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Tips for Teaching a Death and Dying Class in Your Community

Tips for Teaching a Death and Dying Class in Your Community

If you are searching for a way to improve end-of-life awareness and make a lasting impact on society you might consider teaching a class on death and dying at your local community college. The future of end-of-life care in our country ultimately depe… Source: www.huffingtonpost.com A good article for certified bereavement counselors to review and apply to their potential teaching and instruction regarding death and dying in the classroom setting if you would like to learn more about grief counseling and death and dying then please review the program and see if it matches your academic and professional needs #bereavementcounselingcourses

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What would you tell your younger self about grief?

What would you tell your younger self about grief?

When my mother died, I knew nothing about grief. Truthfully, I knew nothing about life either. Like most, I entered grief with nothing more than a handful of assumptions and a few preconceived notions. Despite being a bit of a navel gazer, I was unwilling to slow down and evaluate what I was experiencing; I had … Source: www.whatsyourgrief.com Grief is something that can only be experienced to truly understand it.  i am sure for those who have experienced grief and loss on a larger scale, there is much they can share and probably would like to share with their younger

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How to deal with postpartum depression

How to deal with postpartum depression

Postpartum depression manifests itself with anxiety, feelings of worthlessness, fatigue and/or lack of interest. The depressive disorder takes place following the birth of a baby. It is treatable through prescribed medications, therapy and time. Source: familyshare.com Good article on the symptoms of postpartum depression and how to overcome it.   Many women after child birth will become depressed and grief counselors and clinical counselors should be aware of this If you would like to become a certified grief counselor, then please review the program and see if it matches your academic and professional needs #certifiedgriefcounselor

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By Sharing Death on the Web, Dying May Not Feel So Alone

By Sharing Death on the Web, Dying May Not Feel So Alone

When terminal illness is chronicled for all the world to witness, the end of life takes on new meaning Source: time.com Ideas on death and dying are more universally seen in personal cases now due to the advances in social media and how it has become a staple in American culture.   This can broaden the conversation about death and dying and expose what used to be a private thing and make it more public and known to those who seek to avoid discussing it If you would like to become a certified grief counselor, then please review the program #certifiedgriefcounselor

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Grief Healing: Religion and Spirituality in Grief

Grief Healing: Religion and Spirituality in Grief

Source: www.griefhealingblog.com A good article about spirituality and grief.  There are good thoughts about how spirituality can have harmful affects on grieving as well when it is misused. If you would like to learn more about Grief Counseling Training, then please review the program #griefcounselingtraining

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The Role of the Acute Stress Response in Grief

The Role of the Acute Stress Response in Grief

  I want you to think about the worst moment of your life.  When was it?   What was happening?  Personally, I can think of two. When I found out my mother had terminal cancer. The morning my father called me at an abnormally early hour to tell me my older brother had been in a … Source: www.whatsyourgrief.com An excellent article that looks how individuals respond to traumatic news.  With any sad or bad news, within the the first minutes, our body has an acute stress response, in grief this has been researched via Kubler Ross, Worden, Rando, etc. 

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The Unprecedented Nature of Individual Grief

The Unprecedented Nature of Individual Grief

If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard someone say they like ambiguity, I’d be pretty broke.  Studies show that making ambiguous decisions (based on little or conflicting evidence) actually activates areas of the brain associated with processing fear and emotion; thus proving that fear of the unknown is more than just an ominous … Source: www.whatsyourgrief.com Good article reminding us that grief while a empirical study based upon group studies of people and how they socially and emotionally react to loss, is still nonetheless a very individual experience.  To completely classify it, while important, still can be disastrous

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8 Reasons Why Winter is the Worst (for grievers)

8 Reasons Why Winter is the Worst (for grievers)

What’s cold, icy, really uncomfortable, and sometimes makes you sad? Gosh darn winter, that’s what. You can spare me your affinity for skiing, fresh fallen snow and curling up by a warm fire because I will swiftly counter with wet socks, slush, and lack of sunlight.   Sure winter has its moments, but for some its … Source: www.whatsyourgrief.com An excellent article on Winter and those who are going through the grieving process.  This article looks over 8 reasons why winter is the worst for grievers. If you are grieving, see what relates and see if you can help yourself in

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Infertility: navigating your ‘disenchanted’ grief

Infertility: navigating your ‘disenchanted’ grief

When couples acknowledge that they are experiencing a crisis in their relationship, or a disconnect in how they envisioned their life together, they can begin to understand their feelings and cope with them in healthy ways. Source: newsok.com This is seen as a disenfranchised grief because many see it not as a loss that existed but an inability to have.  Yet there is a potential loss that is not recognized.  Grief Counselors need to recognize the grief and frustrations of infertility. If you are interested in learning more about Grief Counseling Training, then please review the program #griefcounselingtraining

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Bereavement Counseling Education: 2015 Without You

Bereavement Counseling Education: 2015 Without You

Bereavement Counseling Education: 2015 Without You The beginning of a New Year without a loved one can leave one pessimistic about the future and New Year.  The previous year took something very special that can never be replaced and leaves the New Year and future years with many questions marks and uncertainties. The following year is a pivotal time of healing and adaptation for the grieving.  It brings along many ‘first” anniversaries.  In some cases a first Christmas or first Thanksgiving without a loved one, depending on the time of year the deceased passed.  Some anniversaries may also include birthdays,