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Pet Loss Grief Counseling Certification Article on Mourning a Pet

Pet Loss Grief Counseling Certification Article on Mourning a Pet

Grieving a pet is critical to recovery.  With pets being so much as like family, if one does not take the time to grieve the loss of a pet, then one can face further grief complications.  Allowing oneself to grieve the loss of a pet can help one ultimately recover and accept the loss in a healthy fashion Please also review our Pet Loss Grief Counseling Certification The article, Paw Prints: Grieving process can bring you relief from pet’s death, by Niki Laviolette states, “Most people love their pets enough to consider them members of the family. Pets provide companionship, emotional support

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Pet Loss Grief Counseling Program Article on Serious Nature of Pet Loss

Pet Loss Grief Counseling Program Article on Serious Nature of Pet Loss

Good article on the serious nature of pet loss. Please also review our Pet Loss Grief Counseling Program The article, Why We Need to Take Pet Loss Seriously, by Guy Winch states, “Doug’s amateur soccer team had just lost their playoff game and he needed a pick-me-up. So he decided to stop by the local animal shelter on his way home. He was by no means looking to adopt an animal but puppies always put a smile on his face. “Rookie mistake,” he told me in our psychotherapy session. “You set foot in one of these places and no way you’re

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Pet Loss Grief Counseling Program Article on Rainbow Bridge

Pet Loss Grief Counseling Program Article on Rainbow Bridge

Sad article on the rainbow bridge and when our loved pets cross over to the next life Please also review our Pet Loss Grief Counseling Program The article, Paws for Thought | When a pet crosses that rainbow bridge, by Caitlin Thomson states, “Grief is a topic that is rarely discussed and usually avoided. Unfortunately, grief is often experienced when you have pets as it is highly likely that you’ll outlive them, but it is never easy when the time comes. Grief is a completely natural emotion. It is okay to express sorrow and there is no right or wrong way to do

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Pet Loss Grief Counseling Article on The Rainbow Bridge

Pet Loss Grief Counseling Article on The Rainbow Bridge

Good article on what the rainbow bridge is and what it means to individuals who lose pets. All pets go to heaven is a good belief indeed and a way to say goodbye only temporarily Please also review our Pet Loss Grief Counseling. The article, What is the rainbow bridge and why do we think dead pets cross it?, by Ann Marie Gardner states, “If you’ve lost a pet, chances are you’ve heard of the Rainbow Bridge. This bridge is a mythical overpass said to connect heaven and Earth — and, more to the point, a spot where grieving pet owners reunite for good with

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Pet Loss Grief Counseling Program Article on Tears for Pets

Pet Loss Grief Counseling Program Article on Tears for Pets

Good article on pet loss grief and how tears can be so easy for the loss of a pet.  Some even have an easier time grieving for a pet than some humans.  This is easy to understand because many pets are so pure and innocent. Please also review our Pet Loss Grief Counseling Program to learn more about Pet Loss The article, Tears for pets often easier than for humans, by Alex Lo states “The queen has mourned every one of her corgis over the years, but she has been more upset about Willow’s death than any of them,” a Buckingham

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Pet Loss Grief Counseling Certification Article on Children and Pet Loss

Pet Loss Grief Counseling Certification Article on Children and Pet Loss

Good article on the importance of introducing your child to the reality of death via a pet.  Whether a goldfish or rabbit, or even the family dog, it is important to teach your child the reality of death.  Of course, within a sensitive way! If you would like to learn more, please review both our Pet Loss Grief Counseling Certification, as well as our Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Program The article, I Refuse To Lie To My Kid About The Death Of A Pet, by Kimmie Fink states, “In the grand tradition of lying to our children, is the whopper

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Pet Loss Grief Program Article on a Dog’s Grief

Pet Loss Grief Program Article on a Dog’s Grief

Good article on how the pet, in this case, the dog, grieves the loss of an owner.  Love is a two way street and dogs can grieve.  It is important to realize in pet loss grief that the pet can experience owner loss grief. Please also review our Pet Loss Grief Program The article, Why Do Some Dogs Stay By Their Owners’ Graves?, by Mike Clark states, “Research indicates that dogs are able to feel very deep connections to humans, and they experience many emotions similarly to the way we do. As dog lovers, we already know that the love our

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Pet Loss Grief Counseling Certification Article on Pet Loss

Pet Loss Grief Counseling Certification Article on Pet Loss

Good article on dealing with the pain and grief of losing a pet.  Too many losing a pet is more than just losing an animal, but a friend and family member. Please also review our Pet Loss Grief Counseling Certification The article, HOW TO COPE WITH THE UNIQUE GRIEF OF LOSING A PET, by GWENDOLYN PURDOM, states, “The relationships you have with your pets are different than any other relationship in your life. While your differing views on politics or your last boyfriend can complicate your bond with your mom, you and your dog (presumably) have no such issues. Pets love unconditionally—and

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Pet Loss Grief Certification Article on Pets as Family

Pet Loss Grief Certification Article on Pets as Family

Pets to many of us are more than simple possessions or legal property but are partners in life, with true dignity and family status.  They are loved like children and respected with the same integrity any human being has.  This is why such a loss is so painful Please also review our Pet Loss Grief Certification The article, Are dogs part of family or just property?,  John Wilcox states, “For Adela Lopez, the death of her dog, Simon, was more than simply the loss of property. “That was her child. That’s why this is so hard,” said Lopez’s attorney, Bernard Klimist.

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Pet Loss Bereavement Counseling Training Article on Finding a New Cat

Pet Loss Bereavement Counseling Training Article on Finding a New Cat

Good article on dealing with the loss of a pet, in particular a cat, and how to determine when it is the right time to find a new cat.  Obviously not a cat to replace the lost cat, but one to share your love with for the next years. Please also review our Pet Loss Bereavement Counseling Training The article, “How Long After Your Cat Dies Should You Wait Before Getting a New Cat?”  by Kellie B. Gormly states,  “Losing a cat is devastating for a household’s humans and other pets. While no cat can replace another beloved cat — each pet,