Grief Counseling Certification Article on Grief and Grief Work

Learning how to understand and explore grief itself helps one understand the nature of life and loss.  Those who run from it will  never be able to adapt to it and will find their lives always lacking.  It is important in grief counseling in many ways to eventually embrace grief when the person is ready to accept the reality of loss and how loss is part of his or her life.

Grief Counselors help others embrace and accept their grief in order to build a bridge from the past to the future. Please also review AIHCP’s Grief Counseling Certification


The article, “Introducing Grief: How My Clients and I Have Embraced the Exploration of Loss” by Stephen Gribelevich looks at the nature of loss and how he works with others through their loss.  He states,

Often, when a client of mine identifies with the experience of complicated grief, they endorse persistent feelings of loss without a corresponding process of connection to life beyond the loss. Moreover, they often express a chronic doubt in the possibility of meaningful discovery during examination of their grief. Complicated grief often drives a person to fixate on certain associations of loss and to avoid other associations, which can make it difficult for one to do the kind of thoughtful narrative work inherent in the grief process.

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