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Bereavement Counseling Certification Article on Avoiding Grieving

Good article on the pitfalls of avoiding grief and not facing it.  Trying to be strong or keep busy can sometimes make us avoid our grief work and recovery

Ignoring grief can be unhealthy. Please also review our Bereavement Counseling Certification

Ignoring grief can be unhealthy. Please also review our Bereavement Counseling Certification

Please also review our Bereavement Counseling Certification

The article, Coping with Grief and Loss: Why Being Strong, Keeping Busy Won’t Work, states

“Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry _______.” If you’re like most people, you’re conditioned to automatically respond with “alone.”

Here’s another one: “The way to get through grief is to just keep _____.” Did “busy” come to mind? If you’ve suffered a devastating loss such as death of a loved one, divorce or breakup, you may be trying to cope by these and other unspoken rules.

These types of phrases are almost automatic responses. They are pieces of information stored in our belief systems from childhood.

Trouble is, the information was not helpful or accurate, according to Jeff Zhorne, Grief Recovery specialist. “Be grateful,” “Be strong” or “Get your mind off yourself” simply appeal to the intellect or offer advice.

So we wind up burying the pain and isolating. We shut the blinds, order in food and pop on Netflix.  Some begin to cut themselves off from other people.”

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