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The best bereavement books

Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief
Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief
Martha Whitmore Hickman. For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, here are strength and thoughtful words to inspire and comfort.

I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One
I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One
Brook Noel. 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...

A Grief Observed
A Grief Observed
C. S. Lewis. Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moment," A Grief Observed is C. S. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss...

The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss
The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss
George A. Bonanno. We tend to understand grief as a predictable five-stage process of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. But in The Other Side of Sadness, George Bonanno shows that our conventional model discounts our capacity for resilience...

On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss
On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Ten years after the death of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, this commemorative edition of her final book combines practical wisdom, case studies, and the authors’ own experiences and spiritual insight to explain how the process of grieving helps us live with loss...

The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses including Health, Career, and Faith
The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses including Health, Career, and Faith
John W. James. Updated to commemorate its 20th anniversary, this classic resource further explores the effects of grief and sheds new light on how to begin to take effective actions to complete the grieving process and work towards recovery and happiness...

How To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies
How To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies
Therese A. Rando. Mourning the death of a loved one is a process  all of us will go through at one time or another.   But wherever the death is sudden or anticipated,  few of us are prepared for it or for the grief it  brings...

Forever Namaste: A Journey to Hope in the First Two Years after Child Loss
Forever Namaste: A Journey to Hope in the First Two Years after Child Loss
Darla Hutson. Child loss is a heartbreaking journey for parents who are left behind. When a child dies, a part of the hearts of every bereaved parent goes with a precious child into eternity. No parent, ever, wishes to survive their own child...

Faces of Suicide: Volume Four
Faces of Suicide: Volume Four
POS - FFOS Internet Community. Faces of Suicide: Volume Four is a collection of stories from the heart, written to show the world that that these people lived and their lives mattered. Some of the stories may inspire those who are reluctant travelers on this same road...

Suddenly Single: A Guide to Redefining Me
Suddenly Single: A Guide to Redefining Me
Deidra D. S. Green. Suddenly losing love is hard. There are so many feelings and emotions that come with sudden loss. We can experience grief and loss, abandonment, mistrust, self-doubt and sadness. We find fault in ourselves and may possibly feel that we are unlovable...

Grief Journal and Adult Coloring Book: For Grief + Bereavement
Grief Journal and Adult Coloring Book: For Grief + Bereavement
Grief Journal. The loss of a loved one can cause seasonal grief. Seasonal grief, or grief that occurs at a period of time or event, can recur for many years following the loss. Grief Work Diaries and Grief Work Journals are a recommended coping tool for exploring the grief cycle and emotions that arise after the...

Shattered: Surviving the Loss of a Child (Good Grief Series Book 4)
Shattered: Surviving the Loss of a Child (Good Grief Series Book 4)
Gary Roe. Unthinkable. Unbelievable. Heartbreaking. - Whatever words we choose, they all fall far short of the reality. - The loss of a child is a terrible thing. - How do we survive this? Can we? - Shattered: Surviving the Loss of a Child was written to help...

When Your Grandparent Dies: A Child's Guide to Good Grief (Elf-Help Books for Kids)
When Your Grandparent Dies: A Child's Guide to Good Grief (Elf-Help Books for Kids)
Victoria Ryan. Explaining what happens from a child's-eye view, the elves depict the difficult days before, after, and beyond a grandparent's death. They explore the meaning of death and heaven, as well as how to stay close in spirit with a grandparent who has died...

Grief and Loss: How to Get Through the Five Stages of Grief, Death and Loss after Losing a Loved One (Grief Recovery, Bereavement, Grief Counselling, Denial of Death, Finding Happiness)
Grief and Loss: How to Get Through the Five Stages of Grief, Death and Loss after Losing a Loved One (Grief Recovery, Bereavement, Grief Counselling, Denial of Death, Finding Happiness)
Ariana Kats. GRIEF, DEATH AND LOSS - How to get through the five stages of grief and loss after losing a loved one. - Get this Amazon Kindle book on amazon. com. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device...

