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Grief Lessons

Author : Euripides
ISBN : 1590175573
Genre : Drama
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Euripides, the last of the three great tragedians of ancient Athens, reached the height of his renown during the disastrous Peloponnesian War, when democratic Athens was brought down by its own outsized ambitions. “Euripides,” the classicist Bernard Knox has written, —was born never to live in peace with himself and to prevent the rest of mankind from doing so.— His plays were shockers: he unmasked heroes, revealing them as foolish and savage, and he wrote about the powerless—women and children, slaves and barbarians—for whom tragedy was not so much exceptional as unending. Euripides’ plays rarely won first prize in the great democratic competitions of ancient Athens, but their combustible mixture of realism and extremism fascinated audiences throughout the Greek world. In the last days of the Peloponnesian War, Athenian prisoners held captive in far-off Sicily were said to have won their freedom by reciting snatches of Euripides’ latest tragedies. Four of those tragedies are here presented in new translations by the contemporary poet and classicist Anne Carson. They are Herakles, in which the hero swaggers home to destroy his own family; Hekabe, set after the Trojan War, in which Hektor’s widow takes vengeance on her Greek captors; Hippolytos, about love and the horror of love; and the strange tragic-comedy fable Alkestis, which tells of a husband who arranges for his wife to die in his place. The volume also contains brief introductions by Carson to each of the plays along with two remarkable framing essays: “Tragedy: A Curious Art Form” and “Why I Wrote Two Plays About Phaidra.”
Category: Drama

Moving Beyond Grief

Author : Ruth Sissom
ISBN : 0929239091
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Relates experiences of those who grieve deaths due to AIDS, murder, Alzheimer's, cancer, suicide. These survivors' ultimate triumph offers hope and assurance of God's sufficiency in the face of wrenching loss.
Category: Family & Relationships

A Return From Grief

Author : Nancy Williams
ISBN : 1946946230
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Grief is universal. Everyone has lost someone they loved and felt the pain and emptiness that comes with such profound loss. After Nancy Williams lost the man she fell in love with as a teenager to a brief, harsh illness, she sought a way to ease the pain of bereavement. She needed strength to move forward with life. Nancy found solace in writing poetry, releasing her emotions through the written word. Now, in A Return From Grief, she will take you through her personal journey of loss and share her emergence from grief into life once again. With honest, genuine emotion, Nancy fills the pages of this book with the lessons she has learned from living through the death of her beloved former husband. She offers solace and comfort to those enduring similar experiences. Join Nancy Williams on her journey to recovery. See how we learn to live with grief, how it lightens, even if it never goes away, and find your own Return from Grief.

Heavenly Grief

Author : Don Clifford
ISBN : 9781604776812
Genre : Religion
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Don and Karen Clifford are life-long Christians whose marriage and faith have survived the loss of three of their living children. Because of their total dependence on God during the multiple losses, they began to learn things about surviving grief that aren't covered in the textbooks. They not only learned how to survive the losses, but how to recover in a reasonable time and return to a joyous Christian life. They simply learned (sometimes through trial and error) to avail themselves of the helps and comforts God provides. Don and Karen discuss the help they found and how God's provisions are all part of His all-sufficient grace. They offer practical guidance to help avoid traps that can easily lead to continuing sorrow. They focus on the recovery process and the spiritual lessons that can help the grieving individual find healing and go on to a full and happy life. As young parents, Don and Karen lost their 2-year old son Mike, who suffered from seizures, when he suffocated in his bedding in the night. A few years later, their baby daughter Rachel contracted spinal meningitis at 3 months but lived in a severely brain-damaged body for over 3 years. Finally, their 5-year old daughter Beth, who also suffered seizures, died in a bathtub drowning accident at the age of five. Two of their daughters survived and are now married and have given Don and Karen six grandchildren. Both Don and Karen have served faithfully in their churches, team teaching adult Bible classes for most of their adult lives. Don worked as an aerospace engineer while Karen was kept busy in the home with their children. Later Karen became a travel agent and the couple traveled extensively, leading or participating in mission trips around the world. They are now retired and reside in St. Charles, Missouri
Category: Religion

