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Anticipatory grief

Have you or a loved one close to you recently been diagnosed with a terminal illness or are nearing the end of life? You may be experiencing anticipatory grief. Anticipatory grief is the negative feelings one may feel when facing the eventual death of a loved one or their own death.

How do you know if you are experiencing anticipatory grief?

Are you…

  • Experiencing intense fear and anxiety when thinking about the eventual death of your loved one or yourself?
  • Feeling hopeless or angry at your situation?
  • Exhausted (physically or emotionally), causing you to be unable to complete your daily routines/tasks?
  • Withdrawing from others?
  • Struggling with feelings of guilt?

Counselling for anticipatory grief can help you to:

  • Cope with difficult or painful thoughts and feelings
  • Have a safe space to discuss end-of-life concerns
  • Allow you to grieve, find comfort and peace

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