Grief– a reaction to a major loss. It is most often an unhappy and painful emotion triggered by the death of a loved one or the expereince of loss (loss of a pet, a friend, a job, a house, a family member, an illness for which there is no cure, or a chronic condition that affects their quality of life).
Everyone feels grief in their own way. However, there are common stages to the process of grieving.
Stage 1- Denial, disbelief, numbness
Stage 2- Anger, blaming, acting out
Stage 3- Bargaining
Stage 4- Depressed mood, sadness, crying
Stage 5- Acceptance, coming to terms with your new reality
The process of grieving can effect your activities of daily living, your sleep, energy, appetite, mood, menstral cycles, fertility, sex drive, motivation/drive, musculo-skeletal system, skin, your heart and digestive function. It effects your energetic body which governs your physical, mental and emotional bodies (state of being).
I had a patient that came into my office 1.5 years ago. She was a librarian. She lost her father 10 years ago to a chronic disease that eventually took his life. When she came in for her first visit, she was dressed in all muted colors, couldn’t look me in the eye and conducted her new patient visit while knitting. After 3 months of working together and seeing changes in some of her subsequent physical symptoms, we began to work on her grief. It as never brought up as a complaint, but when she shared with me that for the last 10 years she had not taken one vacation, but spent her time attending grief groups 3 days/week for the last 10 years, I knew she was stuck in a pathological emotional state.
Grieving as a process, but 10 years was 10 years to long. To miss someone and have off days is natural, but to dedicate your life to the process of grieving becomes and identity. With one month dosing of the proper homeopathic, she had returned to my office wearing bright colors, having booked a trip to Hawaii and discontinuing her grief groups.
She was ready. And with a little push of energy medicine, we did just that- shift her energy back to a place of health.
Knowing that I too have gone through several major griefs in the last 2 years- the death of my father, the death of a friend, the loss of my best friend of 22 years, the disappearance of a man I was contemplating marriage, the loss of my personal belongings (the flood) and the loss of my personal ability to be physical in this world (my broken foot); I would love to help coach you through your grief as I have been very successful coaching myself (and having some outside help- tools of which I have adopted) through my grief. How can I show up best for you to help you feel free and happy again?
Let me help you rebalance your physical body by working with your emotions and energy around your loss.