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Grieving the Loss of Hopes and Dreams – What’s Your Grief

Grieving the Loss of Hopes and Dreams – What’s Your Grief

I just realized my birthday is tomorrow. Seriously, I totally forgot. Although I’m always bad with dates, truthfully I think this is more the product of selective inattention. I know bemoaning your birthday is so cliché, but I’ve been wishing that time would slow down for, like, 8 years now. The passage of time has … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com As we get older, grief can occur as we realize what we have loss from a non physical aspect, our dreams, our hopes and our goals.  The loss of not reaching or attaining something can be a cause for

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How to let go when a loved one is dying

How to let go when a loved one is dying

Reaching acceptance that a person is dying is a difficult path for the individual who is ill as well as for their family members. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.pbs.org It is the hardiest thing in the world to let go of someone we love.  Our world and our idea of reality is totally destroyed.  This article takes a closer look. 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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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