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Grief Counseling Certification: In Grief, Our Fury Friends Console

Grief Counseling Certification: In Grief, Our Fury Friends Console

Grief Counseling and the Love of a Pet While pets and animals cannot remove the evil of man in this world, they certainly can show us the more innocent side of life.  Grief counseling has always utilized the gentle eyes of our animal friends in grief recovery. AC360 tonight with Anderson Cooper will have a special show regarding the love and joy an animal can bring to sadness and grief.  In “Dogs Help Newtown Heal”, a Christian group brings the love of Golden Retrievers to Newtown to visit and console the children and families. To read the entire article, please click

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Grief Counseling: What is Next for Newtown?

Overcoming the Grief in Newtown As Newtown continues to live the nightmare from last Friday, many are asking what is next for these poor victims of such a horrible crime.  Many are preparing a critical step in grief recovery which is commeration.  Through funerals, memorials, outreach from the country and important recognition from the president, the community will be able to grieve and express their feelings.  While this is far from the end of this nightmare and many tears are yet to fall, this is the beginning of a long journey of grief. Wayne Drash from CNN, writes about the

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Become a Certified Grief Counselor: Reality of Evil and Severe Trauma: Newtown Shootings

Become a Certified Grief Counselor: Reality of Evil and Severe Trauma: Newtown Shootings

Grief Counseling:  The Rise of Evil and Severe Trauma   As modern and Western society continues to degrade into depths of barbarianism not seen since the Dark Ages, modern man finds himself, especially in the West, more shocked at atrocity.  Death imprints and emotional numbing to atrocity were once in the West only made from a distance via media, rarely  affectionate personally.  The necessity of Grief Counseling for more traumatic cases of grief in the last ten years suggests a change in trend.  The West is now becoming accustomed to the grief the rest of the world has known for so long.  Random shootings

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The Grief and Scars of Suicide On the Surviving Family

The Grief and Scars of Suicide On the Surviving Family

Grief After Suicide     Grief after suicide can be a horrible thing for a family.  The article below lists many of the things that one will go through. The Buddha Dharma Education Association listed an interested article on their site regarding “Grief After Suicide”  Below is a segment of the article. Someone close to you has died. Your grief is intensified because the death was a suicide. The healing process will be painful and often seem unnaturally slow. Understanding your emotions, as well as learning something about suicide in general, may ease your grief. To read the entire article,

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Grief Counseling the Elderly and the Christmas and Holiday Season

Grief Counseling the Elderly and the Christmas and Holiday Season

Grief Counseling the Elderly During the Christmas and Holiday Seasons and Learn More About Grief Counseling Certifications Grief counseling for the elderly can be a very sensitive time for them.  So many memories, so many faces long gone and even poor health to celebrate.  These can all become issues for the elderly.  Below is an article about what can be done. Dale Hutchings (PinellasBeachesPatch) writes in his article “Is Holiday Grief Harder on Seniors” about steps to take to help seniors have a more peaceful Christmas. Barbara Rhode, a St. Petersburg therapist for two decades, realizes how the holidays can pose a special challenge, especially

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The Wrong and Right Words During Grief

The Wrong and Right Words During Grief

Helping the Grieving Person A grieiving person needs emotional support.  The wrong words can be detrimental and counter productive to the person.  Below is a story about what to say and not say. Gloria Horsley of the Huffington Post  lists many things to say and not say to a grieving person in her article, “What to Say (and Not to Say) to a Grieving Person” I was scheduled to be a guest on an early morning radio broadcast from Bakersfield, California. I am a family therapist, bereaved parent and president of Open To Hope, the world’s largest internet site with a

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Should Doctors Have A Grasp of Grief Counseling For Patients?

Should Doctors Have A Grasp of Grief Counseling For Patients?

Grief Counseling Is Important For Doctors In Their Care of Their Patients Doctors need to understand the entire treatment of their patients.  It is not just a physical treatments but also mental and emotional.  When grief and loss occurs, many physical problems can occur for a patient.  If a doctor understands grief and grief counseling, he can also better understand his patient and help the person throughout his life. Medical Express writes about the importance of doctors learning more about grief recovery in the article, “AAP Provides Grief Counseling Guidance For Peditricians”. Esther Wender, M.D., and colleagues from the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of

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Courses in Grief Counseling Training: American Academy of Grief Counseling

AAGC Site Recognized by Masters in Counseling We are pleased to learn that “Masters in Counseling” has selected the American Academy of Grief Counseling website to be listed among its 100 top recommended counseling resources site. We are grateful to receive this acknowledgement.  The Masters in Counseling site is a well organized resource for “everything” counseling. We highly encourage our members and our visitors to make use of the site. Access Masters in Counseling site: click here If you would like to learn more about grief counseling and bereavement then please review our courses in grief counseling training. Our program

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Grief Counseling Certification Program: The Empty Seat: Coping with Grief During the Holidays

Grief Counseling Certification Program: The Empty Seat: Coping with Grief During the Holidays

Coping With Grief and Loss During the Holiday Coping with grief on any particular day is hard enough but when the calendar year recycles, grief can become intense especially for holidays.  Holidays only one year removed where  the previous year we shared Thanksgiving dinner with a loved one, or celebrated their birthday,opened presents during Christmas, or cheered in the New Year. The FuneralPlan.com site lists information of this sort on their website.  The article, “Coping with Grief During the Holidays” takes a look at how people feel and what they should and should not do in regards to celebrating the holidays despite

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Program in Grief Counseling: Veterans Day and Offshore Memorials

Program in Grief Counseling: Veterans Day and Offshore Memorials

Grief and Memorials of Our Lost Brothers Overseas The grief of never having a father, brother, friend or even now, mother or sister never return home from war is a frightening thought.  While most come home, many memorials in Europe and around the world hold the sacred remains of brave Americans who fought overseas during WWI and beyond.  Thousands of our fallen rest in these offshore locations where their sacrifice for America and the rest of the world is remembered with honor.   Grief counselors should encourage the visiting of these sites for those who still experience the pain of unresolved grief of no