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Grief demands more of a man than a stiff upper lip | Letters

Grief demands more of a man than a stiff upper lip | Letters

Grief Counseling Training   Letters: The empire is no more, but British males continue to psychologically construct themselves in contrast to women – tough, aggressive, reticent and invulnerable Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.theguardian.com The old image of a man who does not cry is more our culture than gender roles.  Men should cry over loss and grief.  There is nothing un masculine about it nor should it be avoided.  The days of the John Wayne stuffer lip are not what we should try to emulate. If you would like to learn more about grief counseling training then please review our

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Celebrating a Deceased Loved One’s Birthday

Celebrating a Deceased Loved One’s Birthday

My family goes a bit overboard with the Happy Birthday song.  For starters, there are a lot of us so that means anywhere from 4 to about 20 voices depending on who’s present.  Also, everyone can sing to some degree so no one is shy about loudly belting out the lyrics or taking license with … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com This is a way of coping for some and is dependent obviously upon grief recovery and how the recent the person died.  Still many of the ideas in here is a perfect way to commerate the loss of a

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Learning A Secret After A Death

Learning A Secret After A Death

    The topic of secrets has been a grief theme for me lately.  It started about a month ago when I watched the documentary Stories We Tell.  Haven’t seen it? No fear, the preview is below and it is on Netflix right now. And in case you’re like me and you can’t just watch one trailer, … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Another element that can complicate grief are secrets.  Secrets we may learn after their death can involve affairs, sexual tendencies, or debt.  These things can startle loved ones and have a tremendous effect on their image of

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Complicated Grief by Stephanie Muldberg – Midlife at the Oasis

Complicated Grief by Stephanie Muldberg – Midlife at the Oasis

Stephanie Muldberg shares her story of losing her son and suffering from Complicated Grief, a little-known but treatable form of grief. Sourced through Scoop.it from: midlifeattheoasis.com A sad and courageous article of a parent dealing with complicated grief that is sometimes associated with tragic loss, such as losing a child.  This article looks at her undying love for her child If you would like to learn more then please review the program and see if you would like to become a certified grief counselor #certifiedgriefcounselor

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The Grief Lens and its Impact on Outlook

The Grief Lens and its Impact on Outlook

One thing that keeps me up at night is the subjectivity of life.  Yes, I do have better things to worry about.  Trust me, I also lay awake plenty of nights wondering who will win this season of The Bachelor. William Shakespeare once wrote…“…there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” Although … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Good article on how we subjectively view things in grief and how our own viewing can affect our entire outlook on life.  This article goes into detail how this has an impact on our grieving process If you would

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Are You Healing Your Grief, or Perpetuating It?

Are You Healing Your Grief, or Perpetuating It?

We all know that it is in one’s highest good to grieve the loss of a relationship. Healthy grief releases feelings rather than allowing them to get stuck in the body. Healthy grief allows the griever Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com Grief Counseling helps people overcome and adapt with acute grief.  Some people perpetuate grief. Whether due to bad coping or the grief is complicated, sometimes people need help to overcome the loss. If you would like to learn more about grief counseling training then please review #griefcounselingtraining

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Internet Grief Support

Internet Grief Support

Obviously, we are big proponents of grief support on the internet…because WYG offers grief support on the internet, keep up people. Although the world of internet grief support is relatively new and evolving, in general we’ve found that online and social media platforms offer an amazing way for people to find support at their own pace, … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com A look at some of the benefits of online grief support.  Social media and resources of the net can be of great benefit, but this article also points out the negatives as well as the positives. If you would

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When Bereavement Leave Ends: going back to work after a death

When Bereavement Leave Ends: going back to work after a death

Here at WYG topics seem to come up in waves.  We see trends in comments on the blog, social media, and in emails.  Lately the trend has been going back to work after a death.  Let’s just get the obvious out of the way:  it sucks.  But beyond that there are so many questions.  When … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com It can be horrifying to have to face the stress and pressures of the world after grieving the lost of a loved one.  Once bereavement leave runs out, we are left with the sterile feeling of moving on with

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If There Were Greeting Cards For Grief

If There Were Greeting Cards For Grief

It might sound crazy, but I think there is definitely room for realistic and humorous cards for parents who’ve lost children. In a situation where no one really knows what to say, it’s nice to let a card do the talking. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com Very good article about the odd and sometimes wrong but well intentioned things we say to a griever.  What if we could make greeting cards for the bereaved, what would they say?  How many of these have you heard when you are down and thought “wow” or how many times after reading this have

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Embracing Grief When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s

Embracing Grief When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s

One day when I was visiting Ed, my beloved Romanian life partner of 30 years, in the memory care facility where he lived, they were having a festive sing-along. I sat down beside him to keep him company. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com The particular grief that comes with Alzheimers can be difficult because you realize the person you love will one day not recognize you.  This is a mental anquish and a pain as the days go by. This article looks at the pain of this diagnosis for both the loved one and the family If you would like