Bereavement is a distressing but common experience. Sooner or later we will all suffer the death of someone we love. For most of us, these losses usually happen later in life so we do not have much of a chance to learn about grieving, what the right things to do are and how to come to terms with the loss.
There are various stages of mourning after a bereavement; it is not just one feeling, but a whole succession of feelings, which take a while to get through and which cannot be hurried. They show themselves in different ways in different people.
Most recover from a major bereavement within one or two years. However some may start to grieve but get stuck – sleepless nights may go on for so long as to become a serious problem and depression may continue to deepen, affecting appetite, energy and sleep. If you are unable to resolve your grief it may be time to ask for treatment to help with your bereavement.
Nightingale Hospital treatment approach for bereavement
Our approach to helping the grieving process combines an individualised programme with treatments based on current clinical evidence.
Talking therapies and medication can help you through your bereavement. Counselling gives you the opportunity to talk to someone, family therapy can help you and your family cope better and sleep therapy can aid sleepless nights. For some, meeting and talking with others who have been through the same experience helps. Medication can help with lengthy periods of sleeplessness and deepening depression.
Bereavement treatment tailored to you
Bereavement treatments here in London can be as an outpatient, day patient or inpatient. We have the expertise to approach the support and treatment we offer you in a personal and flexible way to benefit you the most in your recovery.
Through therapy and alternative approaches such as meditation, relaxation, sleep therapy and physical therapies we aim to give you knowledge and coping skills for dealing with your bereavement effectively.
Nightingale Hospital London has a number of Consultant Psychiatrists and Therapists that can help you through your bereavement. It is vital you find a bereavement specialist that you can trust and work with on your recovery. If you cannot find the information you need on bereavement specialists and bereavement treatment programmes we would welcome your call so you feel secure in the decisions you make.
Please contact us confidentially on 020 7535 7700 24 hours a day.