Tag Archives: Grief and loss

What Is Traumatic Grief?

An interview with psychologist, grief counselor and educator Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, Part One

Today SevenPonds speaks with Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, Ph.D. a psychologist and educator who specialize in helping clients navigate the experience of traumatic grief, especially in the wake of the death of a child. The founder of the MISS Foundation, an … Continue reading

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What is Anticipatory Grief?

People living with terminal illness face grief and loss long before death occurs

When Dr. Elizabeth Kubler Ross released her seminal book, “On Death and Dying” in 1969, she based her writings on the experiences of people who were facing certain death. Through a series of interviews and conversations with terminally ill children … Continue reading

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“Death is our friend, precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love.”

- Rainer Maria Rilke
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How Can Creating a Collage Help Heal the Loss of a Loved One?

An interview with clinical professional art therapist and author Sharon Strouse, Part Two

Today is the second part of a two-part interview with Sharon Strouse, a Maryland-based board-certified registered art therapist and licensed clinical professional art therapist. Sharon lost her daughter Kristin to suicide in 2001, and has since worked as a bereavement specialist … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Bearing the Unbearable” by Joanne Cacciatore, Ph.D.

A grief counselor and bereaved mother offers insight and compassion to those who are struggling with grief

Joanne Cacciatore, Ph.D. is a researcher, educator, grief counselor and Zen priest who for over 20 years has helped her clients navigate the treacherous, terrifying path of traumatic grief. She is also a bereaved mother whose baby daughter, Cheyenne, died … Continue reading

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“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what the storm’s all about.”

- Haruki Murakami
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