Grief Counseling Certification Article on Sudden Loss

A sudden loss can be tragic and devastating.  It can upheave one’s life and make one search for existential answers of how and why.  It can be so catastrophic that it can push one into a deep trauma and depression over the sudden loss.  Grief in these cases have a chance of becoming prolonged and becoming possibly depressive in nature.

A sudden loss can send a person into a whirlwind of emotion and worries. Please also review AIHCP’s Grief Counseling Certification


The article, “How to Help a Loved One Through Sudden Loss” by Julie Halpert looks into how to help someone who experiences a sudden loss.  She states,

“With a sudden loss, the bereaved find themselves immediately inundated with new and mounting responsibilities. Helping ease that burden can be invaluable. Dr. Cormier suggested leading with language like: “I’d love to help. Does anything occur to you that may be useful?” If they don’t provide suggestions, you can be specific: Ask if you can bring dinner, mow the lawn or pick up groceries. You can also provide a welcome distraction, offering to go for a walk with the bereaved or take them out to dinner.”

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Please also review AIHCP’s Grief Counseling Certification and see if it meets your academic and professional needs and goals.  The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in grief counseling.