Monday, February 4, 2013

Nurturing your body in grief

Grief can take a toll on our body.  Dr. Alan Wolfelt ( reminds us to "Be kind to your body.  

- The physical problems encountered from grief can include physical and emotional exhaustion, uncontrollable crying, trouble sleeping, heart palpitations, and headaches.  

-These physical effectcs are not inevitable, but in order to nurture your body, you may have to take a step back, slow down, and look at your physical needs.  You may need to take time away from work and focus on clearing your mind.  You must be kind to yourself by supplying your body with the good nutrition, water, rest, and exercise that you need.  

Carpe Diem:  Do one nice thing for your body today.  Consider a walk, a healthy meal, a warm drink, or simply a hot bath."   Thank you, Dr. Wolfelt. His books are referenced often in the grief groups offered in our office at :  Resilient Center for Grieving Families, 1355 N. Main, Ste. 1, Bountiful, Utah 84010.

For more information on upcoming groups, contact Becky Andrews, LPC, FT at 801.259.3883 or Melanie Holt, LAPC at 801.718.9840.  

Teen Group, Mondays 4 - 5:15, $20/group session
Adult Group for those who have had a loved one die from suicide, Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:45, $20/group session.

Upcoming Group:  Mindfully Grieving.  

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