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Grief Counseling Training Article on the Loss of A Child

Grief Counseling Training Article on the Loss of A Child

Sad article on the reality of losing a child and the hard recovery from that loss. Please also review our Grief Counseling Training to learn more about helping others deal with this intense loss The article, Lessons of loss: Parents share advice on how to survive the death of a child, by  Joline Gutierrez Krueger states,   “That first year was a blur, they say, an unreal realness punctuated by sobs, screams and a sense that even the simplest acts like getting out of bed or smiling or breathing were now beyond their abilities. Not anymore. Not after losing a child. “I

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Bereavement Counseling Certification Article on Grief and Depression

Bereavement Counseling Certification Article on Grief and Depression

Good article on the differences between grief and depression and what to look for. Please also review our Bereavement Counseling Certification The article,” Grief & Depression Are Different, But Here’s How The Line Between Them Gets Blurred, According To Experts” by JR Thorpe states “Grief and depression both have the ability to turn your life upside down, but it’s commonly understood that grief will likely become less painful after a time, while depression can linger if left unchecked. “When we think about the difference between temporary sadness, grief, and clinical depression,”psychotherapist Whitney Hawkins tells Bustle, “we are talking about three different

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Grief Counseling Training Program Article on Ways to Help the Grieving

Grief Counseling Training Program Article on Ways to Help the Grieving

Good article for those who help grievers professionally or personally.  A good guide to help others face grief and find some solace Please also review our Grief Counseling Training Program The article, 21 Ways to Help Someone You Love Through Grief, AMY HOGGART states “Seven years ago, my father was diagnosed with terminal cancer before dying three and a half years later. It was a horrible time, during which I relied heavily on support from friends and family. While I made sure to thank the people who were there for me, I noticed that most remained worried about doing and saying the right thing. Ninety-five percent of

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Grief Counseling Certification Article on Why Grief is Important

Grief Counseling Certification Article on Why Grief is Important

A good article with some thoughts on what grief is and why it is important although a negative experience.  Grief is the price of our love and social connections and we cannot survive without these connections but grief is also important in helping ourselves let go, to adapt and to also communicate to other social connections of our need of help in times of mourning Please also review our Grief Counseling Certification The article, Why is grief important?, by MEMBERS OF PENN STATE’S COUNSELOR EDUCATION GRIEF AND LOSS CLASS state “The following are reflections from a counselor education grief and loss class

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Grief Counseling Certification Article on Talking to the Bereaved

Grief Counseling Certification Article on Talking to the Bereaved

Great article to help one understand the language and proper techniques to use with the grieving Please also review our Grief Counseling Certification The article, How to Speak Grief, by Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner states “Grief has a language all its own, but even the best therapists can get tongue-tied around the tricky stuff. Our grief vocabulary isn’t clinical, and you probably won’t find it in the self-help books that friends hand you after the memorial service. But this does come from some hard-earned experience: We both lost parents as young adults. Loss is messy, melancholic and often darkly hilarious. It also lingers

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Grief Counseling Training Article on Understanding Grief

Grief Counseling Training Article on Understanding Grief

Great article on understand grief Please also review our Grief Counseling Training to learn more The article, Understanding Grief, by Jane Brody states “Although many of us are able to speak frankly about death, we still have a lot to learn about dealing wisely with its aftermath: grief, the natural reaction to loss of a loved one. Relatively few of us know what to say or do that can be truly helpful to a relative, friend or acquaintance who is grieving. In fact, relatively few who have suffered a painful loss know how to be most helpful to themselves. Two new

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Bereavement Counseling Certification Article on the Loss of a New Born

Bereavement Counseling Certification Article on the Loss of a New Born

The loss of a new born can be the most painful type of loss one can ever experience in life. This article looks at the pain and grief associated with it Please also review our Bereavement Counseling Certification The article,When a GrievingMother Talks, Listen , by Jen Gunter  states, “There is a chance that you will receive a holiday card this year from someone who lost a baby right before or right after birth. Someone like me. When someone who lost a baby puts together a holiday card, the family photo, if we are brave enough to include one, is never

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Grief Counseling Training Program Article on Terminal Illness and Grief

Grief Counseling Training Program Article on Terminal Illness and Grief

Good article on the long goodbye that begins when a loved one develops terminal illness.  The grief only begins and can cause numerous complications. Please also review our Grief Counseling Training Program The article, The long goodbye: Coping with sadness and grief before a loved one dies, states “For years before her death at age 96, Nancy Lundebjerg’s mother underwent a long, slow decline. Arthritis made it hard for Margaret Lundebjerg to get around. After two hip surgeries, she needed a walker when she was out and about. Incontinence was a source of discomfort, as was the need to rely on

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Grief Counseling Certification Article on Grief Triggers

Grief Counseling Certification Article on Grief Triggers

Good article about how certain triggers from our emotional past can offset our grief. Please also review our Grief Counseling Certification The article, Grief triggers, by Greg Lincoln states, “I thank you dear friends for allowing us to express our deepest feelings as we mourn the loss of our beautiful daughter. Each day that comes has had its difficulties. When we look back at certain recent events, the day of our beloved’s passing has been the reference point, the date that all other dates revolve around. Did this happen before or after? What were we like then? How were we feeling? We

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Bereavement Counseling Certification Article on Accepting Grief

Bereavement Counseling Certification Article on Accepting Grief

Accepting grief is the most difficult thing in life.  Learning how to adapt and realize it is part of life is equally difficult.  Yet we can learn to transform ourselves by learning to deal with grief and its scars it leaves. Please also review our Bereavement Counseling Certification The article, How I came to embrace grief, by Robert Wargas states   “Sometimes I look at old family photographs and count how many people are gone. The number is significant. I am only 32. How have I lost so many people in such a short time? My family has dwindled. Even recent pictures