We typically offer a number Grief Programs throughout the year, and we hope to be getting back to offering our Grief Bingo, our monthly lunch meetings, and our one-one-grief counseling sessions, and more, soon.

In the meantime, we’re offering Grieving in a Crisis brought to you by our own Cole Warner. Every week, Cole is sharing helpful advice about how you can better manage grief as you shelter in place. His advice comes in the form of a short video, and helpful exercises you can do on your own.

Reflection Exercise (Thursday, September 10, 2020)

Today, Bereavement Counselor & Program Coordinator Cole Warner shares a reflection exercise. He reminds us that it’s important to take time to be mindful of present feelings and to reflect on the journey that has most certainly changed the way we encounter and walk through each day. Here are some possible prompts for you to get started.

Unfinished Business, continued (Thursday, September 3, 2020)

In this week’s installment, Hospice of Davidson County Bereavement Counselor & Program Coordinator Cole Warner continues discussing unresolved issues in grieving the loss of someone who you had a difficult or conflicting relationship with.

Unresolved Issues in Grieving

Today, Bereavement Counselor & Program Coordinator Cole Warner, continues discussing unresolved issues in grieving the loss of someone who you had a difficult or conflicting relationship with.

Posted by Hospice of Davidson County on Thursday, September 3, 2020

Unfinished Business (Thursday, August 27, 2020)

In this week’s installment, Hospice of Davidson County Bereavement Counselor & Program Coordinator Cole Warner talks about unfinished business with grief, particularly forgiveness of ourselves and others.

Caregiver Burnout (Thursday, August 27, 2020)

Cole discusses the overwhelming aspects of caregiver burnout, signs and symptoms of stress overload and tips for ways to prevent, streamline and alleviate the effects.

Comparing Loss to Others (Thursday, August 13, 2020)

Cole discusses the challenge and pitfalls of comparing your loss and your reaction to other people’s loss. We all experience loss and grief differently, and that’s okay. If you’re grieving a loss, or know someone who is, watch this video!

Join our Bereavement Counselor & Program Coordinator, Cole Warner, as he discusses identifying priorities as we process grief. Check the comments section for some prompts to get you started 👇🏼

Posted by Hospice of Davidson County on Thursday, July 30, 2020

The Messages We Receive Around Grief (Thursday, August 6, 2020)

In this week’s video, Cole discusses how messages can be handed down to us by family, or past experiences. They are often unspoken and learned through the actions of others. They can be surrounding anything from how to handle emotions, to specific behaviors or rituals.

Join our Bereavement Counselor & Program Coordinator, Cole Warner, as he discusses identifying priorities as we process grief. Check the comments section for some prompts to get you started 👇🏼

Posted by Hospice of Davidson County on Thursday, July 30, 2020

When Priorities Change (Thursday, July 30, 2020)

In this week’s video, Cole discusses grief and when your priorities begin to change, regaining relationships with yourself, your family, your spirituality and more.

Join our Bereavement Counselor & Program Coordinator, Cole Warner, as he discusses identifying priorities as we process grief. Check the comments section for some prompts to get you started 👇🏼

Posted by Hospice of Davidson County on Thursday, July 30, 2020

Managing Depression (Thursday, July 23, 2020)

In this week’s video, Cole discusses grief and depression and the ways you can work to manage your depression.

Recognizing and dealing with depression in grief

Today, Bereavement Counselor & Program Coordinator Cole Warner discusses recognizing and dealing with depression in grief.

Posted by Hospice of Davidson County on Thursday, July 23, 2020

The Long-Term Effects of Grief (Thursday, July 16, 2020)

In this week’s video, Cole discusses the long-term health effects of chronic grief, and how you can work to manage that grief. Chronic grief can take a toll on your immune system and other vital health systems. Please watch this video to get informed.

Chronic Grief and Stress

Today, Hospice of Davidson County Bereavement Counselor & Program Coordinator Cole Warner discusses chronic grief and stress and the importance of reducing these effects.

Posted by Hospice of Davidson County on Thursday, July 16, 2020

 

 

The Different Manifestations of Grief (Thursday, July 9, 2020)

In this week’s video, Cole talking about recognizing our grief in its different manifestations physical, emotional, social, and spiritual. In it, invites you to write down how you express grief physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

Self blame and regret within the grief process

Hopsice of Davidson County Bereavement Counselor & Program Coordinator Cole Warner discusses guilt and regret in grief. Self blame and regret play a large role in our grief process, especially early on.

Posted by Hospice of Davidson County on Thursday, June 25, 2020

Accepting a New Reality (Thursday, July 2, 2020)

On the June 11th post, Cole focused on losing one’s identity after the death of a spouse or loved one is very common. This week, he added more things for you to think about related to this very critical part of grief, including accepting a new reality.

Posted by Hospice of Davidson County on Thursday, July 2, 2020

Working Through Guilt and Regret (Thursday, June 25, 2020)

Hospice of Davidson County Bereavement Counselor & Program Coordinator, Cole Warner discusses guilt and regret in grief. Self-blame and regret play a large role in our grief process, especially early on. Watch Cole’s video to gain more insight on some of what you may be experiencing.

Self blame and regret within the grief process

Hopsice of Davidson County Bereavement Counselor & Program Coordinator Cole Warner discusses guilt and regret in grief. Self blame and regret play a large role in our grief process, especially early on.

