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How To Stop Addictions

Submitted by on 28th Feb 2010

Addictions come in many forms. Drug addictions, shopping addictions, sex addictions, gambling, and countless other compulsions plague our society. You name it. If there’s a name for it, someone somewhere is probably addicted to it. Problem? Absolutely! Why? Because an addiction is a symptomatic trance, or an attempt to feel different, but without a real […]


The Seven Stages of Grief and the Role of Grief Counselling

Submitted by on 11th Feb 2010

Let us briefly review the seven stages of grief and consider the important role of loss counselling. First, there is an initial stage of shock. Not surprisingly, people who cannot come to terms with this shock will resort to denial. While denial is common in the beginning, it is not a practical means of dealing […]


How Grief Counselling Can Help in Relationship Breakup

Submitted by on 4th Feb 2010

As much as it seems wrong to say, relationship breakup is as painful as a death in the family. A person who has lost someone in death may feel insulted by that insinuation. However, for a person who has just lost the love of his or her life, coping with this grief is sometimes comparable […]


Developmental Loss and the Option of Grief Counselling

Submitted by on 2nd Feb 2010

The term developmental loss is sometimes referred to in grief and loss counseling. This term implies the loss of something intangible or physical. Obviously, losing a job is not on the same physical level as losing a loved one. General depression feels differently than depression brought on by a relationship breakup. We grow in life […]