Clara Hinton

Clara Hinton

Clara Hinton has a burning passion to lend support to parents grieving the loss of a child. At the age of 15, Clara’s 13-year-old sister died tragically, and that loss began a series of events in her life that made grief all-too-real. While experiencing the blessing of living children, Clara has also felt the pain of losing six children due to miscarriage and has delivered one stillborn son. Knowing the grief of child-loss first-hand prompted Clara to write a book, Silent Grief is a grief support website for parents seeking support while going through the pain of loss. Clara also teaches grief coping skills on college campuses, as well as coordinates grief workshops for schools, churches, and hospitals. The first Silent Grief Retreat for Bereaved Parents was held in October 2008, and the Retreats are now planned to be an annual coming together for bereaved parents. Clara appeared on the “Healing the Grieving Heart Radio Show” with Dr. Gloria & Dr. Heidi Horsley to discuss “Finding Your Way After Sibling and Child Loss.” To hear Clara being interviewed on this show, go to the following link: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/29829/finding-your-way-after-sibling-and-child-loss

Articles:

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What is this Gnawing Feeling I Have in my Stomach?

Following the loss of a child, there is a feeling that most parents get that they can’t seem to explain other than it’s a “gnawing feeling.”  It’s not an outright […]

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For Fathers, Loss of a Child Carries Special Burdens

Men go through all kinds of identity changes when they experience the loss of a child, especially a child who is older and has lived long enough to create established […]

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Making Amends After Mom is Gone

Mother’s Day had been one of the most dreaded days of my life for a long time–until I learned that guilt can be overcome and forgiveness can take place after […]

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How a Daughter Helped a Dad Who Had Lost a Child

By Clara Hinton — I only remember two times in my life that I saw my father cry:  the day he realized all of his hair was falling out at […]

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Finding Your Way to a “New Normal”

By Clara Hinton — Grief is such a difficult journey, but it becomes especially difficult around the holiday season.  Everywhere you look, there are reminders of family times, laughter and […]

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