Category: Staff Articles

Grounding Techniques to Support Grieving Children

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, 

Finding Meaning From Grief

Finding Meaning From Grief

By Allyson England Drake, M.Ed, CT David Kessler is a bereavement expert who discusses finding meaning after the death of a loved one. I want to share some of his thoughts around the definition of meaning.  Meaning is relative and personal, only you can find your 

Journaling for Healing

Journaling for Healing

By Britt Cowart, LCSW, Grief Services Director Grief journaling is one way of allowing ourselves the space for genuine healing to take place, whether we’re ready and willing to express ourselves to others or not.  Due to the copious amount of research suggesting that grief journaling 

Ways We Remember Our Loved Ones

Ways We Remember Our Loved Ones

When my sister-in-law died, many family members were with her in those final moments. To honor and remember her, we like to gather together every year around that anniversary. Usually, my husband’s brothers and their families pile into our house for a weekend of fellowship. 

Facing Mother’s Day Without Your Mother

Facing Mother’s Day Without Your Mother

By: Allyson England Drake, Full Circle Founder and Executive Director My mother, Joan Carter England, died April 29, 2018 from pancreatic cancer. She was sick for 13 months and fought harder than I ever thought possible to have as many days on this earth as 

We Need to Know You Remember Them

We Need to Know You Remember Them

By: Allyson England Drake, M.Ed, CT I often am asked, by caring friends and family members, about the best ways to support an individual who is grieving the death of a loved one. I have a variety of practical answers, of course — like start 

Family Activities to Support Grieving Children

Family Activities to Support Grieving Children

By Rachel Melhorn, LCSW, Family Bereavement Services Manager Conversations About Grief (CAG) are a series of educational programs hosted by Full Circle professionals. Tune in to this CAG to learn about ways you can support your grieving child through challenging emotions.  In light of COVID-19, our CAG 

10 Tips for Caregivers During COVID-19

10 Tips for Caregivers During COVID-19

By: Carrie Schaeffer, LCSW Caregiving for a loved one who is ill or frail is a full-time job that can be stressful under the best circumstances. Now, during the COVID19 crisis, caregivers are finding themselves coping with the daily needs of their loved one and dealing with