On Grief and Grieving

On Grief and Grieving
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Author: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross,David Kessler
Pages: 237
ISBN: 9781476775555
Release: 2014-08-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Shortly before her death in 2004, Elisabeth K]bler-Ross and David Kessler, her collaborator, completed the manuscript for this, her final book - a fitting completion to her work. Ku bler-Ross's groundbreaking work On Death and Dying changed the way we think and talk about the end of life. Weaving together theory, inspiration, and practical advice, this book will profoundly influence the way we experience the process of grief.Available only in Nonfiction 4.

On Grief and Grieving

On Grief and Grieving
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Author: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, David Kessler
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781847375995
Release: 2005-07-19
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Shortly before her death in 2004, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler, her collaborator, completed the manuscript for this, her final book. On Grief and Grieving is a fitting completion to her work. Thirty-six years and sixteen books ago, Kübler-Ross's groundbreaking On Death and Dying changed the way we talk about the end of life. Now On Grief and Grieving will profoundly influence the way we experience the process of grief. On Death and Dying began as a theoretical book, an interdisciplinary study of our fear of death and our inevitable acceptance of it. It introduced the world to the now-famous five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. On Grief and Grieving applies these stages to the process of grieving and weaves together theory, inspiration, and practical advice, all based on Kübler-Ross's and Kessler's professional and personal experiences, and is filled with brief, topic-driven stories. It includes sections on sadness, hauntings, dreams, coping, children, healing, isolation, and even the subject of sex during grief. ""I know death is close,"" Kübler-Ross says at the end of the book, ""but not quite yet. I lie here like so many people over the years, in a bed surrounded by flowers and looking out a big window....I now know that the purpose of my life is more than these stages....It is not just about the life lost but also the life lived."" In one of their final writing sessions, Kübler-Ross told Kessler, ""The last nine years have taught me patience, and the weaker and more bed-bound I become, the more I'm learning about receiving love."" On Grief and Grieving is Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's final legacy, one that brings her life's work profoundly full circle.

Finding Meaning

Finding Meaning
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Author: David Kessler
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781501192739
Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Scribner

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this groundbreaking new work, David Kessler—an expert on grief and the coauthor with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross of the iconic On Grief and Grieving—journeys beyond the classic five stages to discover a sixth stage: meaning. In 1969, Elisabeth Kübler Ross first identified the stages of dying in her transformative book On Death and Dying. Decades later, she and David Kessler wrote the classic On Grief and Grieving, introducing the stages of grief with the same transformative pragmatism and compassion. Now, based on hard-earned personal experiences, as well as knowledge and wisdom earned through decades of work with the grieving, Kessler introduces a critical sixth stage. Many people look for “closure” after a loss. Kessler argues that it’s finding meaning beyond the stages of grief most of us are familiar with—denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance—that can transform grief into a more peaceful and hopeful experience. In this book, Kessler gives readers a roadmap to remembering those who have died with more love than pain; he shows us how to move forward in a way that honors our loved ones. Kessler’s insight is both professional and intensely personal. His journey with grief began when, as a child, he witnessed a mass shooting at the same time his mother was dying. For most of his life, Kessler taught physicians, nurses, counselors, police, and first responders about end of life, trauma, and grief, as well as leading talks and retreats for those experiencing grief. Despite his knowledge, his life was upended by the sudden death of his twenty-one-year-old son. How does the grief expert handle such a tragic loss? He knew he had to find a way through this unexpected, devastating loss, a way that would honor his son. That, ultimately, was the sixth state of grief—meaning. In Finding Meaning, Kessler shares the insights, collective wisdom, and powerful tools that will help those experiencing loss. Finding Meaning is a necessary addition to grief literature and a vital guide to healing from tremendous loss. This is an inspiring, deeply intelligent must-read for anyone looking to journey away from suffering, through loss, and towards meaning.

The Needs of the Dying

The Needs of the Dying
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Author: David Kessler
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780061137594
Release: 2007-01-09
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In gentle, compassionate language, The Needs of the Dying helps us through the last chapter of our lives. Author David Kessler has identified key areas of concern: the need to be treated as a living human being, the need for hope, the need to express emotions, the need to participate in care, the need for honesty, the need for spirituality, and the need to be free of physical pain. Examining the physical and emotional experiences of life-challenging illnesses, Kessler provides a vocabulary for family members and for the dying that allows them to communicate with doctors, with hospital staff, and with one another, and—at a time when the right words are exceedingly difficult to find—he helps readers find a way to say good-bye. Using comforting and touching stories, he provides information to help us meet the needs of a loved one at this important time in our lives.

