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Navigating Grief And Loss

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The "Navigating Grief and Loss" Forest session offers a supportive environment for individuals to openly discuss and process their experiences of grief and loss, while providing coping strategies and emotional support. During the session, Kavisha, a Registered Counsellor (HPCSA), will guide the group discussion to help participants navigate this difficult emotional journey.

Understanding Grief and Loss

Grief is a natural response to loss, and it can manifest in various ways. Whether you are grieving the loss of a loved one, a job, a relationship, or a significant life change, it's essential to recognize and acknowledge your feelings. Grief can be complex and may involve a range of emotions such as sadness, anger, guilt, or even relief.

Coping Strategies

While there is no universal way to grieve, there are healthy coping strategies that can support you through this challenging time. It's important to allow yourself to feel and express your emotions, whether through talking to others, writing, or engaging in activities that bring comfort. Taking care of your physical well-being by maintaining a healthy routine, getting enough rest, and nourishing your body can also contribute to emotional resilience.

Seeking Support

Navigating grief and loss can feel overwhelming, and it's crucial to seek support when needed. If you find it difficult to cope with your emotions, consider reaching out to a trusted friend, family member, or mental health professional. October provides a safe space for individuals to explore their emotions and receive guidance from registered counselors through digital group sessions.

Honoring Your Experience

Each person's grief journey is unique, and it's important to honor your experience without comparing it to others. Allow yourself the time and space to process your emotions and gradually adjust to life without the presence of what or who you have lost. Be patient with yourself and recognize that healing from grief takes time, compassion, and self-care.

It's important to remember that while October provides educational and supportive content, it's not a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have clinical needs, please seek assistance from a licensed healthcare provider. In emergencies, please call your nearest emergency department or use the emergency button on the app.

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