"Dr. LaGrand's advice and recommendations reach from and to both heart and head ... a powerful and important lesson about grief that even in grief, we can still grow." Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, senior consultant, Hospice Foundation of America Through Your Loss Comes The Strength to Grow Whether the death of a loved one is sudden or follows a long battle with illness, there is no way to prepare for the loss of someone close. Grieving is painful, but you have a choice in how you cope with grief and most importantly how you adapt to the intense loss you've experienced. Grief counseling expert Dr. Louis LaGrand describes 101 tips and prescriptions to help mourners through their tragic loss. His specific coping strategies offer practical advice, ultimately giving you pathways for achieving lasting inner peace by using the one thing you can control your own response to grief. Heal your inner grief and find peace by: *Starting each day with an affirmative action *Establishing a grief or worry time *Planning in advance for birthdays, anniversaries, and important holidays *Learning to enjoy new routines *Letting go of "if onlys" and "what ifs" *Never ruling out happiness
Wege zur Liebe und Kraft bei Trennung, Verlust und Abschied
Author: Louise Hay,David Kessler
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
Dieses Buch verbindet auf wunderbare Weise Louise Hays Lehren zur Kraft der positiven Gedanken und David Kesslers jahrelange Erfahrung in der Trauerarbeit. Es macht Mut, sich mit den verschiedenen Arten der Verluste und diesen Herausforderungen des Lebens auseinanderzusetzen. Einfühlsam zeigen die Autoren, dass es auch ein Leben nach dem Verlust gibt. Sie helfen dabei, ein stärkeres Selbstbewusstsein und größeres Mitgefühl zu entwickeln, einen inneren Rückzugsort zu entdecken, um weitere Verluste und Herausforderungen meistern zu können, und den richtigen Weg zu finden, um Trennungen zu verarbeiten, Abschied zu nehmen oder den Jobverlust zu akzeptieren. Lernen Sie, wie Sie die Kraft der Trauer nutzen können, um an sich selbst zu wachsen und Frieden mit sich und anderen zu finden. Spüren Sie, dass Sie Ihr Herz heilen können.
Many clinicians recognize that denying or ignoring grief issues in children leaves them feeling alone and that acknowledging loss is crucial part of a child’s healthy development. Really dealing with loss in productive ways, however, is sometimes easier said than done. For decades, Life and Loss has been the book clinicians have relied on for a full and nuanced presentation of the many issues with which grieving children grapple as well as an honest exploration of the interrelationship between unresolved grief, educational success, and responsible citizenry. The third edition of Life and Loss brings this exploration firmly into the twenty-first century and makes a convincing case that children’s grief is no longer restricted only to loss-identified children. Children’s grief is now endemic; it is global. Life and Loss is not just the book clinicians need to understand grief in the twenty-first century—it’s the book they need to work with it in constructive ways.
One of the unspoken aspects of mourning concerns the ways that loss affects our intimate relationships and our sexual expressiveness. This text opens these subjects for conversation, with the aim of promoting the trust, care, and respect that enable us to be vulnerable. It purposefully covers a range of topics, including: (1) the meaning of intimacy and the significance of sexuality, providing a basis for the use of these terms throughout the book; (2) death, grief, and differences in sexual orientation, including death and intimacy in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and the losses endured by young people due to gender issues; (3) loss of relationship and restoration of intimacy in families, including pharmacological effects on the grief processes of widowers; grieving a not-so-loved parent; the "layered losses" of infertility and intimacy; and the tolls of war--intimacy and sexuality challenges for soldiers and their families; (4) adjusting to life's losses associated with aging or illness or infirmity, including Alzheimer's and dementia-related illnesses, physical health losses after 50, and intimacy, sex, and hospice--self-determination and dignity at the end of life; and (5) religious bases that have shaped our perspectives for understanding intimacy, sexuality, and healing after loss, and which give us hope--including the spiritual reflections of a rabbi and a Christian voice in defining what is right. Set in a framework that is both psychological and spiritual, the well-researched contributions are intended to acknowledge these experiences both professionally and personally. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography, valuable for research and reference. This book will be of value in undergraduate and graduate courses on thanatology, as well as for anyone interested in knowing more about grief--both those currently bereaved and those who wish to support others in mourning. The contributors appreciate both the importance of our capacities for intimacy and sexuality and our inhibitions and hesitations in giving voice to our needs and concerns, perhaps especially when we are grieving. The information and compassionate understanding they provide encourage us to bridge the gap between the secret and the private and to share what is close to our hearts.
