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Good Grief: Providing Light to Those in Emotional Pain

Good Grief

Providing Light to Those in Emotional Pain

IMPORTANT!! Please check the Board Approval Information below to ensure the course is approved by your professional board and will provide the CE credits you need.

Course Description

Despite our healthcare system’s focus on technology and curing of the physical body, healing involves the mind, body and spirit as well. Your ability to listen, console, and nurture those involved in loss and changing personal identity greatly impacts the healing process.

Purpose and Objectives

This course provides specific listening tools to enhance your ability to guide a patient through the maze of his confused emotions and pain. At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:

  • Review common stages of stress and loss, and recognize individual expressions of the process.
  • Recognize the positive value of emotions and be able to help the patient use his emotions to heal.
  • Identify at least five attributes of therapeutic communication.
  • Cite characteristics of the thinking, feeling, physical and symbolic domains and be able to move a patient’s conversation to a therapeutic domain.
  • Recognize statements of generalizations, deletions, and distortions that are limiting the patient’s perception and help him expand his options

About the Author

Linda S. Greenfield, RN, PhD

Linda is the educational administrator, author and instructor for Consultants for the Future. She is a graduate from Iowa State University and Columbia Pacific University and was listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities as a doctorial student. She has taught hundreds of seminars and authored home study courses for over thirty five years in healthcare continuing education.

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Her clinical experiences include acute and long term care, including experience as a flight nurse in the US Air Force and as an educator in a college based nursing program. Linda has a passion for life-long learning and is always on the breaking edge of the latest information in health and healing, integrating both conventional and alternative approaches. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics into easy to understand concepts with practical applications for everyday needs. Linda has been honored as a keynote speaker at several conferences and conventions, including the Spring 2005 conference of the Iowa Department of Health where she spoke about energy healing.

Board Approval Information

Good Grief
Providing Light to Those in Emotional Pain

Consultants for the Future has been approved by the Florida Boards of Nursing, Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology (clinical), Massage Therapy (Course No. 3345), Acupuncture, and Nursing Home Administrators Provider No. 50-435. This course is also accepted through complementary board approval by the Florida Boards of Midwifery, and of Dietetics and Nutrition. It is approved by the Ohio Board of Speech and Language Therapy and Audiology (clinical), Provider No. 50-435; the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider No. 50-435; the Georgia Board of Nursing, Provider NO. 50-435; Iowa Boards of Nursing, Provider No. 61; the Iowa Behavioral Science Examiners for Mental Health Counselors and Marital & Family Therapists, Sponsor No. 1-05, the Iowa Social Work Examiners, Sponsor No. 334; and it meets the requirements of the Iowa Board of Nursing Home Administrators. It is approved by the California Board of Nursing, Provider No. 04422.. The course meets the requirements of the Minnesota, Ohio, Nevada, and Kentucky Boards of Nursing, and other states by reciprocity.

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