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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Lessons in the Art of Dying

Our 1st Annual Conference: Lessons in the Art of Dying is now open for registration.   Conference Registration Conference Registration Fee is $100 Includes light breakfast, lunch, and Certificate of Completion Doors open at 8:15am Conference starts at 9:00am CEU Information 7.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) is available through Virginia Commonwealth University. The cost is…

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Live Your Dash Tickets on Sale

Our Annual Live Your Dash luncheon, presentations, and awards event is coming soon! You don’t want to miss this year’s incredible speaker and meet our Live Your Dash award recipients. Live Your Dash awards are presented to a select few in the Richmond area who truly make a difference in our community and are a…

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Back to School with Grief

By: Allyson England Drake, M.Ed, CT Founder/Executive Director Often, the beginning of the school year brings extra stress and worry for children who are grieving.  The Dougy Center has shared an article to help parents and caregivers discover helpful suggestions to make returning to school a more positive experience for children who are grieving. Click…

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A Conversation About Grief

Join us for this conversation with End of Life Doulas, Shelby Kirillin and Nicky Hansen. “Our culture treats death as a medical experience and not the sacred emotional, spiritual, and psychological journey that it truly is, leaving many ill-prepared and adding layers of unnecessary suffering.” Open to the public Free of charge Registration required Details…

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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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Overdose Loss Group

Over the last year, Full Circle’s professionals have received many requests for a loss-specific group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one due to a drug overdose. Thanks to funding from the Jenkins Foundation, we will begin offering this group in the fall to adults who have experienced this type of…

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