While grief is a universal response to loss, everyone experiences it differently. At Amend Wellness, we strive to provide a supportive and serene mental health retreat where you can explore your feelings of loss and find the healing you need.
Grief doesn’t come in one shape or size. It is a complex amalgamation of emotions that vary significantly from one person to the next.
- Normal grief is a natural reaction to loss, typically including intense emotions like shock, anger and sadness. These initial feelings will fade over time as you adjust to your loss.
- Also known as persistent complex bereavement disorder, complicated grief is long-lasting and feels more intense. Symptoms such as intense sorrow and preoccupation with the loss can interfere with your everyday life and make it difficult to embrace a new reality.
- Anticipatory grief occurs when we grieve a loss before it happens, such as in cases of terminal illness.
The Stages of Grieving
Grief often proceeds through several stages, which aren’t necessarily linear. They are different for everyone, and it’s common to move through them out of order or even revisit certain stages. Here’s a general outline.
- Denial: Initially, it can be hard to accept the loss. You may feel shock or disbelief.
- Anger: As reality sets in, you might become frustrated or angry, often blaming others or the situation for your loss.
- Bargaining: In this stage, you may find yourself making “if-only” statements, wishing you could have done something differently to prevent the loss.
- Depression: Profound sadness sets in as you start to understand the loss and its impact on your life.
- Acceptance: In this final stage, you accept what happened as a reality and learn how to live with it.
Grief and Loss Treatment at Amend Wellness
At Amend Wellness, a Joint Commission-accredited facility, we provide expert, compassionate care for individuals grappling with grief and loss. Our skilled therapists use evidence-based treatments to help you navigate the grief process. Here’s how our wellness retreat can assist you:
- Therapy and counseling: We offer both individual and group therapy sessions, facilitating a safe space to express your emotions and learn effective coping strategies. Evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy can be particularly beneficial for complicated grief.
- Healing environment: Our serene, luxurious spa retreat offers a tranquil environment away from daily stressors, promoting healing and emotional wellness.
- Holistic approaches: Along with traditional therapy, we provide luxurious spa services designed to reduce stress and promote emotional balance.
- Peer support: The sense of community at Amend Wellness is invaluable. Connecting with others who are experiencing similar struggles can be a powerful component of the healing process.
- Personalized care: We understand that each person’s grief journey is unique, so we tailor our treatment plans to meet your needs, ensuring you receive the most beneficial care.
Remember, it’s OK to reach out for help when you’re grieving. At Amend Wellness, we’re here to provide the support and care you need during this difficult time. Our team has committed to upholding the highest standards of care, so you can feel confident in entrusting us to guide you along your mental health journey.