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The Courage to Grieve : Creative Living, Recovery, and Growth through Grief - Judy Tatelbaum

The Courage to Grieve

Creative Living, Recovery, and Growth through Grief

Paperback

Published: 1st October 1984
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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.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prologuep. 1
Introduction to Grief
The Courage to Grievep. 7
Grief and Deathp. 12
The Grief Experience
The Mourning Periodp. 21
The First Phase of Grief: Shockp. 25
The Middle Phase of Grief: Suffering and Disorganizationp. 28
The Final Phase of Grief: Aftershocks and Reorganizationp. 45
Unsuccessful Griefp. 48
Children's Griefp. 61
The Recovery Process
Helping Others with Griefp. 73
Helping Ourselves with Grief: Creative Survivalp. 83
Recovery from Griefp. 94
Grief Resolution
Finishingp. 107
Loss as a Turning Pointp. 128
Transformationp. 138
Self-Help
Breaking Through Our Denial of Deathp. 147
Epiloguep. 159
Appendixesp. 161
The Dying Person's Bill of Rightsp. 163
Things to Be Done After a Death Occursp. 165
Notesp. 167
Bibliographyp. 171
Indexp. 175
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ISBN: 9780060911850
ISBN-10: 0060911859
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st October 1984
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.16