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Friday, October 23, 2009

Grief Counseling

Grief Counseling
By : Hesti Yanuarti

Have you ever experience grief so unyielding and persistent that there seems to be no end? Counseling may provide an avenue for healthy resolution. Grief counseling refers to a specific form of therapy, or a focus in general counseling with the goal of helping the individual grieve and address personal loss in healthy manner.

Specific tasks of grief counseling include emotional expression about the loss (which can include a wide range of feelings), accepting the loss, and coping with the changes within oneself and the world after the loss. Typical feelings experienced by individuals, and addressed in grief counseling, include sadness, anxiety, anger,loneliness, guilt, relief, isolation, confusion, or numbness. The purpose of grief counseling is to help individuals work through the feelings, thoughts, and memories associated with the loss of a loved one. Although grieving can occur for other types of loss as well(such as loss of goals, ideals, and relationships), grief counseling is generally directed toward positive adjustment following loss after the death of a loved one.

The top 8 grief counseling techniques are:
  1. You can begin the grief and loss counseling by thinking that it is just, but normal and practical thing to seek out the device and comfort from others.
  2. Be open and willing in joining a grief support group. Part of your grief and loss counseling is knowledge. Also, those in sorrow seldom realize that aside from the major loss that they suffered, there are also some secondary that need to be considered.
  3. Have an appointment with a grief counselor. Find a professional who acquired extensive experience and counseling load that specialized in grief and loss counseling.
  4. EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). This technique works in nearlly all cases to permanently remove deep emotional pain and sadness around a PAST memory of loss. This grief counseling self-help technique requires tapping-yes, tapping-your fingers on meridian energy points on your face and upper body.
  5. The Mind-Body Self Hypnosis Cancer CD. This CD was originally created for those with cancer to facilitate expression of feelings of emotional pain and grief, anger and resentment. It has become so effective in helping people overcome their pain and deep grief.
  6. Vipassana Meditation. You would need to attend a 10 day silent meditation retreat for the purpose of using this as grief counseling self-help technique.
  7. Journaling your feelings. This a tried and true method of expressing your deep feelings of grief and pain. Tears and crying are tools from God that have given us to eliminate our pain and grief.
  8. Hypnotherapy - Emotional Release Theraphy. Deep grief and emotional pain all resides within the subconscious "feeling" mind. And EXPRESSING your painful emotions of grief is the best way to overcome your pain.


  1. very intresting & informative post...keep it up

  2. Psycology is such a broad topic that this blog made me curious. However, I would need to really dive into all its posts to get a good perspective.
    The self help approach is very interesting for all who cannot get away to see professional one to one help. May that be for financial reasons or any others... The blogs suggestion to use books sounds to me like a method of researching your own personal problems to come to some solution to help yourself. Hoping that the best literature will be recommended with explanations on why they may serve a relieve purpose...

  3. A loss is something which can never be replaced. Its like putting you in the center of an emotional battlefield. You have given us a lot of tips and information. This is going to help a lot of people also.
    grief counseling


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