Losing a close friend or loved one can be extremely difficult. It might seem like a loss you’ll never get over, but with time things will get easier. However, if you’re struggling each day to cope with a recent loss, it can help to have some techniques to help you process your loss.
1. Group Therapy
Gathering with others that have recently suffered a loss can make dealing with yours easier and provide some much-needed support. Attending group therapy sessions to discuss your loss in a safe space can make it easier to heal in a confidential but loving environment.
2. Art Therapy
This grief therapy is all about using creativity as a way to process your loss and begin healing. Not only can art therapy help promote a healthy sense of well-being, but it can also provide a more physical way to work through your loss. Often, you’ll be able to paint, color, make collages, and even sculpt during art therapy sessions.
3. Traumatic Grief Therapy
Suffering a traumatic loss, like a sudden, unexpected death can be extremely difficult. Traumatic grief therapy helps you work through this trauma by exploring your responses and the grief associated with such a sudden loss.
4. Complicated Grief Therapy
Complicated grief therapy (CGT) is a relatively new psychotherapy model designed to address symptoms of complicated grief. Often when grieving for a lost loved one, you can experience feelings of prolonged and intense sadness. This is especially true if you’ve lost someone that you were close to for many years. This type of grief therapy promotes acceptance and helps you avoid fixating too much on the person you’ve lost.
5. Play Therapy
This grief therapy type is often used to help children process grief in a positive way by giving them tools to express their feelings in a safe environment. Since children may find it difficult to express feelings and emotions, play therapy helps them work through the problems they’re experiencing in a way that’s easier for them to articulate.
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If you’ve suffered a recent loss, the team from ACT Teletherapy is here to help. Contact us online today or call (442) 255-4411.