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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,

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Applications of a Certified Grief Counselor

Applications of a Certified Grief Counselor

What Exactly is a Certified Grief Counselor? Believe it or not, people confuse the nature of Grief Counseling with many things that it is not.   Grief Counseling does not deal with pathologies, but the simple emotion of loss and the re-adaptation to that loss.   A certified Grief Counselor, without a counseling license issued by the state, does not possess the training or skill to deal with depression or complicated grief. In this regard, a person who is a certified Grief Counselor, may or may not be a licensed counselor.  Licensed counselors may very well seek out a certification in Grief

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Grief Counseling Education: 5 Tips to Dealing with a Miscarriage

Grief Counseling Education: 5 Tips to Dealing with a Miscarriage

Grief Counseling Education and 5 Tips to Dealing with a Miscarriage   Dealing with a miscarriage can be heartbreaking for both you and your partner. By practicing good self-care in the days and weeks following this tragic event, you can ensure that you will maintain your mental and physical health and prepare yourself for the next steps in your family planning. Read on for five tips to follow if you’ve had a recent miscarriage. 1. Follow Up with Your OB/GYN According to Vitals, seeing your medical provider after your miscarriage can help determine the cause of the miscarriage. While this

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Grief Counseling Certification Program:Grief

Grief Counseling Certification Program:Grief

Grief Counseling Certification Program: The Many Faces of Grief: Common Emotions that are Experienced   Grief is a universal emotion and experience. Everyone will go through grief in their life time. Many will repeat the experience throughout their lives. For a long time grief was shunned by society. People really did not understand it and so it was often a very private experience. Often times the person in grief believed that what they were going through emotionally was abnormal and so they were often reluctant to discuss their experiences. Little had been written about grief and thus people also did not know

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Grief Counseling Training: Secondary Losses

Grief Counseling Training:  Secondary Losses

Grief Counseling Training:  Secondary Losses In grief counseling training, many hear the term secondary losses.  What does this term mean?  A secondary loss is something that results or stems from the primary loss and is usually not foreseen until it is experienced by the griever.   Certified grief counselors need to be aware of their clients life and expect and even forewarn the griever of these unexpected losses that may result from the primary loss. A very good example is a widow.  Her primary loss is her husband.  This huge void in her life will alter it in many ways.  These

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▶ Loss Should Not Be Trivialized – YouTube

▶ Loss Should Not Be Trivialized – YouTube

See on Scoop.it – Grief & Bereavement Counseling http://www.aihcp.org/aagc.htm Have you ever been down and heard the term, “well at least you have this or that” or “it could be wo… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This video from the American Academy of Grief Counseling looks at what others consider ‘trivial loss’ other than death.  These losses are far from trivial to many although considered lesser losses by others. The video looks at losses of career, pet, limb, and romance.  It also looks at how certified grief counselors need to address these losses to clients. Grief counselors need to

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How to Become a Grief Counselor and Loss of Parent

How to Become a Grief Counselor and Loss of Parent

How to Become a Grief Counselor and Loss of Parent The article below is about one year of grief after the loss of a mother.  The woman who is middle aged writes very candidly and open about her initial expression of pain to the very end of acceptance. The utter devastation of loss is seen as she receives the call.   She laments over this loss through the following months almost lost as she tries to rediscover herself as a woman without a mother.   She lists the dreaded one years marks as well as holidays and birthdays and how she learned