Healing After Loss

Healing After Loss
Author: Martha W. Hickman
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-06-09
ISBN: 0061925772
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healing After Loss Book Excerpt:

For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, here are strength and thoughtful words to inspire and comfort.

Healing After Loss

Healing After Loss
Author: Martha Whitmore Hickman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bereavement
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healing After Loss Book Excerpt:

For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, here are strength and thoughtful words to inspire and comfort.

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
ISBN: 9781451418682
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Good Friend for Bad Times Book Excerpt:

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.

Expressive Writing for Healing

Expressive Writing for Healing
Author: Mary Potter Kenyon
Publsiher: Workman Publishing
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2018-04-01
ISBN: 1641700270
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expressive Writing for Healing Book Excerpt:

“We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand.” —C. Day-Lewis Writing is one of the oldest and most effective means of self-exploration, self-expression, and self-discovery. In this new guided journal, Mary Potter Kenyon offers readers an opportunity to reflect on the meaning and significance of loss and allows the griever to sort through all the conflicting emotions that arise after a death. By interweaving her own experiences of loss, the proven research behind writing as a method for healing, and blank pages with carefully chosen quotes, Kenyon gives readers space to express the feelings that are sometimes too painful to speak aloud.

Mom Minus Dad The Essential Resource Guide for Busy Adults with a Newly Widowed Parent

Mom Minus Dad  The Essential Resource Guide for Busy Adults with a Newly Widowed Parent
Author: Jamieson Haverkampf
Publsiher: Blooming Women Press LLC
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008-05-09
ISBN: 1934953202
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mom Minus Dad The Essential Resource Guide for Busy Adults with a Newly Widowed Parent Book Excerpt:

Mom Minus Dad is the only resource guide available with more than 500 resources for adults who lose a parent and need to assist a newly widowed parent. The book provides readers with practical advice on ten major parent loss topics along with more than 500 valuable and time-saving resources including Web sites, companies, government resources, U.S. laws, books, and nonprofit organizations to assist the approximately twelve million sons and daughters who lose a parent every year. Each section provides online and book resources and simple practical solutions to common problems - from finding affordable counseling to building new budgets for the widowed parent to managing changing family dynamics. Each chapter reveals ideas, relevant insights from the author's personal experience, questions to consider, and additional resources to find specific assistance. The author of Mom Minus Dad gleaned intimate knowledge of balancing her own life with a newly widowed parent. Ms. Haverkampf assisted her fifty-six-year-old widowed mother in Virginia, while still running her real estate business in California, after the early unpredicted loss of her father to cancer. In her groundbreaking book, Haverkampf shares how she and her sister-both in their early thirties-found success and managed struggles during their journey after their father's death. This is a reference guide grievers will refer to during the year after loss and years beyond.

When a Friend Dies

When a Friend Dies
Author: Marilyn E. Gootman
Publsiher: Free Spirit Publishing
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2020-12-22
ISBN: 1631984241
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When a Friend Dies Book Excerpt:

Updated third edition offers sensitive advice and genuine understanding for teens coping with grief and loss. The death of a friend is a wrenching event for anyone at any age and can spark feelings that range from sadness to guilt to anxiety. Teenagers especially need help coping with grief and loss. This sensitive book answers questions grieving teens often have, like “How should I be acting?” “How long will this last?” and “What if I can’t handle my grief on my own?” The book also addresses the complicated emotions that can accompany the death of an acquaintance, as opposed to a close friend. The advice is gentle, non-preachy, and compassionate; recommended for parents and teachers of teens who have experienced a painful loss. This updated edition of a classic resource includes new quotes from teens as well as insights into losing a friend or an acquaintance in a school shooting or through other violence. The book also features updated resources and recommended reading, including information on suicide hotlines and other support for anyone in crisis.

Hope Healing for Transcending Loss

Hope   Healing for Transcending Loss
Author: Ashley Davis Bush
Publsiher: Mango Media
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN: 163341003X
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hope Healing for Transcending Loss Book Excerpt:

This inspirational pocket guide by the author of Transcending Loss offers healing reflections for anyone experiencing the pain of losing a loved one. It's easy to feel unmoored when we lose someone close. We need to find a new rhythm to our days and new ways to connect to the ones we've lost. But how does one move on after the death of a loved one? Therapist and self help author Ashley Davis Bush offers a path forward with these daily meditations: small doses of comfort and hope to help you get through your day when you are still heavy with grief. Each bite-sized reading offers reassurance that healing is possible, whether it's an ordinary day of living with loss or a special anniversary day. Poetic words, combined with photographic images throughout the book, help provide solace along with the perspective that love always transcends even the deepest loss. Here you’ll learn how to find: · Comfort through grief · Hope from pain · Life after loss

