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How to Cope with the Death of a Parent

How to Cope with the Death of a Parent

Counselling Psychologist, Michelle Bassam, offers advice on dealing coping grief surrounding the loss of one or both parents. She discusses emotional coping strategies, how to find grief and bereavement resources, and deal with anniversaries.


Siblings Grieve Too

Siblings Grieve Too

Published on May 17, 2012

Losing a sibling is one of the worst things that can ever happen; it turns your world upside down. Your sibling is part of your past, and you expect this relationship to continue throughout adulthood. In this webinar, the presenters provide tips on how to help siblings cope after a loss. They discussed what helped them, after the death of their 17-year-old brother and son, and what has helped the thousands of bereaved siblings they have worked with. This webinar also addresses the unique aspects and challenges of sibling death. Siblings are given the message that they must be “strong for their parents.” Since society tends to focus on parents’ grief, bereaved siblings often feel overlooked and unacknowledged.


Leslie Delp, MA of Olivia’s House on children and grief

Leslie Delp, MA of Olivia’s House on children and grief

Published on May 16, 2012

Leslie Delp, MA, is the Founder & Bereavement Specialist at Olivia’s House in York, PA, a grief and loss center for children and families. Leslie says that “when you leave blanks for children, they make stuff up- and it’s not always good.” That’s why Olivia’s House is there to support parents in being honest with their children. She adds, “Our job at Olivia’s House is to provide support for parents- and to encourage them to provide their kids with opportunities for questions.”

Here is Leslie’s presentation at “I’m Here With You: Understanding Children & Grief,” a special community forum addressing myths, fears, and questions related to children’s grief.


The Solace Tree’s Emilio Parga, MA on children and grief

The Solace Tree’s Emilio Parga, MA on children and grief

Published on May 16, 2012

Emilio Parga, MA, is the Founder & Executive Director of the Solace Tree in Reno, NV, a grief and loss center for children, teens and families. He says that “though a life has ended, it won’t really end depending how person is celebrated and remembered.” An important part of what they do at The Solace Tree is “helping kids create memories so there isn’t unresolved grief.”

Here is Emilio Parga’s presentation at “I’m Here With You: Understanding Children & Grief,” a special community forum addressing myths, fears, and questions related to children’s grief.

Tools for Grieving Children with Lynea Gillen, MS

Tools for Grieving Children with Lynea Gillen, MS

Published on Jan 7, 2013

Children carry grief in their bodies, hearts and minds in the same way that adults do, but they process it in different ways depending on their age level. In this powerful lecture, Lynea Gillen discussing how to create an environment for children that allows them to express their grief through movement, art and story. Yoga Calm activities and children’s books that help with loss, including Lynea’s new book, will also be explored.


Children’s Grieving

Children’s Grieving

Uploaded on Apr 11, 2010

A death in the family becomes all the more difficult when there are children in the family. Katie Couric gives a helping hand to kids and parents grappling with death.


Grief and Bereavement – Research on Aging

Grief and Bereavement – Research on Aging

Uploaded on Dec 20, 2007

Grief is complex, layered and often confusing. To help us to better understand grief, leading expert Sidney Zisook, M.D., Department of Psychiatry at UCSD, walks us through the painful but ultimately healing process that follows loss. Included is a discussion about persistent acute grief and major depression. Series: “SIRA (Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging)”


Dr. Golding On Grief and Grieving

Dr. Golding On Grief and Grieving

Published on Sep 19, 2012

Dr. James R. Golding of Somerset Chiropractic & Acupuncture discusses grief and the process of grieving. With special guest, Susan Arlen, M.D. he explores emotional numbness and the sense of loss in one’s life.

Special guest is Dr. Susan Arlen.


Great Legacy Poem – I measure every grief… by Emily Dickinson

I measure every grief I meet
With analytic eyes;
I wonder if it weighs like mine,
Or has an easier size.


I wonder if they bore it long,
Or did it just begin?
I could not tell the date of mine,
It feels so old a pain.


I wonder if it hurts to live,
And if they have to try,
And whether, could they choose between,
They would not rather die.


I wonder if when years have piled–
Some thousands–on the cause
Of early hurt, if such a lapse
Could give them any pause;


Or would they go on aching still
Through centuries above,
Enlightened to a larger pain
By contrast with the love.


The grieved are many, I am told;
The reason deeper lies,–
Death is but one and comes but once
And only nails the eyes.


There’s grief of want, and grief of cold,–
A sort they call ‘despair,’
There’s banishment from native eyes,
In sight of native air.


And though I may not guess the kind
Correctly yet to me
A piercing comfort it affords
In passing Calvary,


To note the fashions of the cross
Of those that stand alone
Still fascinated to presume
That some are like my own.


Emily Dickinson


Breakthrough with Tony Robbins – Episode 6 – Hunger, Drive & the Spirit of Family

The Rodriguez Family

It’s the surprise call no one wants to get. Your wife has been killed in a random shooting as your young son looked helplessly on. Your suffering and loss quickly overwhelms you, and now, with a family to feed, you’re unable to gather the will to continue on and provide for your two boys. No one truly gets over the pain of losing a loved one… but they can learn to get through it – and even grow from it.

What is a Breakthrough?

A breakthrough is a moment in time when the impossible becomes possible. When something happens that shapes you, that moves you. Maybe you meet someone that inspires you. Maybe it’s a tool or a strategy that you learn. Maybe you finally get so fed up you won’t settle for the life that you have any more. It’s when something inside of you clicks and everything changes. You take massive action and you transform your life.