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The best bereavement books

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...

Bereavement Groups and the Role of Social Support: Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice
Bereavement Groups and the Role of Social Support: Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice
William G. Hoy. All too frequently, clinical practice consists of repeating year after year the methods learned in graduate training, occasionally seasoned by a technique learned in a continuing-education workshop. Bereavement Groups and the Role of Social Support gives clinicians what they’ve been missing in other...

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...

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...

Bereavement: Counseling the Grieving Throughout the Life Cycle (Continuum Counseling Series)
Bereavement: Counseling the Grieving Throughout the Life Cycle (Continuum Counseling Series)
David A. Crenshaw. Everyone will benefit form overview of the different types of grieving.

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...

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...

Getting Grief Right: Finding Your Story of Love in the Sorrow of Loss
Getting Grief Right: Finding Your Story of Love in the Sorrow of Loss
Patrick O'Malley PhD. When the New York Times ran Patrick O’Malley’s story about the loss of his infant son—and how his inability to “move on” challenged everything he was taught as a psychotherapist—it inspired an unprecedented flood of gratitude from readers...

Grief Unveiled: A Widow’s Guide to Navigating Your Journey in Life After Loss
Grief Unveiled: A Widow’s Guide to Navigating Your Journey in Life After Loss
Sarah M. Nannen. Widowhood leaves you forever changed but does not have to mean forever suffering. - Grief Unveiled is a love letter from a widow sister that will change what you believe is possible in life after loss...

Grief to Grateful: Restoring Life, Love, and Loyalty After Suffering Loss
Grief to Grateful: Restoring Life, Love, and Loyalty After Suffering Loss
Jason M Sterner. Grief isn’t on our radar until we’re in the midst of it. You don’t wake up one morning expecting someone so young and full of energy, someone you love and care about so much. . . to die. But then there it is...

Healing the Adult Child's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Parent Dies (Healing Your Grieving Heart series)
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
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...

When a Child Dies from Drugs: Practical Help for Parents in Bereavement
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...

The Understanding Your Grief Support Group Guide: Starting and Leading a Bereavement Support Group
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.

Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society: Bridging Research and Practice (Series in Death, Dying, and Bereavement) . Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society is an authoritative guide to the study of and work with major themes in bereavement. Its chapters synthesize the best of research-based conceptualization and clinical wisdom across 30 of the most important topics in the field...

Softening the Grief: What to Say and Do to Comfort a Bereaved Mother Joan E Markwell. Softening the Grief is both a companion for grieving mothers so they know they are not alone and a resource for people who want to be caring but are afraid they will say the wrong thing. This book provides the right things to say and do 1...

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...

Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy, Fourth Edition: A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner J. William Worden PhD ABPP. Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! In the fields of death education, research and counseling/psychology, surely Bill Worden is a giant. . . . ALL of us, personally and professionally, are indebted to J. William Worden...

A Time to Mourn, a Time to Comfort: A Guide to Jewish Bereavement (The Art of Jewish Living) Dr. Ron Wolfson. A Step-by-Step Guide for Honoring the Dead and Empowering the Living When someone dies, there are so many questions―from what to do in the moment of grief, to dealing with the practical details of the funeral, to spiritual concerns about...

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.

Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens: 100 Practical Ideas (Healing Your Grieving Heart series) Alan D. Wolfelt PhD. 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, they explain how people need to slow down, turn inward, embrace their feelings of...

The Understanding Your Grief Journal: Exploring the Ten Essential Touchstones Alan D. Wolfelt PhD. 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 journalling...

Ambushed by Grief: A Survival Guide for the Early Shock of Bereavement Eloise Cowherd. Ambushed by Grief is a different kind of book for the grieving. It is more than a series of meditations, more than a description of the experience of grief. It is a workbook, designed to be used by anyone who has lost a loved one...

Understanding Guilt During Bereavement Bob Baugher. The first 28 pages of this 53-page book describe the guilt process, including 14 types of guilt that may occur during the bereavement process. The remainder of the book offers 22 suggestions for coping with guilt...

Grief: Grief Recovery Handbook, 5 Stages of Grief, Grief and Loss, Grief Bereavement, Grief Books, How To Move On After Losing A Loved One (Loss, Handbook, ... Sad, Dealing with Grief, Coping with Loss,) Diane E. Moore. ★☆★ Discover How To Move On After Losing A Loved One ★☆★ Today only, get this Amazon bestseller for just $2. 99. Regularly priced at $4. 99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device...

Healing Grief through Meditation: A Guide for Spiritual Wellness for the Bereaved Lora C Mercado. Depression, anxiety and other issues are some of the most common problems that people must overcome when they are going through the stages of grief. These symptoms can last for weeks, months and even years...

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...

The Grief Club: The Secret to Getting Through All Kinds of Change Melody Beattie. The Grief Club is Melody Beattie's profoundly personal, powerfully healing book to help readers through life's most difficult times. - The Grief Club is Melody Beattie's profoundly personal, powerfully healing book to help readers through life's most difficult times...

Death, Dying and Bereavement in a Changing World Alan R Kemp. This title takes a comprehensive approach, exploring the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of death, dying, and bereavement. Through personal stories from real people, Death, Dying, and Bereavement provides readers with a context for understanding their changing encounters with...

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