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Bereavement & Loss (continued)

The grieving process takes time before normal emotional life can be resumed and you are encouraged to allow it to take its natural course by drawing on your support systems of family and friends to help you.


Sometimes we can find it difficult to grieve.  As human beings we do not like to feel emotional pain and we may try to ignore painful feelings in order to protect ourselves.  Beliefs that we need to be strong, that grieving is merely self pity or that we do not have a right to feel our feelings actually interfere with the grieving process.  This means that  we may suffer from unresolved grief from past or recent losses which in turn can leave us feeling anxious, panicky, or have an impact on close relationships.



How Can Combining Therapies Help?


Whether you come to see me at A Time For You Counselling & Reiki, Swindon for Counsellig, Reiki, EFT or a combination of all three therapies, you will feel safe and supported.  


Grieving is painful but it is also a healing process and once it has been worked through, you will be able to find joy in your life once again.  Together we can decide how best to use the time available to us and which therapy or combination of therapies will help you the most


By feeling safe and held by a professional therapist you  can begin to relax as you feel supported and understood,  Whether through Reiki, EFT or Talking Therapy you can then be helped to get in touch with, what can be, very frightening feelings of pain and loss.  I can help you to release and let go of the pain of your loss that we are holding on to so that when it subsides, you will feel better.  When this happens your energy begins to flow and shift resulting in you being beginning to shift and and move forward in your life,



How Can Counselling Help?


When you come to see me you will feel encouraged and enabled to talk about your loss(es) and get in touch with the whole range of your feelings, without worrying about being judged in any way.  I can explain grieving process to you from a counselling perspective and by gaining an understanding of the different stages of grief will reassure you and normalise your feelings and your own process.


As an experienced counsellor I can help you to acknowledge and accept your feelings and to feel supported enough to express them so that you can process them and then let them go.


I will be able to offer you insight into how our past unresolved losses can affect the way that you feel in the present and I can help you with any anxious and panicky thoughts and feelings, negative ways of thinking and difficulties in close relationships.


I will also be able to help you with the process of "letting go" of what was lost and together look at how you can take the steps to move forward without your life and contiue to grow.


How Can Reiki Help?


As human beings we do not want to feel emotional pain because it hurts us.  If you have lost somebody or something perhaps you have tried to be "strong" and in doing so may surpress or deny your difficult feelings in order to protect yourself from them.  However, all of those thoughts and feelings that you are unable to process and express, are held on to and stored as energy in your energetic bodies.  


There are seven main energy centres called "chakras" in your energtic body. These vortexes of energy should be constantly spinning in order to distribute your life force "KI" energy to all of the major organs in your physical body so that your wellbeing is maintained.  


Any stored emotions and thoughts act as blockages to your energy flow.  Blockages cause the energy in your chakras to become depleted, over charged, unbalanced and sluggish and affects their ability to spin and regulate your Ki life force energy.  When this happens you may feel a diminised sense of wellbeing and experience physical symptoms and illness.


By coming and having a Reiki treatment, Reiki energy will gently release emotions and thoughts that you are holding on to in your energy fields and are blocking your energy.  Reiki energy also re-balances your chakras and leaves you feeling calmer, more grounded, less anxious and less panicky.



How Can EFT Help?


EFT is often called emotional acupuncture because it combines gentle tapping on key acupuncture points while focusing your thoughts on uncomfortable emotions, unhappy memories or any other problem.  Research has shown that pressure on acupoints sends fear dampening signals directly to the limbic system and that acupoint stimulation is an effective treatment for feelings of anxiety that often accompany loss..


EFT won't magically take away the pain of loss but it can help when or grief is more complicated.  For example if we are holding on to gult or anger around our loss, EFT can quickly help us to free these emotions from in our energy system,


By using EFT the underlying emotional factors that contribute to the problem are typically released along with the energy blocks.