Grief Counseling Certification Article on Worden’s Four Tasks of Grieving

The classic four tasks of mourning of Worden are critical to the understanding of the process of grief.  It involves the initial shock of acceptance, dealing with the grief, adjusting to it and forming a connection with the deceased that still permits one to form new relationships and live life.  It is very similar to Kubler Ross ideals as well.

The four stages of the grief process are key to dealing with loss. Worden’s Four Tasks of grieving capture the whole scope of the process. Please also review AIHCP’s Grief Counseling Certification


Unlike past grief theories which saw grief itself as an issue and pathology that needed removed, Worden’s tasks see grief as an instrumental part of dealing with loss.  He sees grief as natural and something that must be dealt with and understood.  Ultimately the price of grief is love.  When we love, we form bonds.  When those bonds are utterly torn apart, we experience loss.  The pain associated with loss is grief.  It is perfectly natural and hence, the stronger the bond, the stronger the grief.

It is important to deal with our grief.  We cannot avoid the tasks of grieving or we will never recover a balance in life.  A balance that permits one to acknowledge the loss, grieve it and miss, but also cherish it and live life.   If one is grieving, it is essentially to review these tasks and ensure that one is properly dealing with one’s grief and working through it.

“What’s Your Grief” presented an excellent article on the topic.  Entitled, “Worden’s Four Tasks of Mourning” by Litsa Williams discusses the four tasks in greater detail.  The article states,

“As we mentioned in that post, Kubler-Ross’s Five Stage model really put grief theory on the map by opening up the conversation about the dying process, death, and grief.  Over the years other theories have emerged, many of which have transitioned from the concept of “stages” to the concept of “tasks”.

These tasks are best formulated by Worden.  The article is quick to point out that this is a fluid process and any strict adherence can allude the subjective nature of grief of the particular individual.  To read the entire article, please click here

For more knowledge and study on the science of grief and for those seeking certification as a Grief Counselor, then please review the American Academy of Grief Counseling and its Grief Counseling Certification.  The program is online and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification.



Hypnotherapy Program Article on Hypnosis and Modern Day Practice

Hypnotherapy is becoming more and more mainstream.  With its effectiveness, many counselors and other behavioral health counselors are becoming certified in this alternative therapy.  As it becomes more and more mainstream, it will be integrated more into possible ways to help others overcome a host of issues ranging from phobias to past trauma.

Hypnosis is gaining more and more traction as a legitimate modern day therapy. Please also review AIHCP’s Hypnotherapy Program


The article, “Take a Trance: Why it’s time for clinical hypnotherapy to re-enter orthodox medicine” from The London Economic looks at how hypnotherapy is becoming more mainstream.  The article states,

“Fast forward to the 21st century where hypnosis is once again, gaining some well-deserved ground. More and more evidence is proving hypnosis has a valid place in medical therapy: helping doctors perform surgery with fewer side effects, minimising pain, reports of less blood loss, less anaesthesia needed, improved recovery times, keeping costs down and now, potentially, aiding the global opioid crisis”

To read the entire article, please click here

Please also review the Hypnotherapy Program from the College of Hypnotherapy.  The program is online and independent study.  Qualified professionals can apply for a four year certification.  Please review the program and see if it matches your professional and academic needs.


Stress Management Consulting Program Article on Stress Reduction Tips

Stress can make life difficult.  It can prevent productivity, affect emotional and physical health and strain relationships.  It is important to control stress.  There are many ways to learn how to control stress and one needs to find the best methods for oneself

Learning to manage stress can help in all facets of life. Please also review AIHCP’s Stress Management Consultant program


The article, “Twelve Tips to Reduce Stress” by Don Doman looks at twelve ways one can reduce stress.  He states,

“Being able to recognize common stress symptoms can help you manage them. Stress that’s left unchecked can contribute to many health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes”

To read the entire article, please click here

Reducing stress is important.  Learning how and reviewing these twelve tips could help reduce stress and help have a more tranquil life.  To learn more about Stress Management, please review AICHP’s Stress Management Consultant Program.  Stress Management Consultants can help others learn to manage stress and have more productive lives.  The program is online, independent study and open enrollment.  It leads to a four year certification in Stress Management



Grief Counseling Certification Article on Grief Gifts

It is not only hard to know what to say or not say to someone grieving a loss but it can also be difficult to know what type of gift or card to give them.  Showing you care is one of the most important ways you can show sympathy and sometimes a gift speaks volumes to someone grieving.

