David Fireman's Blog – March 2010 Archive (3)

Anniversary Reactions

An understanding of anniversary reactions is especially important for grievers who have suffered their loss a year or more ago. Even if we are not consciously aware of our emotions, our psychological clock will be extremely accurate. Significant days or events from the past will stir feelings which we may act out. For example, I worked with woman who every Spring found herself overwhelmed by uncontrollable bouts of crying. Her ability to concentrate at work suffered, and she became… Continue

Added by David Fireman on March 20, 2010 at 4:00pm — 10 Comments

New Dates for The Center's Healing from Our Losses Grief Recovery Group

At our counseling center, we have found many people benefit from meeting with others who are going through similar loss circumstances. The opportunity to connect with and learn from each other while the group process is facilitated by a professional is a powerful combination.

One of the many things we have learned about the grief journey is that the faster a person allows for the expression and processing of emotional content, the more likely they are to be able to cope with and be… Continue

Added by David Fireman on March 1, 2010 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Expressing and Processing Emotions in Grief Therapy Part One

In setting up grief therapy, which focuses on the expression and processing of emotions, it is necessary to look at the blocks to the free and appropriate flow of emotion. We can assume that within each of us there is a struggle to share painful feelings. A part of us wants to and a part of us holds back. The part of us that holds back uses a variety of techniques for blocking expression. As therapists at the Center we ally ourselves with the part of each person that wants to openly look at… Continue

Added by David Fireman on March 1, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

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