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Are you dealing with grief after a loss? Join Grief Recovery Specialist, Audrey Pellicano R.N. on Grief Talk with Audrey.
What is Transformative Bereavement? Join me and my guest Elissa Bishop-Becker as we discuss the four stages Elissa has identified, that of Loss, Return, Reconnection, and Creation.
Elissa Bishop-Becker's professional journey began with her own grief journey. After experiencing multiple losses, she returned to school and received her M.Ed. (Master of Education) degree from the College of William and Mary in 2000. Along with that piece of paper came a new direction and meaning for her life. Elissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a nationally recognized expert in the field of grief and loss, and the co-founder of the Center for Transformative Counseling in Key West, Florida.
For Elissa's book: http://goo.gl/LPQvoF.
On past episodes of the GreenHouse FX Radio Show, we've talked about dealing with many emotional issues and dealing with changes. But tomorrow night, I am going to continue this "mode" of transparency" and examine "The FX of Grief and Loss" - defining grief; understanding the stages of grief; ways of finding support; and learning how to take care of yourself. I understand this will be a very emotional topic... maybe even one that I won't be able to handle, but I am willing. So, I hope you can join me tomorrow night, perhaps even call in and share your thoughts, feelings, and/or ways that you have dealt with grief and loss, I know it will help someone else... that is the Power Of YOUR FX.
Also it's Back-to-School time, so we continue to look for preparing your child and yourself for the new school year... what are some ways YOU get prepared? What's the latest news in the Presidential Race of 2016? Finally, (as we always do) look at race relations in America. Julian Bond is featured in the ?#PowerOfYourFX? segment.
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Death, loss and grief are major life stressors. Dr. Robert (Bob) Wright Jr., co-host of the popular podcast series Learn to Live Stress Free will share with us his own personal recovery from losing his mother and his strategies to recover from grief and the resulting stress, Friday August 7th at 7PM EDT on Life Interrupted Radio
Dr. Bob shares with us:
What is the purpose of grief
Recovery begins when you learn how to be comfortable again
How to talk about the loss with family and friends including your kids
Develop the strategies to integrate the loss instead of desensitize from life
Discover how to relieve stress and the sense of helplessness and hopelessness
Dr. Robert (Bob) Wright Jr. helps you learn more about all types of stress recovery. His website is www.stressfreenow.info. There you will also find his popular podcast Learn to Live Stress Free at http://www.stressfreenow.info/category/podcasts/
When you work with Dr. Bob you’ll learn how to effortlessly relieve the stresses of every day life and make yourself happier in just a few short days. Give yourself the ultimate gift of self care by joining his newsletter and listening to his Learn to Live Stress Free podcast series so, as Dr. Bob says, "you can live longer and play with your grandchildren."
Below are some of the most frequent questions we get at www.deathofmypet.com We will go over the answers to these questions about pet loss and how it affects those of us who are are suffering.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PET LOSS
& THE GRIEF OF LOSING A BEST FRIEND.
How is it possible that I am sadder with the loss of my dog than with the loss of close family members?
For many people the love and companionship of a pet may be the only or certainly the strongest bond of unconditional love they have experienced. It is also possible, like many of my clients, which you have been strong and practical while caring for ailing parents or friends. But suddenly, your best friend and closest companion is dying and it is the last straw on a pile of buried emotions. It may be that your pet was your “safe place to go and soft spot to land.”
2. I feel like I am going crazy. Am I ever going to feel normal again?
Yes, you will feel emotionally better but different than before. You will eventually remember and rejoice in the many happy times you had with your pet. You will be able to reflect on the many life lessons you shared.
3. How long will I grieve my pet?
All of our emotions are individual. When we love deeply, we grieve deeply. Grief coaches often say that it takes about a year before your loss is the first thing you think of in the morning and the last thing you think about at night.
More questions answered on call. Join us
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According to the AAVA, Americans owned more than 157 million pets in 2012. Americans LOVE their pets! A big problem with pets, however, is that their lives are shorter than human lives. We love them, and lose them far too soon for us. How do we deal with losing them? What do we need to do in order to grieve their loss fully, then go on with our own lives? What do we do about getting another pet? Russell Friedman and his colleagues, author of Grief Recovery from Pet Loss, is an expert in grief and applies his understanding to the very real grief we human feel when our pets die. Russell and co-author John James have created the Grief Recovery Method, shared with you when you listen to Full Power Living.