What is the best way to type of gift to help someone who is grieving? Please also review AIHCP’s Grief Counseling Certification


The article, “30 gifts for someone dealing with grief” by Dana Holmes looks at different gifts you can give someone who is grieving.  She states,

“Current circumstances make losing a loved one even more complicated and isolating than usual. Those dealing with loss right now have the added burdens of not being able to say a proper goodbye at the hospital or to honor the deceased at an in-person memorial. We also can’t support those most directly affected by the loss in ways we might want to — with a hug or a visit. So what should we do or give to help them cope?”

Helping others through grief is the duty of any friend or family member and the gifts listed can help others.  To read the entire article and list, please click here

Please also review the American Academy of Grief Counseling’s Grief Counseling Certification to see if it matches your academic and professional goals.



ADHD Consulting Training Program Article on Weighted Blankets and Deep Touch Therapy

Weighted blankets utilizing deep touch therapy has an ability to calm the nerves of those suffering from Autism and ADHD.  The ability to calm the person with the blanket is the key hence relaxing the person also helping someone suffering from these disorders the ability to better sleep.

Deep Touch Therapy through Weighted Blankets can help those with ADHD and Autism become more relaxed. Please also review our ADHD Consulting Training Program


The article, “Autism and ADHD | Signs, Treatments and Therapies” by Rachel Green and Wendy Rhodes looks at how weighted blankets can better help individuals with Autism and ADHD.  They state,

“Weighted blankets are effective tools for managing characteristics of autism and ADHD because of something called Deep Touch Pressure, a therapy technique that calms the nervous system.”

In the article, they discuss how weighted blankets can play a key role in helping individuals with these disorders.  The key is how the blankets which are weighted in square patches with plastic pellots or rice enables the individual to experience the easing of tension on the nervous system.  To learn more, please review the entire article and click here

Please also review AIHCP’s ADHD Consulting Training Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals.  The program is online and leads to a four year certification.


Grief Counseling Program Article on Time and Grief

Grief and loss equal change.  The adaptation to change is the hardest thing to deal with when overcoming grief.  Time is inherent with change.  Hence many people can grieve over the issue of time itself.  Time changes and alters things, places, people and status.  One can mourn the past and fear the future or mourn their own inherent change and demise.  Others realize that time pushes them further and further away from the passing of a loved one.  Each new day adds to the initial separation and fear of forgetting.

Hence time can be the ultimate source of grief.  The loss is time itself and the change and differences that occur over time.  Individuals who are OCD or grieving or fearful of change will have a difficult time adjusting to any change.  While grief over change occurs, we must remember that change is not always bad but sometimes is for the best.  Good things can occur and if we live in constant fear of change, or grieve over how it used to be, then we may very well be missing the beauty of the present.

Time is change. For many change is the greatest source of grief. Please also review our Grief Counseling Program


One needs to identify the beauty of the day, remember the past and cherish it, but not allow it to dominate present happiness.  Loss and change can still be valid sources of grief and those losses must be dealt with but fortunately as time passes, so does the ability to adjust to loss.  While we may miss the past or someone from long ago, we can still learn and grow and appreciate the present.

The article, “Mourning the Passage of Time” by Eleanor Haley of “Whats Your Grief” looks at six aspects of time and grief.  She states,

“Changes can cause a person to experience losses related to death, distance, estrangement, anticipatory grief, and grief over the transformation of a person who is still present”

To read the entire article, please click here


Time truly can cause many griefs.  Getting older, changing, losing people and places no longer being around, but these losses are part of life.  Change is part of life and like grief, we must learn to adjust to change.  We are linear creatures and time is a constant.  Those who fear time and change, miss the meaning of life.  Being able to understand and appreciate the present, cherish the past and face the future are better equipped to deal with the inherent pain of change that comes with it.
Please also review AIHCP’s Grief Counseling Program.  Qualified professionals can apply for a four year certification and become certified.  Please review the program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals.


