books about: bereaved
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. There is no right or wrong way to grieve; each person's response to loss will be different. Now, in this compassionate, comprehensive guide, Therese A. Rando, Ph.D., bereavement specialist and author of Loss And ...
The Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture
Roger J. Davies
In The Japanese Mind , Roger Davies offers Westerners an invaluable key to the unique aspects of Japanese culture. Readers of this book will gain a clear understanding of what really makes the Japanese, and their society, tick. Among the topics explored: aimai (ambiguity), amae (dependence upon others' benevolence), amakudari (the nation's descent from heaven), chinmoku (silence in communication), gambari (perseverence), giri ...
Through a Season of Grief: Devotions for Your Journey from Mourning to Joy
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 ...
Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy, Fourth Edition: A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner
J. William Worden PhD ABPP
Springer Publishing Company
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. From his work we may be just a bit wiser, a bit healthier, a bit more competent, and a lot more in touch with meaning (our own and those of others) for the sake of all who mourn." -- Illness, Crisis, & Loss "Every helping ...
The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss
George A. Bonanno Ph.D.
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. In fact, he reveals that we are already hardwired to deal with our losses efficiently—not by graduating through static phases. Weaving in explorations of mourning rituals and the universal experiences ...
The Good Funeral: Death, Grief, and the Community of Care
Westminster John Knox Press
Two of the most authoritative voices on the funeral industry come together here in one volume to discuss the current state of the funeral. Through their different lenses--one as a preacher and one as a funeral director--Thomas G. Long and Thomas Lynch alternately discuss several challenges facing "the good funeral," including the commercial aspects that have led many to be suspicious of funeral directors, the sometimes tense relationship between ...
Messages from the Afterlife: A Bereaved Father's Journey in the World of Spirit Visitations, Psychic-Mediums, ...
North Atlantic Books, 2013
A father watches his teenage son step out the door on a hiking trip, not knowing that this is the last time he would see him.... A journal of grief, despair, and ultimately, hope, this book tells the story of every parent's nightmare--the sudden death of a child--and a father's search for meaning in a seemingly random world of psychics and skeptics. Expanding on territory covered in his 2008 memoir of his son's death Soul Shift , Messages from ...
Too Nice for Your Own Good: How to Stop Making 9 Self-Sabotaging Mistakes
Grand Central Publishing
If you're like most folks, you were raised to be "nice". Yet you find yourself asking: " If I'm so nice, why isn't my life better? Why do so many of the nice things I do leave me feeling burned out, bottled up, or bumbling ?" In this book, renowned minister and lecturer Duke Robinson tells you why. Robinson knows that our well-intended, socially acceptable, nice behaviors often carry down sides, betray us and end up self-defeating. ...
Hello from Heaven: A New Field of Research-After-Death Communication Confirms That Life and Love Are Eternal
"After-death communications," or "ADCs, " occur when someone is contacted spontaneously and directly by a deceased family member or friend, without the help of any medium. The authors' research shows that these spiritual experiences offer hope, love, and comfort for thousands of people. Included are more than 350 first-hand accounts of those whose lives have been changed and even protected by messages or signs from the deceased.
Healing a Spouse's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Husband or Wife Dies (Healing Your Grieving ...
Alan D. Wolfelt PhD
Helping widows and widowers to learn how to cope with the grief of losing their helpmate, their lover, and perhaps their financial provider, this guide shows them how to find continued meaning in life when doing so seems difficult. Bereaved spouses will find advice on when and how to dispose of their mate's belongings, dealing with their children, and redefining their role with friends and family. Suggestions are provided for elderly mourners, ...
Empty Cradle, Broken Heart, Revised Edition: Surviving the Death of Your Baby
Deborah L. Davis
The heartache of miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death affects thousands of U.S. families every year. Empty Cradle, Broken Heart offers reassurance to parents who struggle with anger, guilt, and despair after such tragedy. Deborah Davis encourages grieving and makes suggestions for coping. This book strives to cover many different kinds of loss, including information on issues such as the death of one or more babies from a multiple birth, ...
The Death of a Husband: Reflections for a Grieving Wife (Comfort After a Loss)
Helen Reichert Lambin
A collection of poignant reflections for a wife mourning the loss of her husband. Over forty reflections address different facets of the grieving process. Each offers insights that will touch a woman's heart, heal her soul, and point out new and hopeful directions.
Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow
In this paradigm-shifting book, Nancy Guthrie gently invites readers to lean in along with her to hear Jesus speak understanding and insight into the lingering questions we all have about the hurts of life: What was God’s involvement in this, and why did he let it happen? Why hasn’t God answered my prayers for a miracle? Can I expect God to protect me? Does God even care? According to Nancy, this questioning is not a bad thing at all but ...
Beyond Tears: Living After Losing a Child, Revised Edition
St. Martin's Griffin
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 death of a child is that unimaginable loss no parent ever expects to face. In Beyond Tears, nine mothers share their individual stories of how to survive in the darkest hour. They candidly share with other bereaved ...
SURVIVING THE DEATH OF A SIBLING: Living Through Grief When an Adult Brother or Sister Dies
When T.J. Wray lost her 43-year-old brother, her grief was deep and enduring and, she soon discovered, not fully acknowledged. Despite the longevity of adult sibling relationships, surviving siblings are often made to feel as if their grief is somehow unwarranted. After all, when an adult sibling dies, he or she often leaves behind parents, a spouse, and even children—all of whom suffer a more socially recognized type of loss. Based on the ...
Walking in the Garden of Souls: George Anderson's Advice from the Hereafter for Living in he Here and Now
For 27 years, George Anderson, widely considered the world's greatest living medium, has listened to those on the other side, gaining a unique awareness of what those souls want his millions of believers to know, to understand, and to accept. Now Anderson shares this wisdom-and offers an incomparable perspective on the questions faced in day-to-day life.
The Death Of A Child: Reflections For Grieving Parents
Elaine E. Stillwell
Creative Interventions for Bereaved Children
When children enter therapy because they have experienced the death of a family member or close friend, they are at a very vulnerable time in their lives. They are often anxious about the therapeutic process and reluctant to talk directly about painful feelings. Activities that are creative and play-based can engage children and help them to express their thoughts and feelings. This book provides grief counselors with creative interventions to ...
Finding Your Way After Your Spouse Dies
Ave Maria Press
There is nothing you need more than the warm, reassuring voice of one who has traveled this path before... and survived after suffering the death of a spouse. In Finding Your Way After Your Spouse Dies , Marta Felber offers just such a voice-caring, hopeful, always pointing ahead to a tomorrow that will be a little easier than today. Having experienced her own spouse's death, Felber is never glib or simplistic. She knows the grief her readers ...
When The Bough Breaks: Forever After the Death of a Son or Daughter
Ph.D. Judith R. Bernstein
Andrews McMeel Publishing
"For every parent who loses a child, when one life ends another life is forever changed." --from When the Bough Breaks When the Bough Breaks presents a breakthrough concept of mourning, documenting the process of evolution from initial grief to an altered outlook on life. Excerpts from interviews with 50 parents who lost a child from five to forty-five trace the road from utter devastation to a revised view of life, resulting in a work that ...
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