How does grief cause physical pain? – BBC News

Murdered soldier Lee Rigby’s mother says she has felt daily chest pains since her son’s death.

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Grief affects our entire totality, physically included. Please review to see if you would like to become a certified bereavement counselor

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Good article about the affects of grief on the human person at a physical level.

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Hospice leader helps parents cope with loss of an adult child – The Boston Globe

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Parents who lose a child whether adult or young need help in their grief. Please review to become a certified bereavement counselor

The heroin crisis is claiming many young and adult lives. To help those left behind, the Home Health Foundation is offering a support group.

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While there is alot of discussion about parents who lose children, sometimes we forget about parents who lose adult children.  This happens frequently and is as devastating to their lives.

This article looks at how others are helping parents cope

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The Mysticism of Death and Dying

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There are many traditions that surround death and loss. Please review and become a certified bereavement counselor

Rosemarie Freeney Harding recalls family traditions surrounding death and dying, and the dreams and signs that preceded deaths in the family.

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A good article about the traditions and mysticism surrounding death.  This article looks at dreams before death and also traditions that surround death within families

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Celebrating a Deceased Loved One’s Birthday

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Are you ready or capable of celebration of a loved one’s birthday who has passed away? Please review our training if you would like to become a certified bereavement counselor

My family goes a bit overboard with the Happy Birthday song.  For starters, there are a lot of us so that means anywhere from 4 to about 20 voices depending on who’s present.

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This is a way of coping for some and is dependent obviously upon grief recovery and how the recent the person died.  Still many of the ideas in here is a perfect way to commerate the loss of a loved one.  A lot of good ideas can be found in this article

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Is it Grief Treatment Or Handing Out A ‘Grief Pill?’

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We can’t treat basic grief as a disorder but as a natural emotion. If you would like to become a certified bereavement counselor then review

In 2012, a panel of psychiatrists working on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders voted to remove the “bereavement exclusion” from major depression diagnoses.

Source: www.opb.org

Grief is not a mental disorder but part of life.  Quick fixes do not occur, but a long process of adaptation.  This article looks at the reality of dealing with grief instead of medicating it as a disorder.

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Grief is a process, not an event – and it does not keep a schedule

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Grief has no set timetable in recovery. If you would like to become a certified bereavement counselor then please review

And it does not keep a schedule, writes Montreal social worker and counsellor Corrie Sirota in a book that aims to help with the loss of a loved one.

Source: montrealgazette.com

Good article about grief and its long process.  The sting of loss in not simply an event that occurs but a life long adaption to that loss.

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