Tag Archives: Healing

Good Grieving Part 4: Through the Darkness, Into a New World

What we call “grieving” is our journey from normalcy into the disorientation, pain and darkness of loss, and then, if we do our “good grieving” work, into a new world. We all make this journey many times, in ways big … Continue reading

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Good Grieving Part 3: Anger and Bargaining

Grieving is the name we give to the ways we respond to change and loss in our lives. We can’t stop change and loss from intruding into our lives, so we can’t not grieve, but we can learn to grieve … Continue reading

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Good Grieving Part 2: Denial

“Good grieving” is the process of responding and adjusting to change and loss while learning how to keep your heart open to hope. The “good” in “good grieving” is not about “good vs. bad,” but about “more healthy vs. less … Continue reading

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Good Grieving Part 1: What is Grieving?

Grieving is a master concept that helps explain many of the issues that clients bring into therapy. Learning the practice of “good grieving” helps bring healing within and between people. “Good grieving” is the process of responding and adjusting to … Continue reading

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Do Therapists Go to Therapy?

Monday, January 12th, 1998, 10:00am. My wife and I are sitting in the office of a marriage therapist in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The therapist sits across from us, and invites my wife to talk about the pain she’s experiencing in … Continue reading

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Emotions – What Are They Good For?

When you begin a course of therapy you bring your whole internal self – mind, will and emotions. Since focusing on emotions plays such a big part in the process of therapy, let’s spend a few moments thinking about what … Continue reading

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Why Therapy Now?

One of the first questions I ask new clients is, “What prompted you to begin the process of therapy now?”  Here are some common reasons why you may feel motivated to begin the process of therapy: You are in a … Continue reading

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