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COPE Healing Tip December 2017

Posted by: joan@copefoundation.org | Categories: Healing Tip of the Month

Owning Your Holidays Celebrating winter holidays, like Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa and New Years, can be challenging for grieving families. At times, it may feel as if the whole world is happy and free of grief and loss, except you. While …

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COPE Healing Tip November 2017

Posted by: joan@copefoundation.org | Categories: Healing Tip of the Month

Healing Tip of the Month From Amy Olshever, PhD, LCSW When we experience a tragic and devastating loss it can be “traumatizing”. When we think about “trauma” we generally think of it as a historical event that happened some time …

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Most of us functioned fairly competently in our day-to-day lives—holding jobs or going to school, managing families, reading books, taking care of our health, entertaining friends and family—right up until someone we loved stopped living. Instantly we become disorganized, distracted, …

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Springtime Grief

Posted by: Amy Olshever | Categories: Healing Tip of the Month

From COPE Clinical Director Amy Olshever, PhD, LCSW   How do you feel when you see the purple and yellow of new crocuses? Or at the arrival of the first robin? The beginning of spring might make you feel better …

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Coping

Posted by: DBDO | Categories: Healing Tip of the Month

From COPE Clinical Director Amy Olshever, PhD, LCSW Losing a loved one stays with us forever. But holidays, in particular, can be grief triggers (Healing Tips 11/16), causing similar reactions to anniversaries and birthdays and making the loss even harder …

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Mindfulness

Posted by: DBDO | Categories: Healing Tip of the Month

From COPE Clinical Director Amy Olshever, PhD, LCSW Now that you have managed to make it through the rigors of the holiday season, the new year is a perfect time to try out new ways of doing things. As you …

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