by Elaine Voci There are a lot of people who shy away from any talk about death; they think such conversations are “morbid” and don’t serve any purpose other than to make people feel uncomfortable. They are reluctant to accept the impermanence of life which shows us that nothing lasts forever, nor is it meant
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[Editor:] Today’s post is by Marty Tousley, a richly experienced grief counselor and author. You can read all about her here: http://www.griefhealing.com/about.htm Grief will make a new person out of you, if it doesn’t kill you in the making. ~ Stephanie Ericsson Few of us are prepared to face the excruciating pain associated with the death
Lisa and I just returned from the annual meeting of ADEC, the Association for Death Education and Counseling. This was our first time, and we were enormously impressed. ADEC is an international, professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence and recognizing diversity in death education, care of the dying, grief counseling and research in thanatology. Based on quality research,
I remember being told that the grieving process was a journey. It would hit me at different times, in unexpected moments and in unanticipated ways. When I was nine years old and my sister suddenly passed away, I think I processed grief similarly to many other children. I was not able to understand the medical
Several readers have asked for more information about the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of AfterTalk. I provided a partial answer in an earlier post about Managing Grief by Writing where I discussed the theoretical basis of AfterTalk’s Private Conversations as therapeutic writing. In this blog I want to explain how writing to deceased loved ones fits