Self-Healing Expressions
Bringing the self to healing, one lesson at a time.

A Different Grief:  Coping with Pet Loss
Are You Facing The Loss Of A Beloved Pet?
Explore both the myths and the realities surrounding the experience of pet loss, including why it hurts so much and how it differs from other losses in this Self-Healing Expressions email course.

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Pet Euthanasia ~ Pet Loss Support

A Different Grief: Helping You and Your Children with Pet Loss
A Different Grief: Helping You and Your Children with Pet Loss
by Marty Tousley, CNS-BC, FT

The lessons in this 24 lesson course are designed both to help you and your family understand and cope with the grief of losing a beloved family member—your pet. Lessons explain how children of different ages may react to the loss of a beloved family pet, and how they differ from adults in expressing grief. Find useful suggestions to help you talk with children about the sensitive topics of death and euthanasia. Each lesson is delivered to your email inbox on the start date and at the frequency of your choosing. Lessons contain suggested resources such as, online articles, web tools, discussion forum, books and meaningful ways to memorialize your faithful friend.
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Radio interview with Marty Tousley on Contact Talk Radio

Bereavement Counselor Marty Tousley, CNS-BC, FT, DCC and animal communicator Tracy Ann discuss why Pet Loss is considered a different grief; the difficult decision of pet euthanasia, and how our animal friends communicate with us.

  Listen to KTOE Radio Interview with Marty Tousley by clicking the play/pause buttons to the right   Excerpt of Marty's radio interview with animal
communicator Tracy Ann. Length: @ 4 minutes

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You can also download the interview here.

Marty Tousley is a certified hospice bereavement counselor and the creator and instructor of these:

Grief-healing e-courses including:
The First Year of Grief: Help for the Journey
A Different Grief: Coping with Pet Loss
A Different Grief: Helping You and Your Children with Pet Loss

And these grief-healing e-books (among others):
How To Write a Eulogy: Guidelines & Examples for Paying Tribute...
Life Lines: How to Write an Obituary
Heartfelt Condolence Letters
Helping Another in Grief
Help for Writing Sympathy Thank-You Notes
Grief: Coping with Holidays and Other Celebration Days