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Grief Myths: Illustrated

Grief Myths: Illustrated

A few weeks back we published a post called 64 Myths About Grief that Just Need to Stop.  Today, I’m going to illustrate a few of these grief myths because my brain is too fried right now to compose complete sentences. Anyways, sometimes it takes a good stick figure to drive the absurdity of certain thoughts … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Good article about grief myths.  This article is good for those grieving and grief counselors who wish to truly understand the nature of grief. If you would like to become a certified grief counselor then please review the program

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The Psychology Of A Near-Death Experience

The Psychology Of A Near-Death Experience

The Psychology Of A Near-Death Experience   If you have ever met anyone who has had a near-death experience – or if you have ever experienced this phenomenon yourself – you know that it changes you forever. Psychologically speaking, it is nearly impossible to “go back” to looking at life and death the same way as you did before, and often you feel driven to find out why and how this can happen and if it has happened to others as well.   Despite an ever growing body of research studies that focus on phenomena of this type, as well

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In Defense of the Grief Selfie – What’s Your Grief

In Defense of the Grief Selfie – What’s Your Grief

Once upon a time, many moons ago, Eleanor wrote an amazing post about self-portraits.  In that post, in case you missed it or failed to commit it to memory, she said: There was a time when I didn’t have the words to describe my grief even privately. In those early days the only tool I … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Intriguing article about the psychology of selfies and how grief can play a role in selfies and how they can help the griever overcome certain aspects of grieving by shedding one’s skin so to speak. If you would like

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Talking About Death – When Do We Begin?

Talking About Death – When Do We Begin?

It is never too soon to befriend this mysterious, unpredictable life experience that we will all undergo. Many of us cheat ourselves out of fully living life by refusing to discuss death until we absolutely have to. It’s impossible to experience the richness of life when we subconsciously cling to it. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com Elisabeth Kubler Ross brought it to attention to many.  Her ideas on death and preparing for it brought this once taboo subject into the daylight to be discussed among families and their terminally ill members, or any member. If you would like to earn

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Talking About Death – When Do We Begin?

Talking About Death – When Do We Begin?

  It is never too soon to befriend this mysterious, unpredictable life experience that we will all undergo. Many of us cheat ourselves out of fully living life by refusing to discuss death until we absolutely have to. It’s impossible to experience the richness of life when we subconsciously cling to it. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com Elisabeth Kubler Ross brought it to attention to many.  Her ideas on death and preparing for it brought this once taboo subject into the daylight to be discussed among families and their terminally ill members, or any member. If you would like to

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Grieving the Death of a Sibling

Grieving the Death of a Sibling

As a general rule, we hesitate to write about different types of loss.  To clarify, I am not referring to types of grief, which we’ve written about extensively.  Instead I am referring to loss in regards to type of relationship, such as the death of a parent, spouse, child, and so on. Allow me to share two … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com A good article about grieving the death of a sibling.  This is more traumatic than one may think, especially if one is younger.  Even if older, it still a reminder of our own mortality.  Siblings are life long friends

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The Unlikely Doll Collector: Sentimentality & Holding Onto Items

The Unlikely Doll Collector: Sentimentality & Holding Onto Items

This is my doll collection. For those of you who don’t know me, I am not meant to have a doll collection. I mean, just look at how dusty and slouchy those poor dolls are!  It’s as though they’ve been sitting in a laundry basket in a basement closet wrapped in Wegmans shopping bags for the past … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Good article about how hard it can be to let go of possessions of our deceased loved ones.  While there are cases of extremism, there are also moderate cases of just wanting to hold on.  Most the times, this

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Healing From Child Sexual Abuse: Let Yourself Grieve, Get Angry

Healing From Child Sexual Abuse:  Let Yourself Grieve, Get Angry

Healing is a painful process but if you can go through every stage, and remain vested in the journey, then the road ahead will get easier. The first thing is to grieve, and to deal with your anger. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.in Good article for healing of children of sexual abuse.  The right to be angry is an important part of healing.  The loss of innocence, the abuse itself are all horrendous events that need healing.  Grief counselors and in many cases licensed professionals are critical in helping children grieve and heal. If you would like to learn more

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The side of death we don’t see – CNN.com

The side of death we don’t see – CNN.com

  Before she photographed death, Cathrine Ertmann had never seen a body. Viewed through her lens while in a morgue, it was less frightening and more of a mystery. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.cnn.com Death can help us shape our existence if we acknowledge its reality.  We only have so much time in this temporal reality and we need to understand that in how we live and react with others. This article helps to remind us of our mortality. If you would like to learn more then please review our grief counseling program #griefcounselingprogram

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What Grieving A Death Can Teach Us About Surviving Divorce

What Grieving A Death Can Teach Us About Surviving Divorce

  You’re dealing with divorce, not actual death. You’ve got a life to live! For you, acceptance brings the promise of a new beginning — one filled with infinite possibilities — not an end. And that’s a precious gift, as any dying person would tell you. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com An excellent article talking about another type of loss, namely divorce.  Death and change of something can have a dramatic effect on our adjustment to a new life.  Divorce is a death of something special and a death of a particular relationship.  Grief and loss are experienced in many