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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

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When Does Grief End? How Long is Grief Recovery?

 Train as a Certified Bereavement Counselor Remember that grief is a process. Although the pain of grief often comes upon us all at once in a crushing blow, the pain lessens gradually. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: A good article looking for the answer of when does grief end.  While grief counseling can take different periods for different people, it is important to note that grief or loss always stings but adaptation is the key where professionals say the grieving period is over.  Once a person adjusts and can begin living again, then grief counselors agree that grief recovery

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Grief Counselors WhoTreat Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents

Grief Counselors WhoTreat Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents

  What is considered self-harm? Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Department of Pediatrics and Human Development Professor Donald Greydanus, M.D. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Grief counseling should attempt to pinpoint adolescent issues regarding self harm.  Grief counselors can help children find out why they wish to harm themselves.  Usually child grief stems from unresolved grief, low self esteem, trauma or other similar psychological pathologies.  Grief therapy and some grief counseling may be beneficial. If you wish to become certified as a grief counselor then please review the program.  The program consists of core courses that lead

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Continuing Education for Grief Counseling: Grief Counseling and Depression

Continuing Education for Grief Counseling: Grief Counseling and Depression

American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: A good article on how depression eats at you from the inside over time.  Help for depression is critical.  Many depressed people need grief counseling or therapy.  If you are interested in learning more about depression and grief counseling, then please review our site. If you are interested in taking continuing education for grief counseling then please review the program.  Qualified professionals include funeral directors, nurses, healthcare professionals, social workers, counselors, ministers and pastoral care givers. By taking the core courses one can become certified in grief counseling.  After completion of these courses and

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Grief Counseling Is For Normal People Because Grief Is Normal!

Grief Counseling Is For Normal People Because Grief Is Normal!

Certified Grief and Bereavement Counselors Can Help ‘Grief is normal, natural and necessary’ American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Grief in reality is normal but so many people try to escape it.  Grief counseling attempts to teach us that grief is something we learn to live with–not escape.  Grief counseling helps us reach a better understanding of grief and the loss. Those who try to avoid grief or mask it will face future grief regarding the unresolved issues.  Silent treatment and avoidance are all ways people try to escape grief.  Some turn to drugs and alcohol to cope with the