Alan Wolfelt

Dr. Alan Wolfelt has been recognized as one of North America’s leading death educators and grief counselors. His books have sold more than a million copies worldwide and have been translated into many languages. He founded the Center for Loss in 1984 to offer education and support both to grievers and bereavement caregivers. He also serves as a member of the TAPS Advisory Board. He is known around the world for his compassionate messages of hope and healing as well as his companioning philosophy of grief care. Dr. Wolfelt speaks on grief-related topics, offers trainings for caregivers, and has written many bestselling books and other resources on grief for both caregivers and grieving people. 

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The Seesaw of Resilience and Vulnerability: AfterTalk Weekly

The Seesaw of Resilience and Vulnerability It’s this back-and-forth of grief that provides momentum for the journey.   Editor’s Note: this article originally appeared in TAPS Magazine. TAPS Magazine is dedicated to America’s fallen heroes and their surviving families and friends. This explains the military references. For more on TAPS, see below. By Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D. …

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Grieving and Mourning–a crucial distinction: AfterTalk Weekly

Grieving vs. Mourning: People tend to use the two words interchangeably. But there is a crucial distinction. By Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD. I often remind myself that there is no love without loss. And there is no integration of loss without the experience of mourning. Your capacity to love requires the necessity to mourn. To …

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Tips for Talking to and Supporting Children after a School Shooting or Other Traumatic Loss: Dos and Don’ts

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Sadly, school shootings such as the one in Uvalde, Texas, are not a rarity here in the United States. Neither are mass shootings in other public places, such as entertainment venues and grocery stores. When they occur, news about them blankets news media and social media, and often features in …

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