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Grief as a gift? It seems nonsensical but grief has a role in life and can be helpful in some cases in learning about life and helping us see the overall picture. Please also review our Bereavement Counseling Training program to learn more The article, “Why grief can be a gift from God”, by Patrick Mabilog states, Universally, grief is seen as something that we wouldn’t want to experience, but it’s something that no one can escape. We all have experienced a certain level of grief caused by loss whether a loved one, a business gone bad or a pet.
When grieving we need to face our grief and mourning not avoid it or pretend it is not there. This can lead to complicated grief. Please also review our Grief Counseling Training. The article, “Good Grief: Stoicism and Avoidance Won’t Help” by Patrick O’Donnell states Grief can wash over you like a tsunami or strike in a series of smaller, insistent waves that wear you down like the ocean tumbling rocks into sand. It can express itself as depression, anger, sorrow or numbness. It may come after the death of a loved one, an atrocity such as 9/11, the loss
Sometimes the best words can hurt deeply when trying to help others. This is why certified Grief Counselors need to know what to say to the bereaved. Please also review our Grief Counseling Program to learn more. Please also read the article, “3 Common Grief Sayings That Can Bring More Pain Than Comfort” by Rhone O’Neill. The article states, If you have lost someone you love, you know that there are no guidelines or instructions on how to get through your grief. You also know that people who try to support you will offer well known platitudes in an attempt
It is an added bonus these days when a doctor not only looks out for your physical well being but also your mental and emotional. Understanding loss and grief is key for doctors in overall treatment of their patients. The article below covers some of these ideas. Please also review our Bereavement Counseling Training The article, “Grief guidance: 6 ways pediatricians can support children, families after loss” by David J. Schonfeld, M.D., FAAP states, he vast majority of children experience the death of a close family member or friend during childhood, and approximately one in 20 experiences the death of
Good article on helping a mother who has just lost a baby or miscarriage. This type of loss can be very painful to a mother or a young family. If you would like to learn more then please review our Grief Counseling Program The article, How to help a mother who has lost a child in pregnancy or lost an infant states, he loss of a child during the latter half of pregnancy or the first year of life, known as the perinatal period, affects nearly 50,000 new or expectant mothers each year in the United States. When a stillbirth
Grief is something that never truly ends but something that becomes bearable as one adapts to the new reality of loss. This article looks at the long process of healing which is actually a life long endeavor. If you would like to learn more about bereavement counseling training then please review our program and see if it matches your academic and professional needs. The article “How To Deal With Grief: Life, Loss And Healing The Soul” states “Life and death are intertwined. The fact that we breathe is to acknowledge our humanness, mortality and the inevitability of death. Life and
It is sometimes hard to know what to say to the grieving and what they need to hear. This article is about understanding their needs and helping them through this difficult time with the right words. Please also review our bereavement counseling training program to learn more The article, 4 Things People Who Are Grieving Want You To Know The process is not one size fits all. It states “Whether it’s triggered by a tragic event or the loss of a loved one, grief is a part of the human experience that we will all have to endure.
Too many times, normal grief reactions are diagnosed as depression. There is a true difference between normal loss and complicated grieving. The article below deals with many issues regarding this Myth vs. Fact: Know the difference between grief, major depression By Carolyn Sacco, R.N. and Jeffrey Geller, M.D., M.P.H. The article states “Although grief knows no boundaries in terms of age, if we are fortunate to live decades then we will unfortunately experience grief. It is part of being human. Like other aspects of life such as giving birth, how do we know when these normal processes require more than
A good article that looks at some of the bigger losses in life that we may face and how one will cope when they strike. The article from the Huffington Post states We are hard-wired for connection and when a meaningful connection is severed — be it someone who has held a special place in our personal firmament of love and affection or someone who has betrayed and abandoned us — we feel devastating loss. Loss of this magnitude births grief — grief for what was, what is now and what will never be. Big Grief brings you to your
It is so true that grief has no universal timeline. This article reinforces this important reality when we deal with grief or try to help others who are grieving. As a certified grief counselor, on needs to understand this reality. The article states Grief doesn’t follow any timeline, according to Genesis Medical Center counselors. Nor is it confined to only families of hospice-care patients. “Each person may require a different level of support or frequency of support,” mental health counselor Kate Bowman said. “We try to accommodate everyone’s individual needs in providing the type of care and support that will