While death may end a life, it does not end our relationship with the one who has died. ~ Marty Tousley, grief counselor
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 13, 2013
Like other holidays and special days, Father's Day can be especially challenging for those who are mourning the loss of a loved one. And for some, it may be the first father’s day without their beloved Dad. "The First Year of Grief: Help for the Journey" by grief counselor Marty Tousley, CNS-BC, FT, DCC, is a popular Self Healing Expressions grief course that spouses, children and grandchildren can look to for grief support in the privacy of their own home.
Grief summons up feelings of being totally unprepared and dread at not knowing what to expect next. When armed with an understanding of grief and knowing what feelings and experiences to expect, one is better able to cope with grief and face what lies ahead. This 24 lesson grief course has helped those struggling with grief and loss find light at the end of the tunnel for over a decade. While the course title references "the first year of grief", those struggling from “delayed grief” (that is, grief experienced years or even decades after a loss) have benefited from this course as well.
Marty Tousley, grief course author and instructor, tells us, “Coping with loss can be a momentous challenge. Loss creates an emotional wound, but it is an injury that can be healed. With help and understanding, the pain of loss can be transformed into a challenging new beginning, and your grief experience can become a healthy, positive and healing process.”
She adds, “We can choose to make the process of mourning a healing one. Expressed grief can be worked with and released, but suppressed grief torments you in ways you cannot control. With the support of this course, discussion forum, and suggested grief resources, you can choose to make the process of mourning a healing one, which means moving through grief thoughtfully and deliberately.”
Marty Tousley, CNS-BC, FT, DCC is a certified hospice bereavement counselor for over 40 years. She is also the author of a number of grief ebooks and the online grief courses including, "The First Year of Grief: Help for the Journey" and "A Different Grief: Coping with Pet Loss." Her grief courses are available exclusively at SelfHealingExpressions.com. Self Healing Expressions publishes affordably priced online healing courses intended to empower people who want to be proactive in their own healing and wellbeing.