Grief And Loss

What is Grief and loss counseling?

Grief counseling is a form of therapy that focuses specifically on helping individuals cope with and navigate the process of grief after experiencing a significant loss. It is designed to provide support, guidance, and therapeutic interventions to help individuals process their emotions, adjust to life changes, and find ways to heal and move forward.


Intense Sadness

Feeling overwhelming sadness, deep sorrow, and a profound sense of loss. This sadness may come in waves and be triggered by reminders of the person or thing that was lost.

Emotional Turmoil

Experiencing a wide range of emotions, including anger, guilt, anxiety, despair, loneliness, confusion, and numbness. Emotions may fluctuate and be unpredictable.

Social Withdrawal

Withdrawing from social activities, feeling a sense of detachment from others, or having difficulty engaging in previously enjoyable activities or relationships.

Irritability or Anger

Feeling irritable, easily frustrated, or experiencing outbursts of anger. This anger can be directed towards oneself, others, or even towards the situation that caused the loss.

Physical Symptoms

Physical manifestations of grief can include fatigue, changes in appetite or weight, sleep disturbances (insomnia or excessive sleeping), headaches, body aches, or general physical discomfort.

Cognitive Effects

Difficulty concentrating, memory problems, and reduced ability to make decisions. Some individuals may also experience a preoccupation with thoughts or memories related to the loss.

Guilt, Regret and increased sensitivity

  • Experiencing guilt or regret about things left unsaid, unresolved conflicts, or decisions made in the past. These feelings can be accompanied by a sense of self-blame or questioning one's actions or choices.
  • Feeling more sensitive or emotionally reactive to both positive and negative stimuli. Small triggers or reminders may evoke intense emotional responses.

Search for Meaning & Nostalgia and Longing

  • Questioning the purpose of life, the fairness of the loss, or struggling to find meaning in the experience of grief and loss.
  • Longing for the person or thing that was lost, yearning for their presence, and feeling a sense of emptiness or incompleteness without them.

The Only Ikigai offers educational resources that help individuals understand the grieving process, the different stages of grief, and common emotions experienced during grief and loss. This knowledge can help normalize their experience and provide insights into the journey of healing.

The Only Ikigai can provide practical coping strategies and techniques to manage grief. These may include self-care practices, mindfulness exercises, journaling prompts, and other therapeutic tools to help individuals navigate their emotions and find healthy ways to cope with their loss. We can also offer guidance on the healing and recovery process after experiencing loss. It can provide insights into finding meaning and purpose in life despite the pain, helping individuals navigate their grief journey and move towards a place of acceptance and growth.

The Only Ikigai may provide counseling services with therapists who specialize in grief and loss. Through personalized counseling sessions, individuals can explore their grief, process their emotions, and receive guidance and support to help them navigate the complexities of their loss.

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