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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

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Unpregnant: The silent, secret grief of miscarriage – The Globe and Mail

Unpregnant: The silent, secret grief of miscarriage – The Globe and Mail

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.theglobeandmail.com A great article about the sadness of a miscarriage and how often this grief is forgotten or cast to the side.  This is an excellent article for any grief counselor or person who has lost a child during pregnancy 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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Grief Over A Loss Can Be Intensified During Holiday Get-Togethers

Grief Over A Loss Can Be Intensified During Holiday Get-Togethers

In August of 2014, Roy Cross gave his wife a kiss goodbye before leaving for a motorcycle ride with a friend. Several hours later she got a call that there had been an accident. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.courant.com The Holidays can intensify grief.  This is natural and not be feared.  Losing someone and remembering they are not there on special days can be the most difficult time.  It erupts the grief all over again.  If you are a certified grief counselor or a family member, remember to help others who are suffering more over a loss and realize these

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Dear Grief – What’s Your Grief

Dear Grief – What’s Your Grief

We put out a call to action last week encouraging all of you out there, adults and kids alike, to write a letter to grief in honor of Children’s Grief Awareness Day.  When the letters didn’t come rolling in we decided the concept of a ‘letter’ may feel like a little much.  I mean, it … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Short article with various responses from people regarding mock letters to grief and what they feel and think.  Enjoy these examples of expression and maybe yourself write a letter to grief If you would like to learn more about

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Grief Pours Out on Social Media After Paris Attacks

Grief Pours Out on Social Media After Paris Attacks

Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are flooded with tributes, messages of condolences and solidarity for victims and for France, with #PrayforParis and #PrayersforParis top trending hashtags Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.voanews.com The grief for a nation can be a strong social grief.  Social grief can affect individuals as people try to understand unneeded hate and destruction.  Much like 911, these attacks have the same social grief affect on a collective society.  Social media has an ability to show forth its goodness in showing solidarity among all people of the world for this attack.  This is a good thing for once from

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The Lessons Of Parenting Through Grief

The Lessons Of Parenting Through Grief

One of the biggest gifts motherhood has given me is an improved ability to deal with hard times. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com Excellent article for parents who still have to be parents even though their own life may be upside down.  This article focuses on parenting through grief and has some insightful suggestions. 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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Understanding Survivor Guilt – What’s Your Grief

Understanding Survivor Guilt – What’s Your Grief

Guilt.  We have talked about it from a lot of different angles around here.  We have talked about the shoulda, woulda, couldas.  We have talked about regret, about guilt after an overdose death, and about how to find self-forgiveness when we are grieving.  Just when you thought there was no way we could keep talking … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com A good article about the feelings we have after someone dies.  Whether tragic or a strained relationship that ends, people can feel survivor guilt over the loss of someone. If you would like to learn more about grief counseling

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Are you there yet? The pressure to get over grief

Are you there yet? The pressure to get over grief

  Don’t you guys just love taking road trips with little kids?  Without kids, who would make you stop to go to the bathroom every hour?  Who would loudly argue just two feet behind your head as you drive?  Who would eat sticky snacks and get french fries lodged in between your seats?  I’m telling you, … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Good article about the pressure we feel to get over grief.  This pressure should really be non existent but we see it all the time according to a variety of time scales. If you would like to learn