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Our grief counseling program can help you counsel those who lose a spouse and are suffering from a broken heart

Our grief counseling program can help you counsel those who lose a spouse and are suffering from a broken heart

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Bereaved spouses have a 66 percent higher chance of dying in the three months after their partner’s death than when their other halves were living, according to Harvard researchers.

American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight:

The loss of a spouse for the elderly can be a major blow to the will to live.  A broken heart can lead to isolation, less care of oneself, and stress that can lead to heart attack.

A recent study, found in this article, looked at a variety of issues that correlate to grief so extreme that it can lead to a variety of health issues.

Grief counselors should take extra precaution when dealing with the elderly who lose a life long husband or wife.  The loss and pain can be overcoming to the point it filters into other aspects of their life.

If you are interested in the grief counseling program offered at AIHCP, then please review the grief counseling program.  After taking four core courses, you can become certified in grief counseling.   The certification lasts three years.  After that you would have to renew your certification in the grief counseling program.

Qualified professionals would include those with a license in the healthcare field or degrees in the healthcare field.  Other qualifications would include undergraduate degrees in the social sciences.  Other type of professionals include social workers, funeral directors, counselors, pastoral caregivers and those involved in ministry.

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