Life Sucks Seek God: 5 soul-healing habits to connect you with God when life seems out of control. Ken Hagler. Ken Hagler’s "Life Sucks Seek God" offers a means of recovering intimacy with God in the middle of lives that are often difficult. His hard-won and straightforward guidance resists easy answers to life’s hard places and invites the reader into a conversation with God that might seem impossible in...

There Is No Good Card for This: What To Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love Kelsey Crowe. The creator of the viral hit "Empathy Cards" teams up with a compassion expert to produce a visually stunning and groundbreaking illustrated guide to help you increase your emotional intelligence and learn how to offer comfort and support when someone you know is in pain...

Good Grief: 50th Anniversary Edition Granger E. Westberg.

Understanding Dying, Death, and Bereavement Michael R. Leming. Using a social-psychological approach, the new edition of this book remains solidly grounded in theory and research, while also providing useful information to help individuals examine their own feelings about-and cope with-death and grieving...

Healing a Spouse's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Husband or Wife Dies (Healing Your Grieving Heart series) Alan D. Wolfelt PhD. Offers 100 practical, here-and-now suggestions for helping widowers or widows mourn well so they can go on to live well and love well again. Whether your spouse died recently or long ago, you will find comfort and healing in this compassionate book...

When a Child Dies from Drugs: Practical Help for Parents in Bereavement Pat Wittberger. "When a Child Dies From Drugs" is written by parents to help other parents who are experiencing the ultimate tragedy of their child's death from drugs or alcohol - parents who find themselves isolated in a fathomless dark void wondering whether they will ever resurface into the real world again...

Healing the Adult Child's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Parent Dies (Healing Your Grieving Heart series) Alan D. Wolfelt PhD. Offering heartfelt and simple advice, this book provides realistic suggestions and relief for an adult child whose parent has died. Practical advice is presented in a one-topic-per-page format that does not overwhelm with psychological language, but provides small, immediate ways to understand and reconcile...

Understanding Dying, Death, and Bereavement Michael R. Leming. Using a social-psychological approach, this edition remains solidly grounded in theory and research, but places greater emphasis on the individual and coping with death and dying. These two well-known authors and researchers integrate stimulating personal accounts throughout the text, and apply concepts...

Beyond Tears: Living After Losing a Child, Revised Edition Ellen Mitchell. Meant to comfort and give direction to bereaved parents, Beyond Tears is written by nine mothers who have each lost a child. This revised edition includes a new chapter written from the perspective of surviving siblings...

The Understanding Your Grief Support Group Guide: Starting and Leading a Bereavement Support Group Alan D. Wolfelt PhD. This guide to facilitating support support groups offers bereavement caregivers practical strategies for creating and maintaining a productive environment for mourners.

The Orphaned Adult: Understanding And Coping With Grief And Change After The Death Of Our Parents Alexander Levy. Losing our parents when we ourselves are adults is in the natural order of things, a rite of passage into true adulthood. But whether we lose them suddenly or after a prolonged illness, and whether we were close to or estranged from them, this passage proves inevitably more difficult than we thought...

Grief Journal and Adult Coloring Book: Bereavement and Grief Work Grief Journal. The loss of a loved one can cause seasonal grief. Seasonal grief, or grief that occurs at a period of time or event, can recur for many years following the loss. Grief Work Diaries and Grief Work Journals are a recommended coping tool for exploring the grief cycle and emotions that arise after the...

Grief Work Journal and Adult Coloring Book Grief Work. The loss of a loved one can cause seasonal grief. Seasonal grief, or grief that occurs at a period of time or event, can recur for many years following the loss. Grief Work Diaries and Grief Work Journals are a recommended coping tool for exploring the grief cycle and emotions that arise after the...

How To Process Grief: Journal and Adult Coloring Book Process Grief. he loss of a loved one can cause seasonal grief. Seasonal grief, or grief that occurs at a period of time or event, can recur for many years following the loss. Grief Work Diaries and Grief Work Journals are a recommended coping tool for exploring the grief cycle and emotions that arise after the...

Grieving with Hope: Finding Comfort as You Journey through Loss Samuel J IV Hodges. Practical and straightforward, yet warm and compassionate, Grieving with Hope clarifies the popular misconception that people move through stages of grief. This will be an encouragement to many, as grieving people often think something is wrong with them when their grief doesn't proceed neatly through...

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