So many people preface the report of the deep grief they feel after the death of their dog, cat or bird, with “I know I’m being stupid/silly, but….” It turns out that grief is grief, and grief felt over the death of our beloved pet is no more silly or stupid than grief we feel over the lost of a person we love. Who better to discuss this with than someone who is an expert on all aspects of grief. Listen on Thursday as Russell Friedman talks with us on questions most of us have when we suffer loss. Click here to visit Russell Friedman’s website!
There are very distinct, yet overlapping, phases of grief. We go through the stages in various orders and in varying degrees on the road to recovering from any loss. If we lose a jacket at the ballpark, we may go through all the stages in a few minutes. If the jacket was one that was given to us by our brother on our birthday, it may take much more time.
If the animal was a family pet and stayed outside, it may not hit us as hard as if he were our own companion and greeted us each night when we came in the door. If your pet was a companion and best friend, the mourning will be a deep one.
1. Shock/Denial/Numbness. We can not believe this has happened to us. Our body and emotions numb themselves against the pain. The mind denies the loss. Often we will say things like "This can't be true." One of the valid reasos for memorials and funerals is to acknowledge that death did take place.
2. Fear/AngerDepression. After the numbness wears off and we are once again able to feel, then all of our repressed feelings come roaring back. Sometimes these feeling ared not rational at first and can seedk someone to blame, either an outsider or ourselves. "I can't share how sad I am about my dog, because my co-workers will think I am crazy." "But, on the other hand, I inquire about their child's cold and buy their stupid Girl Scout cookies to support them. It isn't fair!" "Oh God, please don't let me start crying at work again. I heard someone call me a drama queen and say; It's only a dog, not a child."
3. Understanding/Acceptance/Moving on.
4. New Hurts May Trigger Old Wounds.
Anna Walton, Psychotherapist and founder of Thrive Counseling Services discusses Grief and Loss in Adoption as well as the beauty of the birth mom, the truth of their courage, love and commitment. Do not miss this amazing conversation!
Join Sara Bingham, WeeHands Founder and author of The Baby Signing Book, each week as she shares parenting tips, language development strategies, and the joys of connecting with your baby, toddler and/or preschool child.
Since 2001, WeeHands has been an industry-leading children's sign language and language development program delivered through interactive, fun classes, as well as a line of tailored products. In 2014, WeeHands became part of Morneau Shepell’s Children's Support Solutions, an organization that provides health-centered and educational services to children with differences to help them reach their potential.
This week, Sara will chat with Devany LeDrew from Still Playing School. Devany is a mom who has a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and has taught kindergarten in both public and private schools. On this show we'll chat about early childhood education, literacy, homeschooling (starting with preschool) as well as, overcoming loss and grief as a parent.
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Grief & Disease Done Different - Wendy Mulder & Liam Phillips .
We both have experienced Grief and Disease in our own separate ways . Today we will be chatting together about our 3 day telecall which is coming up on the 16th/ 17th/ 18th July. Liam and I have books written about these topics and would love to share with you our combimed knowledge and gifts we have recieved, from the questions and choices we have made.
Send any questions beforehand to either:
Wendy Mulder at email@example.com or liam Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hugs & gratitude Liam and Wendy
In July Wendy and Liam have a telecall series to give the tools and processes to unlocking disease and grief in a totally different way, click HERE
Tiffany Papageorge has written a profound book My Yellow Balloon for children on the topic of grief and loss. What happens when someone or something just does not return to its favorite place? How can we talk to children in a story telling way to ease their fears but also to help them through every situation. Loss, pain, grief and painful emotions are part of life but the process can be supported with loving thoughts and words from those around us all.
For more information visit: www.myyellowballoon.com
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Today will begin a series of conversations about the topic "facing the death of a loved one".
There is a lot to understand about end of life experiences and the difference between living and dying.
What is the difference between the grief of the living and the dying.
When should hospice be called?
We start today with "When we face the final stage of a disease process
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