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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 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 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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Grief Counseling Certification Article on Child Funerals

Grief Counseling Certification Article on Child Funerals

A very sad article about the child funerals.  This is a reality for some and a possible nightmare for others.  This article takes you into that reality Please also review our Grief Counseling Certificatio n   The article, Child funerals: Steps taken to ease burden, by Laura McDaid states, “Bailey Kerr was just three days old when he died at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. For his mother Christine Herron, “everything just fell apart” on that day in July 2015. “It’s hard to describe the grief,” said the County Armagh woman. “He died in my arms and after that, everything

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Grief Counseling Certification Article on Children Grieving on Mother’s Day

Grief Counseling Certification Article on Children Grieving on Mother’s Day

Sad article about helping children grieve and remember a lost parent on Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. Please also review both our Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Program, as well as our Grief Counseling Certification. The article, How to Support Your Grieving Children on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, by Irwin Sandler states, “AS WE APPROACH MOTHER’S Day this weekend and with Father’s Day coming up next month, it’s important to remember that for some, this is a very painful time of year. For children who have lost a parent, holiday celebrations focused on the presence of mothers and fathers can evoke

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Grief Counseling Certification Article on Grief and Loss of Child

Grief Counseling Certification Article on Grief and Loss of Child

Helping parents and family deal with the death of a child can be very difficult and hard.  What to say and what to do is difficult proposition. Please also review our Grief Counseling Certification The article, 7 Things Bereaved Parents Want You To Know About Grieving For A Child, by Ellen Wallwork states, “The death of a child is never an easy subject to broach. No matter how long you’ve known the parents it can be difficult to know how to talk to them about their grief. Fear of getting it wrong can mean some people avoid the conversation altogether and this silence can be isolating,

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Grief Counseling Certification Article on Ecological Grief

Grief Counseling Certification Article on Ecological Grief

Mourning and grieving ecological losses in the world and harm nature is becoming more and more common.  Seeing the world suffer and the consequences of it for us in grief. Please also review our Grief Counseling Certification The article, Hope and mourning in the Anthropocene: Understanding ecological grief, by states,    “We are living in a time of extraordinary ecological loss. Not only are human actions destabilising the very conditions that sustain life, but it is also increasingly clear that we are pushing the Earth into an entirely new geological era, often described as the Anthropocene. Research shows that people increasingly feel the

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Grief Counseling Certification Article on Helping the Grieving

Grief Counseling Certification Article on Helping the Grieving

There are many good intentioned remarks that can have bad effects when attempting to help those dealing with loss. Please also review our Grief Counseling Certification The article, What You Should Never Say To Someone Who’s Dealing With Loss, by Leigh Weingus states, “While losing people we love may be a natural part of life, there’s no question that the mourning process is an incredibly difficult one. And it doesn’t just affect our mental health: Recent research published in Immunity and Ageing found that, particularly among older people, when a loved one dies, it makes them even more vulnerable to disease and infection. The American Psychological Association has plenty of

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Grief Counseling Certification Article on Supporting Employees in Grief

Grief Counseling Certification Article on Supporting Employees in Grief

Companies can help their employees during grieving processes and help better support them Please also review our Grief Counseling Certification to see if it matches your academic and professional needs. The article, How Companies Can Support Employees Coping With Grief, by Kim Kohatsu states, “Over the course of 2017, I endured the separate and unexpected deaths of three friends. Since these losses, I’ve done more than my fair share of mourning. But I’m lucky in one regard: I work for myself. When I needed to, I could step out of my home office, throw myself into bed and uncontrollably weep. Most employees