It feels hard, sometimes even impossible, to walk into a funeral home in Phoenix, AZ and make final service plans for a loved one. Usually, even though you are grieving, you aren’t thinking about yourself very much. Instead, you are thinking about the person who passed away and their needs. While you will want to prioritize what they need and what you want to do to honor them, you are important as well. Once the plans are in place and you are able to take a deep breath again, think about the grief counseling options that the funeral home offers and what they could do for you.

Help You Accept The Loss

Right after your loved one passes away; you might have a hard time accepting that they are gone and coming to terms with the loss. It’s not unusual to get stuck in the denial phase, even. Whether you go forward with grief counseling right away or in the future, it can help you make sense of what’s happened so you can accept it and move on. Even if you just feel you need help for a while and then you can handle things on your own, that’s okay.

Get Emotions Out

There are some people in your life that you might be willing to express your emotions around and others that perhaps you don’t. You need to be able to let your emotions out, whatever they may be, so that they aren’t bottled up. A grief counselor or a grief group might make you feel less alone and okay with whatever emotions you are feeling. They are all normal and letting them out can help you put aside your pain and start to heal.

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While things are never going to be the way they used to be because that person in your life is not gone, grief counseling can help you get to a place where you feel normal once again—even if it is a new normal. Grief counselors will help you to take healthy steps that aid you in creating new rituals and new ways of doing things that will feel right to you in your loved one’s absence. It will take time, but you will feel that normalcy once again, even if it takes some help to get there.

There are other things that can benefit you if you decide to use a grief counselor or attend a grief group after you work with a funeral home in Phoenix, AZ to organize final services for your loved one. The professionals at Thompson Funeral Chapel just want to do whatever you need to help you honor your loved one. And we’re still there once the services are over to give you grief resources in case you feel you need something of that sort to move forward in whatever way possible. We will walk beside you and help to guide you through this heart-wrenching time in whatever way we can for the duration.

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