Losing a loved one is one of the most distressing and devastating events that can happen in your entire life, and overcoming grief happens for individuals in their own time and in their own way.
Here at Hope Street, we provide grief counseling that focuses predominantly on self-care, recreation, and social support. We understand that grief and loss is a complicated process and that living in the absence of a family member or friend can be the most difficult challenge you face when trying to move forward with your life.
Our team of highly experienced therapists, grief counselors, and wellness coaches will work with you to understand the nature of your loss. We will then create an outpatient bereavement counseling plan that will help you cope with the stages of grief and prepare for the future.
Our grief therapy techniques are dependent on your individual circumstances. We believe that there is no definitive length of time for the grieving process and that there is no specific way that you should be expected to feel.
It is your loss, and we will help you deal with it in your way during our grief and loss counseling sessions.
At your pace, we will help you:
- Accept the reality of your loss
- Work through the pain of grief
- Adjust to life without the deceased
- Maintain a connection with the deceased while moving forward
We don’t believe that you should do this alone if you don’t want to. Our outpatient grief counseling can include family grief counseling and grief counseling group therapy, allowing you to share your grief with others and lessen the load on your mind, body, and soul.
The holistic approach to grief and loss
Our gentler approach to therapy is predominantly based around the use of holistic techniques that focus on healing our clients as a whole. We believe that to truly accept the loss of a loved one and to be able to move with your life, you need to be cared for physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Our holistic techniques that make up our grief and bereavement therapy programs include:
- Grief Process group
- Yoga therapy
- Movement therapy
- Art therapy
- Expressive Writing therapy
- Music therapy
- Cognitive grief therapy
What are the five stages of grief?
When undertaking grief therapy with us, you will be encouraged to explore the different stages of grief that you may be experiencing or may have already experienced.
The 5 stages of grief include:
Our bereavement therapy uses the five stages of grief as tools to help you identify how you are feeling. However, it is important to remember that grief is not a linear process and that no one person grieves in the same way.