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Providing Care to Bereaved Parents During Infant and Child Death Awareness Month

Providing Care to Bereaved Parents During Infant and Child Death Awareness Month

  We all have the opportunity during October and November to provide much-needed care to bereaved parents and family members. Being aware of the potential impact of “forever grief” is the first important step. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This is an excellent article for Grief Counselors.  It reminds us that October and Novermber are national months in remembering the loss of children and the grief of parents. It also reminds us the many trajectories of the grief and how different people cope.  The feeling of emptiness, then to the feeling of yearning and common themes of grieving parents,

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Day of the Dead tradition offers natural way to view death

Day of the Dead tradition offers natural way to view death

  Become Certified in Grief Counseling A lesson from Mexico. The Day of the Dead exhibit at the National Museum of Mexican Art helps families explore the subject of death in a healthy, less fearful way. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: The Day of the Dead in Mexico in all reality ironically celebrates life.  It has an understanding that life exists after death and that we should honor the dead and their new existence. It also makes others outside of the country focus more on death.  It forces, those of another culture, to re-think about their own existence and

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Do We Ever Stop Grieving?

Do We Ever Stop Grieving?

  I believe that we souls learn something significant from all of our experiences, no matter how grand or small. Each experience changes us. When someone in your life transitions to a spiritual form, they never go without leaving gifts behind. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Grief is part of the human existence.  If we lose something we value, we will always in some way grieve it.  If we did not grieve it, of what value would it be? Grief Counselors can help people cope and adapt through grief, but should never deny the griever the right to grieve,

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Where Can I take Courses In Grief Counseling?

Where Can I take Courses In Grief Counseling?

  Where can I take courses in Grief Counseling? If this is a questions that you have been pondering, then worry no more. The American Academy of Grief Counseli… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This video created by AIHCP reviews the course program for the Academy of Grief Counseling.  It reviews the four courses that are required to take before a qualified professional can become certified. If you are interested in grief counseling, you should review this video and see how the program works.  The program is entirely online and distance learning with mentorship as needed. Many working professionals

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Learn how to live with the grief of losing a child

  There is a new club in town and nobody wants to be a member, but the founding members say it could be an immense help to people who qualify for membership. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: No pain can match the loss of a child.  Grief counselors can only help the parents cope through the loss. While adaptation is necessary, it is not unnatural for the parent to always grieve the loss.  It is in fact what one would expect, but within a controllable range that allows the parent to live his or her life There are many

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How Do I Become A Grief Counselor

How Do I Become A Grief Counselor

  With so many terrible and traumatic events happening in the news today, from school shootings, to to acts of terror, people are in need of grief counseling. … American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: A short video that explains how to become a grief counselor from the American Academy of Grief Counseling.  The video also separates the meanings of a licensed counselor from a certified counselor.   While becoming a certified grief counselor is not as extensive as becoming a licensed counselor, nevertheless, there are still basic requirements of college education or health care background to be admitted.  Even

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The Art of Recovery – the Book

  “The Art of Recovery” by Roger Moy is a wonderful book showcasing the important contributions that art therapy makes towards a client’s recovery program. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Art therapy has been seen as an outlet of expression that sometimes children and adults cannot express via simple words. Many grief counselors or therapists use this type of therapy to help the grieving understand their own grief and trauma. Check out this book for Grief Art Therapy and see if you would like it for your own personal library. In the meantime, if you are interested in becoming

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Living with Grief: I Should Have Told Him | Wise Widow

  Your Blogging Coach – Testblog – American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Guilt is common for people who lose loved ones.  There are a variety of reasons for this.  Some people are burdened by a long illness and may feel a sense of relief and that guilt will come back to haunt them, while others may say the wrong thing or not say anything at all before a loved one dies. Grief counselors face a difficult task in dealing with guilt.  This guilt can negatively effect the grieving process and must be addressed.  Sometimes if grief guilt is never

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Preparing for the end: ‘death cafe’ brings people together to talk about dying

  At a ‘death cafe’ in Brisbane, people sit around tables eating cake, drinking coffee, and talking about dying. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Social media is opening up doors that were never opened before.  People are able to express themselves more openly for better or worst but are also able to find niches and fellow human beings who share their joys and pains. This is also true about grief and death.  People are becoming more open about death and dying and this is defintely a good thing.  Kubler Ross believed that denying death stops us from truly living

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Why Should Anyone Be Afraid Of Dying?

Why Should Anyone Be Afraid Of Dying?

  We seem to be inundated now with books about death — and about how great it is. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Most people who reflect on dying throghout their life have less anxiety especially if religious.  Most people instead fear not death but how they will die.  Will they die young, or in a horrible accident, or will the death be painful? These are lingering questions but as people age, the questions sometimes change into making sure one’s life is in order and if their family is taken care of. These are things that certified grief counselors