This list is meant to provide grieving hearts with ideas on how to take care of themselves while experiencing “grief-bursts” as well as honor the memory of their loved one(s).
As we approach the New Year and resolutions, I believe that it is important to make space for taking care of yourself. However, when your world has been turned upside down due to a loss, finding the time to take care of yourself might be the last thing on your mind. This is normal and to be expected. Give yourself permission to take small steps towards taking care of yourself.
By Jessica Orvis, LPC
So, I’ve had the training, have the degree, have thousands of hours of grief counseling under my belt. I have sat in rooms hearing horrific details and watching people sob, keeping my compassion and composure in check at all times. Why, why in the world would I lie to my own child about a little pet death?
We love the movie Inside Out and the message that it represents! We wanted to create an activity to use with our kid clients incorporating the importance of ALL emotions, especially in our grief journey.
This is a great activity to use in a group setting. I have found that it works well for teens. Divide the group into teams (I would recommend no more than five in a group and no less than two.) Allow the teams to...