Grief is a powerful and universal human emotion that can have a profound impact on an individual’s mental and emotional well-being. It is important to recognize that grief is a natural response to loss, whether it be the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, or any other significant change in one’s life. While experiencing grief can be incredibly painful and overwhelming, it is essential to allow oneself to process these emotions in order to heal and move forward.

Research has shown that suppressing feelings of grief can lead to long-term negative consequences, such as depression, anxiety, and even physical health problems. By acknowledging our feelings of grief, we can begin the healing process and eventually find acceptance and days that feel different(maybe even a little better).

It is crucial for individuals experiencing grief to seek support from friends, family members, or mental health professionals (that would be us at Healing Tree!). Talking about our feelings with others can help us feel less alone in our pain and provide valuable perspective and guidance on how to navigate the grieving process.

While grief may be an inevitable part of the human experience, it is not something that should be ignored or brushed aside.  The emotional and physical toll of grief is real. By allowing ourselves to grieve openly and seeking support when needed, we can ultimately find resilience and a new sense of normal. Remember that it is okay to not be okay.

Be present for grief.  Move with grief.  Feel grief with a therapist.