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Being there for Grieving Friends and Family: Support vs. Comfort – What’s Your Grief

Being there for Grieving Friends and Family: Support vs. Comfort – What’s Your Grief

First and foremost, please allow me to explain what’s happening with this post. For those of you who don’t know, we’ve been doing audio podcasts for about a year now (you can check those out on iTunes).  We originally started the podcast thinking that some people might prefer listening to their grief support over reading, and the idea o Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Good article WYG about support and comforting and the differences.  As certified grief counselors, we need to know the difference and how to support. If you would like to learn more about our bereavement counseling program then please review #bereavementcounselingprogram

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Death with options: How we bury our loved ones is changing

Death with options: How we bury our loved ones is changing

After burying her mother a few years ago, Sheila Holt found herself contemplating her own death. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.postandcourier.com Great article on options of burial but also how the individual is facing death before dying and making one’s own funeral decisions. Talk about death is key.  This is one of the elements that make it so key If you would like to learn more about grief counseling training then please review #griefcounselingtraining

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What is Normal in Grief? – What’s Your Grief

What is Normal in Grief? – What’s Your Grief

Here’s a test question for you: Which of the following grief related behaviors is abnormal? A.  A father who visits his son’s grave every morning B. A widower who continues to wear his wedding ring 5 years after his wife’s death C. A woman who refuses to part with her deceased mother’s belongings D. A  woman wh Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Good article.  Loss is a unique thing.  While there are some signs of complicated grief, usually due to circumstances and prolonged and consistent intensity, we can pretty much say this article is right on about the fact that grief affects

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I’ve Grown Closer To My Brother Through Grieving Him

I’ve Grown Closer To My Brother Through Grieving Him

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com A sad article about the loss of a sibling.  We do not know how important they are sometimes until they are gone.  This aritle relates the loss of a young woman over brother If you would like to learn more about bereavement counseling training then please review and see if it meets your academic and professional needs. #bereavementcounselingtraining

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6 Lies Society Tells Us about Those Struggling with Suicidal Thoughts

6 Lies Society Tells Us about Those Struggling with Suicidal Thoughts

6 Lies Society Tells Us about Those Struggling with Suicidal Thoughts,Debbie McDaniel – Read more about spiritual life growth, Christian living, and faith. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.crosswalk.com Good article for those interested in Christian Counseling, Grief Counseling or Crisis Intervention   Suicide is a serious thing and this article addresses somethings we need to be aware of regading suicidal individuals. Please also review our Grief Counseling Training Program #griefcounselingtrainingprogram

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Why Families Must Engage In A Death And Dying Conversation

Why Families Must Engage In A Death And Dying Conversation

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com Great article about an important subject that many families consider to be a taboo subject.  Have you spoken with loved ones about the most scary what if?  It is not a morbid conversation but a critical one If you would like to learn more about bereavement counseling training then please review #bereavementcounselingtraining

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Six Reasons why Grieving the Death of a Grandparent is Hard

Six Reasons why Grieving the Death of a Grandparent is Hard

My last memories of my grandmother are from my wedding in November of 2005. To be honest, I wasn’t thinking very much about her at the time because (1) I was getting married and (2) I was still coming to terms with the terminal cancer diagnosis my mother had received a month before. I like to believe that had known it was the last time I’d see my grandmother, I would have made more of an effort to remember everything about her or to say something even remotely meaningful…but who knows. What I do know is that I miss my

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7 Ways to Deal With Grief and Celebrate Life On Easter

7 Ways to Deal With Grief and Celebrate Life On Easter

Do you feel ambivalent about the upcoming Easter holiday? If so, you are not alone.  A friend recently told me that she wasn’t looking forward to Easte Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com It can be very difficult to celebrate life and resurrection on Easter when you are facing grief and loss.  Many holidays represent a memory of a loved one who is no longer with us.  These things are a reality but this article gives us seven ways to still look ahead and celebrate Please review our Christian Counseling and Grief Counseling programs and see if they match your academic

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Coping With Things Left Unsaid

Coping With Things Left Unsaid

I want you to imagine you’re listening to a child playing the piano.  This particular child is relatively new to piano and has just started learning the complicated business playing chords.  As you listen to her play, you notice that some chords sound pleasant and pleasing, but every once in a while she hits the wrong not Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Great article for the bereaved who wish to cope with the loss of a loved one.  Especially in reghards to things left unsaid If you would like to learn more about grief counseling education then please review #griefcounselingeducation

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Making Time for Grief During Pregnancy – What’s Your Grief

Making Time for Grief During Pregnancy – What’s Your Grief

Today we’d like to welcome guest author Dana Schwartz to discuss what she has learned from her experience grieving during pregnancy.  As some of you know, this topic is close to my heart because I lost my own mother to cancer when I was 12 weeks pregnant.  We’ve received quite a few emails from women discussing ho Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Good article and something we sometimes may not consider.  This is supposed to be a happy time but loss can occur.  How can a woman handle it and what affects can occur? Please also review our grief counseling training program