Healing Grief and Traumatic Loss

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EMDR and Repair & Reattachment Grief Therapy support healing of grief and traumatic loss. Offered by Ross Cohen, LPC; Portland, Oregon.
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Nothing in life compares to the loss of a loved one. Fortunately, with the right tools and support, you can heal grief and traumatic loss.Grief is a normal and natural response to a significant loss. Everyone processes grief at their own pace and in their own way. An important goal of grief therapy is to keep the grieving process on track. The terrain and obstacles that may be encounter while processing grief are discussed here; as well as ways to support healthy and effective grief processing.There are often a wide range of painful emotions that surface in reaction to both the loss of - and absence of - a loved one. If any of these emotions go unacknowledged or unexpressed, they can block the resolution of the grieving process. The emotion that is most central to the grieving process is sadness. Sadness comes from the loss of the bond, the connection, and the love that you shared with the person that you lost. It also comes from the loss of the hopes, dreams, and future you envisioned with your loved one. A comment such as, "I feel like a part of me is gone now" speaks to this loss of connection. Ultimately, sadness is what lies at grief"s core and processing it is key to resolving grief.Guilt often surfaces when there is a loss and guilt can become an obstacle to the grieving process in a number of ways. For example, guilt can block the positive memories of your deceased loved one. You could have countless positive shared experiences with your lost loved one, but one or more strong guilt inducing experiences can overshadow the good memories. Guilt can also surface if you feel responsible for the death of someone or you regret how you treated a loved one before they died."

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