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Training Program in Bereavement Counseling: New Book: Finding Solitary Contentment

Grief Counseling:  “Finding Solitary Contentment: Ways to Handle Grief & Embrace a New Life” We are pleased to announce a new publication by author Victoria D. Schmidt. Her new book, “Finding Solitary Contentment” is a well written contribution to the field of bereavement and grief counseling. This a highly enlightening book that will be of great benefit to all professionals who work in the specialty practice of grief counseling. Her personal story is very inspiring and demonstrates a remarkable journey through the pain of grief leading to a place of peace. The book also provides readers with many useful resources.

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Therapy Changes Paper Sheds New Light on Diagnosis, Treatment of Grief and Depression

Therapy Changes Paper Sheds New Light on Diagnosis, Treatment of Grief and Depression

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 — The relationship between grief and depression following bereavement has generated much debate in the psychological community and public media. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: It is crucial for grief therapists to understand the nature of grief and depression.  Both appear the same but are different.  Depression is a pathology or complicated form of grief, while grief over a loss is a natural reaction.  Grief therapy and counseling is key in determining which is which and how to treat. Also thank you for reviewing our blog and program.  If you would like

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The Final Stage of Growth: Death

The Final Stage of Growth: Death

Grief Counseling and Accepting Death In a very paradox way, death teaches us about living.  This was the insight of Elisabeth Kubler Ross.  Her life was dedicated to the dying and helping them find peace in their final days and hours.   Her teaching and philosophy laid the ground work for many ideas in grief counseling. Kubler Ross believed denial of death was unhealthy and noticed that people who avoided the subject lived empty lives.  She believed that only through accepting death would we come to the realization that life is not forever and that we have only so much time

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Bereavement and Grief Over the Loss of a Spouse and Remarriage

Bereavement and Grief Over the Loss of a Spouse and Remarriage

A few months ago, a well-known actor mentioned in an interview that he still thinks about his late wife. People were shocked at this ‘stunning revelation’, as the same actor has been happily remarried for a number of years. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: How do you move on and remarry after you lose someone?  Bereavement and grief over the loss of a spouse is intense but it should not effect your future happiness with another person.  Never forget or demean but adapt and adjust with life. This is hard for people to accept.  They feel betrayal in happiness

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Program for Bereavement Counselors: Child and Adolescent Bereavement: The 3 Myths of Grief and Children

Program for Bereavement Counselors: Child and Adolescent Bereavement: The 3 Myths of Grief and Children

Sometimes adults minimize the depth or complexity of emotions that children of various ages can experience, especially when it comes to the loss of a loved one. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: There are many myths regarding child and adolescent bereavement.  This article looks at a few the myths that surround child grief. Parents need to be aware if their child is sad and why.  Avoiding the subject or attempting to keep grief from a child is a recipe for complicated grief later in the teen years.  It is important to be open and teach your child good grieving

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Nationally Renowned Bereavement Counselor Expert: It’s Not Just About the Death of a Loved One

Nationally Renowned Bereavement Counselor Expert: It’s Not Just About the Death of a Loved One

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 The experiences of loss and grief are present in the arena of life. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: The loss of a loved one has a rippling affect on a person.  Every aspect of the person’s life can be changed.  The more dependent, the worse the situation.  Bereavement counselors can help. But in the meantime society needs to realize that the more dependent or influential the person was to others, the greater the secondary losses. By secondary losses we mean losses that are due to the lack of the person’s influence.  They

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Courses for Certification in Bereavement Counseling: Not talking about death only makes it more lonely and frightening

  Giles Fraser: In the absence of faith, death cafes can provide a space for us to talk about what a good ending might be American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: It is healthy to discuss death instead of avoiding the topic.  Those who avoid it will only become more scared of it in the end and leave other people in the dark about their ultimate wishes after they are gone.  We need to have a healthy respect for the topic of death and discuss it with family and friends.  If you are interested in learning more about death, then

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What To Do If You Feel Depressed | Is depression hereditary?

What To Do If You Feel Depressed | Is depression hereditary?

Have you been feeling depressed lately? You should take a few minutes to go over this article and learn more about depression. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Depression affects many Americans.  Do you know how to deal with?  This article discusses what depression is and how to deal with.  If you are interested in learning more about counseling depression and grief, then please review the program. Please consider becoming a certified bereavement counselor.  As a certified bereavement counselor you can enhance your already existing career or become an aid to others suffering from loss. Counselors, health care professionals, care

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Grieving The Loss Of A Child On Father’s Day

Grieving The Loss Of A Child On Father’s Day

  We all have a course marked out for us and a race to run to the finish. We don’t know how long this race is going to be; we never know when our lives will end. So we need to be ready, and we need to run our race well. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: There is a lot of stress on the loss of a father for Father’s Day but there is also a reciprocal pain; the loss of a child. Grief Counseling sometimes is important for fathers who have loss a child especially as Father’s Day

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Certified in Grief Counseling: Medical Controversies and Advancements: Brain Scans at Emory University Suggest Best Treatment for Depression

Certified in Grief Counseling: Medical Controversies and Advancements: Brain Scans at Emory University Suggest Best Treatment for Depression

American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Scans of the brain can help doctors see what type of grief therapy is best for depressed people; Whether talk therapy or medication?  This scientific and medical break through can save time and help the person recover quicker. Grief therapy is a critical element in recovery for the bereaved.  The licensed counselor who is also certified in grief counseling can help others with grief therapy.  But keep in mind, unlicensed counselors who are also certified in grief counseling cannot provide grief therapy but must refer clients who show symptoms of complicated grief. If you