Archive for Avoidance

Growing Through Grief

Today we're welcoming WYG mental health intern Patricia Cole with a guest article about her personal story of growth through…
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Addressing Chronic Avoidance of Grief

Last week we wrote an article about avoidance behavior in grief. No surprise, more than a few people shared that…
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Anxiety in Grief

Think of something that scares you. Perhaps it's the thought of giving a speech in front of a crowd, taking…
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Grief and Negative Coping

Grief and Negative Coping

Today, I want to have a no-frills, straightforward discussion about grief and negative coping. People commonly engage in negative coping (c'mon,…
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Understanding Avoidance in Grief

Avoidance is an important concept for grievers to understand.  Some of you may remember we briefly touched on this subject when…
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Avoidance Coping vs. Grief Relief: Taking a Break from Grief

Avoidance Coping vs. Grief Relief: Taking a Break from Grief

I've alluded to the fact that I've been going through a bit of a... ahem... rough patch, This is one…
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The Facade of “I’m Fine” and What to Do About It

Today's post is brought to you by none other than the one and only Nick Frye, LCPC.  Nick is a…
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self-care and the myth of keeping busy

Self-Care in Grief: The Myth of Keeping Busy

I am very excited to introduce today's guest author, Nick Frye.  I've known Nick since my 'Tests and Assessments' course…
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