Grief: we all experience this resounding reaction to loss at some point in our lives. Whether it’s grief from the loss of a loved one, a co-worker, a relationship, or even a job, grief can severely impede everyday life and lead to depression. It’s so difficult to work through the confusing and complicated process of grief, but with the right education, it’s possible. This education starts with understanding why grief can be so complex, and how to spot when it gets out of hand and becomes clinical depression.
Grief affects you in all aspects of life: at work, in social situations, in day-to-day life, and more. Though grief can feel overwhelming, understanding the 5 stages of grief - and how to spot which stage you’re in - makes it manageable. Dr. Judy breaks down those stages in Session 2.
Despite the pervasive pattern of the 5 stages of grief, everyone experiences grief differently. The way you cope with a loss could look entirely different than the next person’s. And it’s difficult to tell the difference between your grieving process and your “new normal.” So understanding what your grieving process looks like is key to starting your journey to recovery. Dr. Judy walks you through just that in Session 3.
Not only does grief manifest differently for all of us - it can also feel debilitating. Plus, it can strike you at the most unexpected times, regardless of when you experienced the loss you’re working through. But there are strategies you can use immediately to start to work through that grief, ease your pain, and move forward. Dr. Judy details the self-help strategies you can use right away in Session 4.
But what if the self-help strategies aren’t working? What are the signs you need professional help after grieving a loss? In Session 5, Dr. Judy highlights the signs it’s time for you to seek out a grief specialist or a mental health provider - and what to do next if that professional help isn’t working.
What about long-term grief management? When are you supposed to start feeling better after grieving a loss? And how can you maintain mental health & avoid unhealthy coping strategies once you work through your grief? Dr. Judy walks through these key elements of successfully working through grief in our final session.
This series will show you how to lift yourself out of the depressed moods that accompany the grieving process, and learn to celebrate the lives of the ones you’ve lost. Welcome to your crash course for effectively coping with a loss.