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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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Profile IconAlyson Moore, Keith W Smith, Colleen and 1 more joined Online Grief Support - A Social Community
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Marine Marietta replied to Crystal K's discussion Its hard accepting my mother's death in the group I miss my Mom!
"Hi everyone. Thank you all for your sharing,I dont feel alone because I identify with you all. I am deeply greatful. My dear mother passed 20th September. I was angry with my sister because of how she treated my mother. I begged my mother to live…"
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I miss my Mom!

If you have that hole in your heart that you get when you lose the woman that you shared a body with....
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Cheyenne Steffen left a comment for morgan
"Thank you for writing Morgan. I appreciate it so much that you reached out. I have an appointment with a grief counsellor on Monday. I'm looking forward to that and hoping the Dr. Can help. It's very difficult for me not to look ahead too…"
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Carlyn Jorgensen commented on Julie Dolsey-Weiss's group Traumatic, Sudden Loss
"Tomorrow would have been my honorary little brother Rick's 30th birthday. It's going to be a very difficult day for me. However, I will honor his memory by going to a local bar with some friends and toasting his life. I'd love to be…"
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BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Thank goodness my baby dog is doing well. To be honest, I still stay at my Mom's house even though I own a condo close by. I kept my dog there because my Mom's cat Charlie tried to attack him one time. I recently introduced my pup and…"
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Lisa Green commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Theresa, I'm glad your medicine helped you some. Talk to your doctor if it's not helping a lot. They may be able to adjust the dosage or even the type. There are several available and everyone's body is not the same. I look at it like…"
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Theresa commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Lisa Everything you said is right I also had to go on something for anxiety of course I wouldn’t take the proper dose because I was afraid it helped a bit but I’m still having anxiety and yes I’m learning to live as hard as it is…"
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Lisa Green commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Thank you Brett. I took Abby to see Dad last Saturday and it was such a nice reunion. He was not as excited as I thought he would be but that's ok. Abby sat right beside dad the whole time and dad rubbed her head and talked to her some. He…"
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Sopa Brown posted a status
"I look to you, it's where my help comes from. Thank you Lord for your lovingkindness and fathfullness."
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"Dear Lord, give me the grace and strength to carry on. Amen."
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"My heart is broken. A part of me has died. My eyes swell up with tears. This too shall past."
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"I have the hope of expectation of seeing him again on the new earth as it is in heaven."
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Sopa Brown posted a status
"My son's birthday just past. He would have been 27 years young. Now, he's been gone for 2years."
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Theresa commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Brett, I hope you are handling everything as well as can be, that is my fear losing my dog, he is my strength But hopefully time will heal. It is coming up on two years for both of us, I'm still heartbroken, people just dont' understand…"
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Maxey left a comment for Cheyenne Steffen
"Hi, Cheyenne, I am so sorry for your loss. I will face this Saturday with dread as it is the second year of my husband's death. I think in the beginning, you feel a sort of numbness, you cannot believe this is real. As time goes by, you realize…"
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