Helping Grieving People: When Tears Are Not Enough: A by J. Shep Jeffreys

By J. Shep Jeffreys

Helping Grieving People is a coaching handbook for care services who will offer aid and counseling to these grieving dying, disorder, and different losses. the writer addresses grief because it impacts quite a few relationships and discusses varied intervention and help techniques, continuously cognizant of person and cultural adjustments within the expression and remedy of grief.

Jeffreys has demonstrated a pragmatic method of getting ready trainee caregivers via 3 simple tracks: center, Head and Hand. step one, middle, demands self discovery, releasing oneself of gathered loss so as to concentration all awareness at the griever. Head emphasizes figuring out the advanced and dynamic phenomena of human grief. Hand stresses the caregiver's genuine intervention, and speaks to the precise point of ability in addition to a number of the tools of therapeutic to be had. Following those 3 motifs, the Handbook discusses the social and cultural contexts of grief in addition to its mental constructs.

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If you’ve attended funeral services outside of your own religious tradition, you’ve probably noticed, as I have, the wide diversity of observance. At some services, the volume of mourning is loud; at others, you can hear a pin drop. Some families do not take an active role in the design of the funeral, leaving this entirely in the hands of the clergy and/or funeral director. Others create the service by selecting music and readings, offering eulogies, and encouraging those present to share remembrances.

Take a moment to list five types of losses other than death or serious illness (house fire, divorce, workplace change, move to new location, unfulfilled dreams, financial crisis, move of a friend, rejection by a friend, being turned down for job or school placement) that have triggered a grief reaction in you or someone else you know. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Review the losses you have listed and note which would seem minor and which have more significant consequences. The traumatic loss experienced by a grieving person will occur against a background of many other losses.

As indicated in Principle Four, change in the workplace also creates loss and grief as employees must let go of a familiar work world and adjust to new beginnings. In fact, any notable change in the way things have been results in the loss of how it used to be. Any loss can result in many “spin-off” or secondary losses. fm Page 34 Wednesday, November 24, 2004 9:26 AM 34 Helping Grieving People—When Tears Are Not Enough Principle Six: We Grieve Old Loss While Grieving New Loss As we move through the transitions of life and experience losses, we accumulate the loss material referred to in the introduction as Cowbells.

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