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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

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Power of Prayer in Grief?

Power of Prayer in Grief?

Power of Prayer and How to Become Trained as a Certified Grief Counselor Here is a good article about the debate on whether prayer has any benefits.  While believers in times of need believe prayer has spiritual benefits as well as psychological benefits–non-believers tend to believe in their own power of coping and find prayer unneeded. Do people with prayer cope better?  This article attempts to ask those questions. For many people, hearing the words “I’ll pray for you” can be a source of great comfort, especially during a medical or emotional crisis. Even those who consider themselves to be

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Overcoming Grief and Also Learn More About Grief Counseling Training

  A grieving mom’s thoughtful gesture for her toddler is prompting tears and an outpouring of support from parents who have lost a child…. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: American Institute Health Care Professionals’s insight: This article talks about the loss of a new born and how a family is coping not the traditional way of hiding or keeping it to oneself.   This family built a memorial to the infant and encourages the still young but older brother to visit the memorial. Hiding grief has been a standard for many generations but the healthy expression and sharing of

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Facing the Great Unknown and How to Become a Grief Counselor

Facing the Great Unknown and How to Become a Grief Counselor

  Facing the Great Unknown – The Huffington Post American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Fear of death can cripple our own life.  It prevents us from understanding the temporal nature of life and for us to make the most of it while we are here. It also causes us to avoid discussion about it.  This prevents many from having good life insurance or funeral plans.  It can also put other family members in the dark about what one wants with his or her belongings after death. If you are interested in learning more about life and death and the

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Courses in Grief Counseling: A Short List for Grief and the Holidays

Courses in Grief Counseling: A Short List for Grief and the Holidays

  For those who are dealing with acute grief, remember that they are probably living in a fog: nothing seems real because of the shock that grief causes. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This article looks at how to answer grief related problems during the Holidays and how a bereaved parent or chaplain can answer them.  Many people who have not experienced loss do not understand the pain and loss people go through during the Holidays who have lost a family member. The article discusses how the bereaved is mourning, what to say and how to help someone cope. 

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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