Bereavement and Loss

A reflection on the experience of loss. Octobre 15, de TED Talks.

Grief is not only connected to the loss of a family member , friend , partner or pet . Any changes in our lives can potentially cause the need for a mourning process . This may be related to the fact that the changes are , in general, stressful and difficult to manage. We know that we are suffering grief when what we experience is reflected in the perception of our personal and emotional security .

Not everyone reacts the same way against loss. Painful experiences that are not healthily processed may cause neurotic symptoms and thereby affect our quality of life. Some of the symptoms then expressed are guilt , anxiety , depression , anger , panic attacks , suppression and/or exaggeration of feelings. Therefore it is believed that a loss needs to involve a clear beginning and closure .

Hypnotherapy can help us achieve a stable emotional state through the teaching of exercises that stimulate relaxation and well being. Additionally hypnosis can be a useful tool in helping to complete those processes of closure which may not have been completed . Hypnotherapy can help us learn how to express our feelings in a healthy and appropriate way, decide what would be the desired closing of an experience of loss , learn how to manage uncomfortable thoughts, emotions and behaviors which may be detrimental to our physical and psychic health . Through hypnosis we can also learn to experience a change in our perception of time , a skill that can be useful when practicing to recontextualise to our advantage those sad memories of past events that can no longer be changed.




About Anna Pons

Certificat (CPPD), Post Graduat Certificat (PGCert) i Post Graduat Diploma (PGD) en Hipnoteràpia Clínica, London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH) i Universitat de West London (UWL)
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