GRIEF AND LOSS
The concepts of grief and loss are most often associated with the loss of a person, people or perhaps an animal with whom we have established an emotional connection. During these periods individuals typically experience a range of emotional cognitive and social distress. These may include withdrawal from others, anger, prolonged feelings of sadness or depression, guilt, feelings of emptiness, insecurity and fear about their future. However, grief and loss may be experienced at other stages of life. For individuals who have worked towards a long-term career, the thought of retirement may arouse feelings of anxiety, fear and thoughts of an uncertain future. The result of such stressors may be conflict within the home environment, pressure on relationships and reduced quality of life. A combination of client and solution focused intervention will help individuals to manage the transition from one stage of life to the next. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) provides an effective platform for managing the grief and loss and the thoughts and emotions associated with major life changes, allowing the individual to embrace all the new opportunities and challenges of their life. psychologist.
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