Grief affects us in different ways, and no matter how we respond to it, it is normal. However we respond to grief, there are certain tasks that can help us to manage the grief and to adjust to our new life after a loss:
- To accept the reality of the death. An important task is to allow the loss to “sink in” and become real for us.
- To process the feelings associated with the death. Grief therapy provides a safe space in which to process those feelings.
- To adjust to life without the deceased. We examine the roles that the deceased played in one’s life, and then find alternative ways of ensuring those needs are met.
- To maintain a relationship with what has been lost. We find ways and rituals that one can use to remember the person without pain.
Daniel Bader, Ph.D., RSW, CCC, works with clients living with grief, including grief that is complicated by such issues as suicide, overdose, or estrangement. He is a Registered Social Worker and a Canadian Certified Counsellor, so his services are covered by most benefit plans.
To make an appointment or to learn more about grief counselling and grief therapy, please contact Daniel by phone, by email, or using the following form:
Address: 10 Duke Street West, Suite 314, Kitchener, ON N2H 3W4