UNDERSTANDING YOUR GRIEF TEN ESSENTIAL TOUCHSTONES FOR FINDING HOPE AND HEALING YOUR HEART

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Understanding Your Grief

Author : Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN : 9781879651357
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 36.77 MB
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Explaining the important difference between grief and mourning, this book explores every mourner's need to acknowledge death and embrace the pain of loss. Also explored are the many factors that make each person's grief unique and the many normal thoughts and feelings mourners might have. Questions of spirituality and religion are addressed as well. The rights of mourners to be compassionate with themselves, to lean on others for help, and to trust in their ability to heal are upheld. Journaling sections encourage mourners to articulate their unique thoughts and feelings.
Category: Self-Help

Understanding Your Suicide Grief

Author : Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN : 9781617221217
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 26.96 MB
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For anyone who has experienced the suicide of a loved one, coworker, neighbor, or acquaintance and is seeking information about coping with such a profound loss, this compassionate guide explores the unique responses inherent to their grief. Using the metaphor of the wilderness, the book introduces 10 touchstones to assist the survivor in this naturally complicated and particularly painful journey. The touchstones include opening to the presence of loss, embracing the uniqueness of grief, understanding the six needs of mourning, reaching out for help, and seeking reconciliation over resolution. Learning to identify and rely on each of these touchstones will bring about hope and healing.
Category: Psychology

Transcending Divorce

Author : Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN : 9781617220005
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 69.63 MB
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With empathy and wisdom, this resource provides 10 essential touchstones for hope and healing when enduring a divorce while simultaneously dispelling common misconceptions associated with divorce. Stressing the importance of the need to fully mourn the loss of a relationship before moving on, this compassionate guide—written with a warm, direct tone—will help divorcees reconcile and discover a happy, healthy life. An appendix with useful meeting plans for group sessions is also included.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Understanding Your Grief Journal

Author : Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN : 9781617221156
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 64.30 MB
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This companion workbook to Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart is designed to help mourners explore the many facets of their unique grief through journaling. Ten essential touchstones for mourners are covered, including being open to the presence of loss, dispelling misconceptions about grief, embracing the uniqueness of grief, seeking reconciliation, and reaching out for help. Journalers are asked specific questions about their feelings of grief as they relate to the ten essential touchstones and are provided with writing space for their reflections.
Category: Self-Help

Healing Your Grieving Heart

Author : Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN : 9781879651258
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 32.38 MB
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With sensitivity and insight, this series offers suggestions for healing activities that can help survivors learn to express their grief and mourn naturally. Acknowledging that death is a painful, ongoing part of life, it explains how people need to slow down, turn inward, embrace their feelings of loss, and seek and accept support when a loved one dies. Each book, geared for mourning adults, teens, or children, provides ideas and action-oriented tips that teach the basic principles of grief and healing. These ideas and activities are aimed at reducing the confusion, anxiety, and huge personal void so that living their lives can begin again.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Journey Through Grief

Author : Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN : 9781617220975
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 61.88 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

The Understanding Your Grief Support Group Guide

Author : Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN : 9781617221187
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 31.29 MB
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This guide to facilitating support groups offers bereavement caregivers practical strategies for creating and maintaining a productive environment for mourners. Logistical considerations such as setting up and publicizing a new group are discussed, as is the importance of prescreening new members. Tips for creating a set of ground rules are provided, and the pros and cons of creating structured and unstructured meetings are considered. Responding constructively to problems in the group is also discussed, with helpful, time-proven models provided for evaluating group and individual progress.
Category: Family & Relationships

Healing Your Grief About Aging

Author : Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN : 9781617221736
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 40.86 MB
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Getting older goes hand in hand with losses of many kinds—ending careers, empty nests, illness, the deaths of loved ones—and this book by one of the world's most beloved grief experts helps one acknowledge and mourn the many losses of aging while also offering advice for living better in old age. The 100 practical tips and activities address the emotional, spiritual, cognitive, social, and physical needs of seniors who want to age authentically and gracefully, and each idea also includes a seize-the-day action to live fully and with joy in the present moment. For those who’ve just entered their 50s or are well on their way to the century mark, this book promises elder-friendly tips for comfort, laughter, and inspiration.
Category: Self-Help

Loving From The Outside In Mourning From The Inside Out

Author : Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN : 9781617221842
Genre : Self-Help
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Recognizing how the need to grieve is anchored in one’s capacity to care for someone, this calming guide contends that the act of mourning is healthy—and necessary—following a life-changing loss. The very foundation of attachment is reflected upon, illustrating devotion as both the primary cause of grief and a crucial source of emotional recovery. Exploring the essential principles of love as well as the reasons behind it, this heartfelt handbook makes it possible to embrace a trying but vital process.
Category: Self-Help

Healing Your Traumatized Heart

Author : Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN : 9781879651326
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 77.17 MB
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Dealing with grief in a practical manner, this guide offers compassionate tips for those affected by a traumatic death. Included are topics such as coping with family stress, expressing feelings of hurt and anger, dealing with hurtful comments, and exploring feelings of guilt. Each of the 100 suggestions is aimed at reducing the confusion, anxiety, and huge personal void in order to help survivors begin their lives again. Some of the tips include understanding the special characteristics of trauma grief, planting a tree in memory of the person who died, and making connections with others affected by a similar death.
Category: Family & Relationships