Conduct of life by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross,David Kessler,Susanne Schaup
Wie sehr das Leben leuchtet, auch in seinen dunkelsten Momenten. "Sterben ist nicht das Ende der Welt", hat ihre Mutter einmal gesagt. Doch erst jetzt beginnt Nina Riggs den Satz zu verstehen: Mit 38 Jahren hat sie unheilbar Krebs, die Ärzte geben ihr noch 18 bis 36 Monate. Wie lebt man ein Leben, dessen Ende feststeht, das aber dennoch gelebt werden will? Wie macht man Pläne für den Urlaub, wie spricht man mit den Kindern, und wie ist man weiterhin eine liebende Partnerin? Nina Riggs hat ein Buch geschrieben über ihre letzten Monate, das keine Krankengeschichte ist und keine heldenhafte Kampfansage an den Krebs. Es ist ein Buch über den Zweifel und die Angst, aber auch über die unendliche Schönheit des Augenblicks und den beharrlichen Blick nach vorn. Es ist ein Buch darüber, wie sehr das Leben leuchtet, auch in seinen dunkelsten Momenten.
Finding Spiritual and Emotional Peace After Abortion
Author: Sydna Masse
Publisher: David C Cook
What do 33% of American women have in common? They've experienced abortion. You might be one of these women. Or maybe it's your friend, sister, coworker, or the woman sitting next to you at church. Regardless, post-abortive women are in pain, and at some point, most will experience post-abortion syndrome (PAS), a form of post traumatic stress disorder. But they may never talk about it. Many are silent because they are filled with shame, grief and guilt, afraid of judgment and condemnation. Few realize that peace is attainable through Christ's mourning process and the knowledge that because of His grace, they will reunite with their lost loved ones in Heaven. Her Choice to Heal is designed to help women find a way to God's healing after this devastating choice. Written by a post-abortive woman, it includes testimonies of strength, healing and hope. Sydna compassionately leads you on the difficult journey through denial, anger, and grief, to forgiveness, redemption, and letting go. Her Choice to Heal offers a roadmap to healing - practical suggestions, resources for help, space to journal, with the encouragement and hope found in Christ alone.
Finding Peace Without All The Pieces offers suicide bereaved what was not available to the author, LaRita Archibald, after her son ended his life in 1978. LaRita uses lessons learned from her personal grief experience and decades of work with suicide beraved to provide a framework for understanding and managing the unique complexities of suicide grief, empowering bereaved with the reassurance that what they are experiencing is normal for what they have experienced. LaRita aacknowledges the compounded trauma: the fact of death plus the cause of the death..the fact of suicide. She addresses the concept of 'choice" and describes 'flashbacks' and 'phantom pain'. LaRita normalizes the complicated grief response following suicide and suggests how emotional, physical, societal and spiritual conflicts can be resolved in a healthy, hopeful manner.. This book includes anedotes of bereaved impacted by the suicide of a spouse, a parent, military suicide, murder-suicide and multiple deaths and how the survivors worked through their grief and learned to love life again. LaRita offers practical suggestions for protecting the marriage after a child's suicide, helping bereaved children, life insurance, self-care and doing the grief work that enables tereaved to grow from being a victim, to a survivor and, eventually, to a thriver.. 'Finding Peace Without All The Pieces' is a book that every bereavement counselor should have in their libarary and every suicide bereaved will find hope and healing within its pages. It is written as if the author was gently speaking to the reader offering comfort, empathy, extending reassurance that a loved one's suicide IS survivable and the promise that "there will be a time when you won't hurt as badly as you do today...even a time when you will feel joy and love being alive again."
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.
