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Coping with death & bereavement

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When Death Takes Something From You Give It Back

When Death Takes Something From You Give It Back

Author: Naja Marie Aidt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

'Extraordinary. It is about death, but I can think of few books which have such life. It shows us what love is.' Max Porter, author of Grief is the Thing With Feathers and Lanny 'There is no one quite like Naja Marie Aidt' Valeria Luiselli 'Devastating, angry, challenging, fragmented and filled with the beautiful hope that the love we have for people continues into the world even after they're gone.' Culturefly 'Fragmented, poetic, informative and truthful, Aidt faces the greatest loss we can ever know with all the force of great elegy writers like Anne Carson and Denise Riley. Essential.' Polly Clark, author of Larchfield and Tiger _______ I raise my glass to my eldest son. His pregnant wife and daughter are sleeping above us. Outside, the March evening is cold and clear. 'To life!' I say as the glasses clink with a delicate and pleasing sound. My mother says something to the dog. Then the phone rings. We don't answer it. Who could be calling so late on a Saturday evening? In March 2015, Naja Marie Aidt's 25-year-old son, Carl, died in a tragic accident. When Death Takes Something From You Give It Back is about losing a child. It is about formulating a vocabulary to express the deepest kind of pain. And it's about finding a way to write about a reality invaded by grief, lessened by loss. Faced with the sudden emptiness of language, Naja finds solace in the anguish of Joan Didion, Nick Cave, C.S. Lewis, Mallarme, Plato and other writers who have suffered the deadening impact of loss. Their torment suffuses with her own as Naja wrestles with words and contests their capacity to speak for the depths of her sorrow. This palimpsest of mourning enables Naja to turn over the pathetic, precious transience of existence and articulates her greatest fear: to forget. The insistent compulsion to reconstruct the harrowing aftermath of Carl's death keeps him painfully present, while fragmented memories, journal entries and poetry inch her closer to piecing Carl's life together. Intensely moving and quietly devastating, this is what is it to be a family, what it is to love and lose, and what it is to treasure life in spite of death's indomitable resolve.

Loss, Survive, Thrive Bereaved Parents Share Their Stories of Healing and Hope

Loss, Survive, Thrive Bereaved Parents Share Their Stories of Healing and Hope

No one is prepared for the loss of a child. No one. It feels completely unnatural for children to predecease their parents. Although it appears rare, there are over 135,000 under 40-year-old deaths each year in the U.S. And, according to one study, 19% of parents outlive their children, often carrying the weight of horrendous grief to their own graves. Isolated and alone is how parents often describe the grief process. Well-meaning friends and family members usually rush to their side... in the beginning. Once the floral arrangements have wilted, and the dinners from caring friends diminish, there isn't really much that can be said to bring comfort to a suffering parent, especially if those friends haven't experienced it. In fact, they often say the wrong thing. Loss, Survive, Thrive offers a lifeline of hope. Each chapter is an inspirational story written by a parent who also experienced the agony of losing a child, reclaimed his/her vitality, and is now living a fulfilling life. Every story is authentic and heartfelt, designed to uplift and inspire. The collective authors reach out through the pages to virtually hold hands with those who are suffering. We, the contributors, have all been there. We know their pain, and we know about survival. And now, through our stories, we offer comfort and support in helping them get through the toughest time of their lives. Bereaved parents share an unspeakable bond. And Loss, Survive, Thrive offers insight from probably the only voices that grieving parents can listen to - others who have walked in their shoes.

The Other Side of Sadness (Revised) What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss

The Other Side of Sadness (Revised) What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss

Author: George Bonanno Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

The conventional view of grieving--encapsulated by the famous five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance - is defined by a mourning process that we can only hope to accept and endure. In The Other Side of Sadness, psychologist and emotions expert George Bonanno argues otherwise. Our inborn emotions - anger and denial but also relief and joy - help us deal effectively with loss. To expect or require only grief-stricken behaviour from the bereaved does them harm. In fact, grieving goes beyond mere sadness and it can actually deepen interpersonal connections and even lead to a new sense of meaning in life.

Beyond Goodbye 60 Days of Support Through Grief

Beyond Goodbye 60 Days of Support Through Grief

Author: Zoe Clark-Coates Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Beyond Goodbye guides you through your darkest days of suffering and offers hope for your future... Grief can leave us feeling alone and lost in the world, not knowing where to turn for help. And yet grief is one of the few certainties in life - it is impossible to experience love without suffering loss. Leading grief expert Zoe Clark-Coates examines the different losses we may endure in our lives, and provides the much-needed support that helps you navigate your own path through loss. From losing loved ones - parents, partners, children, siblings, family members and friends - to answering the most common questions that are asked in this time of mourning and beyond, Zoe tackles topics that are rarely discussed but essential to address. Beyond Goodbye balances practical advice with personal stories and emotional support. It explores common myths around loss, and offers advice for those supporting the bereaved. Zoe's caring and compassionate guide includes a unique 60 day support plan to guide you on your way. Beyond Goodbye will be a beacon of hope to all who read it.

