Family members who are slowly passing away is a common heart ache in families. The slow process of the dying can lead to multiple emotions. Anger, regret, hope, despair all mix with fearful anticipation of death but also a merciful end to the pain. These conflicting emotions can put caregivers and other family members in difficult emotional states. Counselors and pastoral caregivers can help these individuals, as well as the dying through this difficult process.
It is important though to understand the nature of the death, the process of dying and the emotional toll it takes on all parties. Pastoral Thanatology is the type of counseling that many become certified in to help others learn to better accept and deal with the process of dying.
The article, “Understanding Grief for Still-Living Family Members” from Ohio State University looks at some aspects regarding death and the living. The article states,
“The symptoms of grief people feel for a loved one facing a life-limiting illness fluctuate over time, a new study found – suggesting that individuals can adjust to their emotional pain, but also revealing factors that can make pre-loss grief more severe. Researchers examined changes in the severity of pre-loss grief symptoms in people whose family members had either advanced cancer or dementia.”
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Please also review AIHCP’s Pastoral Thanatology program. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in Pastoral Thanatology
EFT or the Emotional Freedom Technique helps individuals calm their nerves and remove negative energy due to trauma. It can help with numerous things as phobias as well. Coincidentally it can utilized as way to help calm the ADHD mind.
The article, “What is EFT Tapping, and Can It Calm the ADHD Brain?” by KATE MORYOUSSEF looks how EFT can help one with ADHD. She states,
“EFT tapping is a technique that aims to decrease stress and negative emotions. Considered an alternative therapy, it is increasing in popularity and has been used to treat a variety of mental health issues. As a wellbeing coach with ADHD serving other women with ADHD, I use tapping extensively in my work and personal life to address the symptoms of ADHD. Here’s how.”
EFT is a innovative non evasive new therapy that is receiving high reviews. The science supports it and many are utilizing it for numerous issues, including ADHD.
Please also review AIHCP’s EFT Certification and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. Also, please review AIHCPs, ADHD Consulting Program. Both programs are online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification.
Discernment is an important process in every Christian’s life. This is the case not only in calls to vocation but also decisions that affect daily life. Understanding good and evil and properly diagnosing proper choices in life help the Christian navigate the troubled waters of temporal existence.
Vocation is more than just one’s eventual role in life but also one’s daily duty and position everyday in life. It is important to continually strive to fulfill one’s daily duty and help others find their role. Discernment and guidance are key in these choices. Proper discernment is based in prayer and imitation of Christ in fulfilling God’s will. However, even with prayer, we can sometimes doubt. Learning how to discern and dissect moral decisions can be more difficult than it appears. Sometimes it takes time to finally find God’s will and answer to you.
The article, “WHAT IS IGNATIAN DISCERNMENT?” by Rev. Doug Leonhardt, S.J. looks at how St Ignatius Loyola utilized prayer, meditation and logical thinking based in philosophy and morality to come to discernment conclusions. The article states,
“Pondering and noticing interior movements of attraction and heaviness are at the heart of Ignatian discernment. Discernment involves prayer and weighing facts and feelings about the several good choices which ultimately leads to a choice about what is the best fit for an individual. In the traditional language of Christianity, good Christians try to find the will of God for their lives. They look for signs but often when no clear signs are given, they make a decision and then ask God to bless it. ”
Discernment in choice, path, endeavor and even regarding spirits and people are important parts in Christian spirituality. It is important to learn how to form a strong Christian moral compass that helps guide one’s conscience. Through wisdom granted by the Holy Spirit and an offering of all one does to God, one can be more confident that the right choice or feeling will eventually emerge.
Please also review AIHCP’s Christian Counseling Certification and see if it meets your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in Christian Counseling.
John Bowlby was a revolutionary pioneer in the study of grief. His observations and experiments on infant dependency and bonds with the parent were important studies for his Attachment Theory. In essence, the greater the attachment and stronger the bond, the greater the loss and readjustment.
In particular, his four step process of the grief process was important in understanding loss. Shock, yearning, despair and disorganization and finally re-organization and recovery were the four primary steps that he observed individuals progress through during a loss.
In the article, “What is Attachment Theory? Bowlby’s 4 Stages Explained” by Courtney Akerman, MA, Bowlby’s four step process is looked at in greater detail. The article states,
“The psychological theory of attachment was first described by John Bowlby, a psychoanalyst who researched the effects of separation between infants and their parents (Fraley, 2010). Bowlby hypothesized that the extreme behaviors infants engage in to avoid separation from a parent or when reconnecting with a physically separated parent—like crying, screaming, and clinging—were evolutionary mechanisms”
In understanding grief, it is important that grief counselors are very familiar with Bowlby’s work and how attachment plays a key role in the loss process. Please also review AIHCP’s Grief Counseling Certification and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in Grief Counseling
EFT is an excellent way to alternatively treat a variety of mental maladies, phobias and negative energy. It simulates the ideals of energy flow found in chakras but approaches it scientifically in regards to the movement of energy throughout the body by stimulating acupuncture points but through tapping with one’s hand on particular spots. It is also a new tool that is very useful in stress reduction and helping individuals with anxiety. A tapping session which one can do oneself can help alleviate stress.
