Tag Archives: Grief Counseling



Book Review: Meetings at the Edge: Dialogues with the Grieving and the Dying, the Healing and the Healed by Stephen Levine

Stephen Levine has a conversation about death and dying

“Let this book tear your heart open,” Stephen Levine writes in the introduction to his book Meetings At The Edge: Dialogues With the Grieving and Dying, The Healing and The Healed, a compilation of transcribed conversations Levine had with people … Continue reading

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How Can a Celebrant Assist Grieving Loved Ones with Preparing Meaningful End-of-Life Ceremonies? An Interview with Reverend Lucinda Martin, Part Two

In the second part of her two-part interview, Reverend Lucinda Martin of Graceful Mournings discusses how she helps grieving loved ones with planning meaningful end-of-life ceremonies, the advantages of loved ones working with celebrants and some of the challenges she has faced as a celebrant

Today SevenPonds continues our two-part interview (read part one here) with Reverend Lucinda Martin, founder of the Association of Interfaith Ministers, Vows and Kisses and Graceful Mournings. Based in Northern California, Reverend Lucinda Martin became an Ordained Interfaith Minister through … Continue reading

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What is a Balloon Release? An Interview with Reverend Lucinda Martin, Part One

In part one of a two-part interview, Reverend Lucinda Martin of Graceful Mournings describes what inspired her to become a celebrant, what a balloon release entails from the eyes of a celebrant and how meaningfully planned ceremonies can help in the grief and healing processes

Today SevenPonds speaks with Reverend Lucinda Martin, founder of the Association of Interfaith Ministers, Vows and Kisses and Graceful Mournings. Based in Northern California, Reverend Lucinda Martin became an Ordained Interfaith Minister through One Spirit Seminary in New York, New … Continue reading

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How Do Children Heal from Loss? An Interview with Daniel Clifford, Part Two

In the second part of his two-part interview, counselor Daniel Clifford talks about what parents can do to help their child understand death and loss

In part two of a two-part interview, SevenPonds speaks with marriage and family therapist Daniel Clifford. Through his work as a counselor and yoga instructor, Daniel has expertise in coping with complicated grief mentally and physically. He began his work … Continue reading

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How Do You Cope with Complicated Grief? An Interview with Daniel Clifford, Part One

Counselor Daniel Clifford talks about what complicated grief is and how yoga helps his clients heal

In part one of a two-part interview, SevenPonds speaks with marriage and family therapist Daniel Clifford. Through his work as a counselor and yoga instructor, Daniel has expertise in coping with complicated grief mentally and physically. He began his work … Continue reading

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What Happens If Your Grief Never Seems To Go Away?

The term complicated grief may shed light on a common phenomenon

What does it mean if your grief over a loved one’s end of life never seems to fade? Of course, the stages of grief affect no two people the same, and for most people, grief never truly goes away. It … Continue reading

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