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Grief Counseling Training Article on Grief and Avoidance

Grief Counseling Training Article on Grief and Avoidance

When grieving we need to face our grief and mourning not avoid it or pretend it is not there.  This can lead to complicated grief.  Please also review our Grief Counseling Training. The article, “Good Grief: Stoicism and Avoidance Won’t Help” by Patrick O’Donnell states Grief can wash over you like a tsunami or strike in a series of smaller, insistent waves that wear you down like the ocean tumbling rocks into sand. It can express itself as depression, anger, sorrow or numbness. It may come after the death of a loved one, an atrocity such as 9/11, the loss

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Death with options: How we bury our loved ones is changing

Death with options: How we bury our loved ones is changing

After burying her mother a few years ago, Sheila Holt found herself contemplating her own death. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.postandcourier.com Great article on options of burial but also how the individual is facing death before dying and making one’s own funeral decisions. Talk about death is key.  This is one of the elements that make it so key If you would like to learn more about grief counseling training then please review #griefcounselingtraining

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What is Normal in Grief? – What’s Your Grief

What is Normal in Grief? – What’s Your Grief

Here’s a test question for you: Which of the following grief related behaviors is abnormal? A.  A father who visits his son’s grave every morning B. A widower who continues to wear his wedding ring 5 years after his wife’s death C. A woman who refuses to part with her deceased mother’s belongings D. A  woman wh Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Good article.  Loss is a unique thing.  While there are some signs of complicated grief, usually due to circumstances and prolonged and consistent intensity, we can pretty much say this article is right on about the fact that grief affects

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Six Reasons why Grieving the Death of a Grandparent is Hard

Six Reasons why Grieving the Death of a Grandparent is Hard

My last memories of my grandmother are from my wedding in November of 2005. To be honest, I wasn’t thinking very much about her at the time because (1) I was getting married and (2) I was still coming to terms with the terminal cancer diagnosis my mother had received a month before. I like to believe that had known it was the last time I’d see my grandmother, I would have made more of an effort to remember everything about her or to say something even remotely meaningful…but who knows. What I do know is that I miss my

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Grieving in Community

Grieving in Community

In many indigenous cultures, grief is often a collective experience. Through sacred rituals and praise, grief is expressed out loud as a uniting force of… Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com Short article that discusses social grief.  The type of grief that effects a community.  Also in some aspects how communities support the individual in their grief throughout the world.  If you would like to learn more about grief counseling training, then please review the program and see if it matches your academic and professional needs #griefcounselingtraining

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The Disappearance of a Distinctively Black Way ​to Mourn

The Disappearance of a Distinctively Black Way ​to Mourn

As many African American-owned funeral homes close, the communities they serve are losing a centuries-old means of grieving—and protest. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.theatlantic.com Great article about the cultural aspects the African American community and mourning.  This article talks about these traditions and where they are today If you would like to learn more about grief counseling training then please review the program and see if it matches your academic and professional needs #griefcounselingtraining

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My New Reality, Not My New Normal

My New Reality, Not My New Normal

These are my own thoughts based on my own personal reality living here without my child. Trust me, I do not know the way so I am making no predictions for anyone based on my own personal two plus year nightmare. Sugar coating the loss of my child is impossible as my heart spits out this painful reality. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com The deep reality of losing a child to a parent is all consuming.  This touching article looks at what some parents feel and how they want to be treated If you would like to learn more about

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Unpregnant: The silent, secret grief of miscarriage – The Globe and Mail

Unpregnant: The silent, secret grief of miscarriage – The Globe and Mail

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.theglobeandmail.com A great article about the sadness of a miscarriage and how often this grief is forgotten or cast to the side.  This is an excellent article for any grief counselor or person who has lost a child during pregnancy If you would like to learn more about grief counseling training then please review the program and see if it matches your academic and professional needs. #griefcounselingtraining

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Dear Grief – What’s Your Grief

Dear Grief – What’s Your Grief

We put out a call to action last week encouraging all of you out there, adults and kids alike, to write a letter to grief in honor of Children’s Grief Awareness Day.  When the letters didn’t come rolling in we decided the concept of a ‘letter’ may feel like a little much.  I mean, it … Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.whatsyourgrief.com Short article with various responses from people regarding mock letters to grief and what they feel and think.  Enjoy these examples of expression and maybe yourself write a letter to grief If you would like to learn more about

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Grief Pours Out on Social Media After Paris Attacks

Grief Pours Out on Social Media After Paris Attacks

Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are flooded with tributes, messages of condolences and solidarity for victims and for France, with #PrayforParis and #PrayersforParis top trending hashtags Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.voanews.com The grief for a nation can be a strong social grief.  Social grief can affect individuals as people try to understand unneeded hate and destruction.  Much like 911, these attacks have the same social grief affect on a collective society.  Social media has an ability to show forth its goodness in showing solidarity among all people of the world for this attack.  This is a good thing for once from