Yesterday: A Look Back

Full Circle Grief Center started nearly 14 years ago at Allyson’s dining room table. The vision was to start a nonprofit organization, solely dedicated to children and families who needed compassionate, professional support, as they work through their grief. In the organization’s first year, 2008, Allyson Drake, along with 2 employees, 5 contracted counselors, and…

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Loss in Later Life

By Wendy Boggs, MS-G, Counseling Intern To play on a common turn of phrase, when you’ve seen one older adult, you’ve seen ONE older adult. This is important to remember when considering America’s elders, as the older adult population is also the most heterogeneous. So, what’s this mean?  It means we have to work to remember older people…

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Worthwhile Grief & Loss Podcasts

By: Maryse Eubank, M.Ed Podcasts are a great alternative to reading when you are hoping to learn new information. The beauty of a podcast is that you can listen while doing other tasks like walking, folding laundry, or even working on a puzzle. The number of podcast discussing grief and loss are overwhelming, so I scoured the…

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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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