Grief, Loss, Bereavement & Trauma
If you’ve experienced trauma, then you’ve also experienced grief, and probably anxiety. These often go hand in hand.
The loss of a loved one can be one of the hardest things we ever have to deal with. There is a process that we go through that lasts months or even years, but for some people loss can be something that they cannot recover from.
Grief is a painful and complex set of emotions and can involve feelings of numbness, sadness, anger, and distress. It is a natural, human response to loss.
Feelings of sadness, emptiness, depression, hopelessness about the future and physical pain/heaviness in the chest area are all common reactions.
Sudden loss can be very difficult because of the trauma that is experienced with the shock of the event.
Trauma is an emotional response to a distressing or disturbing event. Sometimes, bereavement can result in trauma, for example, if the death was unexpected. In these cases, you not only have the loss to process, but also the circumstances around the death. A prolonged trauma response is known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Sometimes talking about the event and trauma makes things worse because it is possible to add to the existing feeling and energy by doing this. With Intuitive Core Healing we focus on transforming and letting go of the most painful aspects you are going through so that you can move forward in a more balanced and positive way.
Trauma can also produce physical effects, such as headaches, nausea, digestive problems, sleep disturbances, changes in breathing or swallowing, and panic attacks.
Working on an energy level can help you to release some of the pain/feelings so that it then becomes much easier to deal with. This way of working does not mean that you won’t feel any loss or sadness at all, it simply helps to enable an easier process and your sadness easier to deal with.
Clients who Natalie has worked with often say that they don’t want to let go of all of the feelings as they feel this would mean they no longer love the person that they have lost. With these instances it is still possible to help the client release the most painful parts of their experience to the level that they feel comfortable with.