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When a child is dying, the hardest talk is worth having

When a child is dying, the hardest talk is worth having

Pediatric specialists say the failure to discuss death — with children who are old enough to understand the concept — can make it harder for all involved. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.statnews.com Talking to children about death is a difficult discussion, especially with dying children.   It includes so many variables about the maturity of the child and his or her understanding of the finality of death itself.  This article looks at this conversation Please also review our Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Program as well as our #griefcounselingcertificationprogram

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Grief After Traumatic Loss – What’s Your Grief

Grief After Traumatic Loss – What’s Your Grief

Recently a reader emailed us and asked if we’d write a post about grieving a violent death. She’d been looking around the Internet for resources and information on the topic and had noticed the literature was a little light.  That’s not to say good resources don’t exist, it just means they’re hard to find, so … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com A traumatic loss in anything that falls well out of the norms of everyday death.  It is tragic, it is sudden, it is catastrophic, and it is overbearing.  These qualities can cause many complications within the grieving process Please

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Ongoing Relationships With Those who Have Died – What’s Your Grief

Ongoing Relationships With Those who Have Died – What’s Your Grief

I cling to scraps of my mother.  I’ll take anything I can get. I’ve extracted all that I can from my memories; turning each one over in my mind, carefully searching for something I might have forgotten. I’ve poured over her letters and notes which I keep tucked away among keepsakes of more obvious sentimentality. Here’s a lock of … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com There is nothing unhealthy with continuing bonds with a deceased family member.  Keeping on to possessions is a natural way to remember.  Of course there is examples of unhealthy bonding when for example someone refuses to go through clothes

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Grief and Nutrition: Tips From A Wellness Guru – What’s Your Grief

Grief and Nutrition: Tips From A Wellness Guru – What’s Your Grief

It is officially 2016.  Hard to believe, right?  Congrats on making it to a new year, since I am sure there were moments you struggled to imagine getting here.  Now that new year is here many of us inevitably start thinking about how we can survive just a little bit better.  We vow to eat better, … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Good article about eating, nutrition and grief. The reality is our emotional state can affect our physical state so it is necessary to eat well when dealing with grief over an extended period of time. If you would like

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My New Reality, Not My New Normal

My New Reality, Not My New Normal

These are my own thoughts based on my own personal reality living here without my child. Trust me, I do not know the way so I am making no predictions for anyone based on my own personal two plus year nightmare. Sugar coating the loss of my child is impossible as my heart spits out this painful reality. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com The deep reality of losing a child to a parent is all consuming.  This touching article looks at what some parents feel and how they want to be treated If you would like to learn more about

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Abortion’s Circle of Grief Is Not Limited to Two | NRL News Today

Abortion’s Circle of Grief Is Not Limited to Two | NRL News Today

  Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.nationalrighttolifenews.org The grief of the loss of a life of a child via abortion is not only twofold, child and mother, but crosses to many other family members who experience potential relationship losses.  Father-son, Uncle/aunt-nephew, grandparent-grandchild.   It is time to consider these losses as well and the pain abortion causes everyone. If you would like to learn more about Christian Counseling or are interested in becoming a certified grief counselor then please review #certifiedgriefcounselor

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Hospice leader helps parents cope with loss of an adult child – The Boston Globe

Hospice leader helps parents cope with loss of an adult child – The Boston Globe

The heroin crisis is claiming many young and adult lives. To help those left behind, the Home Health Foundation is offering a support group. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.bostonglobe.com While there is alot of discussion about parents who lose children, sometimes we forget about parents who lose adult children.  This happens frequently and is as devastating to their lives. This article looks at how others are helping parents cope If you would like to become a certified bereavement counselor then please review our program #certifiedbereavementcounselor

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Grief: The unspoken holiday emotion

Grief: The unspoken holiday emotion

Grieving families say festivities and decorations can spur painful memories, but friendship helps carry them through. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.app.com Good article reminding us of the many who suffer through the holidays via loss of a loved one. This article puts things into perspective for many who have not yet tasted the loss of a loved one and a holiday Please review our grief counseling certification program #griefcounselingcertificationprogram

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16 Ideas for Creating New Holiday Tradition After a Death – What’s Your Grief

16 Ideas for Creating New Holiday Tradition After a Death – What’s Your Grief

Someone you love has died and now the holidays will never be the same.  I’m sorry to put this so plainly, but it’s true and you need to acknowledge it. Too often people stumble into the holidays after a death believing things can stay the same.  Some passively assume everything will work out, while others believe if they try … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Holidays after death can be sad.  New traditions are sometimes needed to help family members cope and remember the past. If you would like to learn more about bereavement counseling education then please review the program #bereavementcounselingeducation  

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What’s your grief?

What’s your grief?

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com An excellent article with many insightful guidelines for dealing with the holidays and grief.  We lose people throughout the year and when we experience Christmas or Thanksgiving, new pain arises over their loss.  This article looks at ways to better cope with loss and grief during the holidays If you would like to become a certified grief counselor then please review our program as well! #certifiedgriefcounselor