Beyond Goodbye 60 Days of Support Through Grief

Beyond Goodbye 60 Days of Support Through Grief

Author: Zoe Clark-Coates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Beyond Goodbye guides you through your darkest days of suffering and offers hope for your future... Grief can leave us feeling alone and lost in the world, not knowing where to turn for help. And yet grief is one of the few certainties in life - it is impossible to experience love without suffering loss. Leading grief expert Zoe Clark-Coates examines the different losses we may endure in our lives, and provides the much-needed support that helps you navigate your own path through loss. From losing loved ones - parents, partners, children, siblings, family members and friends - to answering the most common questions that are asked in this time of mourning and beyond, Zoe tackles topics that are rarely discussed but essential to address. Beyond Goodbye balances practical advice with personal stories and emotional support. It explores common myths around loss, and offers advice for those supporting the bereaved. Zoe's caring and compassionate guide includes a unique 60 day support plan to guide you on your way. Beyond Goodbye will be a beacon of hope to all who read it.

Wake Me from the Nightmare Hope, Healing, and Empowerment After Suicide Loss

Wake Me from the Nightmare Hope, Healing, and Empowerment After Suicide Loss

Author: R. Jade McAuliffe, Peter Jackel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Wake Me from the Nightmare helps people awaken from the nightmare of suicide loss. Survivors of suicide loss are left to live in a chronic state of shock, horror, and devastation. Broken and raw, they forge on, while plagued with pain, disruptive thoughts, and unanswered questions. The terrain of traumatic grief is complicated at best and precarious at worst. R. Jade McAuliffe understands this balance. After losing her sister in 2015, what kept her alive was her refusal to stay quiet and her willingness to stay connected, and on the other side of her personal wreckage, she found brand-new life. McAuliffe shares her discoveries, including how acknowledging pain will help to heal it, why protecting energy is vital for maintaining health and sanity, why people don't have to get over their loss in order to heal it, and so much more. Wake Me from the Nightmare guides readers to a safe place where they can move through their own emotional wreckage-and save their own life.

The Grief Cure A Revolutionary Guide to Healing from Loss

The Grief Cure A Revolutionary Guide to Healing from Loss

Author: Alyson Franz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2019

Alyson Franz suffered a painful loss and didn't know how she could ever get past it. Being a therapist herself at the time, she tried many traditional approaches with no success. This led her to a journey of healing, transformation, and a complete change in her professional work. She has now rebuilt both her life and her professional practice based on what she has learned on this journey which includes extensive training in transformative healing and coaching modalities. She specializes in helping others heal from grief and loss. In The Grief Cure, she shares her revolutionary approach. Sufferers learn: Why the loss of a loved one can feel excruciatingly painful Ways to release their emotional pain and feel better immediately What they can do to end their suffering for good Why traditional talk therapies and medication rarely work to heal grief How to move from feeling overwhelmed with grief to a new purpose The Grief Cure combines personal experience and the newest modern discoveries to help those who are suffering from grief rebuild their life after the loss.

All The Way Home

All The Way Home

Author: Felicia Hsu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/11/2019

The Only Way Out is Through A Ten-Step Journey from Grief to Wholeness

The Only Way Out is Through A Ten-Step Journey from Grief to Wholeness

Author: Gail Gross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2019

Books on grief often fall into two categories: memoir or science. In The Only Way Out is Through, Dr. Gail Gross combines the two in an inspiring story of loss alongside the analytical psychology that helped her find her own re-entry into life. The Only Way Out is Through tells the story of a mother's sudden loss of a child and the impact on the family as a whole. It offers a comprehensive approach to healing for the bereaved and helps them reenter life on new terms. The Only Way Out is Through is not only a book about grieving, but a guide to successfully navigating transitions-the endings and beginnings of life. Dr. Gail helps readers learn to listen to their own inner voices, the deepest part of the unconscious, so that reorienting and reshaping the future seems possible. Offering strategies for dealing not just with profound grief, but with living beyond a devastating loss, she provides a map for those looking for guidance, comfort, care, and hope.

Can You Hear Me Smiling? A Child Grieves A Sister

Can You Hear Me Smiling? A Child Grieves A Sister

Author: Aariane R. Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2019

The death of a sibling is among the most traumatic losses a child can endure, and yet few resources exist to help children address this unique and devastating experience and its aftermath. In Can You Hear Me Smiling?, Aariane Jackson recounts with honesty, tenderness, and courage the story of her older sister's illness and death. Aariane's heartfelt narrative gently leads young readers through the range of emotions she experienced during this difficult time: from a very close sibling relationship that nonetheless had its share of squabbles to Aariane's confusion, guilt, and fear regarding Londee's illness - and through a little girl's intense grief at the loss of her sister to her gradual sense of understanding, acceptance, and peace. With a preface by Aariane and Londee's mother and an afterword by two leading children's grief therapists, Can You Hear Me Smiling? communicates to young survivors of a sibling death that they are not alone.

Through a Daughter's Eyes

Through a Daughter's Eyes

Author: Mary Dejong Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2019