Grief Stages & Assessment
Remodel Unconscious Design
At some point in life, you have probably experienced grief.
What Is Grief?
Grief is an intense experience and is typically triggered by loss. Loss can be anything from the loss of a loved one, divorce, body mobility or health, a career, or a loss towards “how things used to be.”
Grief can express itself in ways including:
Give yourself permission accept the stage you are currently at while staying open to the possibility of healing.
Everyone processes grief differently and at different paces. Our clinical hypnotherapist will not tell you to stop feeling the feelings, rather they will help guide you through each stage with compassion. Clinical Hypnotherapy can help you overcome past trauma that has manifested into undesired thought patterns and habits.
6 Stages Of Grief
The first stage of grief is denial.
Our body essentially goes into self-protection mode to slow down the intense blow of loss. Loss can take a lot of time to process and understand. Denial can present itself as confusion, stoicy, absent mindedness, and downplaying the loss.
The second stage of grief is anger.
Anger needs to be able to peak in order to release. If you need to yell, yell. If you need to cry, cry. It's okay to be mad at the situation, but try not to be mad at yourself. Put that guilt on a shelf! Remember in your anger, it's easy to say things to loved ones that you may regret. Instead try journaling, going for a walk, and breathing. If you are in danger of hurting yourself, contact the national suicide hotline at 800-273-8255.
The third stage of grief is bargaining. In this stage, you may turn to a higher power to negotiate a change in situation. Prayer can help people to find hope and courage to keep moving forward. Regardless of your faith, studies have shown that prayer can help in times of need.
The fourth stage of grief is depression. Here is when the realities of the loss begin to really soak in. Panic and anger have subsided some, but the emptiness of the loss feels like it could fill the universe. You may find that you are isolating yourself from others. If you can find it within yourself, try reaching out to friends and family or a professional. You may not “feel like it” but if you can make the commitment to spend time with others anyways, you may find the social interaction is doing good to fill up your cup.
The fifth stage of grief is acceptance.
You have come so far! This stage could be days, weeks, or even years later. Of course you may still feel the pain of loss, however the previous stages seem to be less potent.
The sixth stage of grief is remodeling.
You are looking forward and imagining what life could look like going forward. Remodel Unconscious Design is here for you. Hypnotherapy can help you process old emotions and feelings as well as help to build more confidence and hope as you start to remodel the aftermath of your grief.