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Anger and Grief

Anger and Grief

How to Deal with Anger in Grief Grieving is a normal part of a human being after going through a loss. This can be loss through death or separation. It is also normal to grieve when one losses a job or had to go through a major life changing event. There are many stages of grief and anger is one of them. This is a very critical stage. Anger expressed during the grief period can make or destroy a person. Controlled anger is a healthy emotion. Although this is a necessary stage, one should not stay in anger for too

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Yom Kippur and The Reality of Death

Yom Kippur and The Reality of Death

Grief, Death and Yom Kippur Death and grief find meaning for Jewish people during Yom Kippur.  It is a day of atonement but through that also a day where mortality is recognized. In the article below, Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz discusses the importance of Yom Kippur and its relationship with death and grief in the article ” An Encounter with Death and Life”.  (Found in the JewishJournal.com) Mitah v’Yom HaKippurim Michaprin.” The two ways to truly atone are Death and Yom Kippur. But are the two really so different? On Yom Kippur, we reject food and drink, similar to one close to

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Finding Happiness in Grief Recovery During Special Days

Finding Happiness in Grief Recovery During Special Days

Grief Counseling The Grief Through Days of Celebration As we all know, grief is just not one pit of despair but a long trek of peaks and valleys.  During times of memorial, holidays, or celebration, people can have joy and should not feel guilty about it.  Still some people may experience a grief that lingers and this is natural.  Regardless, as adaptation and healthy grief recovery takes over, the person will feel grief but in a new way that flows with their new chapter of life.  The article below talks about fellow grievers celebrating a Jewish holiday together.   Johanna Ginsberg,

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Their Death Will Never Be In Vain

AIHCP Takes Today To Remember Our Fallen On 911   AIHCP would like to offer its prayers and love to the families who lost loved ones in the 911 attack over ten years ago.  We pray for those who suffered from the crash in PA, the assault in NYC and the strike upon DC. On this solemn anniversary, we pray for the living and the dead who experienced this assault on our country.   We also would like to give thanks to those who offered their lives in defense of our country after this assault.  Your efforts and sacrifices will not

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The Right Words and Actions During A Miscarriage

The Right Words and Actions During A Miscarriage

What Should Grief Counselors Say About Miscarriages? A miscarriage can be a devistating loss to a family.  The loss of a potential child can tear the family apart or at least bring them all to tears.  There are many variables that determine the grief reaction of the loss.  While there are many subjective things to consider in correlation to how extreme the grief reaction may be, one must be conscious to remain sensative to each unique case.  Grief counselors need to be extra sensative. In her article, “What To Say, And what NOT To Say, To A Woman Who’s Had

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Courses in Grief Counseling: Grieving Mothers Find Outlet in Common Company and Writing

Courses in Grief Counseling: Grieving Mothers Find Outlet in Common Company and Writing

Ways for Grieving Mothers to Cope: Writing?     The greatest loss and pain is the loss of a child.  The article below talks about how some grieving mothers came together and wrote about their experiences in their attempt to find meaning and healing.   Dave Hart writes about Carol Henderson and her attempt to help grieving mothers overcome their loss of a child through support groups and writing.  In his article, “Writing Helps Grieving Mothers” he tells the complete story below. One day in the fall of 2002, author and writing instructor Carol Henderson stood in a chilly meeting room at

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Certification Program in Grief Counseling: Traumatic Grief Symptoms for Colorado Movie Massacre Survivors

Certification Program in Grief Counseling: Traumatic Grief Symptoms for Colorado Movie Massacre Survivors

Traumatic Grief and the Colorado Movie Massacre The horrendous events in Colorado at the opening of ”Batman Dark Knight Rises” has shocked a nation and brought a community into incredible and traumatic grief.  Yet besides the national buzz over better security, terrorism and gun control, the survivors of the horrific event are facing other questions.  Questions that are beyond the the historical event but questions that challenge their very reason of existence. While Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other symptoms of complicated grief may not affect every survivor, there is a good bet that out of the 58 injured and hundred present that many people will experience these issues. Traumatic grief is usually

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Grief Counseling Training: Helping Parents Grieve

Grief Counseling Training: Helping Parents Grieve

Grief Counseling Training: Barry Kluger and Kelly Farley are champions in the pursuit to help parents grieve the loss of a child. by: CNN By Olivia Smith, Special to CNN Access article: click here There is no greater tragedy than the loss of a child. Barry Kluger and Kelly Farley are helping by their initiatives in the Parental Bereavement Act, a legislation to amend the Family Medical Leave Act to include time off for grieve in the loss of a child. This article provides the story and issues regarding this new initiative. The American Academy of Grief Counseling is very supportive

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A Grief Counseling Program Can Help With A Tragedy.

A Grief Counseling Program Can Help With A Tragedy.

  Even when you receive training from a good grief counseling program, you still can never truly be ready for a tragedy.    No one is truly ready for a tragedy.    It shocks us all to our cores.   It leaves us with questions like why did this happen?   Could it have been prevented?   Could it happen to my family or me?   Questions like these are normal and believe it or not are part of the healing process.    By becoming a grief counselor you have to be prepared to answer them.   For more on how we can let the healing begin, please

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Families that Cope with Grief

Families that Cope with Grief

Coping with Grief as a Family: Inactivity or Activity? A family structure and its tensions, both past and present, can form or come to rise during a death in the family.  While this is unfortunate, it is also true.   The particular family dynamic and how the collective whole recovers can determine the emotional health of individual members.  Families that cope with grief as a communicative unit recover collectively over the loss better than families who divide and fall apart in a dark despair of silence. A Death in the Family Shakes Up the Physiology of the Family Just as an organism has various individual functioning elements, so