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Grief Counseling Certification: Trust God in the Dark

Grief Counseling Certification: Trust God in the Dark

Years after my son died I reached a crossroads. Knowing I couldn’t continue spiraling down that dark tunnel, I had to surrender and trust God in the dark. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.shelleyramsey.com Short article in accepting the darkness and allowing God to sourjourn with you in your suffering. If you are interested in Christian Counseling, or our Grief Counseling Certification, then please review the program and see if it matches your academic needs #griefcounselingcertification

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Grieving the Loss of Hopes and Dreams – What’s Your Grief

Grieving the Loss of Hopes and Dreams – What’s Your Grief

I just realized my birthday is tomorrow. Seriously, I totally forgot. Although I’m always bad with dates, truthfully I think this is more the product of selective inattention. I know bemoaning your birthday is so cliché, but I’ve been wishing that time would slow down for, like, 8 years now. The passage of time has … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com As we get older, grief can occur as we realize what we have loss from a non physical aspect, our dreams, our hopes and our goals.  The loss of not reaching or attaining something can be a cause for

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Grief Counseling Certification: In Grief, Our Fury Friends Console

Grief Counseling Certification: In Grief, Our Fury Friends Console

Grief Counseling and the Love of a Pet While pets and animals cannot remove the evil of man in this world, they certainly can show us the more innocent side of life.  Grief counseling has always utilized the gentle eyes of our animal friends in grief recovery. AC360 tonight with Anderson Cooper will have a special show regarding the love and joy an animal can bring to sadness and grief.  In “Dogs Help Newtown Heal”, a Christian group brings the love of Golden Retrievers to Newtown to visit and console the children and families. To read the entire article, please click

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The Wrong and Right Words During Grief

The Wrong and Right Words During Grief

Helping the Grieving Person A grieiving person needs emotional support.  The wrong words can be detrimental and counter productive to the person.  Below is a story about what to say and not say. Gloria Horsley of the Huffington Post  lists many things to say and not say to a grieving person in her article, “What to Say (and Not to Say) to a Grieving Person” I was scheduled to be a guest on an early morning radio broadcast from Bakersfield, California. I am a family therapist, bereaved parent and president of Open To Hope, the world’s largest internet site with a

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New Grief Counseling Book “Devastating Losses”

New Grief Counseling Book “Devastating Losses”

The loss of a child is never easy, especially if it was from suicide or drug abuse.   A new grief counseling book “Devastating Losses” takes a look at child loss due to suicide or drug overdose.   The authors William Feigelman, Ph.D.,  John Jordan, Ph.D., John McIntosh, Ph.D., Beverly Feigelman, LCSW do an excellent job of combining research and clinic study with the stories and voices of the bereaved parents.   The book further dives into the grief response of the loss and the best therapeutic healing techniques.    For more on “Devastating Losses” please read the following: New Grief Counseling Book

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Grief Counseling Certification: When Grief Happens

Grief Counseling Certification Grief strikes everyone every day. It is unfortunately a natural element of life that many would like to wish away. However, if one does not develop the necessary coping skills with loss, one’s life will become a dangerous road of long depressions and unhealthy psychological reactions to loss. The coping skills necessary in dealing with loss are as pivotal to existence as any other coping skills. While there is a process in mourning loss, the coping skills help one to go through the natural phases of grief. Grief counselors are especially trained to help people get through

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Grief Counseling Certification: Grief Counselors and Traumatic Loss Effects On Society

Traumatic loss affects the social structure.  Since we are social creatures by nature, the butterfly effect blows through the winds of life and affects every aspect of humanity.  Katrina, 911, and the latest Tsunami in Japan all reflect this as every corner of the Earth viewed the destruction from these events.  With these aspects in mind, grief counselors are called upon not only to treat victims but also bystanders who are scarred by the horrific sights and stories they witness in person or on television. Themes Grief Counselors Can Face A few themes noticed by experts include the following social