GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP – “Six Simple Weeks”

“Six Simple Weeks” is a grief support group offered free to the public courtesy of Hansen Mortuary. This class offers support, discussion and exercises to give insight into the grief process and help move your healing along. These are interactive sessions and include many tools and additional resources to help you on your grief journey. …

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GRIEF NOTES by Dr. Sandra Howlett, Ed.D

In the February 22, 2007 issue of the Journal of American Medical Association, researchers studied how people grieve.  While it is true that many people do feel shock, denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance, the study revealed that what most people felt most deeply was a profound sense of longing for their loved ones.  Simply …

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THE MYTH of CLOSURE by Sandra Howlett, Ed.D

“Closure” is a term frequently used following a death. Some of the events that are often said to provide closure range from final conversations, funerals or memorials, distributing the belongings of our deceased loved one, moving to a different home, and learning the official cause of death. In less traditional or criminal circumstances, the term …

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