Hypnotherapy Certification Program Article on Mindfulness Hypnotherapy

Stress and anxiety are common in today’s world and it is important to reduce stress for one’s health. Mindfulness and Hypnotherapy combined are useful tools to reduce stress.  Mindfulness focuses on the moment while hypnotherapy allows one at the subconscious to deal with issues that may linger.  Through these alternative therapies one can find greater peace and less stress.

Mindfulness Meditation and Hypnotherapy can help one deal with stress and anxiety. Please also review AIHCP’s Hypnotherapy Certification Program


The article, “Mindful hypnotherapy may reduce stress” from Medical News Today states,

“Combining mindfulness and hypnotherapy in a single session is a novel intervention that may be equal to or better than existing treatments, with the advantage of being more time effective, less daunting, and easier to use. This could be a valuable option for treating anxiety and stress reduction.”

To read the entire article, please click here

Qualified professionals can help individuals benefit from the use of mindfulness and hypnotherapy.  Please also review AIHCP’s Hypnotherapy Certification Program and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.


Meditation Instructor Program Article on Starting Meditation

Meditation can open one to a much healthier world in all aspects of existence.  Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health all benefit from consistent practice of meditation.  Meditation can be based in any spiritual or faith based tradition.  While spiritual aims differ from faith to faith, most can enjoy the physical and emotional balance that comes from meditation.  If one does not practice meditation, one should consider learning the basics and incorporating this practice into one’s life.  Others who are certified in Meditation Instruction can help others begin this exciting path.

What is the best way to start learning about meditation? Please also review our Meditation Instructor Program


The article, “How to Start Meditating” by 

“When you think of what meditating looks like, what comes to mind? A lotus position, a yoga mat, a beautiful wood-lined room? If that’s how you feel most comfortable practicing, that’s great. But some people prefer to lie flat on their back, while others choose to sit on a chair. The key is to find a position where your body can feel strong yet neutral.”

To read the entire article, please click here

Please review AIHCP’s Meditation Instructor Program and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.


Anger Management Training Program Article on Positive Anger

Anger due to inappropriate reactions receives a negative connotation among emotions.  Anger in fact is a response to something that is dangerous or unfair or unjust.  It is a reaction that something is very wrong.  If anger is channeled properly, it is a useful tool.  If one can learn to become only angry in the right way, then it can be very beneficial and be stripped of its negative results.  Anger Management can play a key role in stripping anger of its negative results.

It is important to utilize anger in positive ways. Please also review our Anger Management Training Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals


The article, “Anger Management: How to Get Angry the Right Way” by Gurudatta Somayaji H looks at how to become angry in a healthy way.  The article states,

“According to psychologists, anger is a normal emotion that always gets negative press. They view that anger is a sign of something which is not right and needs to be addressed quickly. When we take notice of that signal and rectify the problem, we’re usually much better for it. ”

To read the entire article, please click here

Anger Management can help many people who struggle with anger learn how to express it in healthy ways.  Please also review our Anger Management Training Program and see if it matches our academic and professional goals.



Certified Grief Counselor Article on Grief Counseling

Grief Counseling is more needed than it is used unfortunately.  Many people drift away and allow pain and loss to negatively affect them.  They sometimes do more damage by hiding grief.  Grief Counseling is for basic loss.  It can help one heal and cope better with loss and prevent pathological later reactions to grief.  Certified grief counselors can play key roles in helping others deal with basic grief loss.

Learn more how to become a certified grief counselor by reviewing AIHCP’s Grief Counseling Training Program and see if it meets your professional goals.


The article, “Demystifying Grief Counseling: Five FAQs” from Whats Your Grief looks at the importance of grief counseling.  The article states,

“First, we want to clarify what we mean by ‘grief counseling’. When we use the terms ‘grief counseling’, we’re using it to mean any type of one-on-one, couples, or family therapy, provided by a licensed counselor, to someone(s) who experienced a significant loss. Ideally, the counselor will have experience and expertise related to grief and bereavement, though their backgrounds will vary. ”

It is important to realize that licensed counselors can provide more indepth counseling beyond basic loss.  Many licensed counselors are also grief certified.  Qualified professionals who are not licensed can provide basic grief support but not beyond the basic elements of loss.  To read the entire article, please click here

Please also review AIHCP’s Grief Counseling Training for certified grief counselors.  The program is open to qualified professionals who are looking for an online and independent study program