Have you asked yourself that question or has someone pointed it out to you?
Not everyone that is grieving needs counseling/art therapy.
You might grieve alone, talk to a friend after you have suffered a loss and you do not need a counsellor. If you feel your friends don’t understand your feelings and what you are going through, perhaps a counsellor might be helpful at one point. But don’t rush into it.
It is normal to feel disconnected and overwhelmed for a while.
We all grieve in our own way and have our own time line.
If someone calls me that has lost a loved one two weeks ago I often support them through my free call but don’t take them on as a client right away. I will contact them after about three months to see how they are doing. Often they have found their own healing path. Said all that there are exemptions to that rule. (smile)
Many of us are capable to heal and cope with a loss by ourselves and/or the help of friends and family.
During our lifetime we have built resilience and coping mechanism that help us get through tough times. Humor, taking long walks, writing, art making might be your personal tools that you can access and help you heal.
What do you think are your tools?
Said all that some of us get caught up in a spiral of despair and longing for the loved one and we can’t seem to find a way out by ourselves. Friends are called back to their own lives or are immersed in their own pain and aren’t able to help anymore. This might be the time to seek help from a counsellor/art therapist.
If you or someone you know is wondering about counselling I offer a free Grief Relief call to help them getting clear on what they need right now to heal their broken heart.
Take good care,