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And all subsided in the hush
that followed, in the calm
of great wings folding
and shadowy forms lying down.

I rose and left that room,
the house of my grief
and my bondage, my book
never again to be opened.

To see as once I saw,
steadied by the darkness
in which I walked
and would make my way.

John Haines


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Death of a Pet / Animal Companion

Grief Support: Local Resources

 1. C.A.R.E. Pet Loss Helpline 877/394-CARE

 2. Companion Animal Memorial Fund 217/333-2762

 3. CVMA Pet Loss Support Helpline 630/325-1600

 4. CVMA Support Group 630/325-1231

 5. Tree House Animal Foundation 773/784-5488


Grief Support: Web Sites

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement: www.aplb.com

www.ForeverPets.com

www.In-Memory-Of-Pets.com

www.MyCemetary.com

www.PetGarden.com

www.PetLoss.com

www.RainbowsBridge.com

 

Grief Support: Books

Grieving the Death of a Pet, by B. Carmack

Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet, by M.A. Allen

When Your Pet Dies: A Guide to Mourning, Remembering, and Healing, by Alan Wolfelt

 


New Groups
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.

New Workshops
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 Articles

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]



 

 
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