How to Cope With Grief and Painful Emotions

Mar 21, 2018

Grief is intense sorrow caused by the loss of someone close to your heart.  In grief, a person feels a variety of emotions such as loneliness, sadness, distress, and heartache.  There are numerous reasons of experiencing grief such as the death of a loved one, end of a relationship, loss of a job or suffering from a chronic illness or any other tension.

Everyone has a different way of grieving, but if you seek support and take care of yourself you can heal.  Dealing with grief is a challenging task, but it is possible and necessary.  The pain disrupts your physical health and makes it difficult for you to sleep, think and eat. All these reactions are normal while you are grieving, but there are numerous ways to cope with the loss and come to terms with it and move on and live a normal life.

How to Deal with Overcoming Grief

Even though facing a loss is an inevitable part of life, there are numerous things you can do to pick up the pieces and move on with life.  Some of the steps include:

  1. Recognise your pain
  2. Understand that your grieving process will not be similar to anyone else’s
  3. Seek help from people who care about you and share your feelings with them
  4. Take care of your physical health to support your emotional health
  5. Understand the difference between depression, anxiety, and grief

The Stages of Grief

  1. Denial

This is where you are in denial about what is happening with you

  1. Anger

In this stage, you feel angry about why you are facing the situation and find people you can blame for it

  1. Bargaining

In this stage, you try to make deals with God or yourself to do anything in return for taking the pain away from you

  1. Depression

You begin to feel too emotionally drained to do anything

  1. Acceptance

This is the final stage where you come face to face with the reality and are at peace with what happened and finally move on

When in grief you may want to withdraw from everyone and retreat in your shell, but having the support of people is vital for the healing process. You can also find comfort by being around others who are suffering the same or around those who genuinely care about you.  Whatever the case may be you should not isolate yourself.  For the most part, talking is the main option.  Now there is another way.

With the Total Release Experience®  (the TRE) there is another way to learn to heal and very quickly. Those we have worked with although they felt they had dealt with their grief it soon became evident to them in their practice that the body was still holding the pattern.  They have very quickly and without the need to talk, released their long-held symptoms and have been able to move on free of anxiety, insomnia, and depression enjoying the memories of their loved ones but feeling ready to move on.