Grief & Loss During the Holidays

This year, our Hands on Healing family groups created this What’s Your Grief remembrance activity — a simple, yet meaningful way to explore the complex feelings around the loss of a loved one and a wonderful way to create a special piece to remember loved ones during the holidays. The beauty of this activity is…

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Mindful Movement to Support Grieving Children

By Rachel Melhorn, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist For many children, movement (bouncing, running, fidgeting, skipping) is a natural state of being. Many times, when we ask kids to “pay attention,” what we are really saying is “stop moving,” but physical movement has such a positive impact on the emotional well-being of children. Mindful movement is…

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Coping with Isolation While Grieving

By Maryse Eubank, M.Ed At times, grieving individuals often find themselves intentionally self isolating. The choice may be made for a variety of reasons such as the fear of breaking down in public, the realization that many previously enjoyed activities don’t seem as important anymore or the sense that others don’t understand. Grief professionals typically encourage those…

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Family Grief Support: Hands on Healing

What is Hands on Healing?  Full Circle’s Hands on Healing (HOH) groups support children ages 3-17 and their adult caregiver who have experienced the loss of someone significant to them. In HOH, we incorporate art-based interventions to support children and families in exploring their feelings all while connecting with others who have also experienced a loss. …

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