Grief & Healing

February 22, 2017

Helping Dispel 5 Common Myths About Grief

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Our society continues to perpetuate a number of myths about grief and mourning. These myths may seem harmless, but I have […]
February 22, 2017

Helping Yourself Heal During the Holiday Season

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Holidays are often difficult for anyone who has experienced the death of someone loved. Rather than being times of family togetherness, […]
February 22, 2017

Helping Yourself Heal When a Baby Dies

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Your baby has died. You are now faced with the difficult, but important, need to mourn. Mourning is the open expression […]
February 22, 2017

Helping Yourself Heal When a Parent Dies

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Your mother or father has died. Whether you had a good, bad or indifferent relationship with the parent who died, your […]
February 22, 2017

Helping Yourself Heal When Your Spouse Dies

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Few events in life are as painful as the death of your spouse. You may be uncertain you will survive this […]
February 22, 2017

Helping Yourself Heal When Your Child Dies

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Allow Yourself to Mourn Your child has died. You are now faced with the difficult, but important, need to mourn. Mourning […]
February 22, 2017

Helping Yourself Heal When Someone Dies

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Someone You Love Has Died You are now faced with the difficult, but important, need to mourn. Mourning is the open […]
February 22, 2017

The Mourner’s Bill of Rights

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Though you should reach out to others as you do the work of mourning, you should not feel obligated to accept […]
February 22, 2017

The Journey Through Grief: The Mourner’s Six “Reconciliation Needs”

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. The death of someone loved changes our lives forever. And the movement from the “before” to the “after” is almost always […]