Grief is the natural response of the mind and body to a loss. The loss of a loved one is usually what comes to mind when we think of grief, but people may also grieve other major losses.
Since grief is a natural process, it is not considered a mental disorder. However, sometimes people fail or are not allowed to process the associated feelings. When this occurs, the unresolved feelings often present as other kinds of problems later.
Sometimes a loss is traumatic. In such cases, EMDR, a trauma therapy, is helpful.
The kind of services we offer at Bill Jacobs LPCC will help people pass through the grieving process in a healthy manner.
We also work with people who are stuck in the grieving process.
Important facts about grief.
How to tell if you or someone you know is grieving.
Sometimes if the natural grieving process is inhibited, grief can take unhealthy forms.
How we help with complicated grief.
Research shows there are a number of things grieving people can do to help themselves.
Facing pain in children is difficult for adults. Consequently, children are sometimes not given the help they need to process their grief.
Where to find help in Albuquerque.
An example of unresolved grief.