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Certification in Grief Counseling: Feelings of grief, loss can be strong during holidays

  Often facing holidays can make existing grief from a recent loss feel heavier; the holidays can make distant grief come bubbling to the surface; chances are if you have lost American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Holiday grief is a serious issue for many who lost a loved one.  Especially, the first Christmas or New Year without a loved one.  It is natural to grieve and grief counselors should encourage this. Grief counselors should also prepare their clients for this time of year and to remember to let them to grieve.  It is important that many family members are

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People can die of a broken-heart

People can die of a broken-heart

  Grief Counseling Program Bereaved spouses have a 66 percent higher chance of dying in the three months after their partner’s death than when their other halves were living, according to Harvard researchers. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: The loss of a spouse for the elderly can be a major blow to the will to live.  A broken heart can lead to isolation, less care of oneself, and stress that can lead to heart attack. A recent study, found in this article, looked at a variety of issues that correlate to grief so extreme that it can lead to

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Rhonda Paglia’s, ” The Little Lambs and the Very Special Mission”

Finding Meaning and Commemoration In Grief: “The Little Lambs and the Very Special Mission” Interest in Taking Grief Counseling Courses Rhonda Paglia  felt the need to express her thoughts and grief over the Sandy Hook Massacre.   She did so through the children’s book, “The Little Lambs and the Very Special Mission”.  Grief Counselors can utilize this text in therapy or refer it to a grieving family. The book is best described by Rhona Paglia’s own words: “During my prayers for the children, teachers, and families of the Sandy Hook massacre, I received a children’s story.  I was compelled to write and

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Deep Grief: Creating Meaning From Mourning

 Are You Interested in Taking Grief Counseling Courses ? When children die, some parents redirect part of the grief into positive energy. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: The thought of losing a child is scary enough to even speculate, much less discuss, but for some parents, this nightmare is a daily reality. How do they cope?  Grief counselors try to guide their grief and find meaning.  A meaning that attempts to bring good out of this or form a bond beyond the death via memorial or community action. Some parents are not ready to write this new chapter and

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Certification in Grief Counseling: A Case for Watching Time of Death

  We don’t always have the luxury of being able to manage our death, but there are options other than aggressive treatment that may be more appropriate for us — depending on whether quality of life or quantity of life is more important to us. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Certification in Grief Counseling This is a good blog to remind people of the importance of not avoiding the topic of death with our loved ones.  These are themes and questions that cannot be answered after they are gone and in some cases, not comfortable conversation when the person

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Grief Counseling Program Book Review: Love Beyond Rainbows, Grandpa Has Cancer

Grief Counseling Program Book Review: Love Beyond Rainbows, Grandpa Has Cancer

Grief Counseling Program for Children The Grief Counseling Program for children and their grief is a specialty we offer at the Academy for grief counselors who wish to specialize and help children face grief.  How many times do we see children and their grief overlooked or marginalized.  Children, while not as mentally developed, need their grief addressed in proportion to their understanding of the situation.  They must be heard and allowed to grieve as well, if we hope to prevent future complications. One tool to help Child Grief Counselors deal with the pain of children are books.  Gayle Jeanine Haven’s

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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