Bereavement

Bereavement
Author: Colin Murray Parkes,Holly G. Prigerson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-12-16
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9781317850816

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The loss of a loved one is one of the most painful experiences that most of us will ever have to face in our lives. This book recognises that there is no single solution to the problems of bereavement but that an understanding of grief can help the bereaved to realise that they are not alone in their experience. Long recognised as the most authoritative work of its kind, this new edition has been revised and extended to take into account recent research findings on both sides of the Atlantic. Parkes and Prigerson include additional information about the different circumstances of bereavement including traumatic losses, disasters, and complicated grief, as well as providing details on how social, religious, and cultural influences determine how we grieve. Bereavement provides guidance on preparing for the loss of a loved one, and coping after they have gone. It also discusses how to identify the minority in whom bereavement may lead to impairment of physical and/or mental health and how to ensure they get the help they need. This classic text will continue to be of value to the bereaved themselves, as well as the professionals and friends who seek to help and understand them.

Healing a Friend s Grieving Heart

Healing a Friend s Grieving Heart
Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
Publsiher: Companion Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2001-04-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9781617220432

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A compassionate resource for friends, parents, relatives, teachers, volunteers, and caregivers, this series offers suggestions to help the grieving cope with the loss of a loved one. Often people do not know what to say—or what not to say—to someone they know who is mourning; this series teaches that the most important thing a person can do is listen, have compassion, be there for support, and do something helpful. This volume provides the fundamental principles of being a true companion, from committing to contact the friend regularly to being mindful of the anniversary of the death. Included in each book are tested, sensitive ideas for “carpe diem” actions that people can take right this minute—while still remaining supportive and honoring the mourner’s loss.

Letters from a Friend

Letters from a Friend
Author: Erika R. Barber
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2019-04-17
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9781351854016

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This unique workbook is a comprehensive compilation of therapeutic activities developed to address the needs and issues of children and adolescents following the death of a brother or sister. The workbook is organized into distinct topic-specific sections relating to sibling hospitalisation, illness, injury, and death. Games, creative writing, and drawing exercises offer opportunities to share feelings and relay experiences in a non-threatening format.. Letters from a Friend may be used by children or teens independently to create a personal journal of their bereavement and coping processes as well as a chronicle of their lives as surviving siblings.

A Good Friend for Bad Times

A Good Friend for Bad Times
Author: Deborah E. Bowen,Susan L. Strickler
Publsiher: Augsburg Books
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2022
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 145141868X

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When watching a friend or loved one grieve a loss, you certainly want to help. But how, exactly; can you help? In what manner? With which tasks? In A Good Friend for Bad Times, grief counselors Deborah Bowen and Susan Strickler offer advice and concrete suggestions for helping a friend throughout the grief experience. A remarkably practical resource, this book first grounds you with an understanding of normal responses to grief, then offers insight for expressing sympathy and emotional support. In subsequent chapters, the authors give specific suggestions for both "what to do" and "what not to do" when providing assistance all through your friend's grief journey -- when anticipating a loved one's death, immediately after that death, and in the months and years beyond. In addition, this book relates how you can be supportive when the death involved particular circumstances, such as Alzheimer's disease, cancer, AIDS, suicide, or the death of a child. Special chapters advise how to comfort a friend whose loved one died in a catastrophic event; how to acknowledge your friend's grief on holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries; and how to reassure and console young children. In short, this hands-on guidebook will help you act on your impulse to be a good friend in bad times. Book jacket.

A Friend Indeed

A Friend Indeed
Author: Amy Florian
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-05-08
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0989628051

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Being There for Someone in Grief Essential Lessons for Supporting Someone Grieving from Death Loss and Trauma

Being There for Someone in Grief   Essential Lessons for Supporting Someone Grieving from Death  Loss and Trauma
Author: Marianna Cacciatore
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2010-02
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 0984454101

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Grief and loss are inevitable, a part of life's journey. Through storytelling, this resource offers a general map of the landscape of suffering where, ultimately, love can heal grief's wound.

The Journey Through Grief

The Journey Through Grief
Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
Publsiher: Companion Press
Total Pages: 57
Release: 2003-09-01
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781617220975

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This spiritual companion for mourners affirms their need to mourn and invites them to journey through their very unique and personal grief. Detailed are the six needs that all mourners must yield to and eventually embrace if they are to go on to find continued meaning in life and living, including the need to remember the deceased loved one and the need for support from others. Short explanations of each mourning need are followed by brief, spiritual passages that, when read slowly and reflectively, help mourners work through their unique thoughts and feelings. Also included in this revised edition are journaling sections for mourners to write out their personal responses to each of the six needs. This replaces 1879651114.

Getting Grief Right

Getting Grief Right
Author: Patrick O’Malley,Tim Madigan
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-07-01
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781622038206

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When the New York Times ran Patrick O’Malley’s story about the loss of his infant son—and how his inability to “move on” challenged everything he was taught as a psychotherapist—it inspired an unprecedented flood of gratitude from readers. What he shared was a truth that many have felt but rarely acknowledged by the professionals they turn to: that our grief is not a mental illness to be cured, but part of the abiding connection with the one we’ve lost. Illuminated by O’Malley’s own story and those of many clients that he’s supported, readers learn how the familiar “stages of grief” too often mislabel our sorrow as a disorder, press us to “get over it,” and amplify our suffering with shame and guilt when we do not achieve “closure” in due course. “Sadness, regret, confusion, yearning—all the experiences of grief—are a part of the narrative of love,” reflects O’Malley. Here, with uncommon sensitivity and support, he invites us to explore grief not as a process of recovery, but as the ongoing narrative of our relationship with the one we’ve lost—to be fully felt, told, and woven into our lives. For those in bereavement and anyone supporting those who are, Getting Grief Right offers an uncommonly empathetic guide to opening to our sorrow as the full expression of our love.