David Fireman's Blog – April 2011 Archive (2)

Communal Grief

We are born knowing how to grieve.  As children, we cry naturally to feel better, to let go of our pain, to release the burdens of pent-up emotions.  It helped us lessen the weight from our shoulders.  Positive expressions of grief are helpful to us.  It is the lack of such expression that leads to chronic tension and dissatisfaction in life and even aggression and violence.

 

But there are actions we can take as a community to promote the healthy and safe expression of intense…

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Added by David Fireman on April 20, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Why Grief Counseling?

Many people wonder about grief counseling.  What is it?  Why should I do it?  It's hard enough to go through this with friends and family.  What's meeting with a professional going to do for me?

 

We know that the searing pain of losing a loved one can be endured with the right kinds of support.  For example, studies show that…

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Added by David Fireman on April 14, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

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