If you are on this page, it is likely that you are heartbroken.
It may have been caused by a recent death or one from a long time ago.
It may be because of a divorce or break-up.
It may be because you’ve reached the conclusion that your life is not as happy or fulfilling as you want it to be.
Or it could be because of the multitude of other losses a person can suffer in a lifetime. Regardless of the reason, you know how you feel and you know it doesn’t feel good.
There isn’t anyone in life who hasn’t experienced some kind of loss and yet we are ill-prepared to deal with loss and the conflicting mass of emotions we call grief.
Not dealing effectively with grief can have a lifelong negative effect on your capacity for happiness.
Recovering from a significant emotional loss is not an easy task. Taking steps that lead to recovery requires you to have an open mind and courage.
It is important to understand that dealing with grief does not mean that you will forget a loved one.
I am not going to tell you how you feel. You already know how you feel. And I’m not going to say that I understand how you feel because I don’t and nor does anyone else. At the very least, I remember how I felt when my losses happened.
But I can support and help you unravel the complexity of your emotions around loss.
I love the pay it forward principle and consequently I have been working as a volunteer grief support worker at Just B (part of Saint Michael's Hospice) one afternoon a week since Oct 2015. I am part of the Children and Young people service and am fully DBS checked.