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Huffpost – 9 Ways Therapists Personally Deal With Grief

Dr Forshee dspoke with Huffpost about how Therapists personally deal with grief

This method may be obvious, but it’s important to point out. Dr. Danielle Forshee, Psy.D., a licensed clinical social worker in New Jersey, said that during times of grief, she makes an effort not to suppress her tears. There’s actually some science that supports the benefits of a good, cathartic sob. Researchers have found that so-called emotional tears ― different from the kinds that keep our eyes lubricated or flush out irritants ― contain hormones associated with stress, Forshee said. So when you cry, you are quite literally releasing stress.

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