The Essential Guide to Grief and Grieving

The Essential Guide to Grief and Grieving
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Author: Debra Holland, MS, PhD
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781615648511
Release: 2014-11-06
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Debra Holland, a psychotherapist and specialist in grief counseling, shares her indispensable knowledge in The Essential Guide to Grief and Grieving, tackling the difficult questions about how men and women, young and old, cope with loss. This accessible, inspiring, and insightful guide helps readers understand the various kinds and levels of grief, how people are trained to experience grief, the theories concerning the stages in the journey of grief, and ways to get through the pain and achieve some level of comfort. - Includes solid concrete advice to help the healing process. - Features dozens of real-life stories. - Helpful for those who counsel the grieving as well as those who've experienced loss.

The Heart Does Break

The Heart Does Break
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Author: Jean Baird,George Bowering
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780307357038
Release: 2011
Editor: Vintage Books Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A book in which some of our best writers address their own losses -- and help us endure our own... A heartbreaking, comforting and beautiful collection of true stories about grief and mourning from some of Canada's best known writers. When Jean Baird's daughter, Bronwyn, died suddenly, Jean's deep instinct was to turn to books to help her in her time of sudden loss. Although she found that the thoughts of counselors, psychologists, Buddhists, and self-help gurus were perhaps some help, the works that truly reached to the heart of the matter were by literary writers, largely from the UK and the US. Scanning the Canadian landscape, Jean and her husband George Bowering found elegies and tributes, but little from our writers about the person who is left behind to mourn or what it takes to endure grieving. The Heart Does Break -- an anthology of twenty original pieces -- sets out to fill that gap.

Living with Grief

Living with Grief
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Author: Hospice Foundation of America
Pages: 314
ISBN: 0876308981
Release: 1998
Editor: Psychology Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book was produced as a companion to the Hospice Foundation of America's fifth annual Natioanl Bereavement Teleconference. Hospice Foundation of America is a not-for-profit organization that provides leadership in the development and application of hospice and its philosophy of care. Through education, research, and philanthropic programs, Hospice Foundation of America assists those who cope either personally or professionally with terminal illness, death, and the process of grief.

Visions Trips and Crowded Rooms

Visions  Trips  and Crowded Rooms
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Author: David Kessler
Pages: 165
ISBN: 9781401925437
Release: 2011
Editor: Hay House Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In a book that draws on stories of those who have had near-death experiences, the author discusses three phenomenon that many at death's door experience--visions of the world to come, the feeling of arriving somewhere after a long journey and seeing a crowded room of welcoming people. Reprint.

Resilient Grieving

Resilient Grieving
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Author: Lucy Hone
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781615193769
Release: 2017-03-21
Editor: The Experiment

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“This book aims to help you relearn your world . . . to help you navigate the grieving process as best you can—without hiding from your feelings or denying the reality, or significance, of your loss.” —from Resilient Grieving The death of someone we hold dear may be inevitable; being paralyzed by our grief is not. A growing body of research has revealed our capacity for resilient grieving, our innate ability to respond to traumatic loss by finding ways to grow—by becoming more engaged with our lives, and discovering new, profound meaning. Author and resilience/well-being expert Lucy Hone, a pioneer in fusing positive psychology and bereavement research, was faced with her own inescapable sorrow when, in 2014, her 12-year-old daughter was killed in a car accident. By following the strategies of resilient grieving, she found a proactive way to move through her grief, and, over time, embrace life again. Resilient Grieving offers an empowering alternative to the five-stage Kübler-Ross model of grief—and makes clear our inherent capacity for growth following the trauma of a loss that changes everything.

How We Grieve

How We Grieve
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Author: Thomas Attig
Pages: 201
ISBN: 0195074564
Release: 1996
Editor: New York : Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What do we do when a friend, relative, or loved one dies? If we wish to understand loss experience, we must learn details of survivors' stories. In How We Grieve, Thomas Attig tells real-life tales to illustrate the poignant disruption of life and suffering that loss entails. He shows how through grieving we meet daunting challenges, make critical choices, and reshape our lives. These intimate treatments of coping hold valuable lessons that address the needs of grieving people and those who hope to support and comfort them. The accounts promote understanding of grief itself, encourage respect for individuality and the uniqueness of loss experiences, show how to deal with helplessness in the face of "choiceless" events, and offers much priceless guidance for caregivers. Grieving is not a process of passively living through stages. Nor is it a clinical problem to be solved or managed by others. How We Grieve shows that grieving is an active, coping process of relearning how to be and act in a world where loss transforms the fabric of our lives. Loss challenges us to relearn things and places; relationships with others, including fellow survivors, the deceased, and even God; and most of all ourselves, including our daily life patterns and the meanings of our own life stories.

