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Bereavement

Bereavement is a term used to describe any event that includes loss, so this could mean losing your job, loosing your identity, leaving your country or the death of someone you know.

There is no one way of dealing with loss, people respond to loss in very individual ways; some may be visibly upset for a long time, some may seem to be coping well on the outside, while they are still grieving on the inside. Our reactions to bereavement include feelings of grief, shock, numbness, anger and sadness.

Often we are expected to get on with our lives quickly, sometimes too quickly.

Some people need help with grieve; if left unprocessed for too long time it an leave us with emotional scars and can lead to depression and other mental health issues.

If you are experiencing loss and grieve counselling and psychotherapy may be the right place for you.

At Kraków Counselling and Psychotherapy in Kraków Kliny we can help you to process your feelings it in a more health way, come to terms with what happened and learn to cope in the new situation.

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When you know something is not right with yourself, whether it be physical pain or emotional unrest, it should not be put to the back of your head, where slowly it can eat away at you. Over time I let this happen, hiding physical pain and emotional sadness for the sake of others, therefore forgetting about my own life and happiness. I would plod along going from day to day, as if life was a production line.

Having lost family members in the past 2 years, undergoing a serious operation, fearing redundancy and breaking up with a long term partner, I felt like my head was like a volcano, a volcano that would not release pressure...

Nothing made me happy nor sad, distancing myself from loved ones and having no interest in the things I used to enjoy. Unsure how to proceed, a family member suggested I see a counsellor. Very reluctant to do so, 'why would I need to see anyone?' I took out the yellow pages, and emailed Joanna first. This made the initial contact very easy. Then a call to arrange a meeting, I had no need to be so reluctant.

I met with Joanna in a very friendly private atmosphere, where she diagnosed me with depression. We talked and after every visit a felt more of a weight lifting off my head, the volcano was starting to release pressure. And over time I learnt how to deal with how I was feeling and have the strength to ask myself the questions 'what I needed, and what I wanted?'.  I now have my life back on track, back with my partner and have no worries with what the future brings. With the help of Joanna I am happier than ever, as I said to her you 'fixed me'.

C.W. (Reactive Depression)