Healing After Loss

Author: Martha Whitmore Hickman
Publisher:
ISBN: 1441307575
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Based on Healing After Loss, the wise and timeless bereavement companion that has helped thousands cope with grief since 1994, this page-a-day journal includes insightful affirmations, gentle guidance, and thoughtful prompts for writing through loss. Daily meditations follow the course of a year, but the journal can be started in any month, on any day.

I Wasn t Ready to Say Goodbye

Author: Brook Noel
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402234330
Release Date: 2008-05-01
Genre: Self-Help

Now there is a hand to hold... Each year about eight million Americans suffer the death of someone close to them. Now for thse who face the challenges of sudden death, there is a hand to hold, written by two women who have experienced sudden loss. This updated edition of the best-selling bereavement classic will touch, comfort, uplift and console. Authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D. explore sudden death and offers a comforting hand to hold for those who are grieving the sudden death of a loved one. Featured on ABC World News, Fox and Friends and many other shows, this book acts as a touchstone of sanity through difficult times. I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye covers such difficult topics as the first few weeks, suicide, death of a child, children and grief, funerals and rituals, physical effects, homicide and depression. New material covers the unique circumstances of loss, men and women's grieving styles, religion and faith, myths and misunderstandings, I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye reflects the shifting face of grief. These pages have offered solace to over eighty thousand people, ranging from seniors to teenagers and from the newly bereaved to those who lost a loved one years ago. Individuals engulfed by the immediate aftermath will find a special chapter covering the first few weeks. Tapping their personal histories and drawing on numerous interviews, authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D, explore unexpected death and its role in the cycle of life. I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye provides survivors with a rock-steady anchor from which to weather the storm of pain and begin to rebuild their lives. PRAISE FOR I WASN'T READY TO SAY GOODBYE "I highly recommend this book, not only to the bereaved, but to friends and counselors as well." Helen Fitzgerald, author of The Grieving Child, The Mourning Handbook, and The Grieving Teen "This book, by women who have done their homework on grief... can hold a hand and comfort a soul through grief 's wilderness. Oustanding references of where to see other help." George C. Kandle, Pastoral Psychologist "Finally, you have found a friend who can not only explain what has just occurred, but can take you by the hand and lead you to a place of healing and personal growth. Whether you are dealing with the loss of a family member, a close personal associate or a friend, this guide can help you survive and cope, but even more importantly... heal." The Rebecca Review "For those dealing with the loss of a loved one, or for those who want to help someone who is, this is a highly recommended read." Midwest Book Review

Through a Season of Grief

Author: Bill Dunn
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418578268
Release Date: 2004-08-30
Genre: Religion

If you've lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you've discovered that few people understand the deep hurt you feel. Where do you turn for daily comfort and help? Where do you find the tools to move forward? Through a Season of Grief is the first 365-day devotional designed to support and uplift you in the first, most difficult year of bereavement. These devotions offer biblical comfort and practical teaching that will enable you to take steps forward each day toward healing. You will better understand the grieving process and will receive needed encouragement along the way. More than thirty respected Christian professionals – including Kay Arthur, Jack Hayford, Elisabeth Elliot, Norman Wright, Barbara Johnson, and Luis Palau – share their insights on how to walk through the devastation of grief toward wholeness and hope. You will also hear from people like you who have lost a loved one and have found God's healing presence in the midst of despair. This unique devotional is based on GriefShare®, a national grief recovery support group program that has helped more than 100,000 families.

Experiencing Grief

Author: H. Norman Wright
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780805430929
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Religion

Written for the person who has just experienced loss, this brief but powerful book leads readers through the five stages of grief to a peaceful, more mature faith. Original.

Such Good People

Author: Martha Whitmore Hickman
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446604674
Release Date: 1997-05-01
Genre: Fiction

Into the everyday life of a picture-perfect, middle class family comes a tragedy both unexpected and inexplicable when the youngest daughter dies in an accident. Now this once stable family, their lives forever changed by unimaginable loss, must learn how to cope, share, grieve, and grow in order to ever approach normalcy again.

