Tag Archives: Psychology

How Can Natural Rituals Ease Grief?

An Interview with Christina Zampitella, Part One

Welcome to part one of our interview with Christina Zampitella, Psy.D., FT. Dr. Zampitella is a full-time professor and also performs private practice at the Integrative Psychology Group. As part of her dissertation, she studied creating natural rituals with adults … Continue reading

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Children’s Book Review: “When Someone Has A Very Serious Illness: Children Can Learn To Cope With Loss And Change”

Interactive children's therapy book clarifies complicated experiences

Published in 1988, Marge Heegaard’s book “When Someone Has A Very Serious Illness: Children Can Learn To Cope With Loss And Change,” remains widely useful today. This 36-page workbook is a collection of chapters or thematic sections that take a … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Use the Hierarchy of Needs to Overcome Grief

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs pyramid helps you handle the basics first

Our Tip of the Week: When you’ve experienced a loss, it can be difficult to take care of yourself in the aftermath. Failing to take care of your own needs may lead to depression and loss of self-identity in the long … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Finding Peace When Your Heart is in Pieces” by Dr. Paul Coleman

A psychologist brings us back to the individualistic approach to mourning

When you read Dr. Paul Coleman’s “Finding Peace When Your Heart is in Pieces,” don’t expect to get simple, cookie-cutter advice about loss. You won’t find trite tips such as “How to heal from a loss in five easy steps” … Continue reading

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How Does Anger Help You Heal After Losing a Child? An Interview with Carol Kearns, Part Two

Carol Kearns talks about how she embraced anger after losing her daughter, Kristen

Today in part two of a two-part interview, SevenPonds speaks with Carol Kearns, a retired psychologist who specialized in recent loss issues. Carol lost her own daughter, Kristen, when her daughter was seven years old, and has since dedicated her life to … Continue reading

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Buddhism and the Eastern Middle Ground

In Buddhist tradition, our death falls into a plane of existence that continues even after our final breath

The relation of life to death, what happens after the end, what we do with the years we have and what we leave behind, remains perhaps the most consistently affecting and important issue plaguing human life. Religions throughout the ages … Continue reading

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