Thanks for The Dance Transforming Grief into Gratitude when Your Spouse Dies

Thanks for The Dance  Transforming Grief into Gratitude when Your Spouse Dies
Author: Fred and Jeri Abrams
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2013-09
ISBN: 1490808078
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thanks for The Dance Transforming Grief into Gratitude when Your Spouse Dies Book Excerpt:

Your spouse's death catapults you into a nightmare -likely the most stressful event of our life. You feel numb, loneliness overwhelms you, you feel adrift - desperate for something to hang onto. You want to pull the covers up over your head and make this all go away. The pain and suffering seem unbearable. You search for some magic answer or formula to make things "all better." Fred and Jeri are two ordinary folks who have both been there and found a pathway they hope will help you find your way too. "Pain is Inevitable - Suffering is Optional" -Buddhist Proverb Nothing will make the pain of this loss magically go away. You can reduce the suffering. Fred and Jeri offer numerous suggestions for dealing with the things we all experience, several unique exercises to help you figure out important feelings and emotions, and many inspirational quotations. They talk about things seen in no other book. They made it though this nightmare and so can you! "I had no expectation of finding the book so engaging and so on point." --George Devine, widower "Your book is a kind and generous action to help others during one of the hardest times in a life. Thanks for caring enough to share light when others are in the dark." --Fred Dudding, widower "Like a personal support group, helps through the pain of loss and charting a course for those who have loved and lost. An essential guide that offers hope and guidance to those who are grieving. A truly wonderful way to reframe the dark days of hopelessness that follow the death of a partner! And what a gift this roadmap to rebuilding a life this can be for the partner!" --Judy Seifer, Ph.D. Professional Marital and Family Therapist "Very Moving"--Toby Talbot, Best Selling Author

Seasons

Seasons
Author: Ernestine Rose
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2018-12-23
ISBN: 1532060203
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seasons Book Excerpt:

Like life, grief has its own set of seasons. We all will eventually face them head-on, in our own time and at our own pace. No matter what our loss, we must learn how to endure and survive our seasons in order to live fully again. In a memoir that follows the metaphor of the seasons, Ernestine Rose provides an enlightening glimpse into her walk through grief after her beloved husband of forty-one years passed away in 2016. Beginning with the season of summer, Ernestine first recounts the year preceding Art’s death as he bravely battled sarcoidosis and eventually succumbed to the disease. As she leads others through the often cold and lonely seasons of autumn and winter, Ernestine details how she grieved her monumental loss and slowly learned how to live without Art. Finally as she reveals her entrance into spring, Ernestine discloses how she found renewal, hope, and faith in a new beginning while gently reminding others that we all heal in our own time. Seasons is the true story of a widow’s journey through the seasons of grief that shares words of wisdom that will help those in mourning to learn to live, love, and dance again.

Lesbian Widows

Lesbian Widows
Author: Victoria Whipple
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2014-04-23
ISBN: 1317712854
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lesbian Widows Book Excerpt:

The unseen issues of grief and discrimination—lesbians becoming widows The death of a life partner poses unique challenges for lesbians. Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief reveals the touching and very personal stories of twenty-five women, including the author, who were widowed at a young age and forced to create a new life without their life partners. The book follows the widows from the time the couple met, to the time when one of the partners died, and beyond, to show how the surviving partner coped with her loss. Many lesbians feel that the intimacy felt between two women in love goes deeper than what can be experienced by heterosexual partners. Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief reveals themes common to all these women’s experiences while offering practical advice about coping techniques and resources for support. The widows discuss their efforts to create funerals and memorial services, give their accounts of the overwhelming grief throughout the first two years, and explain the legal and financial discrimination they encountered. The author provides a chapter specifically for caring family and friends, another chapter for professionals working with this sensitive population, and a bibliography of helpful coping resources. Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief explores the topics of: caregivers/caretaking death and dying grief journeys the similarities and differences between lesbian and married widows the lack of support services for lesbian widows the legal and financial discrimination against lesbian widows the effect of being “in” or “out” on grief recovery the issues faced by widows in starting new relationships spirituality gay marriage Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief provides an insightful look into the grieving and recovery process, inspiring hope with the knowledge that others have survived this tragedy. This moving book is an essential resource for lesbians, friends and family of lesbians, mental health professionals, medical professionals, psychiatrists, LGBT health providers, feminist and lesbian organizations, and anyone involved with grief training programs such as hospice.

Lesbian Widows

Lesbian Widows
Author: Vicky Whipple,Victoria Whipple
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9781560233312
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lesbian Widows Book Excerpt:

Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief reveals the touching and very personal stories of twenty-five women, including the author, who were widowed at a young age and forced to create a new life without their life partners.

