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Grief Counseling Program: How to Avoid Post Holiday Depression

Grief Counseling Program: How to Avoid Post Holiday Depression

Grief Counseling Offers a Variety of Steps to Overcome Post Holiday Depression and Grief Grief counseling can help many people overcome post holiday depression but simple steps can also help one avoid meetings with a counselor.  While many people look for new goals in the coming year to keep on track after Christmas and New Year festivities, there are also many smaller things one can do to get oneself back on track. Ann Pietrangelo from Care2 writes about ten ways you can overcome Post Holiday Blues in her article, “10 Ways to Beat the Post Holiday Blues’ When that last

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Post Holiday Depression and Grief Counseling

Post Holiday Depression and Grief Counseling

Grief and Depression After the Holidays With all the excitement and mystery of Christmas on its way out, many are left with cold weather, wrapping paper, smashed boxes and a withering tree at the end of the driveway.  Grief Counselors may find themselves counseling many people towards ways to rediscover balance and a normal routine again after the Holidays.  Part of the blame is society.  While society turns Christmas and the holidays into a capitalistic endeavor that begins after Thanksgiving dinner and ends the day after Christmas, people are left with an emptiness.  Spirituality and a true understanding of the

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Newtown Funerals Continue

The Grief of Newtown Continues After the violence comes the sadness for Newtown, as a week before Christmas, twenty children and six adults are laid to rest throughout the town.  The grief blankets the entire town. Michael Melia of the Huffington Post writes about these sad funerals in his article, “Newtown Funerals Become A Sad Routine” To read the article, please click here To learn more about grief counseling courses, please review the program and click here and please remember in your prayers the families of Newtown If you would like training in grief counseling, then please review the program.  

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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