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This unusual self-help book about surviving grief offers the reader comfort and inspiration. Each of us will face some loss, sorrow and disappointment in our lives, and "The Courage to Grieve "provides the specific help we need to enable us to face our grief fully and to recover and grow from the experience. Although the book emphasizes the response to the death of a loved one, "The Courage to Grieve "can help with every kind of loss and grief.
Judy Tatelbaum gives us a fresh look at understanding grief, showing us that grief is a natural, inevitable human experience, including all the unexpected, intense and uncomfortable emotions like sorrow, guilt, loneliness, resentment, confusion, or even the temporary loss of the will to live. The emphasis is to clarify and offer help, and the tone is spiritual, optimistic, creative and easy to understand. Judy Tatelbaum provides excellent advice on how to help oneself and others get through the immediate experience of death and the grief that follows, as well as how to understand the special grief of children. Particularly useful are the techniques for completing or "finishing" grief--counteracting the popular misconception that grief never ends. "The Courage to Grieve "shows us how to live life with the ultimate courage: not fearing death. This book is about so much more than death and grieving it is about life and joy and growth.
Introduction to Grief
The Courage to Grieve
Grief and Death
The Grief Experience
The Mourning Period
The First Phase of Grief: Shock
The Middle Phase of Grief: Suffering and Disorganization
The Final Phase of Grief: Aftershocks and Reorganization
The Recovery Process
Helping Others with Grief
Helping Ourselves with Grief: Creative Survival
Recovery from Grief
Loss as a Turning Point
Breaking Through Our Denial of Death
The Dying Person's Bill of Rights
Things to Be Done After a Death Occurs
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ISBN: 9780060911850 ISBN-10: 0060911859 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 192 Published: 1st October 1984 Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34
Weight (kg): 0.16