Overcoming Grief

A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques
Author: Sue Morris
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 1472140427
Category: Psychology
Page: 352
View: 8921
Reassuring and helpful strategies to guide you through your grief Grief is a natural reaction to loss, but in some cases it can be devastating, causing a loss of direction which can impact our relationships and work. This practical guide will help you to regain a sense of control and offers tried and tested strategies for adjusting to life without your spouse, friend or family member. Relentless grief can cause a host of physical problems, including difficulties eating, disrupted sleep and becoming over-reliant on alcohol. It can also lead to serious emotional and psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks and complicated grief. But techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help. This self-help book covers: · Coping with the unexpected or long-anticipated death of a loved one · Establishing a routine and tackling avoidance of difficult issues · Practical concerns such as making decisions and dealing with birthdays and anniversaries · Returning to work and planning a new future OVERCOMING self-help guides use clinically-proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme. Series Editor: Professor Peter Cooper

Getting to the Other Side of Grief

Overcoming the Loss of a Spouse
Author: Susan J. R.N. Zonnebelt-Smeenge, Ed.D,Robert C. De Vries
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1585581496
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
View: 6663
This sensitive and biblically oriented book offers a roadmap for bereaved spouses on the journey through grief to resolution. Excellent for pastors, too.

Overcoming Grief and Loss After Brain Injury

Author: Janet Niemeier,Robert Karol
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199813361
Category: Psychology
Page: 240
View: 8165
Overcoming Grief and Loss after Brain Injury is a practical, comprehensive, and simply-written book that provides foundational brain injury information and coping resources for persons recovering from and living with the disabilities that accompany this devastating injury. The book guides the reader toward self-assessment of their own concerns related to common post injury domains of impairment. Following help in identifying individual injury-related problems, the book provides clients with instructions and practice in use of a multitude of evidence-based compensatory strategies and coping skills. Clients can use the book to improve their cognitive, emotional, and functional status after brain injury. The book is written to assist patients, even if they are not able to work with a therapist or counselor. The supportive and therapeutic components of the book include the normalizing of brain injury symptoms and emotional responses, supported self-assessment, stress and emotional management techniques, compensatory strategies for a wide range of typical post injury deficits, links to community resources, and ideas for returning to work.

Overcoming Grief and Trauma

Author: Mel Lawrenz,Daniel R. Green
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group (MI)
ISBN: 9780801010569
Category: Religion
Page: 211
View: 5818
Grief, and the more debilitating emotional trauma, can result from any loss, whether the death of a loved one or a job layoff. The authors provide a broad overview of the grieving process, its defense mechanisms, and the debilitating form of trauma.

Real Life

Preparing for the 7 Most Challenging Days of Your Life
Author: Phil McGraw
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439131562
Category: Self-Help
Page: 336
View: 8082
Presents advice and coping strategies for dealing with crises in daily life, examining problems which can arise from such events as loss of a loved one, a physical or mental breakdown, or loss of a sense of purpose in life.

Weep Not: Overcoming Grief, Disappointment, and Loss

Author: Michael D. Moore
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483557227
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 218
View: 3409
To most people, death is a heart-rending, mind-boggling, terrifying experience. However, according to the Bible, we should not be fearful or sorrowful at the departure of a loved one because physical death is not the end of life. While it is natural to mourn the departure of a loved one, there is a difference between mourning (which is a normal, temporary emotion), and grief (which is a demonic spirit of oppression). In this illuminating book, Dr. Moore exposes the subtle way that satan uses the death of a loved one to cause guilt, sorrow, depression and hopelessness. Dr. Moore also reveals the keys to overcoming these attacks of the enemy: - Know the difference between grief and mourning - Understand the biblical definition of death - Realize that God is not responsible for your loved one’s death - Learn how to walk in the peace of God - Allow the joy of the Lord to be your strength - Receive the comfort of the Holy Spirit - Embrace the new life that awaits you Your life is not over because your relationship is over, and when you discover how to overcome grief, disappointment and loss, you will realize that the best is yet to come!

An Introduction to Coping with Grief, 2nd Edition

Author: Sue Morris
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 1472107519
Category: Self-Help
Page: 160
View: 8104
This is a new addition to the popular 'Introduction to Coping with' series of CBT-based self-help booklets. Written by the author of the popular self-help title Overcoming Grief, An Introduction to Coping with Grief offers valuable guidance for the recently bereaved. Grief is a natural reaction to loss but in some cases it can be devastating, preventing the bereaved from moving on with their life and affecting their relationships and work. This self-help guide offers an examination and explanation of the grieving process and offers strategies based on CBT to help someone adjust to life without a loved one. This practical booklet is also an ideal resource for health professionals and carers.

