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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

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Grief and Bereavement Counseling Program: Depression or Just Grief?

Grief and Bereavement Counseling Program: Depression or Just Grief?

Grief Counseling Helps Diagnose Between True and Untrue Depression As the bereavement process is better understood, many misdiagnosed cases of depression have been identified.  Clinical counselors are beginning to understand the nature of grief more and more as grief counseling becomes a more prominent field. Paula Span writes about this in the New York Times in her article, “Grief Over New Depression Diagnosis” To read the entire article, please click here To review the grief and bereavement counseling program, please click here   AIHCP   AIHCP

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Grieving During the Civil War

Grieving During the Civil War

The Grief of the Civil War The Civil War was the bloodiest conflict in American History.  The death and suffering that followed in its footprints left numerous families grief stricken.  The article below discusses the cultural and social issues and how families handled the grief of the Civil War. Lisa Haushofer of Remedia writes about death and suffering during the civil war in her article, “Examination: Death and Dying During the Civil War: Drew Faust At The Countway Library of Medicine” Some of us would claim not to be frightened of death, but would admit to concern about the end

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Grieving a Loss of a Friend from a Jewish Perspective and Become a Certified Grief Counselor

Grief Counseling from a Jewish Perspective and Become a Certified Grief Counselor Rabbi Greyber takes a different look at grief counseling in regards to the loss of friends within the Jewish religion.  The article below outlines the basis for his book   There are many rituals of grief for the Jewish religion.  Ryan Torok takes a look at how Jews handle grief regarding a loss of a friend in his article “Rabbi Explores Grief In New Memoir ‘Faith Unravels’.  This article is found in the Jewishjournal.com With “Faith Unravels: A Rabbi’s Struggle With Grief and God,” Rabbi Daniel Greyber, former executive

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Program in Grief Counseling: Using Art As A Positive Way to Channel Grief

Program in Grief Counseling: Overcoming Grief Through Artistic Channels One of the ways people overcome grief and adapt to the new loss is through channeling the sadness into creation and positive memorials of the loss.  Rituals, memorials and other forms of positive commeration are all ways people cope with grief.  Art is no different and is also a healthy way to express grief.  The story below is about a man who used art to overcome grief Lou Fancher in “East County Times” writes about the inspiring story of Guy Combes in his article, “Antiohc Artist Turns Grief Into Inspiration” The

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Grief Counseling Programs: When Does Grief Become Pathological?

Grief Counseling Programs: When Does Grief Become Pathological?

Grief Counseling Programs: Grief a Disorder? The past discussions of grief as a disorder or a pathology have died with many of Freud’s ideas on grief.  Grief counselors, especially certified grief counselors,  deal with basic human grief as a natural reaction to loss.  However, in some cases, grief can become complicated.  In these cases, grief can become classified as a disorder when accomodation and adaptation never comes after grief. Kevin Hartnett of the Boston Globe writes about this in his article, “Is Grief Really a Disorder”. To read the article, click here To learn more about grief and grief counseling

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Grief Counseling Courses for Certification: Dealing With Grief In A Positive Way.

Grief Counseling Courses for Certification: Dealing With Grief In A Positive Way.

Grief Counseling Courses for Certification Dealing with grief is never easy.   It can hurt us emotionally and physically.   We must, however, realize that it can be a focus point for inspiration as well.    People can turn their grief into something positive.   For one man, his inspiration was in the form of his art.   For more on how he is coping with grief please read below: Dealing With Grief: Inspiration in Depression. The human propensity for turning profound loss into blessed opportunity can be found in the life and work of Antioch’s Guy Combes. Eight years after the shocking death of