Grief & Loss
“Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.” Buddha
Losses can profoundly change one’s life in an instant. New losses can trigger old losses and stir up deep emotional pain from the past. Unresolved grief can create burdens that individuals carry in the form of depression, numbness, isolation, physical ailments (e.g. migraines, abdominal or gastro-intestinal distress), guilt, anger, or despair. Grieving is a process of learning to live with loss, and learning that individuals cannot necessarily fix it or force its resolution.
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and other therapeutic approaches can assist in the resolution of complex grief and loss, releasing frozen emotions, and create a sense of acceptance in living with loss.