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Posted on Jun 3, 2019 in Death, Depression, Grief, Loss, News, Therapy

Grief Following Death of a Family Pet

With the intense compassion we share with our four-legged companions, it is natural to feel the excruciating sting of separation when the dreaded day finally arrives. The agony of losing your beloved pet to death can be overwhelming, and there is little anyone can do or say that makes you feel better. However, there are some ways of providing your pent-up grief a healthy release and finally, embrace the reality of life after the death of a pet. Coping strategies to help with loss of a pet Take your time More often than not, we are unable to make others around us understand the honest truth about how actively we might be grieving the loss of a pet. The fact is that you do not have to. You understand your grief best, and no one can tell you when to ‘get over it’ or ‘move on.’ Allow yourself to shed as many tears as you feel like without feeling embarrassed. Grieve as long as you need to, and let...

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Posted on Aug 3, 2015 in Children, Death, Depression, Grief, Loss, News

Surviving the Death of a Child

It is very difficult to lose a child. Parents are not supposed to see their children die, and no parent will ever be ready for the death of a child. It is very important to understand that there is no correlation between how long a child has lived and the enormity of your loss. A parent -whether father or mother- is intimately entwined in the day to day life of their young child. The death of a child therefore leaves behind a crushing emptiness. Loss of an Older child When  an older child or an adolescent dies, it becomes more difficult as children by this age are just starting to be aware of what they can do, and beginning the road to be independent individuals. In case of the death of an adult child, the parents not only lose their child, but also a close friend and a link to their grandchildren. They lose an irreplaceable source of practical and emotional support. The parents lose their identity of being...

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Posted on Oct 12, 2014 in Books

Recommended Reading

The resources listed on this page are not intended to replace therapy, either counseling or medication. They are provided as an educational resource to help our clients, and visitors to this site, learn more about the concerns and issues that they may be living with every day.   ANGER The Anger Control Workbook, by Matthew McKay and Peter Rogers The Explosive Child, by Ross W. Greene ANXIETY The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, by Edmund J. Bourne The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook, by Martin Antony and Richard Swinson ASPERGER’S SYNDROME The Everything Parent’s Guide To Children With Asperger’s Syndrome: Help, Hope, And Guidance (Everything: Parenting and Family), by William Stillman ASSERTIVENESS The Assertiveness Workbook: How to Express Your Ideas and Stand Up for Yourself at Work and in Relationships (Paperback), by Randy J. Paterson Ph.D. Assertiveness: How Can I Say What I Mean? Perspectives on Relationships, by Kate Havelin ATTACHMENT DISORDER When Love Is Not Enough, by Nancy Thomas ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD) Attention Games, by Barbara Sher and Ralph Butler A Bird’s-Eye View of Life with...

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