Most of us go through life forming attachments to people, pets, things, activities, and beliefs. We often grieve when attachments are broken or damaged in some way. Additionally, there are times when we have dreams, goals, and expectations that get shattered when things don’t turn out the way we planned. Here are just a few situations that illustrate some of the losses we address at Capstone:
- An unexpected illness that affects our ability to work, play, and reach previous goals and dreams
- A break-up with a partner
- The disappearance of a beloved person or pet
- The grief experienced as part of a disability of self or a loved one
It can be immensely helpful to have a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental source of support to navigate grief and loss reactions which can often be overwhelming, confusing, and painful.
“Grief is like the ocean;
it comes in waves,
ebbing and flowing.
Sometimes the water is calm,
And sometimes it is overwhelming.
All we can do is learn to swim.”
- Vicki Harrison