The article, “EFT Tapping Can Reduce Stress in Minutes — Here’s How to Do It:” by Jessica Estrada takes a closer look at this alternative self care therapy. She states,
“EFT tapping (or emotional freedom technique) is a healing modality that involves — you guessed it — tapping on different acupressure points on the body while saying statements out loud that relate to whatever issue you’re dealing with, such as stress, anxiety, or any other physical or emotional pain. Gala Darling, an author and speaker who teaches tapping inside her courses and memberships, describes the technique as acupuncture minus the needles mixed with positive psychology. The beauty of the technique, besides its simplicity, is that once you learn the pattern, you can practice it on your own anytime you need it.”
EFT while novel bases itself on age old ideals with new scientific understanding of how the body works in removing negative energy and trauma.
Those interested in learning how to utilize it or those who wish to help others utilize it can learn more about becoming certified in EFT. AIHCP offers a four year certification for qualified professionals in EFT. The EFT Certification Program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals. Again, one can merely take the initial course just to learn how to use it for oneself, or if qualified, pursue the entire program to become certified and help others.
Even in Hollywood, the need to control tempers is a must. Rage coaches are employed to help bosses stay cool and calm. Rage coaches may seem odd but in essence, it is Anger Management. Trained professionals offering tips and ways to control anger in work or home. Anger Management is key not just on the job but in multiple facets of life and learning to control rage is essential to a healthy and safer life.
The article, “Hollywood hiring ‘rage coaches’ to combat bully-boss problem” by Ben Cost looks closer at how rage coaches are utilized in Hollywood. He states,
“Rage coaches come from a variety of different backgrounds — including consultants and former CEOs — and include both entertainment industry insiders and outsiders. Top-flight executive coaches can charge a flat rate of anywhere from $20,000 to $110,000 for six months, according to THR.”
To learn more about the industry of Anger Management and to learn how to become a certified Anger Management Consultant, then please review AIHCP’s program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in Anger Management Consulting
Stress builds up within the body even at the subconscious level. Panic nightmares can erupt in a person’s life due to unresolved stress. Individuals who experience these nightmares wake in a panic and fear and the nightmare is a manifestation of the stressor or issues that are dominating the person’s mind. Why the panic attack in the sleep occurs is still open to debate, but the root cause is generally agreed to be stress.
The article, “Why Am I Panicking In My Sleep?” from Cleveland Clinic’s Health Essentials discusses the phenomenon of panic nightmares. The article states,
“It’s 3:00 a.m. and you’re wide awake. It’s not because you had too much coffee or need to use the bathroom. You’re up because a panic attack jolted you out of your sleep. You’re sweating, breathing hard, your heart is racing and you can’t shake the panic or dread you’re feeling in that moment”
Please also review AIHCP’s Stress Management Consulting Certification and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in Stress Management Consulting.
College students have many issues maintaining that can contribute to lower marks. New environment, side jobs and peer stress can all play a role, but many forget about college students with ADHD. It is important to at the university level to work as a staff to improve overall ADHD student outcomes.
The article, “How Can We Improve Outcomes for College Students with ADHD?” by KEVIN ANTSHEL, PH.D., ANNE STEVENS, PH.D., MICHAEL MEINZER, PH.D., and WILL CANU, PH.D., look at ways to better help ADHD students achieve better outcomes. The article states,
“College students with ADHD represent a distinct and auspicious yet overlooked population. The assumption that this group, by virtue of its acceptance into higher education alone, needs no special support for managing ADHD symptoms has prevailed for far too long. Given the unique factors that influence the college experience for students with ADHD — from academic and social challenges to treatment adherence — this population merits dedicated attention from clinicians, educators, families, and institutions of higher education themselves.”
Please also review AIHCP’s ADHD Consulting Certification and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in ADHD Consulting.
ADHD is a complicated neurological disorder that affects millions of Americans, both adults and children. It manifests in different ways and causes multiple issues at work, school and home. It is important to understand. This is why it is equally critical to dismiss any myths that surround it to cloud the understanding of what ADHD is more.
The article, “Four common myths about ADHD — from an expert with lived experience” by Grace Jennings Edquist looks to dismiss some common myths surrounding ADHD. She states,
“Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is widely misunderstood, and the myths and misconceptions about the neurodevelopmental disorders are widespread. The problem is, these misconceptions can feed into a stigma that prevents people from getting help to diagnose and treat the condition.”
It is important to know the truths behind ADHD to better diagnosis it and help others who have to deal with its.
Please also review AIHCP’s ADHD Consulting Certification and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder Consulting.
With life, a proper balance with work and life is critical to optimal health. When this balance is not achieved, bad things occur. On the extreme of over work, the imbalance leads to multiple stresses that come home with the individual. These stresses can overtime become chronic and unhealthy for the individual. Burnout can become a common end result.
It is important for workers to understand the need for relaxation and home life and to properly balance life with work.
The article, “How To Offset Stress And Achieve Work-Life Balance” by Ed Beltran looks closer at how to balance work and life to avoid burnout. He states,
“As if the world wasn’t stressful enough, the pandemic brought greater challenges to the often-elusive work-life balance. One of the biggest challenges was the transition from office life to the solitude of working remotely. Parents suddenly had to learn how to teach their children at home while maintaining the same productivity at work as before. Moreover, millions of Americans united in the fight for equality and civil rights.”
Please also review AIHCP’s Stress Management Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification.