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Maria Akopyan of Dignified Divorce Coaching: 5 Things You Need To Heal After a Dramatic Loss Or Life Change

Allow Yourself to Grieve. Anytime there is a major loss, grief sets in. Grief is the normal and natural way our minds and bodies react. Everyone grieves differently, it’s a very personal and non-linear process. When something bad happens, it’s okay to cry, to play the victim and to be overcome with emotions.

  1. Practice Self-Compassion. Similar to the previous point, when you’re dealing with a loss, it’s important to give yourself grace as you’re dealing with the intense emotions and difficult times. Many people find it easier to be compassionate towards others — quick to lend support and offer kindness when a family member, friend or co-worker are hurting. It can be more of a challenge to offer compassion towards themselves. However, cultivating self-compassion is essential for healing from loss and change. It is the act of extending kindness towards yourself when you’re dealing with difficult times and honoring your needs in the process. This simple act can soothe and nurture you while keeping you connected with yourself during your healing journey.
  2. Look for Support. Other people help us regulate our nervous systems. We get our sense of well being from others since we crave feeling connected, valued, and that we belong — that we’re not alone. It’s important to connect with friends and family that you know will not only understand what you are going through but will also elevate you. Good relationships have been shown to increase resiliency during times of change. Growth happens when we feel safe and understood.



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