Bereavement, loss, break-ups
The experience of loss can feel overwhelming, frightening and it may even affect your physical health & wellbeing. You may experience periods of disbelief, anger, shock and feeling as though you are numb. It is usually a difficult time as we feel unable to imagine our lives without the presence of a loved one, whether that is a parent, partner, sibling, child or a dear friend. The loss of a relationship, break-up or long term partner can be just as devastating as a bereavement.
Grief can take many forms and it can be experienced in a variety of ways from day to day, it is common to have waves of despair, followed by a feeling of being okay. This is your mind and body’s way of helping you gradually to accept the loss or relationship.
Emotionally bereavement may manifest itself in depression, anxiety, shame, relief that the end of suffering has occurred. Envy when you encounter others who have not yet had the experience of loss. This is where reiki is hugely beneficial. Reiki brings us back to balance, it helps us deal with the anxiety, depression and stress.
It is important that during the days and months following a death/break-up that you take care of yourself, no matter how pointless or difficult it may seem. A proper diet, exercise and above all else communicating with others is helpful. Those who care about you will want to help you get to the other side. Intense bereavement can be gotten through with good support. If you feel you cannot speak to those closest to you, a professional counsellor is a good option or a course of angelreiki healing. These people have often gone through it themselves and are equipped to help you give voice to your feelings in a safe and comforting manner.
Some things you can do to help you through are to keep mementos to remind you of the person, don’t try and shut all proof of their existence out of your life. Don’t feel the need to be strong, it is okay to be vulnerable in these moments and to rely a little on others. When you need it, take time to be on your own and private but don’t isolate yourself. Breathe, this too shall pass.
It is normal to think sometimes that you have seen your loved one on the street or imagine you have heard their voice, this is all part of the process of letting go. Try to remember that the pain you are experiencing will lessen in time and that while you may continue to miss them, the intensity of the grief will diminish. Write your loved one a letter..expressing what you want to say… it’s up to you if you post in (in the case of a break-up) or rip it up when you finished. The point is you are writing down those feelings, getting them out thus letting go.
Don’t compare yourself to others.
- Ask for, and accept, help.
- Feel free to protest the ‘why’ of death/ breakup
- Accept your feelings.
- Be patient with yourself.
- Let yourself feel the pain.
- Forgive yourself.
- Take time to laugh and cry
- Be good to yourself.
- Try not to make life changing decisions during the first year.
Angelreiki healing retreat is a safe environment to “let go”. If you are suffering a loss of any kind, the loss of a relationship or a person think about reiki and if you feel you would like to give it a try contact us firstname.lastname@example.org you are not alone.
“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” Rumi
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