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Healing Tip – May 2019

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

Acute, Integrated and Complicated Grief  There are three categories of grief that one can be experiencing throughout the grief journey: acute, integrated, and complicated. Acute grief is the early response to loss that can be intense and all- encompassing. It …

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COPE Healing Tip – April 2019

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

Loss by Suicide  According to a report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide rates for adults in the United States are on the rise; since 1999, suicide rates in 25 states increased by more than 30%. In …

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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