Grief & Loss Care

The Psychology of Grief

Posted on 05/05/2015 in Blog, Depression & Suicide, Grief, Grief & Loss Care

By Alisha Sabourin Have you or anyone you know ever experienced the loss of a pet, moved, experienced a romantic break-up, started school, graduated, lost a job, had changes to your health, retired, had any positive or negative financial changes, experienced empty nest, got married, got divorce, lost trust, experienced the loss of childhood, lost faith, and have any unmet hopes, dreams, and expectations? These are examples of over forty normal and natural losses that people can experience during a lifetime that cause them to have broken hearts. Grief is the normal and natural reaction to loss of any kind.… Read More Here!

 

Dealing with the Divorce or Separation of Your Parents

Posted on 24/05/2011 in Blog, Divorce & Separation, Family Issues, Grief & Loss Care, Marital Issues, Parenting

If your parents are going through a separation or divorce, a lot of feelings may be going through you at this time and this is normal. Anxiety, fear, shock and surprise, anger and even guilt may be the feelings that are ruling your emotions right now. It is common for kids to feel this way. Divorce often gives the impression of uncertainty especially since this is something that most kids and even adults are not familiar with. Some kids may also feel embarrassed that their parents are getting divorced and may try to hide this fact from friends and other… Read More Here!

 

Dealing with Empty Nest Syndrome

Posted on 24/05/2011 in Blog, Grief & Loss Care, Parenting

Although not a clinical diagnosis or disorder, “empty nest syndrome” refers to the general feeling of grief or sadness that is felt by parents or primary caregivers when the object of their care (usually their children) leaves home. The syndrome arises out of the profound loss of identity and purpose that parents have when they no longer have children to care for. This usually occurs when the last of the kids leave home to move into their own place, get married or go to college, leaving the parents with an ’empty nest’. We are led to believe that this syndrome… Read More Here!