What is Grief? By Dewey Dykes

What is Grief? By Dewey Dykes Grief is an involuntary reaction that can happen with any kind of loss we experience. Grief is often experienced following the death of a loved one, end of a relationship, loss of a job, or the death of a beloved pet. These losses can often be sudden and overwhelming, […]

What is Grief?

By Dewey Dykes

Grief is an involuntary reaction that can happen with any kind of loss we experience. Grief is often experienced following the death of a loved one, end of a relationship, loss of a job, or the death of a beloved pet.

These losses can often be sudden and overwhelming, completely catching us off guard. You may even feel that the loss is traumatic. You may experience deep sadness, difficulty getting out of bed, a lack of motivation with everyday tasks, and an overwhelming desire to have what was lost back.

If it feels difficult to regain a sense of motivation or direction following a loss, it may be helpful to meet with a counselor that is experienced and knowledgeable about the effective treatment of grief in order to regain your bearings. Using the most current research and evidenced based treatments for grief, FBCBT can offer you a secure base to face the new world in which you find yourself.

From Dewey Dykes:

I have focused my entire career on being the most effective grief counselor that I can be for my clients. I have worked with all forms of grief in a variety of settings with a wide variety of people. I have taught effective grief counseling at the University of Arkansas. I focus on prolonged and traumatic grief because I think those are often misunderstood forms of grief that can cause great distress the longer they go untreated.

I am currently pursuing certification in Prolonged Grief Therapy, the most evidence-based treatment for Prolonged Grief Disorder. Above all, I focus the work that I do in the most current research that is available in order to best serve my clients. Because of that research, I believe that people grieve in doses that are broken up by the everyday life stuff that we must do. I don’t believe that we must experience things in certain stages or that you should feel a certain way after a loss. How you feel is how you feel, and we can work together to help you to feel like you are back on the right track.

If you or a loved one are interested in grief counseling please reach out via text or call to (479) 282-4452 or via email at info@fbcbt.org.