Grief is an unfortunate but integral part of life which is defined as pain and sufferings experienced after a loss. Loss can be any form e.g. death of loved ones, loss of some part of self, or treasured object. It is usually characterized by generalized body-ache, pre-occupation with thoughts/images of the loss, guilt feelings related to lose, hostile reactions, and inability to work. In the case of the death of loved ones, Sometimes the individual develops a tendency to assume behavioral traits of the deceased.
Objectives of Counselling/Therapy:
- Emotional ventilation
- Understanding of the inner world
- Development of better and positive perspective of life
- Strengthening of coping abilities
It will help the individual to ventilate emotions and provide an opportunity to understand the emotional, cognitive and behavioral response to grief.
It includes 4-10 structured sessions as per the personality of clients, coping abilities, and support system. It begins with the assessment phase where therapists evaluate the unique experience of clients about grief and factors contributing to it. Finally, the individual will be able to adapt to loss and gradually accept the new life.