Reflections of a Grieving Spouse

Author: H. Norman Wright
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 9780736933995
Release Date: 2009-07-01
Genre: Religion

When author and counselor H. Norman Wright's beloved wife, Joyce, passed away, he grieved the loss of his partner and the life they shared. Even in his state of sorrow, he knew he had to find a way to live without Joyce, to forge a hopeful path, and to move forward in God's grace and strength. With vulnerability and emotional insight, Norm shares from his deeply personal journey and illuminates the way back to living when someone you love is gone. Readers who have lost their spouse will discover support and guidance as they work through anger, including anger at God, to ease toward God's peace move away from denial and "what ifs"to move forward allow memories to provide comfort without getting stuck in the past create a healthy new, daily routine to care for themselves turn their new identity and life over to God's leading and mercy This tender and inspirational book will help any reader who is grieving or who is walking alongside a grieving friend.

Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

Author: Lorene Hanley Duquin
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN: 9781681921570
Release Date: 2017-02-15
Genre: Religion

"Grief is like a long valley, a winding valley where any bend may reveal a totally new landscape." C.S. Lewis Lorene Duquin, an experienced grief counselor was no stranger to understanding and explaining grief, and had helped many people work through it. But when she lost her mother she found herself living in an entirely new space. Grieving the Loss of a Loved One contains 52 powerful, one-page meditations that will help you work through the various aspects of grieving as they did for Lorene herself. The meditations are wide-ranging: they are deeply personal, but yet they address the emotional, physical, mental, spiritual, and social aspects of grief. Rooted in prayer, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and conveying important life lessons, each meditation features: A quote from a well-known figure that speaks to the meditation A brief reflection that expands upon the topic at hand A prayer Sidebar with a timely quote or anecdote Walk hand in hand with Lorene and experience the gift of a companion who can walk this painful walk at your side, through this unknown territory, where each passing day seems to reveal a new dimension of pain, loss, confusion but eventually transforms to healing and peace.

Grief Healing Techniques Step by Step Support for Working Through Grief and Loss

Author: Calistoga Press
Publisher: Callisto Media Inc.
ISBN: 9781623153564
Release Date: 2014-03-24
Genre: Self-Help

Grief Healing Techniques Helps You Recover in Your Own Way, at Your Own Pace After losing a loved one, grief can be overwhelming and seem impossible to conquer. Grief Healing Techniques gives you manageable, effective steps you can take to work through your grief on a daily basis, so you can start to find your new “normal.” Grief Healing Techniques speaks to anyone who has ever suffered a major loss. With Grief Healing Techniques, you will be able examine your emotions and learn basic strategies for self-care to help you through this difficult time. Grief Healing Techniques helps you rebuild your daily routine, with tips for planning your meals and activities, finding a support network, and healing through journaling and meditation. Grief Healing Techniques gives you practical support for working through grief, with: • Useful insights on the physical effects and emotional range of grief • Practical approaches for rebuilding your daily routine • Advice on whether to pursue professional help • Ideas for strengthening your relationships and involving others in your recovery • Tips for dealing with birthdays, holidays, and other celebrations • Perspectives on support groups, meditation, journaling, and religion With straightforward and supportive advice, Grief Healing Techniques will show you how to make your grief manageable and restore balance to your daily life.