Practical Strategies in Geriatric Mental Health

Practical Strategies in Geriatric Mental Health
Author: Laura B. Dunn, M.D.,Erin L. Cassidy-Eagle, Ph.D.
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN: 1615371486
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Strategies in Geriatric Mental Health Book Excerpt:

This book provides practical, up-to-the-minute information and tools for clinicians working with older adults. A roster of expert authors offers the most practical clinical and research insights across the most relevant, frequently encountered diagnostic and treatment problems. Each chapter is organized in a logical, easy-to-follow structure that hinges discussion of a particular symptom or disorder on the presentation of a representative, realistic clinical vignette.

Abc s of Grief A Handbook for Survivors

Abc s of Grief   A Handbook for Survivors
Author: Christine A. Adams
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-10-19
ISBN: 0359774512
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Abc s of Grief A Handbook for Survivors Book Excerpt:

The ABC’s of Grief: A Handbook for Survivors meets bereaved persons wherever they might be in the grieving process, providing snatches of meaning, hope, empathy, and understanding. This handbook is a product of the author’s own grief experience. Confronting her loss, Christine Adams found that it was all right to grieve at her own pace: one day at a time, one thought, word, and letter at a time. The handbook’s alphabetical format allows readers, or group leaders, to focus on any aspect of grief that suits them. If a reader becomes absorbed in “anger” or “anxiety,” he or she can go back to reread those parts of the handbook and with each visit will find some new realization and meaning. Every section contains appropriate quotations, stories, and poems, written by survivors who found solace in writing.The information is useful at a time of grief, the encouragement by the author is soothing, and the poems and stories remind the reader that others have visited the same places in their grief process.

The Sudden Loss Survival Guide

The Sudden Loss Survival Guide
Author: Chelsea Hanson
Publsiher: Mango Media Inc.
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN: 1642502294
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sudden Loss Survival Guide Book Excerpt:

Restore Your Spirit after Sudden Loss Healing after loss. When a loved one passes unexpectedly, the person left behind can lose their bearings. After the sudden loss of her mother, Chelsea Hanson, a nationally-recognized grief educator and founder of With Sympathy Gifts and Keepsakes, didn’t know where to turn for help, what to do next, or how to put the pieces of her life back together. Hanson’s The Sudden Loss Survival Guide gathers everything that she learned during her own recovery process and provides an indispensable road map to aid those who’ve experienced a life-changing loss. A proactive, intentional approach. While you cannot control losing a loved one, you can consciously guide your own recovery. Through the application of simple, proactive practices, The Sudden Loss Survival Guide will empower you to overcome the darkness and anxiety of grief. Action-based tools. The Sudden Loss Survival Guide includes heart-lifting prompts and action steps that guide you towards reengaging in life and discovering deeper meaning. Through Hanson's grief healing practices, this book delivers the essential answers and tools needed to survive, cope, and heal from the devastating impact of sudden loss. The Sudden Loss Survival Guide is a distinctive grief recovery handbook. In this book, discover: • Seven practices for healing, including creative memorialization and maintaining an ongoing spiritual connection • Skimmable, stand-alone passages with immediate, usable information for the trauma you’re facing • A transformative method for living a meaningful, fulfilling life in remembrance of your loved one Readers of grief books like It’s OK That You’re Not OK, I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye, and Grief Day By Day will learn how to live again with the help of The Sudden Loss Survival Guide.

God is Enough

God is Enough
Author: M.E. Louis
Publsiher: Bublish, Inc.
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-12-03
ISBN: 1946229784
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God is Enough Book Excerpt:

Where do you go when life as you know it is turned completely upside down? It happened to me. The life I knew and loved vanished on August 7, 2013 when my college sweetheart and husband of 33 years chose to end his life. There are not words to describe my shock and devastation. Though I was surrounded with wonderful, loving people, none of them could restore the half of me that died that day. This was a God-sized task! This is my journey through shock, grief, mourning and healing. It is the very personal and profound journey I took to ultimately discover that no matter how deep your pain…God is always there and He is enough. If you are grieving, God Is Enough will give you hope. I understand what you are going through, and I am here to share my message of hope, healing and faith.

