Bereavement & Grief Support
Everyone’s grief experience is unique and personal. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Grief can be unpredictable and we may experience emotions we have not experienced before. Reactions to grief can range from being overwhelmed to discomfort or feelings of relief.
The Bereavement Consultancy service is a resource providing support, conversation, referral and education for people grieving a death or seeking to understand the loss and grief experience. Bereavement Consultancy provides education and training on grief, loss and bereavement to the general public, community organisations, parishes, schools, health professionals, and funeral directors as requested. Please contact us should you require assistance.
Help with GRIEF
Many of us find a balance between spending time alone and being with family and friends helpful. Due to the very personal nature of grief, it may also be useful to speak with a bereavement consultant who can provide sensitive and non-judgemental grief support services and grief counselling.
The real experts in grief are not clinicians but individuals who have their own personal unique loss and grief. In other words, the vast majority of us are perfectly capable of experiencing our grief and bereavement with support of friends and family. Grief assists the healing process and provides an opportunity for deeper human connection.
When someone significant in our lives dies, we ask ourselves questions such as:
- What does it really mean to lose someone?
- Does grief feel the same each time?
- Is it the same for everyone?
- Is it always pain and anguish?
- How long does it last?
- What if someone doesn’t appear to grieve enough?
- What if someone talks about having an ongoing relationship to the person who has died?
- Is that normal?
If we understand the different ways people react to loss, grief and bereavement, we understand something about what it means to be human, something about the way we experience life and death, love and meaning, sadness and joy.
If you are seeking further information for bereavement counselling or grief support services please contact us.
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Phone: 02 9646 6908 or send us a message