Grief is a universal response to the pain of loss. Each person has their unique response to grief, and that response frequently comes into tension with cultural expectations of how long, intensely, or publicly our grief “should” appear in our lives. The psychological consensus is that the only wrong way to grieve is to try and suppress or ignore our grief, however we experience it. Grief is considered an essential part of coming to grips with the reality of loss and adjusting to the new conditions of life.
In You Can Heal Your Heart, self-help luminary Louise Hay and renowned grief and loss expert David Kessler, the protégé of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, have come together to start a conversation on healing grief.
When people are pushed into advocacy or social work as a result of a traumatic loss, part of the benefit for those affected is in keeping busy, but it’s also a way to memorialize their loved ones, explained Joanne Cacciatore, an associate research professor at Arizona State University who studies...
Sherry Gaba, LCSW and Editor of Recovery Today Magazine had the opportunity to interview Dr. Joanne Cacciatore who is a research professor at Arizona State University with nearly 70 published studies and directs the graduate Certificate in Trauma and Bereavement.
The first―and definitive―guide to helping children really deal with loss from the authors of The Grief Recovery Handbook Following deaths, divorces, or the confusion of major relocation, many adults tell their children “don’t feel bad.
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