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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

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Are You Interested in Becoming a Grief Counselor: The horrible truth about losing a child at birth

Are You Interested in Becoming a Grief Counselor: The horrible truth about losing a child at birth

  Writer Rebecca Sparrow reveals the unspeakable grief that she and her family endured when her daughter Georgia Grace was stillborn. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: There is no doubt that losing a child at birth has to be among the most traumatic and painful things a parent can go through.  The anticipation, the fact that in some cases the mother knows she is delivering a dead baby can all add to high levels of trauma. Certified grief counselors can help these parents overcome their intense grief and pain.  One of the most important things is for the parents

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Art exhibition examines death and How to Become a Grief Counselor

  Meeting your maker. Kicking the bucket. Death. Some fear it, others ignore it. As death bears down like a runaway train, sometimes it helps to face the demons. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Art is an excellent way for the bereaved to express themselves.  Play therapy, art therapy and any type of artistic expression help the grieving heal. Grief counselors are aware of the importance of this.  One way to further express death and help people understand it is also through art.  This article discusses an art exhibit that examines death. If you are interested in learning more,

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Learn how to become a grief counselor and help parents overcome the grief and loss of a child via miscarriage

  Oct. 20 event to honour children lost to miscarriage, stillbirth and early infant death American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Grief Counselors understand the pain of a still born or miscarriage.  These horrible things are sometimes unnoticed by society.  This type of disenfranchised grief has gone unnoticed for too long. One of the biggest errors a nurse can make during a still birth is to not allow the parents to hold the deceased infant to properly grieve and process the loss.  This is the case in many places and the mother and father suffer horribly for it. This article

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The Miscarriage Secret

  “I barely knew anyone who’d had a miscarriage … until I experienced my own,” writes Caitlin Seccombe Lubinski for Her.meneutics. “As I experience the grief of miscarriage, I am struck by the hush-hush method with which our culture treats an extr… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Miscarriages are often a disenfranchised grief that do not receive the support they deserve.  Women go through many emotional troubles due to a miscarriage and need grief counselors who can help them.  They also need a strong support system. Strong support can help prevent depression, isolation and potential marital problems.  Many women