This video provides guidelines and ideas for connecting with students following the loss of a parent or family member. If a video call is possible, that will be so much better than a phone call, but the guidelines could work the same for either, using a call software that allows more than two people to be in the call. The accompanying PDF is a shortened version of the video and is handy to have at hand when you make the call. It provides a list of questions you could ask the student and that may be helpful as the call unfolds.
The following article by Cheri Lovre was first published on the American School Counselors Association (ASCA) website. Now more than ever, we need to take stock in what will see us through this time of uncertainty. School counselors are great at caring for others, but...
In this meditation, Cheri helps you learn to radiate compassion and warmth so you can inhale in a loved-one's pain and exhale love. This conduit perspective leaves you healthy, whole, and filled with an endless supply of unconditional love and well-being.
In this meditation, Cheri helps you learn to remain present through other's anger or pain. This perspective of remaining porous allows other's emotions or pain to pass through you as you continue to radiate compassion.