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Grieving the Death of a Celebrity

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.   When someone we have admired from afar dies, it’s normal and natural to experience grief. This article will help you understand your thoughts and feelings over the death of a celebrity and find healing ways to mourn.   What is...

New Training Catalog Available!

The new 2017-2018 Training Catalog is here! You can check out the digital files below, or contact us to request hard copies at (970) 226-6050 or training@centerforloss.com Click here to download a PDF of the...

Why Is the Funeral Ritual Important?

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.   “When words are inadequate, have a ritual.”  — Author Unknown Rituals are symbolic activities that help us, together with our families and friends, express our deepest thoughts and feelings about life’s most important events.  Baptism...

Helping Your Family Heal After Stillbirth

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.   Stillbirth is a profound loss Few events in life bring about such warm and wonderful feelings of anticipation as the announcement of a pregnancy. As soon as you and your family learned you were expecting, you naturally began to have...

Reaching Out for Help When You Are Grieving

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.   “Action is the antidote to despair.”  – Joan Baez When someone you love dies, you must mourn if you are to renew your capacity for love.  In other words, mourning brings healing.  But healing also requires the support and...

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 Yourself Heal When a Pet Dies

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.   A pet is a family member, too A pet is often a member of the family. In fact, surveys show some interesting facts about pet owners: 84 percent consider their animals family members; 99 percent talk to their pets, and 54 percent...

Helping Your Family Personalize a Funeral

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.   If you are in the midst of planning a funeral, you may be feeling overwhelmed right now.  Many details must be attended to. Many people must be contacted.  Many decisions must be made. Your natural and necessary feelings of grief make...