of appetite and a hollow feeling.
  •  Denial – an inability to accept the reality of the loss.
  •  Low energy level and difficulty in concentrating.
  •  Loss of interest in social activities or work.
  •  A fear that one is experiencing a mental illness.
  •  An increased number of some minor illnesses such as colds and the flu.

Bereavement counseling which includes emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual support and services are provided before and after the death of the patient to assist with issues related to grief, loss, and adjustment. It is often important to hospice patients to know that their family and friends will be cared for in the emotional time just after death.