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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

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Sandy Hook: Finding Gratitude, Even in Grief

  I will let my thoughts turn to friends, neighbors and all of those who are hurting and impacted by grave loss. I will consider the strength and trust that so many of them have shown. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This article is sad and a sign of grief recovery.  The families of SandyHook no doubt suffered greatly on Thanksgiving, but many were also able to find happiness and love of the support and new friends they have found since the shooting. Being able to find gratitude and some sort of happiness is critical in grief recovery.  Of

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Certified in Grief Counseling: The Grief My Son Does Not Deserve

Certified in Grief Counseling: The Grief My Son Does Not Deserve

    Max’s 11th birthday is coming up. My 11th anniversary as a mom is coming up. His birth will never be a happy event for me, yet why does it have to still hurt so much? It feels as if I am doing Max wrong by grieving this way. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Certified in Grief Counseling One of the most courageous acts of a parent is caring for a special need child.  it is an act of love but also a cross.  You realize your child will never have a normal life but you nonetheless cherish

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Coping with Grief During the Holidays

Coping with Grief During the Holidays

  One of the most difficult times of the year for the grieving are the Holidays. Whether Thanskgiving, Christmas, Hanakkuh, or New Years, the void of a lost lo… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: A short video made by The Academy of Grief Counseling on coping with grief during the Holidays.  How do you cope with grief during the Holidays?  Thanksgiving, Christiams, Hanakkuh, and New Years can be difficult times for those who lost a loved one recently, or even long ago. This video covers some key ways to work through your grief during this time of year. If

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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