Grief Counseling Courses Video on Grief and Transformation

Grief can be very transformative in life.  Unfortunately, it can be a very painful transformation as well.  As part of life, it is something all must endure and learn to allow the changes to help us move forward in life while still cherishing the past.

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Grief Counseling Courses Article on the Divorce and Loss

Divorce is a difficult loss that causes distress in every facet of life.   This is why divorce is so difficult.  One must not only overcome emotional loss but also financial loss and other norms.  One must adjust to an entire new life and this adjustment can be very difficult.

Divorce is a messy thing that leads to multiple losses and secondary ones. Please also review our Grief Counseling Courses

The article, “Why Overcoming Divorce Grief Is So Freakin’ Hard” by Kevin Finn states,

“Divorce is complicated (and it sucks) because you’re faced with seemingly non-stop social, emotional, legal, financial, and the everyday challenges of your new life. Everythingchanges and not always for the better – at least at first. Of course, all these changes trigger grief which you may think you understand because you’ve grieved before. ”

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Grief Counseling Courses Article on Grief and Parenting

Good article on the story of a single father who faced the mental issues of his spouse and taught his children how to grieve.  This story reveals how one must grieve but also fulfill other duties to children especially.  It points to the love of a parent to care for one’s children despite all pain.

Parenting and grief unfortunately meet quite frequently.  Please also review our Grief Counseling Courses
Parenting and grief unfortunately meet quite frequently. Please also review our Grief Counseling Courses

 

The article, “My dad’s lesson in parenting through grief, served with a side of eggs” by Marjorie Clark Brimley relates how her father continued to parent despite grief, teaching the children the importance of proper coping.  The article states, 

“When I was growing up, my mother’s mental illness meant that she did not wake up early. It also meant that she never made me breakfast, even though she was the parent who stayed home. Fortunately, early on my father had mastered the art of a scrambled egg, buttered toast and limited conversation. That was enough to bring my teenage self to the table each day.”

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The Power of “Prophetic” Grief

How can we turn grief to future positive outcomes?  Please review our grief counseling courses
How can we turn grief to future positive outcomes? Please review our grief counseling courses

Prophetic grief can spur action and change; instead of focusing on the one who murders, we need to focus on the larger culture that fosters hatred and violence. It’s easier to deal with the ‘who’ and singularize the crime and make one person responsible and thereby excuse ourselves.

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Good article on the power of grief when channeled to promote healing and change.  This article looks at what is called prophetic grief as a national way to push change admist pain and loss

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Miscarriages and Grief and How to Become a Certified Grief Counselor

Grief Counseling and Miscarriages and How to become a certified grief counselor

If you wish to learn how to become a certified grief counselor, then review
If you wish to learn how to become a certified grief counselor, then review

One of the hardest things to grief counsel is a miscarriage.  Miscarriages strip a woman of part of herself.  She feels the intimacy of the lost more than anyone else in the family.  The hormones, the emotion and the lost can become overbearing.  Perhaps the most painful aspect of the loss is that it was unseen.  Without any formal burial or ceremony, it can become a disenfranchised loss.

Clara Hinton writes about this horrible experience many women go through.  In her article, “Miscarriage Is Such An Empty Feeling”, she examines some of the thoughts, feelings and physical symptoms a woman must face. 

“Miscarriage is a loss that is so difficult to explain to others. When child loss occurs through a miscarriage, it very seldom seems real to others because in an early miscarriage there is nothing that solidly validates a new life.” 

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Grief counseling courses help with grieving

Grief counseling courses

Grief counseling courses can be very helpful if you have suffered the loss of a friend or family member. It can be hard to process the emotions that are associated with grief. Grief counseling courses can help you find your way through the grief so that you can move on with your life. It is important to take the courses seriously and embrace what they have to teach you. Everyone processes grief differently so it takes time to deal with what has happened. You can find these courses online and many hospitals hold them for people. It is a good idea for parents to get their children these courses because young children often have problems with processing their emotions. It can be beneficial for children to be able to talk about how they are feeling with a neutral third party so that they can communicate what they are going through and get some closure.
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Grief Counseling and Issues of Attachment

Grief and Attachment

The longer and stronger the attachment, the greater the grief
The longer and stronger the attachment, the greater the grief

A lot of literature about grief is overwhelmingly death orientated. This is a good thing in that death is a universal experience but it is not an everyday thing. True, the loss of a loved one permeates one’s daily life long after the event, but the actual event is singular and for the more fortunate, not nearly as regular. The reality is most people go to counseling for relationship lossGrief counselors deal with many people who are devastated by divorce, a cheating spouse, a broken engagement, or the sudden change of not having that person to call, hold, or spend time with. These aspects are very common to the human experience. With proper guidance, the wounds become scars and help one grow emotionally and sometimes spiritually.

