Bereavement

Here we discuss "Self-Care"

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Self-Care

Healing from our loss is profoundly hard work and takes its toll on our physical, emotional and mental health.

Sticking to our fitness regime or other taxing routines may be too difficult so we’ve included some ideas that are gentle for you to maintain.

Emotion is an energy stored in our body, unless we take the time to move around and psychologically work through our feelings. So any breath work such as meditation or hypnotherapy, along with gentle exercise, such as yoga or a daily walk, will be invaluable to your process.

Learning to relax and slowing our pace down can be tricky to master, but will reap benefits for you.

Making sure we have pleasure in our lives is important for our mental health. Some relationships may change following a death, so it’s important we take the time to nurture the ones that matter as they can help you deal with your loss.



Sleep 

Sleep is vital. When we are experiencing huge amounts of emotion this can disrupt our sleep.

There are few helpful hints regarding sleep to help you get some good quality rest:

* Keep a regular bedtime and get up time.

* Ensure you have some exercise during the day as this will help you drop off more easily

* Avoid caffeine and alcohol. Although this may feel like it doesn’t affect us, it prevents us having good quality sleep.

* Often a bath with essential oils or Epsom salts can help us unwind nearer bedtime.

* Limit use of screens at bedtime. We need at least 2 hours after using a tablet or mobile phone to adapt enough to go to sleep.

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