Posted by Hospice of Davidson County on Thursday, June 25, 2020

Grieving During a Holiday / Father’s Day (Thursday, June 18, 2020)

Grieving during any holiday can be difficult. Father’s Day is no exception. People can experience emotional pain, such as sadness, anger, or longing. Social withdrawal or detachment from others is also common.

Bereavement Counselor & Program Coordinator, Cole Warner shares some tips to honor, and engage in Father’s Day in a way that is special, and meaningful.

Grieving during any holiday can be difficult. Father's day is no exception. People can experience emotional pain, such as sadness, anger, or longing. Social withdraw or detachment from others is also common. Bereavement Counselor & Program Coordinator, Cole Warner shares some tips to honor, and engage in Father’s day in a way that is special, and meaningful.

Posted by Hospice of Davidson County on Thursday, June 18, 2020

Loss of Identity (Thursday, June 11, 2020)

Losing one’s identity after the death of a spouse or loved one is very common.  It’s one of the challenges many people face when the structure of their life changes dramatically with a loss.

Watch Cole’s video to learn more.

Hospice of Davidson County Bereavement Counselor & Program Coordinator, Cole Warner, talks about the loss of identity that comes with losing a loved one.

Posted by Hospice of Davidson County on Thursday, June 11, 2020

The Benefits of Accepting Support When Grieving (Thursday, June 4, 2020)

If you know someone who is grieving, offering support in the right ways can make a lot of difference in that person’s life. If you are grieving, it’s important to know that accepting support from others can be incredibly helpful in helping you move forward, too. Watch Cole’s video to learn more. We also have a lot of great information right here on our website!

The Benefits of Accepting Support While Grieving

Bereavement Counselor & Program Coordinator, Cole Warner shares how we can support others who are grieving and the benefits of accepting that support.

Posted by Hospice of Davidson County on Thursday, June 4, 2020

Gratitude and Grief (Thursday, May 28, 2020)

Gratitude can be an excellent coping mechanism during grief. It might seem difficult to be grateful during such intense emotions, but it is actually something that can help you process your grief in a productive way.

Watch Cole’s video to learn more.

Gratitude and Grief

Gratitude can be an excellent coping mechanism during grief. It might seem difficult to be grateful during such intense emotions, but it is actually something that can help you process your grief in a productive way.

Posted by Hospice of Davidson County on Thursday, May 28, 2020

Setting Goals During Grief (Thursday, May 21, 2020)

We all have unique qualities and strengths. We often feel helpless or a lack of control when it comes to grief, but that’s not entirely true. While grieving is natural and takes time, we can use our inner strengths and characteristics to help work through our grief. This exercise is meant for you to build your own version of what strength is and how this inner resource can be used to help you during this time.

Setting goals during grief

Grief often brings along low motivation. With that, finding the energy to accomplish important or even daily things can be difficult. It is important to set small, yet attainable goals. During a pandemic, this becomes even more important. This week we discuss reasonable goal setting and the overall benefits it can have on your grief process.

Posted by Hospice of Davidson County on Thursday, May 21, 2020

Finding Your Strength (Thursday, May 14, 2020)

We all have unique qualities and strengths. We often feel helpless or a lack of control when it comes to grief, but that’s not entirely true. While grieving is natural and takes time, we can use our inner strengths and characteristics to help work through our grief. This exercise is meant for you to build your own version of what strength is and how this inner resource can be used to help you during this time.

Strengths and Qualities Exercise

  • What does strength mean to you?
  • What Strengths or Qualities do you have? Think of four or five, and write them down.
  • How can you use these strengths and qualities to accept your loss?

Watch Cole’s video to learn how you may be stronger than you think!

Grieving During a Holiday / Mother’s Day (Thursday, May 7, 2020)

Grieving during any holiday can be difficult. Mother’s Day is no exception. People can experience emotional pain, such as sadness, anger, or longing. Social withdraw or detachment from others is also common. Below are some tips to honor, and engage in mother’s day in a way that is special, and meaningful.

  • Write her letters, or scrapbook memories of your mother
  • Cook her favorite meal, or grab takeout from her favorite restaurant
  • Visit her gravesite
  • Make a donation to a charity in her name
  • Plant a garden or flowers in her memory
  • Call or video chat a family member or friend and share stories of her

Watch Cole’s video identifying emotions and listening.

Working Through Grief Surrounding Mother's Day

Grieving during any holiday can be difficult. Mother’s day is no exception. People can experience emotional pain, such as sadness, anger, or longing. Social withdraw or detachment from others is also common. Bereavement Counselor & Program Coordinator, Cole Warner shares some tips to honor, and engage in mother’s day in a way that is special, and meaningful.

Posted by Hospice of Davidson County on Thursday, May 7, 2020

Recognizing Feelings, and Actively Listening to Others (Thursday, April 30, 2020)

Watch Cole’s video identifying emotions and listening.

Recognition of feelings and how it relates to ourselves and others

Watch as Bereavement Counselor & Program Coordinator, Cole Warner discusses the recognition of feelings and how it relates to ourselves and active listening with others.

Posted by Hospice of Davidson County on Thursday, April 30, 2020

Cole discusses the recognition of feelings and how it relates to ourselves and active listening with others.