Grief comes in many different ways.  Everyone has their own grief ball.  No matter how big or small your personal grief ball is, a counselor can help you unravel your emotions and help you heal.

We all feel grief in different ways at different times. Everyone has their own grief ball. No matter how big or small your personal grief ball is, talking with a counsellor can help you unravel it.

Mixed Emotions Paper Chain

Tips and Tricks for Parents Teaching Kids about Emotions

Mixed Emotions Paper Chain Kids can write about their mood on different colored strips of paper to create a paper chain. A strong visual reminder that we all experience a colorful variety of emotions.

Mitchell School Counseling: Emotions Tree

The Emotions Tree is an image that I’ve used to help students identify how they’re feeling about a situation. Once they can associate with the feeling of a person on the emotions tree, we can work together to find the words to describe the feeling.

Whirlpool of grief

The whirlpool of grief

Grief needs to be validated and given time to be worked through. A loss of any kind (not just physical death of someone) brings grief. Acknowledging the loss, ironically, starts the healing process.

Grief workbook for coping with death. Great resource for counselors, therapists, social workers, and psychologists.

Grief Workbook for Coping with Death

Grief workbook designed for school age children and adolescents coping with the death of a loved one. Goals include education, increase coping skills, emotional identification and expression, etc.

Memory Bracelets for grieving - but you can also use the same idea as a Coping/soothing bracelet when times get though e.g. recovery, anxiety, stress, panic, ED, SI, etc

Memory Bracelets for grieving - can also use the same idea as a coping/soothing bracelet when times get tough e. recovery, anxiety, stress, panic, etc.

''Understanding the Stages of Grief'' source: http://www.visualistan.com/2014/02/understanding-stages-of-grief-infographic.html

Understanding The Stages Of Grief [Infographic]

''Understanding the Stages of Grief'' source: http://www.visualistan.com/2014/02/understanding-stages-of-grief-infographic.html

4 activities to help children (and adults) deal with their grief

I like this idea. Start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen. Then, on New Years Eve, empty it and see what awesome stuff happened that year. Good way to keep things in perspective.

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