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16 Tips for Continuing Bonds with People We’ve Lost – What’s Your Grief

16 Tips for Continuing Bonds with People We’ve Lost – What’s Your Grief

http://traffic.libsyn.com/whatsyourgrief/continuing_bonds.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Prefer to listen to your grief support?  Hear us discuss the different ways to continue bonds with your deceased loved one in the above podcast. ———————————————————— With decades of grief theory that focused on closure, acceptance, and moving on, it is no … Source: www.whatsyourgrief.com Continuing bonds with our loved ones is important.   Spiritually they still exist but sometimes we need to do physical things here and now to feel them more completely until we are reunited with them. If you would like to become a certified

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Certified Grief Counselor and Religious Coping: Understanding God’s Will and Loss – YouTube

 on http://www.aihcp.org Those of religious background statistically have better coping mechanisms for loss than those who do… Source: www.youtube.com Short video from the American Academy of Grief Counseling about the effective nature of religious coping when properly utilized.  The video also looks at unhealthy religious coping and how a certified Grief Counselor should deal with and speak to a spiritual person. Too many times people employ religion and spirituality improperly during loss.  Also, well intentioned individuals can cause pain to the grieving when they misuse religious ideals in failed attempts to relieve the distress of the grieving.  This video is

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Good Grief: Rage Against the Machine

Good Grief: Rage Against the Machine

What do we want to do right when we witness the world go sideways? So many of us dig deep and desire to respond, act and maybe even make a difference. I know, I get that more than many, as I work with families on the brink of crisis Source: www.huffingtonpost.com Social and communal grief can enrage a community.  We have seen this in the recent police killings–some that were justified and others that were not.  In cases, communal grief can be utilized in a healthy fashion or grief can turn into rage and anger which it is known to

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How to deal with postpartum depression

How to deal with postpartum depression

Postpartum depression manifests itself with anxiety, feelings of worthlessness, fatigue and/or lack of interest. The depressive disorder takes place following the birth of a baby. It is treatable through prescribed medications, therapy and time. Source: familyshare.com Good article on the symptoms of postpartum depression and how to overcome it.   Many women after child birth will become depressed and grief counselors and clinical counselors should be aware of this If you would like to become a certified grief counselor, then please review the program and see if it matches your academic and professional needs #certifiedgriefcounselor

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64 Children’s Books About Death and Grief – What’s Your Grief

64 Children’s Books About Death and Grief – What’s Your Grief

When grief hits a family, children often become the focus – how to talk to them about death, how to recognize if they are grieving ‘normally’, how to create open communication and dialogue. etc.  When we ask adults what they need in their grief often their first response is what they need for their children. … Source: www.whatsyourgrief.com Good article listing 64 books about death and grief for children.  Children can utilize these books to prepare or learn from an experience what death and grief are. If you would like to become a certified grief counselor, then please review the

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8 Reasons Why Winter is the Worst (for grievers)

8 Reasons Why Winter is the Worst (for grievers)

What’s cold, icy, really uncomfortable, and sometimes makes you sad? Gosh darn winter, that’s what. You can spare me your affinity for skiing, fresh fallen snow and curling up by a warm fire because I will swiftly counter with wet socks, slush, and lack of sunlight.   Sure winter has its moments, but for some its … Source: www.whatsyourgrief.com An excellent article on Winter and those who are going through the grieving process.  This article looks over 8 reasons why winter is the worst for grievers. If you are grieving, see what relates and see if you can help yourself in

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Applications of a Certified Grief Counselor

Applications of a Certified Grief Counselor

What Exactly is a Certified Grief Counselor? Believe it or not, people confuse the nature of Grief Counseling with many things that it is not.   Grief Counseling does not deal with pathologies, but the simple emotion of loss and the re-adaptation to that loss.   A certified Grief Counselor, without a counseling license issued by the state, does not possess the training or skill to deal with depression or complicated grief. In this regard, a person who is a certified Grief Counselor, may or may not be a licensed counselor.  Licensed counselors may very well seek out a certification in Grief

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The Amateur’s Guide to Death and Dying

The Amateur’s Guide to Death and Dying A new book authored by: Richard Wagner, Ph.D, ACS A Brief Description ================ The Amateur’s Guide To Death And Dying is an 8″ x 10″ workbook for enhancing the end of life. It is on the cutting edge of death and dying work. Readers are challenged to liberate themselves from the deadening passivity and isolation that society heaps upon them. They gain perspective on numerous issues related to modern dying…whether it’s filling out a durable power of attorney form, answering provocative questions about sexuality and intimacy, completing a death anxiety survey or personally