Grief. It's a big bottomless pit that feels like you are in free fall when you are unceremoniously dumped in it. The further down you go the less likely it seems you will be able claw your way back to the top. My own memories of deep, deep grief are black...I know it sounds ridiculous but they just aren't there. Instead it is just black.
The loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, moving, a change of circumstance, saying good bye...all lead to some sort of grief. It is a natural response and a normal emotion. I'm not going to tell you Homeopathy can stop the pain or Bowen will numb you. I won't mention nutrition as most people grieving are completely unaware of what they are eating even if they remember. But all have a place to help you move through the grief in a healthy way.
Grief belongs to the individual and is different for everyone. As you stand at the edge of that bottomless pit, ready to fall in and be enveloped please know that as you spiral in it is possible to spiral out.
The first time I consciously remember the free fall was horrendous. I couldn't leave the house and could barely get out of bed. The deep sobbing lasted weeks and came on doing the simplest of things. I wouldn't even say I was functioning at that time. It just seemed endless...Of course it wasn't but it took me so long to move out of that deep stage of grief, I wondered if I would ever feel ok again.
The next time grief struck I had homeopathics and my experience was different. Grief with homeopathics was still painful but I wasn't stuck there. I was totally enveloped by it, I wallowed in it but never did I feel stuck. I moved through the grief but never did I feel it was taken away from me. It was like finding a ledge in that bottomless pit to hang out on for a while to catch my breath and work out what to do next.
I had my share of sleepless nights but when I did sleep it was restful. After a short time I was sleeping deeply and restfully through the night. I definitely feel that I faired well through an exceptionally traumatic and challenging time. It's not that the pain went. It was that I could deal with it better.
My top two favourite Homeopathics for grief are Ignatia and Pulsatilla although there are plenty of others!
These remedies are traditionally used to support an individual through a time of grief. If you are unable to move it please seek out professional help from your chosen health care provider.
Ignatia (aka ignatia amara)- this is generally used to manage the initial stage of grief. The inconsolable weeping and shock that can occur. The grief may also cause inappropriate responses such as laughter at something serious or tears at something funny.
Pulsatilla- also a teary remedy but these folks will crave, and be better for, consolation. They will need to have others around and be much better outside. Their moods will be quite changeable.
Had I been aware of the full benefits of Bowen at the time I would of jumped at the opportunity to have a Bowen session. There are specific moves that can be used to support the grief but the biggest benefit in terms of grief is putting the body back into rest and repair mode. It works on settling the nervous system which is something that the grieving person will hugely benefit from. Bowen will give the grieving person time out from the world.
It is hard to deal with grief and hard to know what is part of the normal process and what is not. As a society we seem turned off to grief and this makes navigating it even harder. Counsellors and psychologists are awesome allies to get you through as well so please, please pick up the phone.
A GP can organise a mental health plan so you can get a few counselling session free. I've added a few organisations below that do phone or online counselling as well.
If it is all too much go and see your GP. Homeopathics and Bowen can both be used in conjunction with any conventional treatments and medications. The solution can be many fold it doesn't need to be exclusive!
Disclaimer: Homeopathy is a traditional medicine.The TGA considers Homeopathy a low risk medicine. It may be used in conjunction with other medicines. For any ongoing chronic condition, it is important to be assessed or examined by your healthcare professional or specialist. Information given here is in no way intended to take the place of advice from your chosen healthcare professional or specialist. Any examples given from the authors life do not indicate that the remedy in question will work for everyone in every instance. They are used solely to illustrate the use the medicine in a practical situation.
Always seek medical advice in emergencies.