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Grief and Psychological Disorder: Understanding the Diathesis-Stress Model

Grief and Psychological Disorder: Understanding the Diathesis-Stress Model

Grief can really mess with your head.  I’ll spare you my “Grief Makes you Crazy” speech, but for those who are interested we’ve already detailed it here and here and here in our blog category titled Grief Makes You Crazy. I should probably clarify, we don’t actually believe that grief makes you crazy.  Grief only makes you feel … Source: www.whatsyourgrief.com In addition to the objective aspects of loss that can lead us to assume possible complicated grief, this article looks at subjective elements that can lead an individual to complicated grief regarding their loss.  The article looks at the Diathesis-Stress Model If

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What Not to Say to a Griever: Illustrated

What Not to Say to a Griever: Illustrated

People mean well (usually), but sometimes well wishers choose the worst possible things to say after a death.  So many of the commonly used platitudes aimed at providing comfort actually have the opposite effect by minimizing a person’s grief. Please allow me to literally illustrate my point for all you non-believers. 1.  “Don’t cry” or ” You have … Source: www.whatsyourgrief.com Here is another good list of what not to say to a griever.  Good intentions can cause serious wounds so please review these “no, no” phrases If you would like to become a certified grief counselor then please review the program #certifiedgriefcounselor

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Is it Grief Treatment Or Handing Out A ‘Grief Pill?’

Is it Grief Treatment Or Handing Out A ‘Grief Pill?’

In 2012, a panel of psychiatrists working on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders voted to remove the “bereavement exclusion” from major depression diagnoses. Source: www.opb.org Grief is not a mental disorder but part of life.  Quick fixes do not occur, but a long process of adaptation.  This article looks at the reality of dealing with grief instead of medicating it as a disorder. If you would like to become a certified bereavement counselor then please review the program #certifedbereavementcounselor  

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Grief is a process, not an event – and it does not keep a schedule

Grief is a process, not an event – and it does not keep a schedule

And it does not keep a schedule, writes Montreal social worker and counsellor Corrie Sirota in a book that aims to help with the loss of a loved one. Source: montrealgazette.com Good article about grief and its long process.  The sting of loss in not simply an event that occurs but a life long adaption to that loss. If you would like to become a certified bereavement counselor then please review the program #certifiedbereavementcounselor

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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