Hope Healing for Transcending Loss

Author: Ashley Davis Bush LCSW
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 9781573246675
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Self-Help

Ashley Davis Bush published Transcending Loss (Berkley) in 1997. Since then she has grown her Transcending Loss brand by becoming a sought-after speaker for professional conferences and by reaching out directly to the bereaved through online communities where she has established tens of thousands of followers. In her new book Hope & Healing for Transcending Loss, Davis Bush offers daily readings--bite-sized lifelines and glimpses of hope for those coping with the death of a loved one. It comprises a brief introduction, a brief conclusion, and 365 daily meditations, plus a few additional pieces for particularly difficult occasions like death date, birth date, anniversary, holidays, and more. Scattered throughout are calming photographs for further contemplation or stillness. Davis Bush's writings focus on normalizing and validating the incredibly painful process of grieving. She offers a compassionate perspective on staying connected to the deceased, focusing on love, living with gratitude, channeling pain to compassion, transcending loss, making meaning, and living into a new self.

The Five Ways We Grieve

Author: Susan A. Berger
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 083482227X
Release Date: 2011-03-08
Genre: Self-Help

In this new approach to understanding the impact of grief, Susan A. Berger goes beyond the commonly held theories of stages of grief with a new typology for self-awareness and personal growth. She offers practical advice for healing from a major loss in this presentation of five basic ways, or types, of grieving. These five types describe how different people respond to a major loss. The types are: • Nomads, who have not yet resolved their grief and don’t often understand how their loss has affected their lives • Memorialists, who are committed to preserving the memory of their loved ones by creating concrete memorials and rituals to honor them • Normalizers, who are committed to re-creating a sense of family and community • Activists, who focus on helping other people who are dealing with the same disease or issues that caused their loved one’s death • Seekers, who adopt religious, philosophical, or spiritual beliefs to create meaning in their lives Drawing on research results and anecdotes from working with the bereaved over the past ten years, Berger examines how a person’s worldview is affected after a major loss. According to her findings, people experience significant changes in their sense of mortality, their values and priorities, their perception of and orientation toward time, and the manner in which they "fit" in society. The five types of grieving, she finds, reflect the choices people make in their efforts to adapt to dramatic life changes. By identifying with one of the types, readers who have suffered a recent loss—or whose lives have been shaped by an early loss—find ways of understanding the impact of the loss and of living more fully.

A Time to Grieve

Author: Carol Staudacher
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062120638
Release Date: 2011-10-18
Genre: Self-Help

A collection of truly comforting, down-to-earth thoughts and meditations -- including the authentic voices of survivors -- for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.

Healing Grief Finding Peace

Author: Louis LaGrand
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402260407
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Genre: Self-Help

"Dr. LaGrand's advice and recommendations reach from and to both heart and head ... a powerful and important lesson about grief that even in grief, we can still grow." Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, senior consultant, Hospice Foundation of America Through Your Loss Comes The Strength to Grow Whether the death of a loved one is sudden or follows a long battle with illness, there is no way to prepare for the loss of someone close. Grieving is painful, but you have a choice in how you cope with grief and most importantly how you adapt to the intense loss you've experienced. Grief counseling expert Dr. Louis LaGrand describes 101 tips and prescriptions to help mourners through their tragic loss. His specific coping strategies offer practical advice, ultimately giving you pathways for achieving lasting inner peace by using the one thing you can control your own response to grief. Heal your inner grief and find peace by: *Starting each day with an affirmative action *Establishing a grief or worry time *Planning in advance for birthdays, anniversaries, and important holidays *Learning to enjoy new routines *Letting go of "if onlys" and "what ifs" *Never ruling out happiness

Grieving Mindfully

Author: Sameet M. Kumar
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
ISBN: PSU:000057941844
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Self-Help

In this compassionate and practical book, a Buddhist psychotherapist, Sameet Kumar, Ph.D., who specializes in applying meditation techniques to clinical problems, uses a unique combination of Buddhist spiritual practice and proven psychological strategies to help readers develop, understand, and transform their grief.

Don t Take My Grief Away from Me

Author: Doug Manning
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781892785787
Release Date: 2013-06-06
Genre: Self-Help

No one addresses the needs of a grieving person like Doug Manning. His warm, conversational style takes the reader through all the emotions and experiences that accompany the death of a loved one. Doug helps the reader through the grief journey and provides guidance, assurances and hope for healing.