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The side of death we don’t see – CNN.com

The side of death we don’t see – CNN.com

  Before she photographed death, Cathrine Ertmann had never seen a body. Viewed through her lens while in a morgue, it was less frightening and more of a mystery. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.cnn.com Death can help us shape our existence if we acknowledge its reality.  We only have so much time in this temporal reality and we need to understand that in how we live and react with others. This article helps to remind us of our mortality. If you would like to learn more then please review our grief counseling program #griefcounselingprogram

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Perspective on Parenting: Protecting children from grief

Perspective on Parenting: Protecting children from grief

When my first child was born, I experienced a tidal wave of emotions. As I embraced my infant overjoyed, I whispered in her tiny ear her that I’d always protect her. I even briefly visualized those moments in her future where she may need me th Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.timesherald.com There is a fine line between protecting children from grief and not helping them learn to cope with grief and learn important skills.  As parents we need to know when and how to help a child deal with grief.  Every situation is different depending on the childs age and

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Pet lovers honor their deceased furry friends

  NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) – The Lights of Love Memory Tree Ceremony, celebrating and honoring the bonds between pet owners and their deceased pets, was held Thursday night at the New Hartford Animal Hospital. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: The loss of a pet is very painful for people, and grief counselors can give pet owners a way to express their grief during the Holidays One way is a Pet Christmas Tree.  The article lists how a local vet office is allowing pet owners to put personally made ornaments representing their pet.  The local vet has put up

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People can die of a broken-heart

People can die of a broken-heart

  Grief Counseling Program Bereaved spouses have a 66 percent higher chance of dying in the three months after their partner’s death than when their other halves were living, according to Harvard researchers. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: The loss of a spouse for the elderly can be a major blow to the will to live.  A broken heart can lead to isolation, less care of oneself, and stress that can lead to heart attack. A recent study, found in this article, looked at a variety of issues that correlate to grief so extreme that it can lead to

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Grief Counseling Program Book Review: Love Beyond Rainbows, Grandpa Has Cancer

Grief Counseling Program Book Review: Love Beyond Rainbows, Grandpa Has Cancer

Grief Counseling Program for Children The Grief Counseling Program for children and their grief is a specialty we offer at the Academy for grief counselors who wish to specialize and help children face grief.  How many times do we see children and their grief overlooked or marginalized.  Children, while not as mentally developed, need their grief addressed in proportion to their understanding of the situation.  They must be heard and allowed to grieve as well, if we hope to prevent future complications. One tool to help Child Grief Counselors deal with the pain of children are books.  Gayle Jeanine Haven’s

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Grief Counseling Program Can Help

Grief Counseling Program Can Help

Grief is a universal emotion that dominates all human beings. Whenever loss occurs, change occurs, and with change comes grief. Grief counselors attempt to help people adapt to this change due to a loss or a death. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: A video presentation on Grief Counseling by the American Academy of Grief Counseling. This video has a lot of excellent information on dealing with death and dying.   It is encouraged for all to view it.  Learn more about grief and counseling programs. The grief counseling program at AIHCP encourages qualified professionals to take up the study of

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Grief Counseling Program: How to Avoid Post Holiday Depression

Grief Counseling Program: How to Avoid Post Holiday Depression

Grief Counseling Offers a Variety of Steps to Overcome Post Holiday Depression and Grief Grief counseling can help many people overcome post holiday depression but simple steps can also help one avoid meetings with a counselor.  While many people look for new goals in the coming year to keep on track after Christmas and New Year festivities, there are also many smaller things one can do to get oneself back on track. Ann Pietrangelo from Care2 writes about ten ways you can overcome Post Holiday Blues in her article, “10 Ways to Beat the Post Holiday Blues’ When that last

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A Grief Counseling Program Can Help With A Tragedy.

A Grief Counseling Program Can Help With A Tragedy.

  Even when you receive training from a good grief counseling program, you still can never truly be ready for a tragedy.    No one is truly ready for a tragedy.    It shocks us all to our cores.   It leaves us with questions like why did this happen?   Could it have been prevented?   Could it happen to my family or me?   Questions like these are normal and believe it or not are part of the healing process.    By becoming a grief counselor you have to be prepared to answer them.   For more on how we can let the healing begin, please

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A Sojourner in Grief Surpasses Basic Grief Counseling

A Sojourner in Grief Surpasses Basic Grief Counseling

   Sourjourning in One’s Grief is a Deeper Calling Than Just Grief Counseling A Sojourner is one who has the empathy and compassion to commit the time and energy to travel into the darkness of grief with another one. As a counselor, it is not always about making the person feel better but helping them face grief and overcome it. What is wanted is healing and emotional health that lasts more than a few minutes. Some things to consider when dealing with traumatic grief and counseling. 1. Sometimes people need to hear tragic news more than once to help it

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Grief Counseling Program: Suicide and Grief Counseling

Grief Counseling Program: Suicide and Grief Counseling

Grief Counseling and Suicide The deepest element of suicide is despair and is something Grief counselingshould watch out for. The Church for ages condemned this action as the unforgivable sin or the sin of Judas, but modern research has shown many suicides result not  due to merely a loss of hope but also various mental maladies. With this in mind, pastoral care and grief counseling ideas have shifted within the church. No longer condemning and forbidding Christian burial, the church now compassionately prays for the soul of the departed and focuses on healing counseling techniques for the suffering family. The same