Learn about the causes of Grief & find a practitioner in Auckland, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin to help you overcome Grief within New Zealand.
Grief is a reaction to the loss of something physical (bereavement) or from a social loss (redundancy) or symbolic loss (divorce). People experiencing grief suffer with mental, emotional and physical symptoms and the energy required to deal with grief leads to tiredness and inability to cope with day-to-day routine.
Grief is a natural response caused by physical, social or symbolic
loss. Humans require bonds with people or places to maintain emotional
wellbeing. When these bonds are broken permanently the grieving process
Grief is a struggle to hold on to an emotional bond while at the same time experiencing the reality of the loss. Unfulfilled dreams, future plans and hopes are destroyed resulting in problems adjusting to a new world.
Grief is typically triggered by a sudden traumatic or unanticipated event such as:
Many experts refer to the 'stages of grief'. These are sometimes
explained as 3-stages, 5-stages or 7-stages depending on the medical
practitioner or therapist you are dealing with. For a more detailed
explanation of the stages of grief read our 'bereavement' section.
Here we'll examine the three stage grieving process.
Grief is a natural process experienced by everyone although some people
find their ability to cope is more impaired than others. It is
important to recognise the stages of grief in order to work through
If you're finding the process too difficult to cope with, or are experiencing severe associated symptoms, then you should visit your GP to make sure there isn't any other underlying causes for your problems. If necessary, the GP will refer you to a therapist such as a counsellor or psychotherapist who will help you understand your feelings and discover ways for you to cope.