According to clinical psychologist Emma Smith, there are various ways that people can help themselves through bereavement, such as staying close to friends and family, and not forgetting about basic daily needs. Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com
There’s a lot of things that we can do to help ourselves through the process of bereavement. I think, looking after our basic human needs, things like eating and sleeping can get lost when we’re grieving. So looking after ourselves in that way or asking for support from friends and family if it’s a time when we can’t actually manage this for ourselves. Finding a way to mark the loss, finding a way to remember the person, and carry part of them with us, even though they’re no longer here, so that might be having something quite concrete like a gravestone that you can visit and lay flowers, or it might be more about celebrating anniversaries, or finding some way to mark the person, the loss, and the impact they’ve had on your life, and also staying connected with friends and family.