The loneliness and the un-needed anxiety people experience in finding a mate can be stressful enough for some, but when one truly believes they found the one, only to be shocked that everything was an illusion can be a horrifying change. Changes in life style from the tiniest schedule can shake the foundation of that person’s life. Even the smallest scent or image can bring a tidal wave of emotional imagery. Unfortunately there are no short cuts in this adaptation period. As so many grief specialists emphasize, one must do their “grief work”. They must experience the change the emotional pain that accompanies it. Of course, as death, there is the acceptance stage, the emotional stage of anger and mourning, and the final adaptation to the new situation.
A good grief counselor will guide the broken person through these phases and encourage emotional release in the healing process. Only after these initial steps, can the person utilize new meaning concepts to a new reality and properly place the lost relationship in its proper perspective of his or her life story.  The question arises why does this adaptation take so long for some people? It all varies based upon the level of attachment.  Attachment theory is a theory that was used in great depth with widows or widowers in their loss of a spouse. The same can be applied to broken relationships that do not involve death, but separation. The attachment will determine the length of the adaptation to the person. So, if someone was in a relationship for many years and suddenly the relationship ceased, one should expect a greater withdrawal and more intense and lengthy adaptation period. The opposite can be said for a short two month affair where there is little attachment and hence less adaptation.
As a grief counselor, it is important not to only deal with death but also every day pains of the heart. Proper understanding of attachment can help one assess the situation and lay a ground work for eventually adaptation and assimilation of the past into the person’s present. One can never give a time frame for recovery, but with a special guidance, a grief counselor can help a person understand the phases and steps and help them take the necessary steps for a happy future with someone else.  You can learn more about grief counseling, including available grief counseling courses and online study and training programs by doing an internet search for the American Academy of Grief Counseling.
Mark Moran, MA, GC-C, SCC-C

Grief Counseling Courses: Broken Relationships and Attachment Theory in Grief Therapy

Grief Counseling Courses

A lot of literature about grief is overwhelmingly death orientated.  While death is a universal experience it is still not an everyday thing.  True, the loss of a loved permeates one’s daily life long after the event, but the actual event is singular and for the more fortunate, not nearly as regular.  The reality is most people go to counseling  or grief therapy for a relationship loss

The story of Romeo and Juliet illustrate pain and grief of the heart. Also please review our grief counseling courses
The story of Romeo and Juliet illustrate pain and grief of the heart. Also please review our grief counseling courses
  
 
The Pains and Grief of the Heart 
Grief counselors deal with many people who are devastated by divorce, a cheating spouse, a broken engagement, or the sudden change of not having that person to call, hold, or spend time with.  These aspects are very common to the human experience.  With proper guidance, the wounds become scars and help one grow emotionally and sometimes spiritually.
The loneliness and the un-needed anxiety people experience in finding a mate can be stressful enough for some, but when one truly believes they found the one, only to be shocked that everything was an illusion can be a horrifying change.   Changes in life style from the tiniest schedule can shake the foundation of that person’s life.   Even the smallest scent or image can bring a tidal wave of emotional imagery.  Unfortunately there are no short cuts in this adaptation period.  As so many grief specialists emphasize, one must do their “grief work”.  They must experience the change the emotional pain that accompanies it.  Of course, as death, there is the acceptance stage, the emotional stage of anger and mourning, and the final adaptation to the new situation.  A good grief counselor will guide the broken person through these phases and encourage emotional release in the healing process.  Only after these initial steps, can the person utilize new meaning concepts to a new reality and properly place the lost relationship in its proper perspective of his or her life story.
The question arises why does this adaptation take so long for some people?  It all varies based upon the level of attachment.  Attachment theory is a theory that was used in great depth with widows or widowers in their loss of a spouse.  The same can be applied to broken relationships that do not involve death, but separation.  The attachment will determine the length of the adaptation to the person.   So, if someone was in a relationship for many years and suddenly the relationship ceased, one should expect a greater withdrawal and more intense and lengthy adaptation period.  The opposite can be said for a short two month affair where there is little attachment and hence less adaptation.
As a grief counselor, it is important not to only deal with death but also every day pains of the heart.  Proper understanding of attachment can help one assess the situation and lay a ground work for eventually adaptation and assimilation of the past into the person’s present.  One can never give a time frame for recovery, but with a special guidance, a grief counselor can help a person understand the phases and steps and help them take the necessary steps for a happy future with someone else. if you are interested in grief counseling courses, please review the program.
Our grief counseling courses are offered online and after completion of the grief counseling courses, one can become eligible for certification if qualified.
 
Mark Moran, MA, GC-C