Grief Is a Journey

Grief Is a Journey Author Kenneth J. Doka
ISBN-10 9781476771519
Year 2017-04-18
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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In this “volume of rare sensitivity, penetrating understanding, and profound insights” (Rabbi Earl A. Grollman, author of Living When a Loved One Has Died), Dr. Kenneth Doka explores a new, compassionate way to grieve, explaining that grief is not an illness to get over but an individual and ongoing journey. There is no “one-size-fits-all” way to cope with loss. The vital bonds that we form with those we love in life continue long after death—in very different ways. Grief Is a Journey is the first book to overturn prevailing, often judgmental, ideas about grief and replace them with a hopeful, inclusive, personalized, and research-backed approach. New science and studies behind Dr. Doka’s teaching upend the dominant but incorrect view that grief proceeds by stages. Dr. Doka helps us realize that our experiences following a death are far more individual and much less predictable than the conventional “five stages” model would have us believe. Common patterns of experiencing and expressing grief still prevail, yet many other life changes accompany a primary loss. For example, the deaths of parents, even for adults, modify family patterns, change relationships, and alter old family rituals. Unique to this book, Dr. Doka also explains how to cope with disenfranchised grief—the types of loss that are not so readily recognized or supported by society. These include the death of ex-spouses, as well as non-fatal losses such as divorce, the end of a friendship, job loss, or infertility. In addition, Dr. Doka considers losses that might be stigmatized, including death by suicide or from disease or self-destructive behaviors such as smoking or alcoholism. And finally, Dr. Doka reminds us that, however painful, grief provides opportunities for growth.

Grief Is a Journey

Grief Is a Journey Author Kenneth J. Doka
ISBN-10 9781476771489
Year 2016-04-12
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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"A new, compassionate way to understand grief as an individual and ongoing journey"--

Grief Is a Journey

Grief Is a Journey Author Kenneth J. Doka
ISBN-10 9781476771533
Year 2016-04-12
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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In this “volume of rare sensitivity, penetrating understanding, and profound insights” (Rabbi Earl A. Grollman, author of Living When a Loved One Has Died), Dr. Kenneth Doka explores a new, compassionate way to grieve, explaining that grief is not an illness to get over but an individual and ongoing journey. There is no “one-size-fits-all” way to cope with loss. The vital bonds that we form with those we love in life continue long after death—in very different ways. Grief Is a Journey is the first book to overturn prevailing, often judgmental, ideas about grief and replace them with a hopeful, inclusive, personalized, and research-backed approach. New science and studies behind Dr. Doka’s teaching upend the dominant but incorrect view that grief proceeds by stages. Dr. Doka helps us realize that our experiences following a death are far more individual and much less predictable than the conventional “five stages” model would have us believe. Common patterns of experiencing and expressing grief still prevail, yet many other life changes accompany a primary loss. For example, the deaths of parents, even for adults, modify family patterns, change relationships, and alter old family rituals. Unique to this book, Dr. Doka also explains how to cope with disenfranchised grief—the types of loss that are not so readily recognized or supported by society. These include the death of ex-spouses, as well as non-fatal losses such as divorce, the end of a friendship, job loss, or infertility. In addition, Dr. Doka considers losses that might be stigmatized, including death by suicide or from disease or self-destructive behaviors such as smoking or alcoholism. And finally, Dr. Doka reminds us that, however painful, grief provides opportunities for growth.

Disenfranchised grief

Disenfranchised grief Author Kenneth J. Doka
ISBN-10 066917081X
Year 1989-08-15
Pages 347
Language en
Publisher Jossey-Bass
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A rich and full exploration of the myriad of instances where a mourner is deprived of the catharsis shared grief brings. Provides numerous interventions designed to help patients recognize and explore their loss, and find meaningful and appropriate ways to resolve their grief.

Grieving Mindfully

Grieving Mindfully Author Sameet M. Kumar
ISBN-10 9781608824250
Year 2005-07-01
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
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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.

The Five Ways We Grieve

The Five Ways We Grieve Author Susan A. Berger
ISBN-10 083482227X
Year 2011-03-08
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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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 resolved their grief and don’t often understand how their loss has affected their lives • Memorialists, who are committed to preserving the memory of their loved ones by creating concrete memorials and rituals to honor them • Normalizers, who are committed to re-creating a sense of family and community • Activists, who focus on helping other people who are dealing with the same disease or issues that caused their loved one’s death • Seekers, who adopt religious, philosophical, or spiritual beliefs to create meaning in their lives Drawing on research results and anecdotes from working with the bereaved over the past ten years, Berger examines how a person’s worldview is affected after a major loss. According to her findings, people experience significant changes in their sense of mortality, their values and priorities, their perception of and orientation toward time, and the manner in which they "fit" in society. The five types of grieving, she finds, reflect the choices people make in their efforts to adapt to dramatic life changes. By identifying with one of the types, readers who have suffered a recent loss—or whose lives have been shaped by an early loss—find ways of understanding the impact of the loss and of living more fully.

Experiencing Grief

Experiencing Grief Author H. Norman Wright
ISBN-10 9780805430929
Year 2004
Pages 92
Language en
Publisher B&H Publishing Group
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Written for the person who has just experienced loss, this brief but powerful book leads readers through the five stages of grief to a peaceful, more mature faith. Original.

