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Do You Want to Become A Pet Loss Counselor?

Do You Want to Become A Pet Loss Counselor?

Becoming a Pet Loss Grief Counselor I think I am going to get certified to be a pet loss grief counselor. So many people have trouble when they lose a pet, though I think that many people feel embarrassed that it is hard to lose a pet. I know that when my dog passed away, I had a very hard time. I was at college, and my mom called to tell me what happened. I cried so hard, and I felt like I had to come up with a better reason for why I was so upset. Losing a pet

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Dealing with Pet Loss Grief

Dealing with Pet Loss Grief

How to Deal with Pet Loss Grief When dealing with the loss of a pet, it is natural to feel a sense of grief, abandonment, and maybe even anger at the universe for taking away such a beloved companion. These are all normal expressions of a very real sorrow, and all part of the grief cycle. There are different methods of coping with the loss of a pet. Some families immediately purchase a new pet, in hopes of finding healing through loving another. Some families go through a pet dry spell where they eschew all pets in order to grieve

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Helping Children Deal with the Death of the Family Pet

Helping Children Deal with the Death of the Family Pet

My eight-year-old boy loves our cat so much. And She loves him. She runs up to him for pets when she hears his footsteps. She bumps him with her head when he is reading. She even sleeps by his head on the pillow. It’s very sweet. But she is twelve years old and I can see that her hips Sometimes the loss of a pet is a child’s first experience with death are starting to bother her. In my parenting group there are always emails going around asking for books about the death of pets or preparing for the death

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Courses in Pet Loss Bereavement

Courses in Pet Loss Bereavement

Courses for Pet Loss Bereavement For those who have ever lost a pet, you know that your dog, cat, horse o or other type of pet is more than a simple animal. Pets can be companions, friends, and even tools used for work, such as seeing eye dogs. Unfortunately, many people have trouble dealing with their grief. They are told that, because this was an animal and not a person, they should simply get over it. However, sometimes the loss of a pet can affect a person’s life even more than the loss of a person, and therefore these people

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How To Deal With Grieving Children When A Pet Dies

How To Deal With Grieving Children When A Pet Dies

Pet Loss Grief The final ending of life is death. This concept may be easy to grasp but its effect may leave people devastated. The bond between children and their pets are unique and special. For a child his pet may provide companionship, love, entertainment, friendship etc. A child may consider his pet to be the closest living thing with which he can share his secrets, emotions, thoughts and such other feelings. Pets for children may be a perfect example of unconditional love, affection and loyalty. Children generally spend a lot of time with their pets, like playing with them,

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The Loss of a Pet is A Hard Thing

The Loss of a Pet is A Hard Thing

Pet Loss is Hard The loss of a pet can be very difficult, especially when someone is older. My mother had her dog for the last 20 years, the dog was very sick with arthritis but my mom took very good care of it. Finally, last year, her dog died, and she was so depressed. We talk to your Doctor About it, and he wanted to put her on antidepressants. I did not want to do that, so I began to look into grief counseling for loss of a pet. I was actually able to find a group of older

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Pet Loss Can Be Hard

Pet Loss Can Be Hard

   People become attached to their pets the same way they are attached to family members The loss of a pet is hard because pets are family Recently I have become more interested in changing careers to a profession that will help people. In fact, since I have had such positive experiences with people who have helped me in the past, I think that it would be very rewarding to try to do something like grief counseling with the general public. The internet has a lot of information for people like me who want to get additional training in this field.

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Getting Assistance with Loss of a Pet

Getting Assistance with Loss of a Pet

 Getting Assistance for Pet Loss For some reason you just never thought the life of your pet would ever end. Now unfortunately your pet has died of old age and you are really having a difficult time handling it. Handling the loss of a beloved pet can indeed be difficult because you spent so much time with your pet and loved them so much. It can be difficult to talk with friends about this because sometimes they do not value the life of a pet as much as you may have. You may want to look into grief counseling for

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Helping People with Pet Loss Grief

Helping People with Pet Loss Grief

Working through Pet Loss Grief I had no idea you could go to school and get a certification for pet loss bereavement.I knew there were many people hurting about loosing there pet. I know when I lost my dog five months ago it hit me really hard. I loved my Bj like no other dog. He was 13 and he was my little baby. I still miss him now when I look at pictures of him. Thankfully I still have my cats and other dog Ike to help me get through this hard time. So I can easily see why people

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Pet Loss Grief: Consider a Pet Hospice

Pet Loss Grief: Consider a Pet Hospice

Pet loss grief can be overwhelming, especially in the last weeks of a dying pets life. It used to be the only choice you had was to euthanize your pet if it was terminally sick or injured. Now pet hospice provides another alternative. Pet hospice has slowly been gaining acceptance in recent years, even though it has been around for a couple of decades. Based on the successful model that has been used with humans, pet hospice allows for animals to die as comfortably and as painlessly as possible in the home. Hospice for pets can be a volunteer organization