The various emotions of grief are powerful and can feel overwhelming,
There are many techniques available to help cope with the emotional rollercoaster of grief. These self regulation techniques can be learned and used on one’s own. Others are very dynamic and need to be experienced with a therapist. These are mainly mind body techniques that help to balance the brain, ease the mind and soothe the heart.
Breathwork (such a belly breathing and alternate nostril breathing) are practices that come from the yoga tradition and calm the body and the mind. Breathing mindfully can help bring you back to the moment at a time when things feel out of control.
Energy psychology exercises such as EFT and Resource Tapping, can be learned from a trained therapist. These techniques can help one to understand & release strong blocked energy. Also, Hypnosis, Self Hypnosis and Guided Imagery are enormously helpful in reframing and redirecting thoughts and feelings.
Finally, many grievers have been deeply traumatized by what they have experienced, and evidence symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Specially trained therapists can help to desensitize and reprocess traumatic symptoms. EMDR therapy helps clients learn to manage the impact of trauma.
Mindfulness is a meditative practice that can help individuals feel more control by gaining more awareness . Mindfulness helps us to be more in the moment, which can bring less resistance to letting go of the past and , less anxiety about the future.