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Grief Counseling Program Can Help

Grief Counseling Program Can Help

Grief is a universal emotion that dominates all human beings. Whenever loss occurs, change occurs, and with change comes grief. Grief counselors attempt to help people adapt to this change due to a loss or a death. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: A video presentation on Grief Counseling by the American Academy of Grief Counseling. This video has a lot of excellent information on dealing with death and dying.   It is encouraged for all to view it.  Learn more about grief and counseling programs. The grief counseling program at AIHCP encourages qualified professionals to take up the study of

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Bereavement Counseling Training: End-of-Life Care

Bereavement Counseling Training: End-of-Life Care

  My father-in-law is dying. While his physician has known this for a while, the two have yet to engage in a meaningful conversation about end-of-life care. Their situation is not unique, but it can be rectified. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Excellent Article! The author is correct, there is little “talk” around end of life care and issues. We would think that with the Patient Self-Determination act in place..long ago, that we would have transcended our fears of discussing death and dying with patients. We have a long way to go. If you have an interest in grief

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Better End of Life Decisions Come From Better Communication

Grief Counseling: End of Life Decisions End of Life decisions are best made well before the final moments.  Health care professionals who are better equipped with knowledge in handling these situations can serve the entirety of their patients better.   The needs of the patient and suggestions of the caregiver should be an open mutual forum between each other and the suggestions of other family members.  Communication is the key. Joan Teno of CNN offers her ideas on the subject in her article, “Give Patients End of Life Options” The urban dictionary defines “cheech” as a verb used among physicians in

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Grief Sometimes Leaves Little Time For Funeral and Post Death Planning

Grief Sometimes Leaves Little Time For Funeral and Post Death Planning

Planning Ahead Can Help One During Grieving Period After The Death Of A Loved One We all like to pretend death will not happen to us or a loved one but it is inevitable.  By accepting this and enjoying the time we have, we can better be prepared for when that grieving period does come.  We can also be better prepared for all the financial and social stress that follows in the wake of a lost loved one. NPR writes about this in the article, ‘From Grief Comes A Mission To Make Estate Planning Less Daunting” Estate planning may seem

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Grief Counseling Certification Program: Sunday Grief–New Book

Grief Counseling Certification Program: Sunday Grief–New Book

Grief Counseling Certification Program: Grief and God While grief and the existence of God seems like a contradiction to most, spirituality finds God as a source of consolation to that grief.  God is not the source of grief but sin is.  Like Job, we must understand that God does not wish this upon us but only hopes to carry us.  In this we must submit ourselves. Renee Sunday, M.D has just authored a new book on grief.  “Sunday Grief” looks at the inevitable reality of death but offers consolation through the way of God.  If you are interested in reviewing

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Dealing with Grief? Try These Foods.

Dealing with Grief?  Try These Foods.

Dealing with grief can be a tough time.   Grief counseling can only help you so much.   The rest has to come from within.   You need the strength to deal with your emotions and carry on with your life.    Lucky for us all there are foods that can help deal with grief and depression.   Fresh and healthy foods have been found to lift our spirits and allow us the strength to continue our lives.   For the full list of healthy foods that help fight depression please continue reading on below. By Corrie Pikul From Huffington Post Eat These Foods When Dealing

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How Hollywood Views Grief Counseling

How Hollywood Views Grief Counseling

Films are an expression of the views of the director, writers, and producers.   When a film deals with grief and grief counseling it is interesting to see how they interrupt it through their characters.   It takes great skill to get into the mindset of your character as an actor as well.   To bring out the range of emotions from grief is not easy.   For a list of movies and how the characters response to grief please read the article below. By Fredda Wasserman From Huffington Post Grief Counseling From A Hollywood Perspective From Les Miserables to Silver Linings Playbook to

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Grief Recovery: Same Direction but Different Paths

Grief Recovery: Same Direction but Different Paths

Grief Recovery To try to put grief on a timetable is impossible.  Yes, we have general calculations that differentiate complicated recovery from regular recovery, but grief is still a very subjective study.  Each person is different and grief recovery while sharing similar characteristics is also very varied from person to person. Joan Wickersham of the Boston Globe offers her opinions on the process of grief in her article, “Grief Doesn’t Have a Timeline” To read the article, please click here To learn more about grief counseling, please click here If you would like to take grief counseling courses, then please

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Anxiety: A New Phase of Grief?

Anxiety: A New Phase of Grief?

Grief Counseling Perspectives and Grief Counseling Certifications We have learned that no one single philosophy on grief is conclusive in understanding the process of grieving.  Grief counseling as a science is continually evolving to new ideas that adapt or reshape older ones. Claire Smith of Slate questions some of the older paradigms in her article “The Five Stages of Grief Should Be Changed”.  She feels anxiety is an important emotion that should be studied and considered by grief counselors. When Elisabeth Kübler-Ross debuted the five stages of grief in her book On Death and Dying, published in 1969, they were

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Become a Certified Grief Counselor: Grief Counseling Can Help

Become a Certified Grief Counselor: Grief Counseling Can Help

Become a Certified Grief Counselor If you want to become a certified grief counselor, then please review the video.  As a certified grief counselor you can become a help the community or your church.  Qualified professionals can become a certified grief counselor after completing the required courses. After completion of the courses, one can apply for certification.  After that, the certification lasts for three years and can be renewed.  To recertify one needs to take Fifty hours of continuing education and five hundred hours of academic and professional hours.  If one wishes to later apply for fellowship they can also