Birthing Ourselves Into Being

Birthing Ourselves Into Being
Author: Baraka Bethany Elihu
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2010-03
ISBN: 1450006663
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Birthing Ourselves Into Being Book Excerpt:

With her groundbreaking debut book, Birthing Ourselves into Being: A Year Long Women's Empowerment Program, author Baraka Bethany Elihu transcends the restrictions of intellectually-based therapy by offering an experiential curriculum of personal healing centered not only in doing but in being. "Many women are naturally heading towards this gentler, organic approach in personal therapeutic work. Women are ready to be simply witnessed in their own mastery. We do not need to be managed, facilitated, taught or guided," explains Baraka. "The experts live within us." Birthing Ourselves into Being is fully situated in the metaphor of childbirth. The book consists of twelve chapters that explore the symbolic rhythms of the childbearing year, including pre-conception and postpartum. Offering clear, innovative, and effective steps, this creative arts-based curriculum provides readers tools to emerge with an entirely new life and stories of adventure and love to inspire the journeys of other women. "We can surrender to our process and trust that a greater peace in the world will emerge naturally, from the very belly of our personal, quiet revolutions," Baraka writes. "The space we hold for ourselves and for one another becomes the standard by which the planet responds. It is time. And we are ready."

Opening to Grief

Opening to Grief
Author: Claire B. Willis,Marnie Crawford Samuelson
Publsiher: Red Wheel
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2020-10-12
ISBN: 163341180X
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Opening to Grief Book Excerpt:

“The book helps you meet loss on its own terms, not as a problem to be solved but as a sign of deep love.”—Megan Devine, author of It's OK That You're Not OK All of us experience loss. Some of us have lost a spouse, or a child, our parents, a beloved pet, a dear friend, or neighbor. In the pandemic, we have lost hundreds of thousands of lives in the United States and around the world. Many of us have lost our livelihoods. All of us have lost our familiar daily routines and textures of work, family, and community. And the losses are not over. Opening to Grief is a companion to this tender time. With the demeanor and tone of a loving friend, the authors offer an invitation to grieve fully, to turn toward your emotions and experiences however they arise, and to follow your own path toward healing. The book explores the deep truth that grief and love are richly intertwined. Because we love, we grieve. And when we fully feel our sorrow, we open to loving ourselves and other beings more deeply.

Surviving the Loss of a Child

Surviving the Loss of a Child
Author: Elizabeth B. Brown
Publsiher: Revell
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-03-01
ISBN: 9781441207371
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surviving the Loss of a Child Book Excerpt:

Nothing can steal peace and joy and undermine the very foundation of someone's life like losing a child. It is devastating on a level that most of us can't imagine. Written after the loss of the author's own child, Surviving the Loss of a Child offers encouragement and hope to those who may think they will never be able to live fully after such tragedy. Bereaved parents, as well as friends, counselors, pastors, and caregivers, will find this book a source of comfort and discover coping mechanisms as they move through their grief. Revised and updated, it has short chapters that are easy to take in, perfect for people going through this difficult time.

Beyond the Visible Edge

Beyond the Visible Edge
Author: Betsy Kelleher
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2018-04-20
ISBN: 1973622092
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Visible Edge Book Excerpt:

An unexpected phone call creates a foreboding fear of death, testing a mother’s faith. "Hi Mom, it's your son Bob." Her smile quickly fades; her son is in the hospital. He has just been told he has multiple myeloma—a bone marrow cancer—and there is no cure. Betsy found hope in her faith that God could heal, so she waited and prayed for four years and three months for a miracle. Prayers did not bring healing, and this mother’s heart was broken. Dealing with grief became even more unbearable with the sudden loss of an exceptionally comforting Boston Terrier. A journey of restoration begins with a newly acquired Boston Terrier named Ribbons. While struggling to accept God’s will in the loss of her son, Betsy discovers that walking the dog becomes a spiritual pilgrimage. Healing happens as God and grief meet in a secluded field just beyond the visible edge of her mobile home community. Deep sorrow yields to the comfort of God’s beauty in nature: a field of cheerful yellow flowers...a majestic morning sunrise...a bird’s delightful song...all become welcome gifts of joy and hope. Fear of death begins to fade after one special moment in that field she calls her healing place, where she experiences God’s intimate, healing presence. In this wonderfully written memoir, the author hopes to help others overcome their fear of death and to reaffirm their faith in God in spite of the very real struggles of dealing with grief. This is one of those must-read books on grieving the loss of a child that will help people trust God’s wisdom and goodness beyond the edge of this visible life.

Grief

Grief
Author: Joe Jansen
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-11-23
ISBN: 1538136937
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grief Book Excerpt:

Grief: Insights and Tips for Teenagers is a compassionate guide to help you and those you care about navigate the difficult path of grief. Filled with the words of other young adults who have walked this road themselves, you will find that you are not alone—and that things do get better. You will learn how to honor the memory of those you have lost what movies, writers, musicians, and philosophers can teach us about grief what has helped other teenagers work through their grief the many resources available to you, including websites, videos, music, podcasts, and more Grief is one of the most personal emotions we can experience—no one will ever have the unique relationship you had with your family member or friend. At the same time, the sadness of grief is one of the most universal feelings. This book shows both the personal and universal sides of mourning, bringing a message of hope during a difficult time.