Grief distorts, grief dulls, grief takes up so much space in a person’s heart that their world funnels down to a seemingly dark endless alley. Grief changes people. According to Dr Anirban Gozi, an anger management therapist in North Kolkata, grief is not a single emotion. It is a combination of sadness, confusion, anger, disbelief, fear, regret and guilt.
Every person’s identity depends on their loved ones. Therefore, it is only natural that losing the person close to one’s heart will leave them confused and alone. A person coping with grief experiences a maelstrom of emotion and perpetual disorientation, which is not easy to manoeuvre through. Therefore, during the grieving period, it is essential to seek help.
Grief is a completely natural response from which a person should not run. However, the emotion needs a healthy outlet and resolution, without which it can lead to negative psychological changes in people. Grief counselling can help people cope with their loss.
Dr Anirban Gozi, a grief therapist and an anger counsellor in Rajarhat, provides a safe environment to discuss one’s emotions and feelings and uncover new ways to relieve the gravity of their grieving process.
Experts recommend grief counselling to a person if their grief ignites feelings of depression or guilt, hinders their ability to complete daily activities or causes issues in their present relationships.
Grief counselling can help a person in:
- Resolving their trauma
- Expressing their feelings
- Confronting their feelings of guilt
- Constructing a solid support system
Grief Counselling Techniques
Dr Gozi, grief counsellor and an anger therapist in Newtown, explains the process of grief counselling –
- Differentiate Grief from Trauma – If a person feels distressed from the memory or conditions surrounding their loss, a therapist will try to help them reframe their perspective. They will be able to readjust the relationship with their deceased loved one to inspire healthy healing.
- Discuss the Deceased Individual – A person who had just experienced loss might refrain from talking about their deceased loved one. They might feel that others would not understand the depth of their feelings. However, it is essential to discuss and remember their loved ones in a positive light. Grief counselling provides people with a safe space and invites them to discuss their feelings and nurture a healthy outlet of emotions.
- Confront the Feelings of Wrongdoing – Grief arrives with guilt. People who have lost their loved ones might feel guilty about their inability to save them. However, it is important to rise above guilt, rationalize the thoughts and emotions and focus on the positive aspects of their relationship. A therapist can help alleviate feelings of wrongdoing.
Losing a loved one or any loss, in general, may deal a significant blow to a person’s psyche. In this situation, it is crucial to nurture a healthy grieving process. Grief counselling can aid a person to trudge through the dark alley of sadness, guilt and anger, into a bright scene with fond memories.
You do not have to cope with your grief alone. Consult Dr Anirban Gozi.