Peer Support After Loss

Peer Support is essentially individuals supporting other individuals with similar or shared experiences. This support is offered one-to-one or in a group setting. The benefits of peer support are numerous, including that the supporter has credibility and is trusted because they have been through the experience. It’s important for the person who needs the support […]

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Empathy vs. Sympathy

Do you understand the difference between empathy and sympathy? If not, you are not alone. People will often confuse the two as being one in the same. They aren’t. Everyone can be sympathetic, but not everyone is empathic.  Empathy is an acquired skill that people can learn if they so choose. It may take practice, but […]

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Compassion

Compassion and understanding go a long way in supporting a person through difficult times. When asked, people may describe compassion has having sympathy for another person’s sorrow or suffering. Or they may say that it is to be empathetic to another person coupled with a desire to take away their pain or hurt. I have […]

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