The Light of Music

by Whitney Asher When that first wave of grief hit me, I remember feeling numb. In hindsight, I think it was a mix of shock, total disbelief & devastation over the news I didn’t want to hear: my Mom had cancer.  As someone who wasn’t familiar with grief at first, I wasn’t sure what was…

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What is EMDR Therapy?

by Britt Cowart, LCSW An Introduction to Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy What is Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy, or EMDR? Is it right for me? Find out more in this blog article by Britt Cowart, LCSW, Grief Services Director at Full Circle Grief Center. Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy, or EMDR, is a…

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Taking a Moment, Together

By Rachel Machacek, LCSW Dear beloved friend, spouse, wife, husband, partner, sister, brother, mother, father, aunt, uncle, cousin, confidant, family: I’m so sorry you are having to go through this—this loss, this hurt, this trauma, this life-altering thing you didn’t ask for or want and don’t know what to do with. If you’re wondering if…

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Favorite People I Wish I Never Met

By Patty Kruszewski A broken vase and seven stitches brought George Throop into my life. But it was the death of my daughter a year earlier that set it all in motion — and that led me to create the cherished circle of individuals I call “Favorite People I Wish I’d Never Met.”   As I was…

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A Kindness-Based and Grief-Sensitive To-Do List

By Stacia Lee Macklin, LCSW, ACSW As we navigated physical distancing and isolation during the pandemic, this image of a simple and straightforward To-Do List caught my attention.  The “Isolation Well-Being Daily To-Do List” was created by therapist and artist Lindsay Braman in March 2020 and went viral when it was shared and reposted across…

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Grief & Bereavement for LGBTQ+ Youth

By: Rachel Melhorn, LCSW In supporting LGBTQ+ youth through grief and loss, it is important to remember the unique experience of these individuals. While it is not unusual for all youth who have experienced a loss to feel alone, a lack of resources and/or support for LGBTQ+ youth can lead to further feelings of isolation,…

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How Grief Shows Up in the Body

By: Allyson England Drake, M.Ed., CT. During this workshop, Allyson England Drake, M.Ed, CT, will discuss various ways grief affects our bodies, as well as share strategies to stay healthy while grieving. The workshop will consist of a short presentation, a question/answer session, and time for discussion.

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Grief and Neurodiversity

Karla Helbert, LCSW is a national expert on working with grieving children who are neurodivergent. Below are two podcasts she appeared on to discuss grieving and children who are neurodivergent as well as her book “Finding Your Own Way to Grieve”.

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Patience and Grace During Your Grief Journey

By Allyson Drake Experiencing grief can bring about many challenges in our lives, such as overcoming intense emotional pain, returning to work and personal responsibilities, adjusting to numerous changes in our daily lives, dealing with shifts in relationships with family and friends, worrying about stressors such as financial concerns or future plans, and facing the…

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