Grounding Techniques to Support Grieving Children

By Rachel Melhorn, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist Here at Full Circle, we talk a lot about “big feelings.” When we use this term, we are referring to grieving children’s struggles with emotional regulation. This may look like an extended tantrum, uncontrollable crying, fit of anger, or bout of anxiety. Grounding techniques are mindfulness strategies that…

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Grief at the Holidays

When you are grieving the loss of a loved one, the weeks leading up to the holidays can be challenging. Members of our Clinical team offer tips in hopes of helping make this time of the year a little easier for you. Carrie Schaeffer, our Perinatal Bereavement Services Manager and Therapist in our Individual Counseling…

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What Grieving Children Need

This is such an important article by Jennifer Bannan published in the Washington Post on July 25, 2017 about what grieving children need – acknowledgment of their loss. “I hope to spare another kid the bleak silence, the fake bubble of oblivion people seem to want there to protect the kids. That bubble is our…

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