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The Journey Through Grief And Loss

Author : Robert Zucker
ISBN : 1429970499
Genre : Self-Help
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When adults face a significant loss, they must grapple with their own profound grief, and they are often called upon to nurture and support their grieving children. This is the first book to address this very common dual grieving challenge. As a practicing psychotherapist for twenty-nine years, Robert Zucker can offer parents and other concerned readers important insights into managing their own grief while supporting their grieving children. He offers: • Understanding how adults and children grieve differently • Learning how to explain the meaning of death to children • Knowing what to do when grief gets complicated • Deciding when they and/or their child need counseling • Helping their family members stay connected with loved ones even after death. For the countless parents who have tried blocking out their own grief in order to be available to their child, Robert Zucker provides a measure of comfort. This book will reassure readers that a grieving parent can still be an effective parent.
Category: Self-Help

The Journey Through Grief

Author : Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN : 9781617220975
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 82.38 MB
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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.
Category: Self-Help

Getting Through

Author : Sandra Thibault
ISBN : 9781465384034
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 30.36 MB
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Getting Through is a heartfelt collection of poetry that has something everyone can connect with. For anyone who has faced adversity, this book is sure to touch one's heart. It's about getting through the loss of a loved one or pet, loss of a job or finances, loss of self-worth and confidence. It's about the loss of one's self. This book is about losing love and finding it again. It's about finding faith and hope again, and learning to enjoy the little things in life and appreciate the blessings we're given. It's about finding one's self while getting through.
Category: Poetry

Ode To Bermuda Grass

Author : Julie Yackley
ISBN : 1642544639
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A childhood crushed by grief and loss, how much is too much? Is there too much loss that someone can suffer? Are you ever able to move past your past? Is healing possible? Even in her short life 32 year old Julie reflects back on how her past has impacted her future and affected her adolescence. With years of failed relationships and toxic environments, follow Julie as she takes you through her journey of childhood loss, grief, rejection and her own adoption. This emotionally powerful memoir will explore the ability you have to conquer your past, overcome your previous hurts while starting to thrive.

Memoir Of Mourning

Author : Claudia Chowaniec
ISBN : 0991962028
Genre : Bereavement
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We find it hard to talk about death and mourning in our contemporary culture. It isn't just our parents that we're losing. Spouse, colleague, neighbor, so many of our friends are dying. In Memoir of Mourning: journey through grief and loss to renewal, Claudia describes with perception, courage and compassion, the stages on her journey from her bedside vigil as her mother lay dying, through her months of deep sorrow as she mourned, to her eventual acknowledgement that she has reached a new, more hopeful place in her life. Her experiences have the power to guide and inform our lives as we care for aging loved ones and offer condolences to our bereaved friends and acquaintances. Her story assures us we're all connected in our need to share our sorrow and be comforted. Memoir of Mourning serves as a thoughtful companion piece for hospice and end-of-life support programs and palliative care training for medical and health professionals and volunteers. It is a useful resource for any organization committed to supporting individuals and families experiencing the loss of their loved one. Students in palliative medicine and doctors and nurse practitioners in established practices benefit from its candid and practical descriptions of how the hospital system deals, often inadequately, with the dying and their families. Claudia writes of coming to terms with her mother dying, her own mortality, and her search for a new role with the passing of her mother. She highlights the difficulty of communicating sorrow, grief and loss especially in today's culture where the traditional rites of a wake, funeral, and burial are often masked by our fear of confronting the reality of death. She emphasizes the power of sharing our experience of loss which each other and through communication achieving comfort and solace. The book is divided into three parts: Dying and Death, Mourning Mom, and Journey to Renewal. Three distinct strands are woven together in the weave of the story: the narrative of her personal experiences leading up to her mother's death, mourning, and moving on; poems to illuminate internal reflections in contrast with her outside persona; and research materials and quotes from literature on death, grieving, resilience, and post traumatic recovery. Claudia retells her mother's vivid stories of her experiences in Germany and the Netherlands during the Second World War, meeting her future husband who was a soldier in the Cameron Highlanders and part of the Allied Liberation Forces, and crossing the ocean to arrive as a war bride and outsider in a small town community so distant from her previous life. She describes her mother's struggles with cancer and mental illness and her frequent stays in psychiatric hospitals and clinics as she deals with bipolar disease. Claudia searches through literature to gain insights on her mother's resilience and strength in the face of family deaths - losing her three brothers and her parents, and the diagnoses of cancer and bipolar disease. She makes reference to her reading of Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth, and Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, as well as research on post traumatic renewal. Her journey takes her through the stages of grieving - denial, acceptance, and life continuing on in a state she terms renewal. She emphasizes the importance of celebrating family and community traditions and remembering to remember, the importance of mementos, commemoration, and remembrance.
Category: Bereavement

