THE JOURNEY THROUGH GRIEF AND LOSS

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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

Witnessing Ted

Author : Ted Wiard
ISBN : 1461046122
Genre : Self-Help
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In Witnessing Ted, Carol Poteat travels to New Mexico's Golden Willow Retreat, founded by Ted Wiard and his wife, Marcella. Carol's mission is to witness Ted's personal account of how he journeyed from loss to recovery following the death of his first wife, brother, two children and mother-in-law. In this intense and compassionate story, we gradually discover the power of conscious healing. Through short vignettes, readers experience the raw, unintellectualized emotion of Ted's losses, which gives them permission to work through their own grief. Poignant photographs and quotes further encourage and inspire the individual's journey to healing, while the keys to understanding and working through grief, revealed through the author's own story, illuminate the path. Witnessing Ted undoubtedly transcends other works that deal with the subject of loss. The grief cycle is said to comprise of five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance, but this book takes readers through a sixth aspect, relocation, where they will experience a renewed sense of purpose. A licensed clinical therapist, certified grief counselor, and ordained minister, Ted Wiard is also an accomplished international speaker and an author of numerous articles. As a writer, professional coach, and consultant, Carol Poteat's first book demonstrates her ability to facilitate an understanding of complex subject matter. Her life's work is to support people in their goal of self-realization. Through this book, Ted and Carol encourage and guide readers as they progress along their paths. Crafted in a way that will touch hearts and offer hope, this book gently guides us through the pain of our losses to the expression of a wiser, more authentic self.
Category: Self-Help

The Journey Through Grief

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

Lifequakes

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.
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The Long Ride Home

Author : Jeannie Vansickle
ISBN : 9781452562674
Genre : Self-Help
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Jeannie’s husband of forty years died suddenly while out of town on business. She was left stunned and devastated. The Long Ride Home is a candid account of her struggle to get her life back. Through her journal entries, she takes the reader through the first two years of her grief, always straightforward and honest and often humorous. No holds are barred as she shares her fear, her pain, her anger, her loss, and her love. This is a powerful testimony that life goes on while grieving and healing and making happiness a choice. An inspiration to a grieving heart! It takes courage to share the rawest of human emotions and thoughts in the journey of grieving. This rare look into the bleeding of loss and heart break is an invaluable source of wisdom. Through the acceptance of the actuality of the present (no matter how painful, frightening, and undesirable) healing comes about. Between the words and the pages, we get to watch it unfold and be discovered. —Donna Crawford, author of Developing Emotional Intelligence, Chicago, IL The Long Ride Home is a powerful true story of the journey from fear and hopelessness to a place of self-discovery and renewed happiness after the sudden death of the author’s husband. This book serves as an inspiration to all who have lost a loved one and one I’m happy to recommend to friends and those I meet through my interactions with victims of crime or sudden death. Read The Long Ride Home and then send a copy to all you know who could use a hand up through their own difficult live journeys, you’ll be glad you did. —Patricia Hung, Police Constable and the mother of a murdered teen, Toronto, Canada. The Long Ride Home by Jeannie Vansickle is a wonderful, heartfelt account of the sudden death of her husband. Her raw honest approach will make you laugh and make you cry. As you travel with Jeannie, she takes you through her journey of grief and acceptance as she finds her way to joy. A must read for everyone who has experienced the loss of a close loved one. —Gretchen M. Fox, Certified Life Coach / SRT Consultant, Cincinnati, Ohio
Category: Self-Help

Grieving The Loss Of A Loved One

Author : Kathe Wunnenberg
ISBN : 9780310862345
Genre : Religion
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Death is an inevitable and constant part of life, yet those who grieve often feel misunderstood and alone in their journey, says Kathe Wunnenberg, author of Grieving the Loss of a Loved One. This compassionate book acts as a daily devotional companion to hurting people. Designed for adult readers of all ages and stages in the grieving process, it is sensitively written by an author who suffered three miscarriages and the death of an infant son. She knows from firsthand experience that there are no easy answers for those who mourn. Sixty devotions cover the many stages of grieving, including readings for holidays, birthdays, and special occasions, when grief can be particularly painful. Readers will walk away from the short thematic devotions and feel validated, connected to someone who knows how they truly feel, and with renewed hope in God. Friends and family members who sincerely want to help the grieving can give this book as a meaningful, beneficial expression of their love and concern.
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

From Grief To Grace

Author : Jeannie Ewing
ISBN : 9781622822942
Genre : Religion
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Grief touches all of our lives, but it does not have to paralyze us with fear or inaction. God allows suffering because He knows how powerful it can be to our spiritual lives and to helping us fully embrace His love and mercy. In this insightful and practical book, you’ll learn how to live a life of redemptive suffering that will draw you through grief into a state of tenacity, meaning, holiness, and joy. Author Jeannie Ewing is no stranger to suffering. Her family has long struggled with bipolar disorder and depression, and her baby daughter was born with a rare genetic disorder that caused her bones to prematurely fuse together. Despite the many layers of sadness, loss, confusion, and anger, Jeannie responded to God’s calling and transformed her life into one with profound purpose and joy. Combining her training in psychology and counseling with real-life examples, Jeannie will show you that there is much life to be lived in the midst of loss, and that all things – even the most painful life experiences – are working together for a greater good. You’ll also learn: The all-too-often misunderstood difference between grief and depression.The spiritual benefits to uniting your crosses with Jesus’s Passion and Death.The counterintuitive notion that grief and joy can coexist.The spiritual danger of internalizing our pain and hiding it from othersHow great saints like St. John of the Cross and St. Therese of Liseux struggled to make sense out of suffering.The six spiritual principles that will assist you on the journey of navigating grief.How to know when you should seek professional help.Ways in which God is calling you to bring hope and joy to those dwelling in darkness.How to confidently confront the nothingness and emptiness you feel in your interior life.And Meditations on the Stations of the Cross, the Sorrowful Mysteries, and the Seven Sorrows of Mary that will help you reflect on how redemptive suffering can help you embrace God’s love and mercy.
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Redeeming The Tears

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ISBN : 1574941860
Genre : Church group work
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Grieving The Loss Of A Loved One

Author : Richard Kauffman
ISBN : 1517225000
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How do you Grieve the loss of a loved one A look at the journey working through the 5 stages of grief after the death and loss of a loved one I approach all topics in this book from my personal experiences of loss. As it has been a 22 year long journey as I have worked through the stages of grief and how it has affected my life in a very profound way following the death of my 3-year-old daughter in 1993 Are you ever prepared to lose a loved one? When it does happen, and it will happen to everyone at some point in time. I want to let you know that grief is a personal to each and every one of us. As we work through the stages of grief understand that not everyone goes through them at the time, or even in the same order. There is no specific amount of time you will spend on each stage. I have been asked many times over the years as to How Long Will It Take? We will discuss that as we cover the information. I hope that you will feel free to engage in a discussion with me as to your personal story, experiences with your journey with grief. I will cover in this book - Five stages of grief - Denial - Anger - Bargaining - Depression - Acceptance and Moving On - What I learned through each process - Much more
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