A candid and insightful memoir in which the author, a psychotherapist, self-discloses the tragedies of her personal life and how she overcame them. When her life fell apart, not once, but three times in quick succession, the author was devastated. Here she tells how she created a "recipe" for not only healing, but transforming the pain of tragedy and loss into new growth and spiritual deepening. Using what she learned from the painful end of a happy marriage, betrayal by the next man she loved, and the violent death of her daughter, she put her life back together, piece by piece, even while plagued by illness, inspired and supported by the five "ingredients" of the recipe. The journey brought her to a place of joy she had never imagined possible. Her "recipe", for the reader who wishes to embark on a similar journey to peace, purpose, and joy, is included at the end of the book. This uplifting story will be of interest to general readers, especially those who enjoy creative non-fiction, including memoir; anyone who is grieving; and to psychotherapists treating issues of loss, bereavement, trauma, and depression.
Self-Help by Lisa Irish,Mildred Tengbom,M. Donna MacLeod,Linus Mundy,Darcie D. Sims
Author: Lisa Irish,Mildred Tengbom,M. Donna MacLeod,Linus Mundy,Darcie D. Sims
Publisher: Open Road Media
The five authors of Finding Healing in Times of Grief and Loss all speak to the ways that we can enter into the experience of grief and come through with hearts and spirits renewed by the cherished memories of the ones we’ve lost. Whether the passing of a dear one is recent or further in the past, peace is always possible. The words of wisdom contained in this book assure us that from our grief and loss can come deep comfort and healing.
Death Happened, Now What?: A Practical Guide for Healing & Understanding the Grief Process
Author: Cathy Clough,Linda Pouliot
Publisher: Tate Publishing
It happened and it hurts. You realize it, but you can't believe it yet. The tears start coming and you wonder if you'll ever be able to function normally again. Fortunately, the grief journey, like any other process in life, can be learned. Even though it doesn't feel like it right now, healing is possible. Together we will explore: The 5 needs of every griever. How to deal with: normal grief guilt, normal grief anger, normal grief depression—and the 'dumb' things people say. Sorting, saving and purging your loved one's belongings—without regret. The importance of having a plan for holidays, special days and the anniversary of the death. What it means to create a 'New Normal.' How to navigate the path of grief, with all of its pitfalls and potholes, twists and turns, all the way to the destination of healing, acceptance and new beginnings.
Was geschieht, wenn Frauen das Geheimnis ihres Herzens entdecken
Author: Stacy Eldredge,John Eldredge
Publisher: Brunnen Verlag Gießen
"Sanfte Schönheit" oder "wilde Frau" Was macht das Wesen echter Weiblichkeit aus? Wie kann eine Frau heute selbstbewusst und erfüllt leben? John und Stacy Eldredge zeichnen ein neues Bild authentischer Weiblichkeit. Tatkraft, Mut und Selbstbewusstsein haben darin ebenso Platz wie das Bedürfnis, zu lieben und geliebt zu werden. Und welche Rolle spielt die Schönheit für das "schöne Geschlecht"? Schönheit ist keine Frage von Diätplänen und Fitnessprogrammen. Sie ist ein Wesensmerkmal jeder Frau seit Eva, oft genug verborgen hinter den Schutzmechanismen, mit denen wir uns vor den Verletzungen des Lebens schützen. Aber sie kann wieder ans Licht treten, dort, wo eine Frau ihre ureigene Bestimmung entdeckt.
Women who are anxious to conceive -- and who have yet to conceive -- know about waiting. Waiting is the hallmark of infertility. You wait in doctor's offices. You wait to ovulate. You wait for prescriptions to be filled. You wait for the pregnancy test indicator to light up. You wait for a miracle, and then you wait again. Inconceivable is the remarkable true-life story of Shannon Woodward -- a woman who stopped waiting her life away. She wrote this book for other women who've been waiting -- for women who can't afford the next round of medical treatments, who can't bear to let their feeble hopes rise again only to have them crash to the ground in disappointment. Woodward revisits eighteen years of personal frustration, pain, and anger. She speaks of healing, but not the kind that other women in her condition have prayed for. The healing she has experienced is the healing of walking another path -- the path of peace that she is uniquely equipped to share. Features and Benefits Helps women come to terms with infertility and find peace with this diagnosis. Written by an author who has experienced the reality of infertility having tried to conceive for eighteen years. Painfully honest and unflinchingly real, Shannon Woodward opens the pages of her life to readers who will identify with the ache of unfilled desires and who will find relief and healing in her journey. Previous Title: Misconception