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Grief and the Veteran: An Inside Look

Grief and the Veteran: An Inside Look

  If you or someone you know have experienced a death, please take the time you need to process your grief. To all those who have served our country or who are remembering a Veteran, may Memorial Day bring some measure of peace and calm to your heart. Source: www.huffingtonpost.com This is a good article about the grief many veterans can face. The sacrifice and loss they endure can cause many griefs in their hearts. If you would like to become certified as a grief counselor then please review the program and see if it matches your professional and academic

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Memorial Day, or National Grief Acknowledgement Day?

Memorial Day, or National Grief Acknowledgement Day?

In a sense, Memorial Day weekend should usher this country into the griever’s world: The every day reality of grief. Memorial Day should (or could) be a time when the whole nation bows its collective head to its collective heart, and says: Ow. Ow. OW. This hurts. Source: www.huffingtonpost.com In many ways Memorial Day is a day of grief.  For many this grief is still sharp while for others it is a distant memory but it does give society a time to remember and grieve collectively as a nation If you would like to learn more about Grief Counseling Training,

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Grief Healing: Sibling Loss: When Grief Goes Unacknowledged

Grief Healing: Sibling Loss: When Grief Goes Unacknowledged

Source: www.griefhealingblog.com The loss of a sibling can be very painful for a brother or sister.  This article looks at how siblings can get lost in the matter when a brother or sister dies. If you would like to learn more about bereavement counseling online training, then please review our program and see if it matches your educational and professional needs #bereavementcounselingonlinetraining

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Guilt vs Regret in Grief

Guilt vs Regret in Grief

When it comes to grief, guilt and regret are words that get tossed around pretty regularly.  We all have things we wish we’d done differently, things we wish we had or hadn’t said, things we feel terrible about.  This isn’t our first time writing about these topics.  We have a post on guilt here and … Source: www.whatsyourgrief.com Good article about grief, guilt and regret.  We can many times become confused and conflicted in loss and have mixed emotions in dealing with the deceased especially in regards to our life with them. If you would like to learn more about

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What’s Your Grief Style? (aka coping for your kind of crazy) – What’s Your Grief

What’s Your Grief Style? (aka coping for your kind of crazy) – What’s Your Grief

  http://traffic.libsyn.com/whatsyourgrief/Coping_With_Grief.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Too lazy to read the post?  Listen to our podcast episode on this topic instead. ————————————— We talk a lot here at WYG about different grief theories.  We do our best to break them down in a way that makes sense, doesn’t … Source: www.whatsyourgrief.com Coping is the way we overcome the intense sadness and find adaptation to the loss.  It is essential to be able to cope through a loss and there are numerous subjective elements at play that determine who will cope and who

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16 Tips for Continuing Bonds with People We’ve Lost – What’s Your Grief

16 Tips for Continuing Bonds with People We’ve Lost – What’s Your Grief

http://traffic.libsyn.com/whatsyourgrief/continuing_bonds.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Prefer to listen to your grief support?  Hear us discuss the different ways to continue bonds with your deceased loved one in the above podcast. ———————————————————— With decades of grief theory that focused on closure, acceptance, and moving on, it is no … Source: www.whatsyourgrief.com Continuing bonds with our loved ones is important.   Spiritually they still exist but sometimes we need to do physical things here and now to feel them more completely until we are reunited with them. If you would like to become a certified

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The Myth of the Grief Timeline

The Myth of the Grief Timeline

How long does it take to fall in love? How many seconds pass before a parent loves their newborn child? How many kisses before boy is head over heels for girl? And how many tears are shed before girl gets over boy? How many arguments and rivalries can the bonds of siblinghood withstand? How many … Source: www.whatsyourgrief.com An excellent article.  While many grief theories help give us a general understanding of grieving and a general timeline, it is very erroneous to apply it to everyone.  Grief is unique.  These other aspects are guidelines and only that when dealing with

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Certified Grief Counselor and Religious Coping: Understanding God’s Will and Loss – YouTube

 on http://www.aihcp.org Those of religious background statistically have better coping mechanisms for loss than those who do… Source: www.youtube.com Short video from the American Academy of Grief Counseling about the effective nature of religious coping when properly utilized.  The video also looks at unhealthy religious coping and how a certified Grief Counselor should deal with and speak to a spiritual person. Too many times people employ religion and spirituality improperly during loss.  Also, well intentioned individuals can cause pain to the grieving when they misuse religious ideals in failed attempts to relieve the distress of the grieving.  This video is

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Children Go Through the Grief Cycle During Divorce or Separation

Children Go Through the Grief Cycle During Divorce or Separation

Even though you may not realize it, divorce or separation will cause your children to go through the same stages of grief that you are experiencing. Source: fremonttribune.com A very big issue that sometimes go unnoticed as parents are going through a divorce is the child and his or her grief.  The parents are so into legal issues and personal revenge that sometimes grieving of a child can go untreated If you would like to learn more about Bereavement Counseling Training, then please review #bereavementcounselingtraining

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8 truths no one ever admits about miscarriages

8 truths no one ever admits about miscarriages

It happened. You had a miscarriage. Despite the fact 1 in 4 pregnancies miscarry, the term is still whispered in social circles. In this article, I bring the pain of miscarriage out in the open by sharing the things I learned from my own experience. Source: familyshare.com The sorrow of a miscarriage is a great grief that sometimes is not recognized.  This article lists 8 truths that revolve around miscarriages.  As certified Grief Counselors are we helping families that experience miscarriage enough? #certifiedgriefcounselors