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How Can Hypnotherapy help You through Grief & Mourning?

Grief is a term that describes all the feelings, thoughts and behavior that someone goes through after bereavement.  Grief and mourning typically involve the natural flow of emotions following the loss of a special someone or something from your life.

When we lose someone we care deeply for, be it a lover, parent, family member or even the family pet, we are bound to feel something. Everyone deals with loss and the inevitable issue differently. Some cope better than others- there is no right or wrong way.

Why and how does Hypnosis work? 

Hypnotherapy can help change your perspective towards life in drastic positive ways.  This method has been proven to enable your self-conscious to deal and cope with the stress of losing someone or something.  Thus, experience a huge sense of release and relief and be able to put your thoughts and feelings back into a proper perspective.

You will still have your memories – but they will be less charged with painful feelings, allowing you to be able to talk openly, should you wish, without the fear of being overcome by  emotions.   Most of us go through series of emotions such as…

  • Shock and disbelief – Right after a loss, it can be hard to accept what happened. You may feel numb, have trouble believing that the loss really happened, or perhaps even deny the truth. If someone you love has died, you may keep expecting them to show up or call, even though you know they’re gone.
  • Sadness – Profound sadness is probably the most universally experienced symptom of grief. You may have feelings of emptiness, despair, yearning, or deep loneliness. You may also cry a lot or feel emotionally unstable. That is OK. Tears are known to be cleansing and self acceptance.
  • Guilt – You may regret or feel guilty about things you did or didn’t say or do. You may also feel guilty about certain feelings (e.g. feeling relieved when the person died after a long, difficult illness). After a death, you may even feel guilty for not doing or having the opportunity to do something to prevent the death, even if there was nothing more you could have done.
  • Anger – Even if the loss was nobody’s fault (in most cases it is not), you may feel angry and resentful. If you lost a loved one, you may be angry at yourself, God, the doctors, or even the person who died for abandoning you. You may feel the need to blame someone for the injustice that was done to you.
  • Fear – A significant loss can trigger a host of worries and fears. You may feel anxious, helpless, or insecure. You may even have panic attacks. The death of a loved one can trigger fears about your own mortality, of facing life without that person, or the responsibilities you now face alone.
  • Physical symptoms – We often think of grief as a strictly emotional process, but grief often involves physical problems, including fatigue, nausea, lowered immunity, weight loss or weight gain, aches and pains, and insomnia.

To help you ease and cope on your own, I recommend you to allow your emotions that are arising to come to surface. No need to resist all that you think and feel its important to find someone to talk to.

This is not about forgetting – more about healing.  When you feel that you are ready to heal your emotional wounds, we  are here to help you with…

  • Accepting the reality of the loss
  • Working through to the pain of grief
  • Adjusting to an environment in which the departed is missing
  • Moving on.

Either way, hypnosis and hypnotherapy can help you complete your natural grief process by unblocking whatever thoughts or feelings are preventing this from happening naturally.

Schedule a private session with Lisa today and start moving beyond your limiting beliefs, behaviors, inner conflicts and confusion.