10 Things To Look For in Your Grief Mentor

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Grief is never easy, but your grief can become easier if you find the right support, encouragement, comfort and knowledge.  Where can you find all of these important tools to help you through your grief journey?  The answer is in identifying and securing for yourself a grief mentor – a fellow mourner who can share their past grief experiences, knowledge and wisdom with you.  What should you look for in a grief mentor?

  • A person who makes you feel safe, comfortable and cared for.  You want to make sure this is a person who can keep your personal information confidential.  Avoid anyone who you know likes to gossip.
  • A mourner who is farther along in their grief journey than you are.  Ideally you want someone who has at least one or more years of mourning under their belt.
  • A mourner who is grieving in healthy ways.  No mourner will have the perfect…

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About Sue Rosenbloom, M.A., C.T.

Thanatologist: Loss and Grief Specialist - My blog is for educational purposes only. I am not a licensed professional counselor - Bachelor of Arts in Human Studies - Marylhurst University (2007)- Certificate in Thanatology - Hood College (2008) Master of Arts in Thanatology - Hood College (2009) Certificate in Thanatology - The-Association for Death Education and Counseling (The highest level of loss and grief education). * Hospice, Alzheimers and Senior's Advocate * Former first responder for Trauma Intervention Program, Inc. (TIP) * Hospice and Bereavement Volunteer for Providence Hospice Bereavement Program * Association for Death Education and Counseling Member * National Alliance for Bereavement of Children * Hood College Thanatology Association * American Group Psychotherapy Association * Marylhurst Gerontolgy Association * Oregon Gerontology Association * Hospice, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Researcher * Creative Writer
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