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Practical Ways to Care when Grief is Complicated

June 25, 2021

On a recent episode of Hispanic Theological Initiative’s Open Plaza Talks, Complicated Grief in Extraordinary Times, Rev. Dr. Loida Martell and psychologist Rev. Dr. Yvonne Martínez Thorne discuss coping strategies and how caring for the whole matters.

Rev. Dr. Loida Martell talks to psychologist Rev. Dr. Yvonne Martínez Thorne about complicated grief in extraordinary times. “We have been going from grief to grief in grief,” says Rev. Dr. Martínez Thorne, Founder and CEO of Cultivating Wholeness Counseling Associates, PC, where caring for the whole person matters.

For church leaders, Rev. Dr. Martínez Thorne recommends creating clergy support groups and reminding those you serve that “you, too, have feelings and are going through things,” but that, “together, you can build a community in which you all care for each other.” Other practical ways to recharge: disconnect from devices and be sure to dedicate time to rest.

Read the full description and listen to the episode at HTI Open Plaza.

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