Healing Tip of the Month

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COPE Healing Tip September and October 2018

Posted by: Michelle Graff, LCSW, Clinical Director | Categories: Healing Tip of the Month

Remembering and Honoring By Michelle Graff, COPE Clinical Director   Losing a child at any stage, whether through miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal or infant death is one of the most traumatic experiences a person can go through.    On October 25, 1988, the …

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COPE Healing Tip August 2018

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Nature’s Gifts By Clinical Director, Michelle Graff    Being in nature is clinically proven to help reduce stress, clear the mind, feel more grounded and at peace. It can increase our attention capacity, creativity and ability to connect with other people …

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COPE Healing Tip July 2018

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Mindfulness So what is this mindfulness everyone is talking about, and what does it have to do with grief? Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be full present, aware of where we are and what we are doing, and …

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COPE Healing Tip June 2018

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Vulnerability Can Be An Act of Courage By Clinical Director, Michelle Graff      Grief is an experience that creates a feeling of vulnerability. Brene Brown, famous author, Social Worker, TED talker and professor explains that vulnerability is experienced when you …

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COPE Healing Tip May 2018

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Coping with Grief on Mother’s Day   Allow yourself to feel your grief Sometimes the anticipation of an actual event is worse than the event itself. By simply recognizing that the upcoming holiday may be difficult you are already engaging in …

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COPE Healing Tip April 2018

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Have you ever paused for a moment and observed your breath? Chances are you haven’t noticed, and that you are probably not taking full advantage of one of the most powerful tools you have. Stress plays a significant role in …

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COPE Healing Tip March 2018

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Healing Tip March By Clinical Director Michelle Graff There is no right or wrong way to grieve. We used to believe that grief was a linear process that happened in stages and that by the first anniversary of a loved …

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COPE Healing Tip February 2018

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Nurturing Your Body By our new Clinical Director, Michelle Graff   We know that the grief process can put a tremendous strain on us emotionally, but what about physically? Studies show that when we are grieving, our bodies produce stress hormones …

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COPE Healing Tip January 2018

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Yoga for Grief We can move through grief with a practice that connects body, heart and mind while offering strength and comfort in the present. Now that the holidays are over, and we are moving into a new year we …

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COPE Healing Tip December 2017

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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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