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Companioning the Bereaved: A Soulful Guide for Counselors & Caregivers
Alan D. Wolfelt PhD CT

Companion Press, 2005

Renowned author and educator Alan Wolfelt redefines the role of the grief counselor in this guide for caregivers. His new model for "companioning" the bereaved gives a viable alternative to the limitations of the medical establishment, encouraging counselors and other caregivers to aspire to a more compassionate philosophy. This approach argues that grief need no longer be defined, diagnosed, and treated as an illness but rather should be an ...


Love Lives On: Learning from the Extraordinary Encounters of the Bereaved
Louis LaGrand

Berkley Trade, 2006

Almost everyone who has lost a loved one has had the inexplicable feeling that the deceased was somehow present. This is normal for grieving individuals - and a sign that our loved ones never truly leave us. In this important book, Dr. Louis E. LaGrand, a leader in the field of grief counseling, shares insights and true stories of this phenomenon, offering comfort, reassurance, and hope in the face of sorrow. Dr. LaGrand explores the methods ...


The Bereaved Parent
Harriet Sarnoff Schiff

Penguin Books, 1978

Practical supportive advice for bereaved parents and the professionals who work with them, based on the experiences of psychiatric and religious counselors.


Buddhist Care for the Dying and Bereaved

Wisdom Publications, 2012

Since its beginning, Buddhism has been intimately concerned with confronting and understanding death and dying. Indeed, the tradition emphasizes turning toward the realities of sickness, old age, and death - and using those very experiences to develop wisdom and liberating compassion. In recent decades, Buddhist chaplains and caregivers all over the world have been drawing on this tradition to contribute greatly to the development of modern ...


The Angel Safe in Your Heart: Messages of Love, Hope and Healing for the Bereaved
Annie Hopkinson

BalboaPress, 2013

This guide offers messages of love, hope and healing for the bereaved. The Angel Safe in Your Heart seeks to make the loss and shock of bereavement more bearable. This book is written with love for all adults and older children who are grieving after the death of a loved one. It is written for people of all faiths and for people without religion. Healing is encouraged in The Angel Safe in Your Heart through the reliability of love and the beauty ...


Messages from the Afterlife: A Bereaved Father's Journey in the World of Spirit Visitations, Psychic-Mediums, ...
Mark Ireland

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 ...


Creative Interventions for Bereaved Children
Liana Lowenstein

Champion Press, 2006

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 ...


A Guide for the Bereaved Survivor
Bob Baugher

Caring People Press, 2013

If you are looking for a basic Grief 101 book, this new, expanded 78-page guide is for you. On each even-numbered page is a brief description of a grief reaction (denial, shock, guilt, anger). One each facing page is a list of suggestions for that reaction. This book is especially helpful to the bereaved person who desires grief information without a great deal of reading. Many readers order additional copies to give away.


Comforting the Bereaved
Warren Wiersbe, David Wiersbe

Moody Publishers, 1985

Ministering to the mourning is one of the most taxing and delicate duties of a pastor. What minister can forget feeling helpless when conducting his first funeral service - or when calling on grieving family members from his first church? Comforting the Bereaved will help both ministers and concerned lay people give God's comfort to those who hurt. It deals with death and grief from a biblical and psychological perspective and also ...


Helping Bereaved Children, Third Edition: A Handbook for Practitioners (Social Work Practice With Children ...

The Guilford Press, 2011

This acclaimed work describes a range of counseling and therapy approaches for children who have experienced loss. Practitioners and students are given practical strategies for helping preschoolers through adolescents cope with different forms of bereavement, including death in the family, school, and community. Grounded in research on child therapy, bereavement, trauma, and child development, the volume includes rich case presentations and ...


For Bereaved Grandparents
Margaret H. Gerner

Centering Corporation, 1990

Addresses the grief that grandparents feel when their children have a child die. Shows how grandparents can help their children while grieving themselves.


