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Helping a Suicide Survivor Heal

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Suicide and Silent Grief 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...
Daily Meditations Book Now Available!!

Daily Meditations Book Now Available!!

Dr. Wolfelt’s newest book, Grief One Day at a Time: 365 Meditations to Help You Heal After Loss, has just been released to the delight of many. This book gently guides mourners through a full calendar year of daily reflections to slowly help them open to their...

Helping a Friend in Grief

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. A friend has experienced the death of someone loved. You want to help, but you are not sure how to go about it. This article will guide you in ways to turn your cares and concerns into positive actions. Listen with your heart. Helping begins...
Counseling Skills Book Now Available!

Counseling Skills Book Now Available!

In February 2016, Dr. Wolfelt published a new book, Counseling Skills for Companioning the Mourner: The Fundamentals of Effective Grief Counseling. This book approaches the topic of building a counseling relationship with mourners in the practical, compassionate way...

Mustering the Courage to Mourn

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. “Whatever you do, you need courage.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Loss brings uninvited pain into our lives. In opening to the presence of the pain of your loss, in acknowledging the inevitability of the pain, in being willing to gently embrace the...

Embracing the Sadness of Grief

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. “In every heart there is an inner room, where we can hold our greatest treasures and our deepest pain.” — Marianne Williamson Sadness is a hallmark symptom of grief, which in turn is the consequence of losing something we care about. In this...