Both her life experience and training give Teresa Tindall the ability to relate to people who are hurt and grieving. Prior to joining Associates, Teresa worked for a time with the Hospice Kid’s Path Program. Read on as she shared her insight into the journey of grief.
Dealing with Grief in a Quick-Fix World—
An Interview with Teresa Tindall, LPC
A New Year with an Empty Place
Death and grief are an inevitable part of everyone’s journey through life. If you have not personally dealt with grief, then someone close to you has. Carolyn Barlow, a friend of Associates, lost her beloved husband, Dean, in 1996. A newspaper article, “Driving in the Snow,” prompted her to write about her own grief journey, which she has graciously permitted us to reprint here. Read More
|The Five Stages of Grief
The Kübler-Ross model first introduced by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book, On Death and Dying. It describes a process by which people deal with grief and tragedy, especially when diagnosed with a terminal illness. The stages are:
Denial: Example - "I feel fine."; "This can't be happening, not to me!
Anger: Example - "Why me? It's not fair!" "NO! NO! How can this happen!"
Bargaining: Example - "Just let me live to see my children graduate."; "I'll do anything, can't you stretch it out? A few more years."
Depression: Example - "I'm so sad, why bother with anything?"; "I'm going to die . . . What's the point?"
Acceptance: Example - "It's going to be OK."; "I can't fight it, I may as well prepare for it."
Information from Wikipedia, “Kubler-Ross model.”
Mark Your Calendar!
Jerry Moore, Head Football Coach, Appalachian State University,
a college football coaching legend with a compelling Christian testimony
Associates in Christian Counseling’s annual fundraising banquet
Tuesday, April 14th, 2009, at 6:30PM
Benton Convention Center
Details on business and individual sponsorships will be in our February newsletter.
For information now, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Now that a new year has begun, if you are looking for a speaker for your civic organization, women’s or men’s group, or a church function, consider Associates in Christian Counseling’s Speakers Bureau.
We have 10 staff members available to speak on a variety of topics including:
- Common problems such as anxiety, depression, grief or stress
- Men’s Issues
- Women’s Issues
- Spirituality & Mental Health
For more information on a specific topic or to schedule a speaker for your group, contact email@example.com.
Out and About in Our Community
Through outreach and our Speakers Bureau, Associates’ staff members have visited or spokenduring the past several months at:
Lawndale Baptist Church, GreensboroWomen’s Ministry
Old Town Baptist Church
Pilot Mountain Baptist Association
Reynolda Presbyterian Missions Fair
River Oaks Community Church Women’s Prison Ministry
Wesleyan Education Center, High Point Faculty
A Grief Observed
Originial copyright 1961
Lewis describes his own journey of grief and struggle with God after the loss of his wife to cancer. (Basis for the movie, Shadowlands.)
H. Norman Wright
Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2004
A very practical and healing guide for those journeying through the experience of the loss of a loved one.
Pat Schweibert & Chuck DeKlyen
Grief Watch, 2005
Written in the style of a child’s picture book it speaks to those of any age who grieve a loss in life about the uniqueness of each journey
God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December.
Death ends a life
but it does not end a relationship
which stuggles on in the survivor’s mind
toward some resolution
which it may never find.
Robert Anderson from I Never Sang for my Father
In honor of
In honor of
Dr. Joe Verga