Bereaved Children and Teens: A Support Guide for Parents and Professionals

Beacon Press, 1996

Bringing together fourteen experts from across the United States and Canada, Bereaved Children and Teens is a comprehensive guide to helping children and adolescents cope with the emotional, religious, social, and physical consequences of a loved one's death. The result is an indispensable reference for parents, teachers, counselors, health-care professionals, and clergy. Topics covered include what to say and what not to say when explaining ...


Techniques of Grief Therapy: Creative Practices for Counseling the Bereaved (Series in Death, Dying, and ...

Routledge, 2012

Techniques of Grief Therapy is an indispensable guidebook to the most inventive and inspirational interventions in grief and bereavement counseling and therapy. Individually, each technique emphasizes creativity and practicality. As a whole, they capture the richness of practices in the field and the innovative approaches that clinicians in diverse settings have developed, in some cases over decades, to effectively address the needs of the ...


In the Face of Death: Professionals Who Care for the Dying and the Bereaved (Springer Series on Death and ...
PhD Danai Papadatou

Springer Publishing Company, 2009

"Occasionally I read a book and say to myself that this is a book that I wished I had written. This is such a book! It is a delightful, practical, interesting, and inspiring book! Danai has written a soon-to-be classic in the field! Her writing is excellent! Her use of theories, concepts, history, and models are wonderful!"-- Illness, Crisis and Loss "Danai Papadatou [presents] an approach of Relational Care, care based on an understanding ...


Working With the Bereaved: Multiple Lenses on Loss and Mourning (Series in Death, Dying, and Bereavement)
Simon Shimshon Rubin, Ruth Malkinson, ...

Routledge, 2011

Working With the Bereaved summarizes the major themes in bereavement research and clinical work and uses the authors’ own cutting-edge research to show mental-health practitioners how to integrate these themes into their practice. It provides clinicians with a framework for exploring their own emotional and intellectual assumptions about loss and bereavement, and it goes on to summarize state-of-the-art thinking in the field. The heart of the ...


Part of Me Died Too: Stories of Creative Survival Among Bereaved Children and Teenagers
Virginia Lynn Fry

Dutton Juvenile, 1995

A moving and eloquent chronicle of eleven children, ranging from toddlers to teenagers, who have lost family or friends shows how drawing, music, and other rituals can help the grieving process, offering creative strategies for dealing with loss.


Hope For Bereaved: Understanding, Coping and Growing Through Grief
Therese S. Schoeneck

Hope For Bereaved, Inc., 2001

HOPE FOR BEREAVED: Understanding, Coping and Growing Through Grief was written by bereaved people for bereaved people who have experienced the death of an infant, child, spouse, parent, sibling, relative or friend by accident, illness including AIDS, murder and suicide. It contains realistic, helpful articles. Relatives, friends and professionals gain insights about grief and learn ways of reaching out to the bereaved.


Meditations for Bereaved Parents (Gilgal Meditations Ser)

Gilgal Pubns, 1984

Meditations for Bereaved Parents is a collection of one and two-page meditations written by men and women of all ages who have had a child die. The book provides an honest confrontation with grief and help for moving beyond it. Spiritual without being preachy, none of the authors say, "This is what you have to do to heal." Rather, each in his or her own way shares what helped them in hopes it will help the reader too. It is a book for ...


Helping Bereaved Parents: A Clinician's Guide (Series in Death, Dying, and Bereavement)
Richard G. Tedeschi, Lawrence G. Calhoun

Routledge, 2003

This book provides a concise, yet comprehensive guide to effective work with bereaved parents, combining a broad overview of current research, theory, and practice with the authors' own extensive clinical experience. Transcripts of individual, couple, and group meetings illustrate the delicate subtleties of this work, giving the reader helpful insights into more effective clinical practice. The authors emphasize the importance of approaching ...


The Death of an Adult Child: A Book for and About Bereaved Parents (Death, Value and Meaning)
Jeanne Webster Blank

Baywood Pub Co, 1997

This book was written to be a comfort and guide for bereaved parents whose adult child has died; to show by sharing our experiences that we are not alone in our responses to our child's death; that we are not weak, defective in character or otherwise inadequate because of the way we grieve; to spell out ways in which some of us have increased our understanding of our condition, found solace, dispelled guilt and anger, overcome depression, come ...



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