Brief Relief: Short Video Series
Living Forward with Loss & Grief
For people dealing with grief, it is not the most wonderful time of the year. Instead, it can be the most dreaded time of the year. Grief during the holidays can intensify feelings of loss. Upsurges of grief are common. We are reminded of the absence of loved ones and of the feelings of loss. While loss is permanent, grief is permeable. Watch our video to see more.
Background music: William R. Klinger
What is EMDR?
What is Disenfranchised Grief?
Grief is disenfranchised when others avoid talking to someone about a painful loss or use a cliché that minimizes that loss. When this happens, the visible evidence of the grief tends to disappear from public sight. Essentially, when a loss is minimized, the griever may feel tentative or inhibited about grieving the loss publicly.
What is Traumatic Stress?
First responders are constantly exposed to traumatic events and life-threatening conditions. Disturbing calls can create disturbing memories. The distress is real.