Sunday, August 2, 2020

Caregiving & Grief, July 26 - August 1, 2020

Best selections from Grief Healing's Twitter stream this week:

In the absence of rituals surrounding the dying — such as visiting the bedside, viewing the body and having a funeral — the picture of the experience has been rapidly transformed.  How Coronavirus Complicates the Grieving Process « Pain Medicine News

If there’s one final good thing about grief, which there isn’t, but if there was (believe me, there isn’t), it would be this: grief puts everything into perspective. If there’s one good thing about grief, it's this...  « The Sydney Morning Herald

Refusing to let go is actually preventing God’s will from becoming real. Treating without any therapeutic hope is not medicine, it is torture. God Squad: Being able to let go is allowing God’s will to become real « Raleigh News and Observer

End-of-life planning during the coronavirus pandemic, in 8 steps. How to do a will: End-of-life paperwork under coronavirus lockdown « Vox

Whether you are planning to provide grief support in-person, online, or a hybrid of both, we hope the following resources ~ a list of videos, toolkits, websites, and activities ~ may be helpful as you move forward. Providing Remote Grief Support to Students and School Communities « What's Your Grief?

Instead of prescribing a set of steps or goals to reach, the Dual Process Model simply proposes that healthy grievers find a balance between acts of loss and restoration. A person can oscillate between loss and restorative-orientations on their terms and as often as needed. Climbing and Camping up the Mountain of Grief « Grief Perspectives

Here are links to "At Home Grief Activity" worksheets and videos that families may work on together during the Stay Home, Stay Safe initiative due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. At Home Grief Activities « Ele's Place

"I am hurt right now because my friend moved away to Texas. She moved away 2 months ago and I'm still sad. Help me." Teen Grief: When A Friend Moves Away « Grief Healing

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