books about: bereaved
What Do We Tell the Children?: Talking to Kids About Death and Dying
Joseph M. Primo
One out of seven children will lose a parent before they are 20. The statistics are sobering, but they also call for preparedness. However, professionals of all types are often at a loss when dealing with a grieving child. Talking to adults about death and grief is difficult; it's all the more challenging to talk to children and teens. The stakes are high: grieving children are high-risk for substance abuse, promiscuity, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Beauty Tips for the Bereaved
The Teddy Bear Weasel, 2014
Beauty Tips for the Bereaved is the hilarious coming-of-age story of a young woman born to generations of poverty, who overcomes depression, a cutthroat custody battle, and her father's decline from hepatitis C to emerge triumphant. Part postmodern fiction, part survival guide for those who find themselves possessing a life that just won't obey the laws of gravity. For the girl who has worried about her beauty regimen in a mental hospital or ...
Francis MacNutt, a pioneer in the modern healing ministry in the Catholic Church, has provided a primer on divine healing that is an equal blend of practical, experiential data and sophisticated theological reflection.
Your Legacy of Love: Realize the Gift in Goodbye
Live Consciously Publishing
Despite the common belief that an inheritance of money and material possessions is valuable, when the life of someone dear has been lost the perceived value of their financial assets depreciates rapidly. What's the point of $20,000 when your Mom isn't there to share your wedding day or your worst hour? Of course, writing a Will and taking care of our financial assets is essential for both legal and practical purposes. But what really ...
Daddy, this is it. Being-with My Dying Dad
CreateWrite Enterprises, 2013
My father lived an inspiring End of Life, a journey of courage, sorrow, wonder and assurances of Eternal Love. And before he passed, he encouraged me to share the story of his transition with you. Learning that he had metastatic cancer, Dad faced that fact by choosing to live fully for the rest of his days. When cancer treatments beat him down, he rallied by setting small physical goals and systematically meeting them. Time and again, his ...
The Five Ways We Grieve: Finding Your Personal Path to Healing after the Loss of a Loved One
Susan A. Berger
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 ...
Roses in December: Comfort for the Grieving Heart
Marilyn Willett Heavilin
Harvest House Publishers
Used for years by individuals, grief counselors, and support groups, Roses in December has helped readers understand the grieving process, support family members, give insight into sibling grief, and maintain their marriages during difficult times. This newly revised edition offers the same compassion and encouragement plus chapters on losing loved ones under special circumstances, such as suicide and AIDS. With deep empathy, Marilyn helps ...
Seven Choices: Finding Daylight after Loss Shatters Your World
Elizabeth Harper Neeld
Grand Central Publishing
Everyone experiences grief, but few books offer real help with the debilitating emotions of bereavement.
Transforming Traumatic Grief: Six Steps to Move from Grief to Peace After the Sudden or Violent Death of a ...
Courtney M Armstrong LPC
Although losing someone you love to a sudden or violent death is a shocking experience, there are steps you can take to heal. This book provides compassionate support and creative ways to soothe and transform your emotions with powerful, but simple strategies that: - Promote healing and calm feelings of anxiety, anger, or despair - Alleviate nightmares, intrusive images, and ruminating thoughts - Relieve guilt and regrets so you can open up to ...
A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don't Plan to Die
Light Tree Press
A GOOD GOODBYE: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don't Plan to Die provides the information, inspiration and tools to plan and implement creative, meaningful and memorable end-of-life rituals for people and pets. Just as talking about sex won't make you pregnant, talking about funerals won't make you dead - and your family will benefit from the conversation. Learn how to save money, reduce family conflict, and avoid stress at a time of grief.
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 ...
They Were Still Born: Personal Stories about Stillbirth
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Stillbirth, defined as the death of an infant between 20 weeks' gestation and birth, is a tragedy repeated thirty thousand times every year in the United States. That means more than eighty mothers a day feel their babies slip silently from their bodies, the only sound in the delivery room their own sobs. Eighty stillborn babies a day means heartbroken families mourn the death of children who will never breathe, gurgle, learn to walk, or go to ...
Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy: A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner, Third Edition
J. William Worden
Springer Publishing Company
Praise for earlier editions: "Worden ... has again provided mental health professionals with a superb guide describing specific principles and procedures that may be helpful in working with bereaved clients undergoing normal or abnormal grief reactions .... an extremely practical book and an invaluable resource." -- Contemporary Psychology "This book is the 'Bible' for those involved in the field of bereavement work...It is a ...
Finding Peace Without All The Pieces: After a Loved One's Suicide
Launched with a powerful narrative thrust of the suicide of her son in 1978, LaRita Archibald leads the reader from the initial trauma of violent death, through the ragged, brutal and unknown psychological and emotional landscape that must be traversed to find eventual peace. Using lessons learned from decades of work with suicide bereaved LaRita helps survivors of suicide loss have a framework for understanding the complexities of suicide ...
The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning
Jonathan David Publishers, Inc.
For over thirty years Jews have turned to Rabbi Maurice Lamm's classic work for direction and consolation. Selected by The New York Times as one of the ten best religious books of the year when it was first published in 1969, The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning leads the family and friends of the deceased through the most difficult chapter of life-from the moment of death through the funeral service, the burial, and the various periods of ...
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 ...
Sunshine After the Storm
Kat Biggie Press, 2013
- Jessica Zucker, Ph.D. Clinical psychologist and writer specializing in women's reproductive health describes the book as: "A compelling read from start to finish, this supportive guide to navigating pregnancy and infant loss will arm you with life-changing tools that will help you feel part of a dynamic community. The complexities of pregnancy and infant loss are explored by survivors themselves rendering this must-read book a first hand ...
Helping Those Who Hurt: A Handbook for Caring and Crisis
Whether you’re a layperson or a professional counselor, Helping Those Who Hurt will help you care for others encountering life crises such as: • illness, hospitalization, and death • a troubled marriage • addiction • suicide
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