When Kids Are Grieving

When Kids Are Grieving
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Author: Donna M. Burns
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781632201867
Release: 2014-11-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Most students experience some form of loss in their lives, and the resulting grief can profoundly affect their academic performance, emotional stability, and social interactions. Serving both as a resource and workbook, this reader-friendly primer helps educators and school counselors understand and respond to the extraordinary challenges that children and adolescents may face when dealing with loss and grief. Featuring helpful charts, quotes, activities, case studies, reproducible handouts, and resources from national organizations, this sourcebook offers strategies to help students affected by divorce; death of a parent, relative, friend, or pet; violence; chronic illness; and more. The author examines grief experiences at different developmental levels and illustrates how to: Respond appropriately to expressions of grief that are unique to children and adolescents Help students handle emotions associated with loss Promote communication and facilitate effective interventions Determine when to refer a child to a specialist Respect cultural attitudes toward loss and grief This resource underscores the importance of understanding how children experience grief and loss and helps educators assist in ways that promote students’ emotional health and recovery.

Life Lessons

Life Lessons
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Author: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross,David Kessler
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781476775531
Release: 2014-08-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A guide to living life in the moment uses lessons learned from the dying to help the living find the most enjoyment and happiness.

You Can Heal Your Heart

You Can Heal Your Heart
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Author: Louise L. Hay,David Kessler
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781401943882
Release: 2015-02-02
Editor: Hay House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In You Can Heal Your Heart,self-empowerment luminary Louise Hay and renowned grief and loss expert David Kessler have come together to start a conversation on healing after loss. Louise and David discuss the emotions and thoughts that occur when a relationship leaves you brokenhearted, a marriage ends in divorce, or a loved one dies. They will also help you develop greater self-awareness and compassion, providing you with the courage and tools to face many other types of losses and challenges, such as saying good-bye to a beloved pet, losing your job, coming to terms with a life-threatening illness or disease, and much more. With a perfect blend of Louise's affirmations and teachings on the power of your thoughts and David's many years of working with those in grief, this remarkable book will inspire an extraordinary new way of thinking, bringing profound love and joy into your life. You will not only learn how to harness the power of your grief to help you grow and find peace, but you will also discover that, yes, you can heal your heart.

Grieving Mindfully

Grieving Mindfully
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Author: Sameet M. Kumar
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781608824250
Release: 2005-07-01
Editor: New Harbinger Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Grief is a personal journey, never the same for any two people and as unique as your life and your relationships. Although loss is an inevitable part of life, how you approach this fact can make the difference between meaningless pain and the manifestation of understanding and wisdom. This book describes a mindful approach to dealing with grief that can help you make that difference. By walking this mindful path, you will discover that you are capable of transforming and healing the grief you carry and finding the spiritual and emotional resilience you need to move through this challenging time. These mindfulness practices, explained here in simple and practical language, will help you bear your time of grief. But they will do more than that, too. They will guide you to a life more fully lived, with more meaning. These simple practices will help you experience what richness comes from asking deeper questions about loss and about life.

Permission to Grieve

Permission to Grieve
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Author: Shelby Forsythia
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781733447737
Release: 2019-09-04
Editor: Shelby Forsythia, LLC

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The voice behind the popular grief podcast Coming Back: Conversations on Life After Loss puts pen to paper in her first book to create a powerful permission slip for anyone facing the devastating heartbreak that comes with death, divorce, diagnosis, and so much more. When loss steamrolls through, there’s a lot of hidden and not-so-hidden “rules” about the way you’re “supposed” to grieve: “You should be over it after a year.” “Put on a brave face.” “Keep your grief at home.” Permission to Grieve calls out society’s garbage rules for what they really are: toxic and repressive narratives that insist we abandon our true selves in the face of grief. Shelby asks instead: - What if we allowed grief the freedom to influence our emotions? - What if we allowed grief the power to alter our identities at home, school, and work? - What if we allowed grief to show up in the physical world through art, memorial, and ritual? - What if we gave ourselves… Permission to Grieve? Drawing on her experience as a grieving person and two years’ worth of interviews with grief experts like Megan Devine, Kerry Egan, and Caleb Wilde, Shelby Forsythia makes the case for radical, self-honoring permission—free from personal judgement and society’s restrictive timelines and rules. Permission to Grieve guides you to call your grief out of hiding and invites you to give it permission through thoughtful writing prompts, easy-to-follow exercises, and clever visual illustrations. In this book you’ll learn: - How society encourages us to practice life-rejection and self-abandonment instead of expressing our grief - The three big permissions that unlock the emotions, identities, and actions our grief wants to express—featuring insights from -podcast guests and Shelby Forsythia’s personal grief community - Tips and tricks for practicing permission to grieve in the real world—including how to ask for permission to grieve from friends, family, and coworkers and tools for helping others tap into their own permission to grieve Permission to Grieve is not a hall pass from a higher authority; it’s a personal practice that is strengthened with self-awareness, attention, and love. You don’t have to wait to receive permission to grieve; you already have it. Permission to Grieve is a book for people who are tired of covering up and pushing down their pain. It’s a book for people who know that there’s a better, more compassionate way to approach the worst thing that has ever happened to them. It’s a book for people who believe that grief is not an enemy to be vanquished as quickly as possible, but an opportunity to connect more deeply with their human selves. Because even in the midst of loss, Shelby writes, we can create grace, space, and room to breathe.