Complicated Grief

Author : Margaret Stroebe
ISBN : 9781136252426
Genre : Psychology
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How can complicated grief be defined? How does it differ from normal patterns of grief and grieving? Who among the bereaved is particularly at risk? Can clinical intervention reduce complications? Complicated Grief provides a balanced, up-to-date, state-of-the-art account of the scientific foundations surrounding the topic of complicated grief. In this book, Margaret Stroebe,Henk Schut and Jan van den Bout address the basic questions about the concept, manifestations and phenomena associated with complicated grief. They bring together researchers from different disciplines, providing a broad range of cultural and societal perspectives, to enable the reader to access the scientific knowledge base regarding complicated grief, on both theoretical and empirical levels. The book is divided into four main sections: An exploration of the nature of complicated grief Diagnostic categorizations Contemporary research on complicated grief Treament of complicated grief Illuminating the foundations and new innovations in research, Complicated Grief will be essential reading for professionals working with bereavement such as clinical psychologists, health psychologists and psychiatrists, researchers, as well as graduate students of psychology and psychiatry. Margaret Stroebe is Professor at the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Utrecht University, and the Department of Clinical Psychology and Experimental Psychopathology, University of Groningen,The Netherlands. Henk Schut is Associate Professor at the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Jan van den Bout is Professor of Clinical Psychology at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Contributors: Paul Boelen, Kathrin Boerner, George Bonanno, Laurie Burke, Rachel Cooper, Atle Dyregrov, Kari Dyregrov, Francesca Del Gaudio, Ann-Marie Golden, Jennifer Jacobs, David Kissane, Rolf Kleber, Yeulin Li, Jeffrey Looi, Anthony Mancini, Mario Mikulincer, Michelle Moulds, Robert Neimeyer, Mary-Frances O'Connor, John Ogrodniczuk, William Piper, Holly G. Prigerson, Therese Rando, Beverley Raphael, Paul C. Rosenblatt, Edward Rynearson, Henk A.W. Schut, Phillip Shaver, Margaret S. Stroebe, Jan van den Bout, Marcel van den Hout, Birgit Wagner, Jerome C. Wakefield, Edward Watkins, Talia I. Zaider.
Category: Psychology

Lessons In Grief Death

Author : Linda Van Dyke
ISBN : 1892696304
Genre : Social Science
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Death is not unnatural and grieving is not a process to be avoided, rushed or silenced. This book offers powerful lessons about the cycle of life and the power of people with developmental disabilities to master deep emotional challenges. Linda Van Dyke employs the universal languages of art, music and drama to help the people she counsels to explore the newness and the wide range of feelings that come with a death loss. She invites them to see the beauty of the final separation of the physical body from the eternal spirit. Underlying the Here Comes the Balloon method is a firm belief in the healing spirit of God. More than just offering a ceremony and soothing words, Ms. Van Dyke shows genuine compassion and close attention to the varied needs and desires of each individual who faces a death loss. She demonstrates how to bring out the strengths in the person who is grieving, and how to help them envision a full life after the crisis. Linda Van Dyke's life work is inseparable from her spiritual path. Her joy and pain are woven through the stories. And, her message to professionals and others who serve people with developmental disabilities is one of hope, strength and commitment.
Category: Social Science

Understanding Grief

Author : Richard Gross
ISBN : 9781317541400
Genre : Psychology
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Understanding Grief is a comprehensive and accessible 'one stop' introduction to all the major models of grief. In addition to the individual perspective, bereavement is discussed in relation to social, cultural and religious factors and influences. Richard Gross also examines the impact of different types of bereavement, such as the death of a child, parent, spouse/partner, and sibling, and discusses the impact of traumatic death in relation to complicated grief. The text also covers pet loss, death anxiety, and post-traumatic growth. This innovative book combines personal accounts of grief with clinical accounts of patients provided by psychiatrists and psychologists, and research involving large numbers of bereaved individuals. Understanding Grief will be invaluable to all those working with bereaved clients, including bereavement counsellors, counselling and clinical psychologists, healthcare professionals, social workers, and the interested layperson. It is also suitable for people training to work with bereaved individuals.
Category: Psychology

Lessons In Loss And Living

Author : Michele A. Reiss
ISBN : 9781401396312
Genre : Psychology
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Dr. Michele Reiss, an expert in the field of death and dying, specializes in helping clients cope with life-threatening illnesses and helping their families through the grieving process. A highly respected therapist, she counseled Randy Pausch, author of The Last Lecture, and his wife, Jai, as Randy was dying of pancreatic cancer. Now Dr. Reiss provides comfort and counsel for readers who are coping with the challenges of serious illness or grief. Through real-life examples of people who have dealt with cancer and other illnesses, she has given us a book about hope and the art of living and loving well, despite significant adversity. This beautifully written, inspiring book reminds the rest of us that time is precious, and that we should live our lives fully, generously, and with joy.
Category: Psychology