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Grief Counseling

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Grief Counseling

Grief Counseling includes:

  • Private chat sessions 
  • inspirational messages
  • workbook pages
  • all services provided by certified grief counselor

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Grief Counseling

Grief counseling is also sometimes referred to as bereavement counseling. It is typically used to counsel and comfort individuals who are dealing with loss, usually the death of a loved one. This type of counseling can help some people adjust and cope with loss and the grief that comes with it.

Grief counseling is recommended for individuals who are having trouble grieving, or moving through the different stages of grief, after a loss. Generally, most people who seek grief counseling do so because their grief is

  • interfering with their daily activities
  • causing relationship problems
  • making it hard to go on with their own lives
  • causing intense guilt or depression
  • making it difficult to eat

 

Why Do We Need Grief Counseling?

A healthy grieving process is completely normal and nothing to be ashamed of. Everyone grieves differently and some may find it harder than others to cope with loss and grief. Living with the pain of unresolved loss and grief is a terrible thing for the human psyche. It can cause feelings of guilt, along with feelings of depression.

Grief counseling can help make the grieving process easier. The purpose of grief counseling is not to forget a loss but work toward acceptance.   Individuals who are able to accept the loss of someone or something that they loved will typically find it much easier to move on and live happier lives themselves.

What Does a Grief Counselor Do?

The main goal of a grief counselor is to help people cope with grief. These professionals might work with all types of people experiencing all different types of loss. Some grief counselors might focus on counseling individuals that lost loved ones in specific ways, such as after a battle with cancer or during military service.

A counseling method known as "active listening" is one of the most common types used by grief counselors. During this type of counseling, a grief counselor will usually do more listening than talking. The counselor will encourage or allow the grieving person to talk about their feelings and emotions. Many times, individuals suffering from grief might only need to get their feelings out in the open in order to move forward with their lives. On the other hand, a grief counselor might also need to help their clients develop strategies and methods for coping with their loss.

Grief counselors will also watch their clients closely for signs of mental or emotional problems that are often associated with grief. This might include such things as anger, depression, or even suicidal thoughts. 

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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hello Friends, I know it is going to be rough for all of us dealing again with the Holidays. Like Morgan I am tired of wearing my happy face, people think everything is okay and I have moved on. No, I have not moved on, everyday is pure Hell inside…"
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Avi commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"know that one day we shall meet again.These lines motivate me to live. Thanks Theressa. Just install Skype app in your mobile if you use smart phone and then add me as a contact. Rest is very simple. "
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Theresa commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Avi I think you are doing great, better than I was at the point you are at, but you have a new child that helps you put your attention on.  You seem to be very kind, I don't know how to skype if I did I would lol Brett, yes I am going…"
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Monty commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"i'm so truly sorry for your continuing pain. and not because i don't feel the loss and pain as we all do in our own way. i think the main reason i am continuing to keep on going is need to for my children. having two dependant children…"
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Virginia G and Avi are now friends
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Trina Mamoon commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Monty, Linda, and morgan, I don't have much more to add beyond saying that after four years and three months it doesn't get all that much easier. The day to day practical things get easier over time, but the heavy heart, the constant,…"
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Trina Mamoon commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Monty, Linda, and morgan, I don't have much more to add beyond saying that after four years and three months it doesn't get all that much easier. The day to day practical things get easier over time, but the heavy heart, the constant,…"
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Avi commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Yes Brett rightly said, people around us will not understand the grief or guilt.  Virginia, this was unfortunate but a bit hilarious as well. I can understand how hard that lady would have tried to convince you but all futile. "
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Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Virginia, every one of us is that person. All my life I was the funny kid in school and at work. I've heard it my whole life, "You don't have to entertain me." What a honking load of crap that was. When the jokes dried up, the…"
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Virginia G commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"  Today I texted a lady from bereavement group and asked what she was doing.  I was going to ask if she wanted to get something to eat.  She mistakenly sent me a text that was intended for her boyfriend.  She told him that she…"
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Avi commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Brett, if you are available on skype please send me request at avitiwari26@gmail.com.  Lets have a call someday. "
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Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Good to hear from you Avi. I think about all of you and hope you are doing well. I worry about my sister Theresa. I have a feeling that I know what you are going through. I think I am going through the same thing. Bluebell, I hope you are well,…"
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morgan commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I'm not able to pinpoint what is happening from one moment to the next but I am watching myself become more viscerally emotional again.  I am missing him.  It is becoming another extended seasonal rocky road of remembering what I had…"
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Avi commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Hi All,  I hope you are fighting well with your grief. Last week it was Diwali festival in India so was stuck up in family events etc. All were enjoying and I was just doing what was expected from me."
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"The pain last as long as your love for them last."
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Monty commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"hi linda. thanks for reply i'm ordering 4 NURF guns and after xmass lunch we are going to chase each other around the house and shoot the kids (more like miss the kids and over exaggerate being hit by the kids). that and a few beers seemed to…"
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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hi Monty, It is very hard to try to find happiness during the Holidays as they will never be the same. The Community Hospice has a workshop called "Hope for the Holidays." I go every year and they give you ideas on how to make your…"
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Monty replied to Kyle McKay's discussion Lost my wife in the group Lost My Spouse...
"thanks ill check it out I've been accessing support though  https://www.grief.org.au"
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