Grief and crisis

A normal and healthy reaction

To be in a crisis and/or experiencing grief is a natural, healthy and normal reaction to overwhelming or dramatic experiences.

The way we express our emotions in a state of crisis or grief is very varied. One or more of the following symptoms are common:

  • Rapid heart beat
  • Agitation 
  • Inability to relax 
  • Memory problems 
  • Inability to concentrate 
  • Inability to sleep 
  • Irritability and short temper 
  • Anxious or racing thoughts  

These symptoms can be confusing and greatly distressing, especially as they are often out of your control.

Why do we experience crisis?

A crisis represents a change in your life, and similar to grief, requires psychological growth and practical adjustment to new circumstances.

Most people find that adapting to new life circumstances entails developing or enhancing new skills. This might be:

  • Resolving conflicts
  • Relating to family, friends, colleagues etc.
  • Setting boundaries
  • Taking active steps to improve your life quality

Getting professional help when in crisis

These and other subjects will be evident foci of therapeutic sessions. Sessions consist of working through the themes, you experience most relevant in the present moment.

Often the big bumps in life are not something we become "done with" or "get over", as much as it is something we learn to live with. Working through grief or a crisis can be perceived as a process of adapting to a life that is now different from what it used to be.  The Chinese sign for crisis is the same as the sign for personal growth

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