Sunday, August 30, 2020

Understanding and Managing Grief & Pet Loss, August 23 - August 29, 2020

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

64 of the hardest grief lessons learned by the What's Your Grief community, in no particular order. Keep the list growing by adding your own . . . The 64 Hardest Lessons That Grief Taught Me « What's Your Grief?

A reviewer of my new book lamented the lack of tips and tricks for the grieving. Spoiler: There are No Tips or Tricks for the Grieving « Dr. Annette Childs 

Holding space means being physically, mentally, and emotionally present for someone. It means putting your focus on someone to support them as they feel their feelings. The importance of holding space « Kevin MD

After agonizing over this decision, I decided my beloved 16-year-old dog was no longer able to live without suffering, and I had him euthanized at home. I am beginning to wonder if I might be experiencing post traumatic stress disorder, and if so, how should I proceed?  Pet Loss: PTSD Following Euthanasia Decision? « Grief Healing 

Counselors, therapists, psychologists, social workers, chaplains and others who are specifically trained in bereavement care know that there are no stages of grief, and that the stage theory has been dismissed and debunked for decades. Can We Please Stop Talking About The “Stages of Grief”?  « The Original Afterlife Awareness Conference 

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