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3 Lessons to Help You Grieve and Heal

written by Andrea Brandt, PHD, MFT September 24, 2020
3 Lessons to Help You Grieve and Heal

To help you grieve and heal after a loss, here are 3 lessons you should know.

For days, weeks, or even months after losing someone, you may wake up in the morning with an overwhelming sadness. It can feel like a heaviness pushing down on your chest, and it starts before your conscious mind has even kicked in to remind you of what you have lost. It wasn’t just a bad dream.

Deaths of family, friends, and partners can be so devastating that your whole orientation in life feels lost, and the way your brain and body initially react to the trauma may confuse you. But there is no incorrect way to respond to loss. Don’t judge yourself.

1. Grief is a healthy and necessary process.

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