The go-to book on the grieving process.
This new edition of the bestselling classic offers sensitive and practical advice on how to deal with the grieving process, from coping with the funeral to managing anniversaries and special dates. Suitable for both the bereaved and their support team, it explains what to expect emotionally, psychologically and practically from the first day through the first year, as well as outlining the physical and emotional reactions to grief, why men and women react differently, how children deal with grief, and some of the long-term consequences of bereavement.
New chapters include complicated grief, memorialisation, talking to children about traumatic death, and compassionate ways to talk to the bereaved.
Whether you have been bereaved, or are supporting somone who is grieving, this self-help book will prove invaluable, and show you how to survive or help others survive the most challenging experience a human being can have: the loss of a loved one.
About the Authors
Dianne McKissock is a sociologist and well known Sydney psychotherapist who began her counselling career as a relationship counsellor.
Mal McKissock is a bereavement counsellor with more than 30 years experience in the field. With his wife, Dianne, he established the Bereavement Care Centre in Sydney. This book was originally based on McKissock's ABC Radio series.