Grief and bereavement
What are grief and bereavement?
Bereavement can be a very difficult process and research has shown that in twenty percent of every death the next of kin have to deal with severe grief problems. We speak of severe grief when, for example, you feel intense grief that hardly diminishes as time goes by and you find it difficult to accept the loss, which interferes with your normal daily activities. You will find it difficult to cope with your loss and professional help can assist you in getting the mourning process going.
Grieving and mourning is the process in which someone tries to recover from a loss. There is no right way to grieve or mourn, it is different for everyone and depends on several things, such as your relationship to the deceased, your personality, the people around you, cultural customs, and whether you were prepared to losing the person or it happened suddenly.
Don't hesitate to ask for help. The question you may often ask yourself is: "Am I just having a hard time or am I stuck?". The treatment entails cognitive behavioural therapy. EMDR may also be used. Treatment addresses the four main tasks that are important to accomplish as a grieving person (Worden, 1991): facing reality, feeling sadness and pain, experimenting in your new role and moving on to life.
In case of problems with loss and grief, we offer partial online treatment, in collaboration with the online programs (e-health) of Therapieland. You can find more information on the Blended Care page.
Treatment of normal bereavement is not covered by health insurance. Unless you are diagnosed with another DSM-5 disorder or with persistent complex bereavement disorder, you will have to pay for the costs yourself. Ask our office management about the conditions.
Would you like to make an appointment right away or would you like more information? Don't hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to explain what we can do for you.