Navigating life after a significant loss can be quite the emotional experience. How that looks for each individual is unique to the relationship with the loss. Emotions are just energy in motion that need an outlet.
Alleviating yourself of this energy can be therapeutic in and of itself because- let’s be real, grief related emotions can get dark and heavy even for the strong ones. Still, in order to move forward even when you can’t see what’s next, you’ve got to get it out! Grief must be processed and worked through or else before you know it, you’ll get locked-in a tailspin.
Even if you happen to get stuck, I’m about to give you the key to breaking free. Finding the language to communicate your grief experience can help you unlock the treasures of grief within you. Verbally communicating your grief experience can be helpful; however, it’s important to note that language in this context is not exclusive to spoken words. It actually means whatever form of expression comes naturally. Language can be an art form conveyed by writing or gestures and the possibilities are only limited to the imagination.
I acknowledge that not everyone will be ready to take this step, and that too is okay. When you’re ready and on your own time. By the same token, if avoidance, is your thing, it definitely has its benefits, in the short-term. On the other hand, it’s just that- temporary, and unhealthy for the long- term. Nothing can stop those waves of grief from rushing in. Let’s find the good in grief- when you’re ready!
Your friend in dark and light,
Jasmine Cobb, LMSW, CGCS
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