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,…

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…

Supporting Emotional Regulation in Grieving Children

Supporting Emotional Regulation in Grieving Children

By: Rachel Melhorn, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist  Grieving children often feel a range of emotions from sadness and anger to jealousy or fear. When a child is “dysregulated” they may be tantruming, highly anxious, or “checked out.” All of these are reactions to big and…

Remember Your Baby After Pregnancy or Infant Loss

Remember Your Baby After Pregnancy or Infant Loss

By: Carrie Schaeffer, LCSW, Perinatal Bereavement Services Manager One of the many things that make pregnancy and infant loss so painful and bewildering is that there are not many memories and mementos left behind as there are when a person who has lived a longer life…

12 Ways We Remember Our Loved One

12 Ways We Remember Our Loved One

Celebrating 12 Years of Full Circle 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…

Celebrating 12 Years of Full Circle

Celebrating 12 Years of Full Circle

Thoughts from our staff, board members, and community members I was introduced to Full Circle by someone who had worked with me during my time at Dominion. As I learned more and “had the tour,” I realized what an important organization this is for so many.…