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Grief Counseling Program Article on Dealing with Grief

Grief Counseling Program Article on Dealing with Grief

Short help article on a few ideas in working through grieving. Please also review our Grief Counseling Program to learn more The article, 5 Tips for Plowing Through Grief—and Surviving , by Hambeth Hochwald states “For author Laurie Burrows Grad, August 1, 2015, marked the day her life unalterably changed when her husband, Peter, died in her arms. “One minute he was laughing and happy, and the next minute he was gone,” she says of her husband of 47 years. “I fell to the floor in heaving sobs like you see actors do in the movies. But it wasn’t a movie. This

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Grief Counseling Certification Article on Losing a Child

Grief Counseling Certification Article on Losing a Child

Sad article on losing a child and the mourning and hardships that occur afterwards Please also review our Grief Counseling Certification The article, Life after the death of my child, states “Before my eight-month-old daughter, Abby, died unexpectedly, I thought I knew plenty about grief. The pervasively popular five stages of grief model, developed by Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, was familiar to me: Feelings of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and finally acceptance would need to be worked through before coming out whole again on the other side. As it turns out, grief, like life, is not that neat. As I resurfaced after Abby’s death,

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Grief Counseling Program Article on Miscarriage Grief

Grief Counseling Program Article on Miscarriage Grief

Sad article with quotes about miscarriages and the grief associated with this type of loss Please also review our Grief Counseling Program to learn more about counseling and helping others The article, 12 Miscarriage Quotes To Share With Someone Who’s Grieving, by Steph Montgomery states, “A friend once told me that having a miscarriage is a sudden shock. They understood what George R.R. Martin meant when he wrote, “A day will come when you think you are safe and happy, and your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth.” To feel such happiness, and then such despair in an instant,

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Grief Counseling Certification Article on Grief and Listening to Grief

Grief Counseling Certification Article on Grief and Listening to Grief

Good article on the grief we can experience when we hear of others pain and grief or tragedies.  As grief counselors, one can experience great empathy and relate to others pain and loss.  How we process it and deal with it is part of the price we take as listeners. Please also review our Grief Counseling Certification The article, Hearing someone else’s tragedy carries own grief, by Ted Wiard states, “Healing and connection happen with the willingness to share thoughts and emotions. If this could safely happen more often, my guess is there would be less isolating and fearful feelings that

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Grief Counseling Certification Article on Loss of Job

Grief Counseling Certification Article on Loss of Job

Good article on grief and how it affects any loss, including losing a job Losing a job is very much a grief many experience and very few acknowledge Please also review our Grief Counseling Certification The article, The ‘Disenfranchised Grief’ of Losing Your Job, by Catie Lazarus states, “It’s comforting to know people like Meg Spinella, a hospice chaplain, exist. Spinella radiates empathy, even as she jokingly describes herself as “more of a ‘shit happens’” than “an ‘everything happens for a reason’ person.” It certainly felt more like the former when, in 2007, budget cuts bumped her out of the Catholic

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Grief Counseling Program Article on Depression and Homosexuality

Grief Counseling Program Article on Depression and Homosexuality

Good article on depression in the homosexual community and the type of depression gay men face due to various social issues that are connected with their sexuality Please also review our Grief Counseling Program The article, Depression Is Killing Gay Men, by  John-Manuel Andriote states, “It’s well known to the point of stereotype that gay men experience higher rates of HIV, substance abuse, and suicide. But it’s less known, and hardly talked about, that we also have much higher rates of depression, especially those of us living with HIV, despite the causal relationship of depression and self-medicating and self-harming behavior. You might call depression the

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Grief Counseling Program Article about Grief and Dementia

Grief Counseling Program Article about Grief and Dementia

Good article on dealing with the grief associated with dementia Please also review our Grief Counseling Program The article, Grief Is A Struggle For Those Who Develop Dementia Early In Life, by John Davis states, “Grief and loss are concepts typically associated with death, but they’re emotions that are equally applicable when people develop life-changing illnesses like dementia. That was one of the themes that arose this week during the annual International Death, Grief and Bereavement Conference at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Erica Srinivasan, director of the university’s Center for Grief and Death, which hosts the conference, gave a presentation focusing on

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Grief Counseling Training Article on Complicated Grief

Grief Counseling Training Article on Complicated Grief

Good article on complicated grief. Please also review our Grief Counseling Training The article, A name for grief that goes on and on, by Jacqueline Howard states, “Stephanie Muldberg felt like she would be sad forever. She felt isolated and preferred to sit alone at home, overcome with waves of emotion — anger, guilt and bitterness. Muldberg’s 13-year-old son, Eric, died of cancer in their home in New Jersey in 2004. For years after his death, Eric dominated her thoughts. She felt guilty that she lived and he didn’t. She couldn’t drive past the baseball field where he used to play.

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Grief Counseling Certification Article on Social Grief

Grief Counseling Certification Article on Social Grief

Good article on how grief of a nation can be a catalyst for social change.   Please also review our Grief Counseling Certification The article, Grief as catalyst for social change, by Mel Williams states, “Grief is a powerful motivator for social change. We are now seeing the growing mobilization of grief energy transformed into calls for social change. Consider the student activism ignited from the Feb. 14, 2018 mass shooting of 17 classmates at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Students from Parkland have spurred rallies across the nation as young people have risen en masse, saying “Enough is enough,”

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Bereavement Counseling Certification Article on Avoiding Grieving

Bereavement Counseling Certification Article on Avoiding Grieving

Good article on the pitfalls of avoiding grief and not facing it.  Trying to be strong or keep busy can sometimes make us avoid our grief work and recovery Please also review our Bereavement Counseling Certification The article, Coping with Grief and Loss: Why Being Strong, Keeping Busy Won’t Work, states “Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry _______.” If you’re like most people, you’re conditioned to automatically respond with “alone.” Here’s another one: “The way to get through grief is to just keep _____.” Did “busy” come to mind? If you’ve suffered a devastating loss such