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‘Evil did not win” Newtown Shootings

‘Evil did not win” Newtown Shootings

  Parents of the 20 children killed in the Newtown shooting announced the formation of a singular website Monday dedicated to the memory of all the victims, while one family released an emotional video declaring that evil did not win. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Becoming a Certified Grief Counselor Parents continue to show resiliency in their darkest grief in Newtown as they share their stories and courage with the world.  The families have jointly created a new website in commeration of the deaths of those killed in the Newtown shooting almost a year ago. Grief counselors or those becoming a

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Sandy Hook dad talks about 911 tapes – CNN.com Video

The father of a slain Newtown, Conn. student reflects on the 911 tapes, and the upcoming holiday American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: A sad video about the loss of the families at Sandyhook.  The videos in order talk about the pain of individual parents, the needs they have and the disturbing 911 call. Compounded with the holidays, the approaching anniversary of the shooting, and the traumatic loss itself, these parents are facing a grief nightmare that noone can imagine. The best thing according to grief counselors is for them to talk and for others to listen. One particular sad

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Sandy Hook: Finding Gratitude, Even in Grief

  I will let my thoughts turn to friends, neighbors and all of those who are hurting and impacted by grave loss. I will consider the strength and trust that so many of them have shown. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This article is sad and a sign of grief recovery.  The families of SandyHook no doubt suffered greatly on Thanksgiving, but many were also able to find happiness and love of the support and new friends they have found since the shooting. Being able to find gratitude and some sort of happiness is critical in grief recovery.  Of

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Certified in Grief Counseling: The Grief My Son Does Not Deserve

Certified in Grief Counseling: The Grief My Son Does Not Deserve

    Max’s 11th birthday is coming up. My 11th anniversary as a mom is coming up. His birth will never be a happy event for me, yet why does it have to still hurt so much? It feels as if I am doing Max wrong by grieving this way. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Certified in Grief Counseling One of the most courageous acts of a parent is caring for a special need child.  it is an act of love but also a cross.  You realize your child will never have a normal life but you nonetheless cherish

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Coping with Grief During the Holidays

Coping with Grief During the Holidays

  One of the most difficult times of the year for the grieving are the Holidays. Whether Thanskgiving, Christmas, Hanakkuh, or New Years, the void of a lost lo… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: A short video made by The Academy of Grief Counseling on coping with grief during the Holidays.  How do you cope with grief during the Holidays?  Thanksgiving, Christiams, Hanakkuh, and New Years can be difficult times for those who lost a loved one recently, or even long ago. This video covers some key ways to work through your grief during this time of year. If

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Certification in Grief Counseling: Feelings of grief, loss can be strong during holidays

  Often facing holidays can make existing grief from a recent loss feel heavier; the holidays can make distant grief come bubbling to the surface; chances are if you have lost American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Holiday grief is a serious issue for many who lost a loved one.  Especially, the first Christmas or New Year without a loved one.  It is natural to grieve and grief counselors should encourage this. Grief counselors should also prepare their clients for this time of year and to remember to let them to grieve.  It is important that many family members are

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People can die of a broken-heart

People can die of a broken-heart

  Grief Counseling Program Bereaved spouses have a 66 percent higher chance of dying in the three months after their partner’s death than when their other halves were living, according to Harvard researchers. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: The loss of a spouse for the elderly can be a major blow to the will to live.  A broken heart can lead to isolation, less care of oneself, and stress that can lead to heart attack. A recent study, found in this article, looked at a variety of issues that correlate to grief so extreme that it can lead to

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Rhonda Paglia’s, ” The Little Lambs and the Very Special Mission”

Finding Meaning and Commemoration In Grief: “The Little Lambs and the Very Special Mission” Interest in Taking Grief Counseling Courses Rhonda Paglia  felt the need to express her thoughts and grief over the Sandy Hook Massacre.   She did so through the children’s book, “The Little Lambs and the Very Special Mission”.  Grief Counselors can utilize this text in therapy or refer it to a grieving family. The book is best described by Rhona Paglia’s own words: “During my prayers for the children, teachers, and families of the Sandy Hook massacre, I received a children’s story.  I was compelled to write and

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Deep Grief: Creating Meaning From Mourning

 Are You Interested in Taking Grief Counseling Courses ? When children die, some parents redirect part of the grief into positive energy. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: The thought of losing a child is scary enough to even speculate, much less discuss, but for some parents, this nightmare is a daily reality. How do they cope?  Grief counselors try to guide their grief and find meaning.  A meaning that attempts to bring good out of this or form a bond beyond the death via memorial or community action. Some parents are not ready to write this new chapter and

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Certification in Grief Counseling: A Case for Watching Time of Death

  We don’t always have the luxury of being able to manage our death, but there are options other than aggressive treatment that may be more appropriate for us — depending on whether quality of life or quantity of life is more important to us. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Certification in Grief Counseling This is a good blog to remind people of the importance of not avoiding the topic of death with our loved ones.  These are themes and questions that cannot be answered after they are gone and in some cases, not comfortable conversation when the person