It is normal to grieve, especially when someone lost a loved one. Everyone handles grief in their way, but at some point, when people cannot handle their feelings, having a strong support system is beneficial. For some, relief from sadness and pain comes a year or more after the event. At AMERICUS HOSPICE, INC., a trusted provider of hospice care in Simi Valley, California, we extend our care to family members who lost a loved one.
If you have a hard time coping with loss, our grief counseling can teach you ways to express your emotions without letting them overcome you. For example, we have therapists that may recommend for you keep a journal and record your feelings. Individual and group therapy with others who have lost loved ones can help you understand that, eventually, you will feel better again. In grief counseling, you learn to create a new connection with the person you lost. Your counselor will talk to you about the happy memories you had about the person. At the same time, you can process any unpleasant memories such as regret, anger, and guilt that you may have.