Experiencing Grief

Author: H. Norman Wright
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 080543092X
Category: Religion
Page: 92
View: 8536
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.

Overcoming Loss

Activities and Stories to Help Transform Children's Grief and Loss
Author: Julia Sorensen
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846428135
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 144
View: 5810
Overcoming Loss is a photocopiable resource that addresses childrens' feeling of loss, which can arise from changing communities, schools, moving house, divorce or the death of a parent or grandparent. Children are limited to a vocabulary of broad emotions like 'happy', 'sad' and 'angry', and are often unable to articulate their grief in words. This can impair their long-term emotional development. The activities in Overcoming Loss use the power of play and creative arts to give the grieving child the language to identify subtle feelings, such as shame, despair and jealousy. Designed to encourage social and emotional learning, these exercises employ play, art and story-telling to access the ways in which children naturally express their feelings, and offers opportunities for parents and professionals to direct the child towards understanding their emotions. Parents, teachers, counsellors and anyone working with children between the ages of 4 and 8 who are dealing with a loss will find this resource a practical and effective tool.

Without My Mum

A Daughter's Guide to Grief, Loss and Reclaiming Life
Author: Leigh Van Der Horst
Publisher: Black Inc.
ISBN: 1863958363
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 320
View: 5045
When Leigh Van Der Horst lost her beloved mother to cancer in 2008, she faced her biggest battle yet. In Without My Mum, she invites us on a journey that is at times heartbreaking, others heartwarming, but ultimately comforting and inspiring. With warmth and candour, Leigh tells of her transformative passage through devastating grief, one that allowed her to rediscover and redefine her own identity. As well as exploring her own experience, Van Der Horst brings together stories from many inspiring women around the world, including contributions from Jools Oliver, Lisa Wilkinson, Megan Gale, Amanda de Cadenet and Natalie ‘A wonderful book that captured my heart in the first few paragraphs. Leigh’s candid, humorous and heartfelt narrative, together with a collection of stories and wisdom from others who have walked a similar path, are authentic, uniting and ultimately inspiring. It’s a laugh-out-loud, sob-a-little-uncontrollably kind of book that will resonate with any parent or carer. I adored it!’ —Jools Oliver ‘I can’t sing the praises of this gorgeous mum enough. For those who have lost their mum and are forging ahead as a mum on your own, this is truly a must have book.’ —Natalie Bassingthwaighte

Faces of Grief

Overcoming the Pain of Loss
Author: Veronica Semenova
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781511426411
Page: 262
View: 1780
Many books are written about grief: what it is and how to deal with it - but no loss is the same. The intensity of grief depends on many different factors. Grief varies between young and old and between cultures and religions, and depends on levels of existing dysfunction and on the nature of death (if the death was expected or sudden). It depends on previous experiences with death and attachment styles, and, of course, interpersonal factors play a very important role, as well. Grief also depends on the personality of the bereaved and the type of relationship the bereaved had with the deceased. Unprocessed emotions in that relationship, conflicts, repressed feelings, and unspoken words all come out in grief and weigh heavily upon a grieving person, often complicating recovery. In Faces of Grief, I share many stories of grief from my psychotherapy practice and explain how grief can be anticipatory, disenfranchised, or complicated. I also discuss the common myths about grief. All stories reveal the extensive work that the bereaved has to go through to enable them to come to terms with guilt, self-reproach, and the pain of grief. I also provide practical information on how to help yourself or your grieving loved one, how to talk to children about death and grief, and what not to say to a person who is grieving. This book will be useful for anyone going through bereavement and grief, and for those supporting them.

Grieving with the Help of Your Catholic Faith

Author: Lorene Hanley Duquin
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN: 1612783058
Category: Religion
Page: 64
View: 1759
Losing a loved one is perhaps the most painful and overwhelming of life's experiences. It challenges you physically and emotionally and raises tough questions about the future -- about where God is in the midst of your pain. Your key to understanding all these issues -- and healing -- is your Catholic Faith. Grieving with the Help of Your Catholic Faith gives Catholics a meaningful way to help themselves or others through this challenging time. With personal stories, reassuring prayers, and spiritual wisdom, it provides: An understanding of how grief affects -- and can be lightened by -- the heart, soul, and mind The perspective to sort through difficult physical, emotional, and spiritual feelings Positive ways to deal with sorrow Empowering wisdom for building a stronger faith Tips for providing comfort to adults, teens, and children who are grieving A perfect resource for individuals, grief support groups, clergy, and lay ministers alike, Grieving with the Help of Your Catholic Faith offers comfort, empathy, and inspiration that will be relied upon time and time again.

