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Help Someone in Grief

The most fundamental ways to help someone who is grieving are: Listen. Helping begins with your ability to be an active listener. Your physical presence and desire to listen without judging are critical helping tools. Don’t worry so much about what you will say. Just...

Helping Yourself Heal During the Holiday Season

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.   Holidays are often difficult for anyone who has experienced the death of someone loved.  Rather than being times of family togetherness, sharing and thanksgiving, holidays can bring feelings of sadness, loss and emptiness.   Love...

Helping a Friend in Grief

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. “While the above guidelines will be helpful, it is important to recognize that helping a grieving friend will not be an easy task.  You may have to give more concern, time and love that you ever knew you had.  But this effort will be...
Helping Yourself Heal During the Holiday Season

Helping Yourself Heal During the Holiday Season

Concise brochures written by Dr. Wolfelt and designed for economical mass distribution, the Helping Series offers assistance to the bereaved in coping with specific types of death and grief responses. In use by hundreds of hospices and funeral homes throughout North...
Helping Yourself Heal During the Holiday Season (Spanish)

Helping Yourself Heal During the Holiday Season (Spanish)

Concise brochures written by Dr. Wolfelt and designed for economical mass distribution, the Helping Series offers assistance to the bereaved in coping with specific types of death and grief responses. In use by hundreds of hospices and funeral homes throughout North...

Finding a Grief Counselor

Below are resources we have found are often helpful when searching for a grief counselor. National and International Resources: Local Hospices or Funeral Homes: Often your local hospice or funeral home will have information about what bereavement services are...

Special Circumstances

Grief is always hard, but certain circumstances can make it even harder. When a child dies, for example, our sense of the natural order of things is turned upside-down. We feel a deep sense of unfairness and sometimes guilt that we are still alive. We might also...

You’re Not Going Crazy — You’re Grieving!

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.   In his beautiful book A Grief Observed, C.S. Lewis described his experience after the death of his wife. He wrote, “An odd by-product of my loss is that I’m aware of being an embarrassment to everyone I meet… Perhaps the bereaved ought...

The Paradoxes of Mourning: Part 3 of 3

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Backtracking on the Route to Healing Paradox 3: Mourners must go backward before they can go forward. A paradox is a seemingly self-contradictory statement or situation that is in fact often true. The paradox of mourning we will consider...

Funerals and Ceremonies

Funerals and other ceremonies at a time of death help us process our most profound thoughts and feelings. They make a significant difference in helping us channel our grief toward healing. When everyday words and actions are inadequate, the ritual of ceremony provides...

Helping a Grandparent Who Is Grieving

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.   “When a grandchild dies, grandparents grieve twice.  They mourn the loss of the child and they feel the pain of their own child’s suffering.  Sometimes we forget about the grandparents when a child dies.  You can help by...

Helping Yourself Heal When Your Spouse Dies

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.   “The experience of grief is powerful. So, too, is your ability to help yourself heal. In doing the work of grieving, you are moving toward a renewed sense of meaning and purpose in your life.” ~ ~ ~ Acknowledge your loss...

Helping a Suicide Survivor Heal

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Historian Arnold Toynbee once wrote, “There are always two parties to a death: the person who dies and the survivors who are bereaved.” Unfortunately, many survivors of suicide suffer alone and in silence. The silence that surrounds them...

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