Painful losses may be a part of life, yet whether they just occurred or happened long ago, they always must be appropriately grieved. If not, they can stop us in our tracks and halt all progress and growth.
Grief work stops us because grief is an emotion that must be felt, and our feelings processed, before it lets us go. It is a great teacher because it requires us to know not only what was lost, but why it matters to us. It paradoxically teaches us who we are by showing us where we emotionally live.
Because most of us come from cultures that have taught us to numb or run from emotional pain, grief counseling can be very helpful to show us ways to allow our grief, heal, and move on.
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