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22 02, 2017

The Bereavement Caregiver’s Self-Care Guidelines

By | 2018-02-28T08:44:48-08:00 February 22nd, 2017|Grief & Healing|Comments Off on The Bereavement Caregiver’s Self-Care Guidelines

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. The following self-care guidelines are not intended to be cure-alls, nor will they be appropriate for everyone. Pick and choose those tips that you believe will be of help to you in your efforts to stay physically and emotionally [...]

22 02, 2017

Responding To Problems In The Support Group Setting

By | 2018-02-28T08:44:48-08:00 February 22nd, 2017|Grief & Healing|Comments Off on Responding To Problems In The Support Group Setting

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Editor's note: The following article is excerpted from Dr. Wolfelt's book How to Start and Lead a Bereavement Support Group, available from Companion Press. Murphy's Law ensures that no bereavement support group will run smoothly 100 percent of the [...]

22 02, 2017

Growing Through Grief:

By | 2018-02-28T08:44:48-08:00 February 22nd, 2017|Grief & Healing|Comments Off on Growing Through Grief:

The Role Of Support Groups by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. We need not walk alone... We reach out to each other with love and understanding and with hope... We come together from all walks of life, from many different circumstances... We need not walk [...]

22 02, 2017

Companioning vs. Treating:

By | 2018-02-28T08:44:49-08:00 February 22nd, 2017|Grief & Healing|Comments Off on Companioning vs. Treating:

Beyond The Medical Model of Bereavement Caregiving by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Editor's note: Alan Wolfelt's keynote at the Association of Death Education and Counseling conference in Chicago aroused a great deal of interest. For those of you who did not have the opportunity [...]

22 02, 2017

The Child’s Bereavement Caregiver as Gardener:

By | 2018-02-28T08:44:49-08:00 February 22nd, 2017|Grief & Healing|Comments Off on The Child’s Bereavement Caregiver as Gardener:

A Parable by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. One spring morning a gardener noticed an unfamiliar seedling poking through the ground near the rocky, untended edge of his garden. He knelt to examine its first fragile leaves. Though he had cared for many others during [...]