A Resource Center Guiding Individuals to Cope With Personal Loss
The Grief Resource Center is a private practice that provides resources for children, adolescents, and adults in need of guidance in dealing with a personal loss.
Unfortunately, in our society, the grieving process is seldom acknowledged and frequently misunderstood, at times even dismissed. The impact of the death or life-threatening illness of a loved one can be catastrophic, yet there is little tolerance for allowing grievers the adequate time to fully express and experience the grieving process.
Start the Journey
Far too often, there is impatience and an unwillingness to allow for individualized timetables for grief and mourning. Grief work takes an extensive amount of time, energy, and attention. Pursuing grief counseling can offer the prospect of gaining accurate information about the grief journey while discovering tools to expedite the healing process.
"Anything that is human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone." - Fred Rogers
Common Grief Symptoms
In efforts to normalize the grief experience, it is helpful to know that grief impacts us physically, emotionally, cognitively, spiritually, as well as behaviorally.
Here are a few of the major signs seen frequently in grief reactions:
"The mourner is, perforce, a person with a story. The pity is, how very rarely it gets told."