Option B

Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
Author: Sheryl Sandberg,Adam M. Grant
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 1524732680
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 226
View: 8561
"The author's experience with grief after the sudden death of her husband, combined with social science on resilience"--

Good Grief

Heal Your Soul, Honor Your Loved Ones, and Learn to Live Again
Author: Theresa Caputo,Kristina Grish
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501139088
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 224
View: 6115
"After more than a decade of being a practicing medium, Theresa Caputo brings the ... lessons she has learned about grief, healing, and finding happiness in the wake of tragedy. In almost every reading she gives, Spirit insists that people begin to embrace their lives again. Easily said, but not everyone knows where to begin, and putting back together the pieces of a life marked by loss is never easy. Sometimes you need spiritual guidance--that's where Theresa comes in"--Amazon.com.

Grief Works

Stories of Life, Death, and Surviving
Author: Julia Samuel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501181556
Category: Psychology
Page: 288
View: 1511
An instant bestseller in the UK, Grief Works is a profoundly optimistic and compassionate handbook for anyone suffering a loss—from the expected death of a parent to the sudden death of a child or spouse—as well as a guide for those who want to help their grieving loved ones. Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood. So many of us feel awkward and uncertain around death, and shy away from talking honestly with family and friends. Julia Samuel, a grief psychotherapist, has spent twenty-five years working with the bereaved and understanding the full repercussions of loss. In Grief Works Samuel shares case studies from those who have experienced great love and great loss—and survived. People need to understand that grief is a process that has to be worked through, and Samuel shows if we do the work, we can begin to heal. The stories here explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection, and reveals our innermost selves. Intimate, clear, warm, and helpful, Grief Works addresses the fear that surrounds death and grief and replaces it with confidence. Samuel is a caring and deeply experienced guide through the shadowy and mutable land of grief, and her book is as invaluable to those who are grieving as it is to those around them. She adroitly unpacks the psychological tangles of grief in a voice that is compassionate, grounded, real, and observant of those in mourning. Divided into case histories grouped by who has died—a partner, a parent, a sibling, a child, as well section dealing with terminal illness and suicide—Grief Works shows us how to live and learn from great loss.

Therapists Guide to Overcoming Grief and Loss After Brain Injury

Author: Janet Niemeier,Robert Karol
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199813329
Category: Psychology
Page: 208
View: 1545
Therapists Guide to Overcoming Grief and Loss after Brain Injury is written as a neurobehavioral and cognitive intervention manual for clinicians who counsel persons with brain injury. The Therapists Guide provides step-by-step protocols, using the content of the patient workbook Overcoming Grief and Loss after Brain Injury. Each of the 9 Lessons can be used as a basis for therapy appointments with consumers. Most mental health clinicians do not fully understand the special learning needs of this client population or how to modify the usual psychotherapy or counseling process to accommodate their unique impairments and allow them to benefit. The Therapists Guide provides the structure, grounded in the current brain injury literature that allows the clinician to teach and guide the client effectively.

Healing After a Loved One's Demise and Overcoming Grief Through Daily Meditations

Author: J.D. Rockefeller
Publisher: J.D. Rockefeller
ISBN: 151967077X
Category: Self-Help
Page: 30
View: 4204
There is nothing more painful than losing someone you dearly love. Loss is a fact of life and no one can ever take control of this, but no one can also deny that it makes the lives of people left behind sad and miserable. It's hard to cling on to happy memories with a loved one when they are still alive, so it would just be a natural reaction to mourn for their physical absence. Knowing that your loved one already left you behind can be unbearable, but you have to remember that though his or her life ended, your life needs to continue. The negative emotions are given after someone's demise but it is not right to embrace sadness for the rest of your life. Healing after a loss is highly possible. It just takes positive attitude and determination to overcome the pain and grief so that everyone will continue to live and be happy. If you do not know when and where to start healing your heart and its wounds, read on as this book was written to guide you as you walk through and finally overcome the dark phase of your life. Here, you will discover ways on how to overcome your grief through daily meditations and many other helpful ways.

Overcoming Grief

Comforting Others with the Comfort We Have Received
Author: David Jeffers
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530399994
Page: 110
View: 2181
This book is about fourteen women, some who will remain anonymous. Each has lost a child, either through early death, miscarriage, or abortion. Although these women are all from one church, these testimonies could come from many women across America. The central theme is not the loss of a child, but how God's grace and mercy brought comfort and healing to each mother. It is their prayer that those who have experienced such loss, including all the family members, will be comforted by the comfort they have received.

This Is How

Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike.
Author: Augusten Burroughs
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312563558
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 230
View: 7577
Draws on the author's roller-coaster experiences with limited opportunities, successes and failures while offering darkly whimsical, no-holds-barred advice on surviving everything from riding elevators and gaining weight to finishing drinks and finding love. By the author of Running With Scissors. 350,000 first printing.