Dancing In The Rain

Author : Lisa Elliott
ISBN : 1486606865
Genre : Religion
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We all know what it is to face storms in our lives. The question is, how do you deal with them when they come?How do you keep your head above water when the undertow of crisis pulls you under? How do you keep your faith afloat amid loss, disappointment, and betrayal? How do you keep your faith from drowning in sorrows of unanswered prayer? How do you weather the storms as they break into the safe shelter of your home? How do you find an anchor during times of change? How do you live the abundant life when the life is sucked out of you? Lisa Elliott invites you into the living room of her heart in the aftermath of the biggest storm she ever faced. Let her take you by the hand as she and her family candidly share their journey of hope. You will find invaluable insights that will help you to dance in the rain! Dancing in the Rain "is much more than a story. It is a chronicle of a spiritual journey, a decisive choosing to find and experience God in brokenness and ultimately live again with new inner strength, renewed hope, and joyful purpose." -Margaret Gibb Founder and Director of Women Together Lisa Elliott is a gifted speaker, pastor's wife, mother of four (three on earth, one in heaven), and award-winning author of "The Ben Ripple." She has appeared on Christian television and radio, and contributed to "Hot Apple Cider with Cinnamon, Just Between Us," and Scripture Union's "theStory." Visit Lisa at
Category: Religion

The Colors Of Grief

Author : Janis Di Ciacco
ISBN : 1846428122
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Following a life shattering experience, a child enters upon a confusing emotional journey that can be likened to a prism of many colors of dark feelings like sadness and fear, but also warm feelings of love and courage. The way they deal with these feelings has a lasting impact on their life as they grow. The Colors of Grief explores strategies for supporting a grieving child to ensure a healthy growth into adulthood. Drawing on the latest research in neurology and psychology, Janis Di Ciacco illustrates the child's grieving process using a model of development that employs `key stages'. These range from preverbal infancy (0-2 years) through to early adulthood (about 25 years). She shows how a child's progress through these stages can be impaired by an early encounter with loss, which can contribute to cognitive, emotional and social difficulties. Drawing connections between bereavement, attachment issues and social dysfunction, the author suggests easy-to-use activities for intervention at each key stage, including infant massage, aromatherapy and storytelling. This is a revealing and accessible book for both parents and professionals working with, or caring for, bereaved infants, children or young adults.
Category: Family & Relationships


Author : Deborah Delisi
ISBN : 1515011453
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A COMPANION AND MUST-READ FOR ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN AFFECTED BY LOSS OF ANY KIND. You are not alone in your grief and you are not going crazy... For every cycle of sunrise to sunset, over 150,000 people die and a million more feel the effects of personal loss and grief. Violent crime, medical illness, accidents, divorce or losing a job or a home are just as devastating and can alter the landscape of the life you thought would be yours. For those who have lost the stability in their life and have found the ground has crumbled beneath their feet, you are not alone. This book speaks in words you will find yourself nodding "yes" to and finding someone who understands. Lifequakes was written by Deborah DeLisi, a mother and artist who survived divorce and cancer, only to lose her daughter suddenly without warning. Plunged into shock, grief, despair, and a life she didn't sign up for, Deborah writes with honesty about the weight of each moment and learning to take steps into a world of people she no longer felt similar to. Lifequakes is a companion on your journey-a roadmap to grieving-and for all going through loss, new or old. Deb's drawings and words are road markers to help you stay the course. She speaks honestly from the deepest part within all of us, and with the ability to help you find your way through darkness. Lifequakes is comforting and helpful for all on the journey of learning to live with traumatic life-changing events. After reading her words and treasuring her artwork, you won't feel as alone, and finding life within death may seem possible.

The Loss Of A Son

Author : Grant Cross
ISBN : 9781493193035
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 51.69 MB
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This book is about the death of a most beloved son and how the tragedy almost destroyed my whole family as well as how the loss of a loved one affects everyone close to it. How can you function and get through the most painful time of your life? Everything you had worked for and all the dreams you had for this beautiful baby boy are all gone in a moment of time. Whom do you turn to? Where does your help come from? God pours out his love and waits for the time when you will come running into his arms. That is when healing truly begins.
Category: Self-Help