Keen to resolve your symptoms?
DEALING WITH GRIEF OR LOSS?
SPECIALISING IN MENTAL HEALTH & BEREAVEMENT:
As a widow to suicide, a survivor of loss in its many shapes & forms, I have experienced the effect grief has on our health.
Physiologicaly, post traumatic stress & anxiety most directly impact our immune system. In my 20 years of clinical experience I have also seen how our attempts to cope with life’s challenges & tragedies affect our well-being journey in all-pervading ways, often without us noticing.
This may present as chronic cortisol excess (depleting our adrenal glands) or irritable bowel syndrome & a 'nervous tummy'. Long-term sleepless nights can increase our susceptibility to diseases too, especially those that are driven by depleted/vulnerable defence. Worry & the habit of pushing down our sorrow to function, work, provide for our families is a natural response, but have you investigated or considered the residual effects this is having on your longevity?
OUR THOUGHTS AFFECT OUR HEALTH
YOU CAN ENJOY HAPPINESS & OPTIMAL VITALITY, EVEN IF YOU'VE LOST PERSONAL IDENTITY DUE TO CAREER CHANGES/MARRIAGE BREAK-DOWN OR GONE THROUGH OTHER CRISES THAT HAVE PREVIOUSLY CONSUMED YOU.
6 years after my partner’s unexpected & tragic death & 12 years post divorce I am consciously putting the magnifying glass up to my grief, noticing my response, while also sometimes unconsciously pushing it away, done with the pain.
You have a chance to uncover & unravel your symptoms that may actually be intertwined with that sense of brokenness or heartache. What does it look like for you? Allergies, Reflux, Eczema, Headaches, Back Pain?
See a health practitioner who has walked in your shoes. Your body deserves the investment, careful exploration & results an investigative consultation can bring.
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