Bearing the Unbearable

Bearing the Unbearable Author Joanne Cacciatore
ISBN-10 9781614292968
Year 2017-06-27
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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If you love, you will grieve—and nothing is more mysteriously central to becoming fully human. When a loved one dies, the pain of loss can feel unbearable—especially in the case of a traumatizing death that leaves us shouting, “NO!” with every fiber of our body. The process of grieving can feel wild and nonlinear—and often lasts for much longer than other people, the nonbereaved, tell us it should. Organized into fifty-two short chapters, Bearing the Unbearable is a companion for life’s most difficult times, revealing how grief can open our hearts to connection, compassion, and the very essence of our shared humanity. Dr. Joanne Cacciatore—bereavement educator, researcher, Zen priest, and leading counselor in the field—accompanies us along the heartbreaking path of love, loss, and grief. Through moving stories of her encounters with grief over decades of supporting individuals, families, and communities—as well as her own experience with loss—Cacciatore opens a space to process, integrate, and deeply honor our grief. Not just for the bereaved, Bearing the Unbearable will be required reading for grief counselors, therapists and social workers, clergy of all varieties, educators, academics, and medical professionals. Organized into fifty-two accessible and stand-alone chapters, this book is also perfect for being read aloud in support groups.

Im About to Get Up

Im About to Get Up Author Julie Hunt
ISBN-10 1942557752
Year 2017-01-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher
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We all experience death, loss, and brokenness, and the journey can challenge even the strong of heart. Ecclesiastes says that death is the destiny of every man and the living should take it to heart. I'm About to Get Up! is a transparent journey through loss and grief, unmasking the lies of the enemy and the missteps that can result.It's easy to get off track when your heart is broken and your mind is numb; when well-meaning people try to help but say stupid things that hurt and do not reflect the Word or the heart of God.Unable to see beyond her circumstances, the author woke up in the pit of despair morning after morning until the truth of God's love transformed her perspective on death and loss, allowing for her to hit the restart button of her life.Read this book if: * loss has a grip on you and you can't shake free. * you want to find a way out from brokenness. * you need to gain insight into what God thinks about loss and death.This book is a testimony to the faithfulness of God: that He truly is the mender of broken lives and the restorer of abounding joy.

Getting Grief Right

Getting Grief Right Author Patrick O. Malley
ISBN-10 1622038193
Year 2017-07-01
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Sounds True
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In 2015, when the New York Times ran Patrick O'Malley's story about the death 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 that continues to this day. What he shared was a truth that many have longed to hear: that there is no right or wrong way to grieve. Illuminated by O'Malley's own story and those of the many clients that he's supported, Getting Grief Right shows us how the commonly used "stages of grief" approach can trivialize our sorrow, treat it as a mental disorder, press us to "get over it," and worsen our suffering with shame and guilt when we don't. With sensitivity and support, readers will explore grief not as an illness, but as the continuing story of our connection to the one we've lost, to be fully felt and woven into our lives.

Life After Loss

Life After Loss Author Bob Deits
ISBN-10 9780738213460
Year 2009
Pages 291
Language en
Publisher Da Capo Press
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"One of the classics in the field of crisis intervention” (Dr. Earl Grollman),Life after Loss is the go-to resource for anyone who has suffered a significant life change. Loss can be overwhelming, and recovery often seems daunting, if not impossible. With great compassion and insight, Deits provides practical exercises for navigating the uncertain terrain of loss and grief, helping readers find positive ways to put together a life that is necessarily different, but equally meaningful. With two new chapters and significant changes throughout reflecting Deits's ongoing experiencein counseling,Life after Loss is an essential "roadmap for those in grief” (Lawrence J. Lincoln, MD, Staff, Elisabeth K�bler-Ross Center).

When There are No Words

When There are No Words Author Charlie Walton
ISBN-10 0934793573
Year 1996
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Pathfinder Publishing, Inc.
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The author, who experienced the death of two of his sons as well as a family friend, discusses grief and dealing with loss, as well as consoling a friend or loved one when no words seem appropriate.

Healing After Loss

Healing After Loss Author Martha W. Hickman
ISBN-10 0061925772
Year 2009-06-09
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, here are strength and thoughtful words to inspire and comfort.

Grieving the Loss of Someone You Love

Grieving the Loss of Someone You Love Author Raymond R Mitsch
ISBN-10 9781441225467
Year 1993-10-15
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Revell
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Few losses are as painful as the death of someone close. No valley is as vast as grief, no journey as personal and life changing. Compassionate and wise guides Raymond Mitsch and Lynn Brookside shine a light on the road through grief. They can help you endure the anguish and uncertainty; understand the cycles of grief; sort through the emotions of anger, guilt, fear, and depression; and face the God who allowed you to lose the one you love. A series of thoughtful daily devotions, Grieving the Loss of Someone You Love shares wisdom, insight, and comfort that will help you through and beyond your grief.

Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

Grief Is the Thing with Feathers Author Max Porter
ISBN-10 9781555979379
Year 2016-06-07
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Graywolf Press
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Here he is, husband and father, scruffy romantic, a shambolic scholar--a man adrift in the wake of his wife's sudden, accidental death. And there are his two sons who like him struggle in their London apartment to face the unbearable sadness that has engulfed them. The father imagines a future of well-meaning visitors and emptiness, while the boys wander, savage and unsupervised. In this moment of violent despair they are visited by Crow--antagonist, trickster, goad, protector, therapist, and babysitter. This self-described "sentimental bird," at once wild and tender, who "finds humans dull except in grief," threatens to stay with the wounded family until they no longer need him. As weeks turn to months and the pain of loss lessens with the balm of memories, Crow's efforts are rewarded and the little unit of three begins to recover: Dad resumes his book about the poet Ted Hughes; the boys get on with it, grow up. Part novella, part polyphonic fable, part essay on grief, Max Porter's extraordinary debut combines compassion and bravura style to dazzling effect. Full of angular wit and profound truths, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers is a startlingly original and haunting debut by a significant new talent.