Grief and Loss - General Nature Based Therapy

Grief and Loss - General

Grief is a natural part of dealing with the loss of a loved one, or a situation, or a way in which we see ourselves. Loss requires that we change the way things used to be and find a new way to restructure our lives accordingly. It's common for people to fear change, particularly if a part of us, or a person we loved deeply, is no longer there. It leaves a gap that has to be filled, but nothing can replace the person who has left us behind.

People deal with loss in many different ways, but the desired end result is the same - trying to piece together the puzzle to the best of our ability, without the missing piece. We also go through the various stages of grief at varying speeds and intensities. Dealing with all the emotions that form part of grief is what makes support so very important.

Time is of the essence during the grieving period, and something we sometimes tend to rush. That's why it's so useful to speak to a therapist who does grief counselling during this time.

A therapist will help you understand that what you are feeling is completely normal and even expected. Medical professionals are aware of the wide range of natural responses to grief and loss and are generally reluctant to diagnose mental illness while a person is in a period of bereavement. However, if depression is present, medication is likely to be prescribed.

Grief therapy will help you to accept the loss and be able to talk about it without breaking down. You will learn to identify and express your emotions regarding the loss and learn to make decisions without your loved one.

If you are looking for a counsellor or psychologist does grief counselling to address your grief and loss you may want to search the directory to find a professional whose approach will suit you best.

Nature Based Therapy

At the root of Ecotherapy/Nature based therapy is the understanding that humans and nature are intrinsically linked. This human–planet connection is vital both for our psychological wellbeing and for protecting and sustaining the natural world, including landscapes, living things, and cultures. This approach frequently occurs outdoors, where issues the client is facing are supported by the counsellor and the mirroring and holding of the green spaces. 


If you are looking for a therapist who offers Nature Based therapy, please browse our list of practitioners below.

 

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Cynthia Gyuk

B.S.W., RSW
Welcome and thank you for taking a moment to read my profile. As a BCCSW Registered Social Worker with specialized training, I provide a compassionate and safe space to support individuals and families who may be... Read more

Suvi Teigen

M.S.W., RSW
    • Online booking
Hi, I’m Suvi. I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work and am a RSW (Registered Social Worker) with the BC College of Social Workers. I am also human and at times I have been where you may find yourself now... Read more