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How to Move from Grief to Healing

How to Move from Grief to Healing with Dr. Eboni Green

It has been said that grief is as individual as a fingerprint. It's complex and it's personal. I have found that to be true in my life and in conversation with other caregivers.

How do we process our grief? How do we start to find some semblance of healing in the midst of caring for a loved one and anticipating the loss? Dr. Eboni Green is my guest today and she has firsthand experience in how deep loss can expose our need for a safe place to talk about our grief and to process our pain.

I admire Dr. Eboni Green's work, I admire her heart and her gentleness. I'm so thankful she shares her personal story, professional journey, and insight into grief with us.

Dr. Eboni Green is a registered nurse and a family caregiver. She holds a Ph.D. in human services specializing in healthcare administration. She is the CEO and Co-Founder of Caregiver Support Services, a nonprofit organization that provides resources solutions and support for caregivers.

Dr. Green is a published author and has written three books focusing on family caregiving: At the Heart of the Matter, Caregiving in the New Millennium, and Reflections from the Soul. These books provide a framework for taking our grief, processing our pain and moving into reflection.

Jamie Anderson says it well, "Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot. All that unspent love gathers in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go."

Dr. Eboni Green shares about:

  • What challenges are caregivers facing right now

  • How do we hold space for others when they are sharing their grief

  • What type of grief is most present when we are caring for our loved ones

  • How do we make protective plans when we are grieving

  • What emotions should we pay attention to that are related to grief

  • Why is it important for us to work through our grief

  • How do we channel our emotions and grief into reflection

  • Why it's important to document this process

  • When do we know we are on the journey to healing

  • As we also work through loss and heartache- what resources are available

For more information visit Caregiver Support Services.

Dr. Eboni I. Green is a registered nurse and family caregiver. She holds a PhD in human services, with a specialization in health care administration. Green has extensive experience focusing on caregivers' health and wellness, with an emphasis on caregiver stress, burnout, and related family conflicts. Green has contributed to publications and given presentations that focus on training, assessing, and supporting caregivers. Green is a published author and has written three books focusing on family caregiving: At the Heart of the Matter, Caregiving in the New Millennium, and Reflections from the Soul.

Dr. Eboni Green is the CEO and Co-Founder of Caregiver Support Services, a non-profit organization that is "a company that focuses on family and frontline caregivers. Our mission is to help people become great caregivers for the people and patients around them. It takes a team of people to help others and find solutions for the betterment of the community. We know that health can sometimes be stressful, but with the right support system and focused knowledge, offering care to those in need can be a rewarding experience.

Through our in-person Nursing Assistant and Medication Aide Program, we have trained over 2,000 caregivers. As we work to improve and enhance our company, to help caregivers from all over the world, our courses are now available online. We wish to see people learn and grow as caregivers, reaching new levels of quality care for all patients in need.

With Caregiver Support Services, no caregiver is ever alone in their journey to assist. We work with national organizations to create the best solutions for each individual. Taking care of people in their time of need is a calling of the highest honor. Caregivers are blessings to our health system, and they deserve the right learning aids to nurture confidence for their caregiving situation. With our resources, caregivers can find the answers they seek to help loved ones and patients throughout their life’s journey."

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