Bereavement Counseling

The GriefListenerGrief is a normal, universal and healthy reaction to loss. Normal emotional reactions may be displayed through depression, shock, helplessness, disbelief, denial, numbness, feeling overwhelmed, sadness, anger, guilt, fear, relief, or confusion. Symptoms include sleeping too much or too little, weight loss or weight gain, fatigue, exhaustion, and inability to concentrate or focus. It is important to recognize that these are all normal reactions.

Throughout the grieving process, the GriefListener helps guide bereaved parents, grandparents, spouses, partners, adult children, siblings, friends, coworkers, pet owners, and those experiencing difficult transitions, including job loss.

A Grief Counselor Can Help

  • Listen to the repetition of your story non-judgmentally
  • Provide support even when others cannot
  • Validate, educate and normalize the unique grief process
  • Help find positive ways to remain connected to your loved one
  • Offer techniques helpful for integrating the loss into your life
  • Provide additional community resources
  • Provide bereavement skills

End-of-Life Guidance For Patients & Families

Death is the ultimate fear of-the-unknown where patient and family members are challenged during all stages of illness. When patients and family members are guided, supported and educated about the dying process, they are helped to acknowledge and recognize the patient’s rights and needs. Their challenges and fears become more manageable.

When family members are helped to prepare for death, the mystery may diminish, leading to a greater sense of peace.

As life is affirmed, it is understood that dying is a natural part of the life cycle. Opportunities for individual and family growth can occur, before, during and after a loved-one dies.

End-of-life guidance helps by addressing practical, social, emotional and spiritual needs and provides:

  • Sensitive home visits during all stages of illness
  • Perception into the rights and needs of the patient
  • Choices honoring patient and family wishes
  • Insight into behavior patterns
  • Communication of death to the Medical Doctor
  • Assistance and support with funeral arrangements
  • Additional supportive community resources

For Professionals

GriefListenerBereavement skills training provides bereavement education for organizations helping individuals and groups to understand the importance of the bereavement process. Personnel are professionally guided to recognize their losses and the impact this has upon their professional and personal lives.

How can a bereavement skills trainer help you? A customized, cost effective training program provided for your organization will improve:

  • Communication among employees and management
  • Team morale and productivity within your organization