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Mental health…is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker trained in EMDR and TF-CBT, and Certified as an Individual and Group Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Facilitator. I am also a Certified MSW Field Instructor, an ASW Supervisor and a Certified Level 1 Personality Dimensions® Facilitator. I have worked for the past 9 years providing psychotherapy in both English and Spanish to children, adolescents, adults, older adults, couples and families. I have a passion for helping individuals reach their true potential and personal goals. As the Intern Training Center Coordinator, I also feel strongly that it is important to provide students, pursuing their Masters Degree in clinical Social Work, with the best possible training to ensure the highest quality of care to every client at the Mental Health Center.

A New Look at Grief

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Edie Weinstein, a bereavement counselor, recognized that there are far more than five stages of grief that companion Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s theory. From her experience as a counselor and having had close friends who have died, she has discovered that grief is not cookie cutter and is as diverse in expression as those experiencing it.
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Here are the stages according to Edie:
1. Euphoria
2. Surrealism - Someone is missing, but we can’t quite wrap our minds around their absence.
3. God-wrestling
4. Reconciliation
5. Gratitude - Appreciating the connection with loved ones, regardless of the duration.
6. Peace - When I can allow myself to feel it all; the pain and pleasure of having known this person,
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Have you experienced the loss of a loved one? How was your experience compared to Edie's?
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Surrealism. Yes. I don’t think I was even in denial w my mother, who died suddenly of ovarian cancer just this past Christmas morning. We found out Christmas Eve she had cancer and was gone less than 24 hrs later. I’m not in denial, but it’s all so surreal. Like I’m in some alternate universe where everything in my life is suddenly different and I just can’t process all the sudden changes. Then anger and sadden engulf me, but my baseline is just surreal.
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There are so many stages on grieving processes , I also even don't know how to deal with it , I might keep I am fine in front of people , but feel sorrowful in private time .just like this morning when I woke up ....not so easy to handle it as well .
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When you lose someone you love, a part of you sits down and the rest of you moves on because you know you have to.
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t sucks. But it happens. And it happens to those you love.
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There’s nothing you can do to take the pain away. You can try to numb, medicate or desensitize it, but underneath it all, it still hurts.
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Sit with your pain and allow it to flow in whatever way it needs to flow. Sometimes that means lashing out in anger and beating up your pillow.
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When we allow the pain, we take a powerful step toward healing.
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Don’t let others tell you when you should move on or that you should’ve gotten over it by now. We all heal at a different pace and pain affects each of us in varying degrees. Allow yourself the time YOU need to move through it.
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Journaling may sound like a weird tip for managing grief and concentration, but sometimes the problem is that you have so many thoughts swimming in your head. You just can’t possibly keep them all in there and hope to focus. Getting some of those thoughts out in a journal can (at least temporarily) clear some space to let you focus for a while.
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