“Deep Peace,” by Bill Douglas featuring the Ars Nova Singers. "Ziji Music/SOCAN" Simply beautiful. The title of this CD/cassette is well-deserved.
“Songs from a Secret Garden,” by the group, Secret Garden. "Philips" recording. Soulful simplicity. Vocal and instrumental CD/cassette by the famed Irish violinist, Fionnuala Sherry. "Somewhere within us all is a secret garden. A garden in which we can seek refuge when times are rough, or retire to in joy or contemplation."
“Tranquillity, A Compilation of Beautiful Slow Movements, "Chandos Records, Ltd, Colchester, England. CD/cassette. Highly recommended.
Sounds True Catalog - over 300 audio-visuals offering innovative spiritual and sacred music for the inner life. 1-800-333-9185
Holographic Music: A variety of musical tapes, designed to help people go into deep states of relaxation. Can be used for stress management, meditation or going to sleep. Cannot be used in cars or anytime you need to be alert. Contact
David Fireman, Center for Grief Recovery, 773 274-4600.
The Center is now taking names for new healing our losses group. See attached FAQ for detailed info. Contact Us by phone or email to find out more.
Center colleague Allan Schnarr, MDiv, PhD offering new "TRANSFORMING LOVE - Creativity as a way of new life" workshop . . . [read more]
News and Events
We are excited to announce that Paul Martin, PsyD has become the Center's assistant director. To learn more about Paul's practice click on this link.
The Center Expands Again! Please join us in welcoming Megan Kelleher, LCSW who comes to us with wonderfully empathic presence, and a broad range of helping skills. You can learn more about her by visiting our Therapists section or clicking on this link.
Community Walk for Grief Support: Celebrating 25 Years of Transformation
The Center celebrated its 25th year anniversary with a fund raiser walk in Rogers Park, Chicago on June 4. [read more]
New interview on ideas for what to say and do to support the bereaved, by the Center's Meg Kelleher, LCSW.[read here]
Pain Bonds Us - I feel close to you when you let your pain show. A protective shield inside me slides away.[read more]
Private Practice: Dynamic Psychotherapy and Bereavement Counseling (CEU)[read more]
You Know Therapy Is Working When . . . - You feel increasingly uncomfortable with the status quo when it is causing harm. [read more]
Ideas About Mourning - For the griever the future feels shattered; everything hoped for is broken and gone/ lost like a broken mirror. [read more]
Myths and Realities of Mourning - Regrettably, our society maintains a host of unrealistic assumptions and inappropriate expectations when it comes to the work of grief and mourning. Here are some myths to consider:[read more]
The Difference Between Grief and Mourning - It is critical to know the difference between grief and mourning. Both processes are there to help the bereaved face the reality that their loved one is gone and then to slowly begin to accommodate to that fact. [read more]