Losing a loved one can be a traumatic and devastating experience. Even if your loved one has a terminal illness and you know the end is near, there never seems to be enough time or an appropriate way to deal with the illness and the eventual loss of your beloved family member or friend. If you are experiencing intense pain and grief, and need assistance in that regard, here are 5 grief therapies to consider, courtesy of U.C. Davis - Callahan Funeral Home, that can help during your healing process:
1. Online interactive videos. These educational videos can be accessed from U.C. Davis - Callahan's website, and are available 24/7, every day. You never have to feel alone.
2. Aftercare grief sessions. The Center for Loss & Transition provides information and inspiration in the areas of loss and grief, illness and dying, life transition, spirituality, and healthy caregiving. Sesame Street's "When Families Grieve" offers educational information and interactive activities to support children through their grief journey. Griefplan.com offers videos, a newsletter, and an online grief program created by Dr. Jason Troyer. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization works to improve end-of-life care and to expand access to hospice care.
3. Daily positive affirmation emails. This email program is available through U.C. Davis - Callahan, and delivers messages of hope and healing every day. They provide encouragement and gentle reminders of the grief recovery process during your difficult journey after a loss.
4. In addition to a number of local counseling services, U.C Davis - Callahan offers the services of Carol Walker, a licensed clinical social worker and professional counselor with years of experience in grief counseling. Carol can be reached at 815-942-0084.
5. The Butterfly (widow's support) Group meets the second Thursday of each month from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 409 W. Jefferson St. in Morris.
For more information, please contact:
U.C. Davis - Callahan Funeral Home, LTD.
301 W Washington St.
Morris, IL 60450