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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

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Grief Healing: Voices of Experience: The Ring

Grief Healing: Voices of Experience: The Ring

Source: www.griefhealingblog.com A good article on moving on and how long it takes after lousing a spouse.  This can be a very painful moment in one’s life as their existential value is questioned.  No longer married but grieving the person has to find a new identity. Especially the value of the ring itself and how it defines who you are–married or widowed. If you would like to learn more about Grief Counseling Training, then please review the program #griefcounselingtraining

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Grief and Gender

Grief and Gender

We are usually pretty hesitant to even hint at categorizing, labeling or classifying grief. There are so many different grief responses that can and should be considered ‘normal’ and no two people will have the exact same feelings and experiences after a death, not even those from the same family, region, religion, or culture. All … Source: www.whatsyourgrief.com We all grieve differently but within the paradigms of grief itself.  But genders do play a role.  Some are more how we are wired others are socially constructed.  This article looks at male, female and blended ways people grieve. If you would

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9 Ways To Cope After A Miscarriage Or Stillbirth

9 Ways To Cope After A Miscarriage Or Stillbirth

  If you are not trying to have a baby, then you may never know you miscarry. Yet many couples are proactively trying to become pregnant. They may be in denial about how many miscarriages actually occur. Source: www.huffingtonpost.com One of the most horrid types of loss is a still birth.  The loss of a child with the trauma of delivering a dead child.  This trauma is intense.   This article looks at 9 ways to respond to the grief of stillbirth If you would like to learn more about Bereavement Counseling Certification, then please review the program and see if

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At a Glance: Coping With Grief at Work

At a Glance: Coping With Grief at Work

  The sudden passing of Dave Goldberg, the popular Silicon Valley executive and husband of Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, touches a subject most workers probably don’t consider until they have to. In the U.S., many companies offer a few days’ paid leave after the death of a close family member. But… Source: abcnews.go.com Coping with grief at work can be difficult after a loss.   This article has a few ideas or suggestions to follow to help you better cope when you return to work If you would like to learn more about grief counseling training, then please review our program and

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The Limited Language of Grief

The Limited Language of Grief

I have been thinking about the limitations of language a lot lately, specifically when it comes to grief.  When you write and talk about grief as much as we do at What’s Your Grief, you become accutely aware of the ways in which language sometimes fails. There is nothing more frustrating than struggling to find the words to capture an … Source: www.whatsyourgrief.com Good article from “Whats Your Grief” about the limited language for grief and how we try to express ourselves and put words to the emotion we are experiencing.  Enjoy the article Also please review our bereavement certification program. and see if it