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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

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Grief Support Groups: Positives and Pitfalls

Grief Support Groups: Positives and Pitfalls

The suggestion to “check out a grief support group” seems to be indiscriminately offered to people after the death of a loved one. People generally consider support groups to be a reliable and valid recommendation and many would claim they’ve been helpful to them in dealing with their grief.  Grief support groups provide many potential benefits in addition to the … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com An excellent article about the benefits and disadvantages of a grief support group.  Grief support groups can help many but to some it never works out?  The answers why lie in this article. If you would like to learn

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Grief and Negative Coping

Grief and Negative Coping

Today I want to have a no-frills, straightforward discussion about grief and negative coping. People commonly engage in negative coping (c’mon, you know you do), especially people who have experienced the death of a loved one.  Although many will eventually find constructive ways to cope with their experiences and emotions, others will become stuck in a cycle … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Great article about coping.  We talk alot about bad religious coping, but there are also other types of negative coping that involve how we view grief.  This article looks at negative coping as a way to avoid or numb

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10 things I wish I’d known the day I lost my mother

10 things I wish I’d known the day I lost my mother

Here is a reflection on the lessons I’ve learned as a young woman and mom since the passing of my mother when I was only 14 years of age. Sourced through Scoop.it from: familyshare.com For some of this, the loss of a mother is a future nightmare we wish to never think about, but for others its a reality.  Whether young or old, losing a mother is one of the worst losses we can experience next to losing a child.  This article looks at somethings, that children with living mothers or already deceased mothers can learn from. If you would

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The Wall: Loss of Identity After Stillbirth

The Wall: Loss of Identity After Stillbirth

This essay was written by one of our grief friends, Alex.  We very rarely have guest posts, only when we know the writer’s message will resonate with those who’ve had similar experiences in a way we couldn’t hope to replicate.  Thank you, Alex, for sharing your story. ———————————————————————– Our baby boy, Robin, was born still three … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com A very powerful article about stillbirth grief.  This is a very traumatic grief that can affect one for the rest of their lives.  How to deal with this immense grief and other coping strategies can sometimes still live one

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Family Misunderstanding After a Death

Family Misunderstanding After a Death

Ahhhh family. Family, family, family. Family can be great, but that’s not what this post is about.  This post is about death and grief and all those times you’ve looked at a family member and said – “who are you?” “what are you doing? ” “where were you?” “when did you turn into someone I don’t know?” … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Very good article about the family dynamics after death.  Emotions, traditions, family dynamics, and roles are all effected in death.  This article does an excellent job of identifying these issues If you would like to learn more about our

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Talking about death can be a healthy experience

Talking about death can be a healthy experience

Talking about death can be a healthy experience Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.thedalleschronicle.com Talking about dying is important during life. it can also be healthy for someone to experience and share with loved ones.  It is not a taboo but it needs to be addressed If you would like to learn more about grief counseling then please review our grief counseling certification program #griefcounselingcertificationprogram  

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How photographing stillborn babies helps their parents cope with grief

How photographing stillborn babies helps their parents cope with grief

A British charity is helping grieving parents to commemorate the lives of their stillborn babies by photographing them. Sally Peck reports Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.telegraph.co.uk Good article about a very traumatic event for parents who lose a child at birth.  A still born baby can be a very traumatic sight but many professionals consider seeing the baby and holding the baby to be therapuetic. If you would like to learn more about grief counseling training then please review the program #griefcounselingtraining

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The Power of “Prophetic” Grief

The Power of “Prophetic” Grief

Prophetic grief can spur action and change; instead of focusing on the one who murders, we need to focus on the larger culture that fosters hatred and violence. It’s easier to deal with the ‘who’ and singularize the crime and make one person responsible and thereby excuse ourselves. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com Good article on the power of grief when channeled to promote healing and change.  This article looks at what is called prophetic grief as a national way to push change admist pain and loss If you would like to take grief counseling courses then please review our