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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

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64 Things Our Readers Would Tell Their Younger Selves About Grief – What’s Your Grief

64 Things Our Readers Would Tell Their Younger Selves About Grief – What’s Your Grief

We’ve been engaged a bit of a dialogue over on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram about the things our readers would tell their younger selves about grief (either before they experienced the death of their loved one or just after).  The advice they have to offer runs the gamut, but echoes the collective wisdom we hear from … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Great article about grief and human experience with it.  How we handle grief when younger may be quite different as when older.  This article looks at what we could tell ourselves about loss to our younger selves if we

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Study: Primary Care Physicians Underuse Depression Management Tools

Study: Primary Care Physicians Underuse Depression Management Tools

Primary care practices routinely underuse effective chronic disease management tools when treating depression, compared to when treating medical conditions. Sourced through Scoop.it from: weill.cornell.edu An excellent article about the simple things a primary physician can do to help with depression This article points to how healthcare professionals need training in grief counseling #trainingingriefcounseling

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Drowning in Complicated Grief: How to Be Your Own Lifeguard

Drowning in Complicated Grief: How to Be Your Own Lifeguard

When you are stuck in complicated grief, you feel like you are in the middle of the ocean, drowning. You are desperate to keep your head above water, but… Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com Complicated grief is exactly what it is –complicated.   It is beyond the basic grieving process due to subjective as well as objective circumstances surrounding the loss.  This article looks at some ways to stay afloat during this time Please review our Grief Counseling Program as well as our Christian Counseling Program #griefcounselingprogram

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Balancing Selflessness and Self-Care in Grief – What’s Your Grief

Balancing Selflessness and Self-Care in Grief – What’s Your Grief

Are you the family member everyone looks to when times get tough?  Are you who your friends call when they need a supportive ear? Are you in touch with everyone else’s needs, but kinda clueless about your own? Guilty? Okay then, this post is for you. Yes you.  You know who you are, you do-ers, givers, caretakers, and … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Great article for the caregivers when death, tragedy or sadness strikes a family.  This article helps one balance between one’s own needs and the needs of others.  Boundaries but still giving for one’s own self care If you would

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Does Facing Death Lessen Fears Of Dying?

Does Facing Death Lessen Fears Of Dying?

Most people seem to fear death. Not surprising, according to Harvard researchers, who say even the word can increase nervousness and sadness. Sourced through Scoop.it from: nepr.net Good article about facing our fears  of death but also asks if we do face them, will we still fear death ultimately?  Death will always incur doubt and fear, but facing it, helps us understand it more and help us understand what our loved ones who one day will die feel about it.  These are things to discuss   Please review our grief counseling education program and see if it matches your academic

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Grieving in Community

Grieving in Community

In many indigenous cultures, grief is often a collective experience. Through sacred rituals and praise, grief is expressed out loud as a uniting force of… Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com Short article that discusses social grief.  The type of grief that effects a community.  Also in some aspects how communities support the individual in their grief throughout the world.  If you would like to learn more about grief counseling training, then please review the program and see if it matches your academic and professional needs #griefcounselingtraining

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How My Daughter Has Lived With Her Brother’s Death

How My Daughter Has Lived With Her Brother’s Death

Think back to when you were 5 years old. I remember that time in my life fondly. School was new and exciting and you’re happy to learn new things. You… Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com A great article about sibling grief over the loss of a brother or sister.  This article writte from a parent’s perspective of how their suriving child deals with the loss of her brother Please also review our grief counseling certification program and see if the program matches your academic and professional needs. #griefcounselingprogram

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The Reality of Growth and Grief: where the hell is my rainbow? – What’s Your Grief

The Reality of Growth and Grief: where the hell is my rainbow? – What’s Your Grief

If you regularly read WYG you might have noticed that Eleanor and I can be a wee bit pessimistic from time to time.  Okay, maybe a little more than a ‘wee bit’.  Actually, get me and Eleanor in a room together and you will find us holding half-empty glasses of cynicism, playing a drinking game called – what … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Great article on grief and many of the false assumptions that come with growth and transformation after loss.  This article sets it straight . If you would like to become a certified grief counselor then please review the program