A Good Goodbye Funeral Planning for Those Who Don t Plan to Die

A Good Goodbye  Funeral Planning for Those Who Don t Plan to Die
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Author: Gail Rubin
Pages: 228
ISBN: 0984596208
Release: 2010-11
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Rubin provides the information, inspiration, and tools to plan and implement creative, meaningful, and memorable end-of-life rituals for people and pets.

Grappling with Grief

Grappling with Grief
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Author: Penny Rawson
Pages: 90
ISBN: 9780429914324
Release: 2018-03-26
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book looks at different ways of going through a loss of any kind. The author draws examples from her experience as a psychotherapist and counsellor and offers the readers the chance to learn about different ways of grieving, as well as make them see that they are not alone in their grief. The language is free of jargon and the book manages to tackle this difficult subject with the dignity it deserves. The author also offers practical information on the "symptoms" of people faced with loss, her view on the different cycles of grief as well as advice to people close to a grieving person.

Grief and Grievance Art and Mourning in America

Grief and Grievance  Art and Mourning in America
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Author: Okwui Enwezor,Naomi Beckwith,Massimiliano Gioni,Glenn Ligon,Mark Nash
Pages: 264
ISBN: 1838661298
Release: 2021-01-31
Editor: Phaidon Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A timely and urgent exploration into the ways artists have grappled with race and grief in modern America In recent years, the world has seen the rise of white nationalism in America and the tragic persistence of violence against African-Americans. Featuring works by more than 30 artists and writings by leading scholars and art historians, this book -- and its accompanying exhibition -- gives voice to artists addressing concepts of mourning, commemoration, and loss and considers their engagement with the social movements, from Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter, that black grief has galvanized. Artists included: Terry Adkins, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kevin Beasley, Dawoud Bey, Mark Bradford, Garrett Bradley, Melvin Edwards, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Charles Gaines, Theaster Gates, Ellen Gallagher, Arthur Jafa, Daniel LaRue Johnson, Rashid Johnson, Jennie C. Jones, Kahlil Joseph, Deana Lawson, Simone Leigh, Glenn Ligon, Kerry James Marshall, Julie Mehretu, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Okwui Okpokwasili, Adam Pendleton, Julia Phillips, Howardena Pindell, Cameron Rowland, Lorna Simpson, Sable Elyse Smith, Tyshawn Sorey, Diamond Stingily, Henry Taylor, Hank Willis Thomas, Kara Walker, Nari Ward, Carrie Mae Weems, and Jack Whitten. Essays by Elizabeth Alexander, Naomi Beckwith, Judith Butler, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Massimiliano Gioni, Saidiya Hartman, Juliet Hooker, Glenn Ligon, Mark Nash, Claudia Rankine, and Christina Sharpe.

The Journey Through Grief

The Journey Through Grief
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Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781617220975
Release: 2003-09-01
Editor: Companion Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This spiritual companion for mourners affirms their need to mourn and invites them to journey through their very unique and personal grief. Detailed are the six needs that all mourners must yield to and eventually embrace if they are to go on to find continued meaning in life and living, including the need to remember the deceased loved one and the need for support from others. Short explanations of each mourning need are followed by brief, spiritual passages that, when read slowly and reflectively, help mourners work through their unique thoughts and feelings. Also included in this revised edition are journaling sections for mourners to write out their personal responses to each of the six needs. This replaces 1879651114.

Grief Works

Grief Works
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Author: Julia Samuel
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780241270752
Release: 2017-03-02
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood... In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves. Julia Samuel, a grief psychotherapist, has spent twenty-five years working with the bereaved and understanding the full repercussions of loss. This deeply affecting book is full of psychological insights on how grief, if approached correctly, can heal us. Through elegant, moving stories, we learn how we can stop feeling awkward and uncertain about death, and not shy away from talking honestly with family and friends. This extraordinary book shows us how to live and learn from great loss.