The Counseling Center holds a webinar on getting through grief

By Counselling Department

Grief is the emotional suffering you feel when something you value or someone you love is taken away from you. This pain can be overwhelming resulting in the experience of unexpected and difficult emotions. Grieving is a highly individual experience; there's no right or wrong way to grieve. Even then, it can still be incredibly challenging to navigate through the process.

This past week, the Counseling Center hosted a webinar on getting through grief, providing an opportunity for individuals to delve into the complexities of coping with loss. The session aimed at providing education on the different types of losses, the various factors influencing how we grieve, stages of grief and the strategies and support for individuals navigating through the challenging journey of grief. Some of the strategies outlined included; acknowledging your pain, accepting that grief can trigger many different and unexpected emotions, understanding that your grieving process will be unique to you, seeking out face-to-face support from people who care about you, supporting yourself emotionally by taking care of yourself physically and recognizing the difference between grief and depression.

The presenter, Ms. Adolphine Nyandoro (Senior Counselor), also encouraged the participants to share ways through which they can grieve in a healthy way and the need to seek therapy to be able to navigate through the stages. The Counseling Center will also facilitate a virtual support group every Friday, from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, in the month of February to provide more support to the participants.

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