Reasons to Seek Grief Support After a Loss

Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be very difficult, particularly if you are responsible for arranging a funeral ceremony or planning a cremation ceremony. The director of your funeral home may be able to refer you to grief counselors or grief support services in your area. Here are a few of the reasons to seek grief support after a loss.

Connect with Others Who Have Experienced a Loss

If you attend group grief support meetings, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other people who have also experienced a loss. It’s helpful to realize that you’re not alone, and find common ground amongst other members of your grief support group. Your grief counselor can guide group discussions about healing after loss. The members of your grief support group can provide advice and compassion.

Receive Comfort and Grief Support in a Safe Environment

Your grief counselor will be able to help you process your grief, and will provide you comfort. Grief support services take place in a safe, welcoming, and compassionate environment. It may be easier for you to talk about your feelings with a trained, professional grief counselor. You will also gain a better understanding of the stages of grief, and can seek support handling the stress associated with planning a funeral service or burial service.

Find Tools for Coping with Your Emotions

Grief counselors are trained in helping people find tools to cope with their emotions. Your grief counselor will lend a compassionate ear as you talk about your feelings. He or she will also teach you how to talk about your feelings constructively, and move through the stages of grief.

If you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one and need a referral to a grief counselor near Oahu, HI, come see us at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. We offer access to valuable grief support services 24 hours per day online or over the phone. To learn more or to talk to a member of our funeral home staff about arranging a funeral, burial, or cremation service, call us today at (808) 239-8811.