Healing a Parent's Grieving Heart

100 Practical Ideas After Your Child Dies

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1617220469

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

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Presenting simple yet highly effective methods for coping and healing, this book provides answers and relief to parents trying to deal with the loss of a child. It offers 100 practical, action-oriented tips for embracing grief, such as writing a letter to the child who has died; spending time with others who will listen to stories of grief; creating a memory book, box, or Web site; and remembering others who may still be struggling with the death. The guide also addresses common problems for grieving parents, including dealing with marital stress, helping surviving siblings, dealing with hurtful advice, and exploring feelings of guilt. This compassionate resource will aid parents who have been through the death of a child—whether the passing happened recently or many years ago, whether the child was young or an adult.
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Healing a Child's Grieving Heart

100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends and Caregivers

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1617220426

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

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A compassionate resource for friends, parents, relatives, teachers, volunteers, and caregivers, this series offers suggestions to help the grieving cope with the loss of a loved one. Often people do not know what to say—or what not to say—to someone they know who is mourning; this series teaches that the most important thing a person can do is listen, have compassion, be there for support, and do something helpful. This volume addresses what to expect from grieving young people, and how to provide safe outlets for children to express emotion. Included in each book are tested, sensitive ideas for “carpe diem” actions that people can take right this minute—while still remaining supportive and honoring the mourner’s loss.
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Healing Your Grieving Heart

100 Practical Ideas

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1879651254

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

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With sensitivity and insight, this series offers suggestions for healing activities that can help survivors learn to express their grief and mourn naturally. Acknowledging that death is a painful, ongoing part of life, it explains how people need to slow down, turn inward, embrace their feelings of loss, and seek and accept support when a loved one dies. Each book, geared for mourning adults, teens, or children, provides ideas and action-oriented tips that teach the basic principles of grief and healing. These ideas and activities are aimed at reducing the confusion, anxiety, and huge personal void so that living their lives can begin again.
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Healing the Adult Child's Grieving Heart

100 Practical Ideas After Your Parent Dies

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1879651319

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

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Offering heartfelt and simple advice, this book provides realistic suggestions and relief for an adult child whose parent has died. Practical advice is presented in a one-topic-per-page format that does not overwhelm with psychological language, but provides small, immediate ways to understand and reconcile grief. Some of the action-oriented tips include writing down memories, completing a task or goal left unfinished by your deceased parent, or honoring the parent’s birthday. In addition the common challenges that face grieving adult children, such as helping the surviving parent, resolving sibling conflicts, and legal and financial issues, are addressed clearly and concisely.
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Healing a Friend's Grieving Heart

100 Practical Ideas for Helping Someone You Love Through Loss

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1617220434

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

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A compassionate resource for friends, parents, relatives, teachers, volunteers, and caregivers, this series offers suggestions to help the grieving cope with the loss of a loved one. Often people do not know what to say—or what not to say—to someone they know who is mourning; this series teaches that the most important thing a person can do is listen, have compassion, be there for support, and do something helpful. This volume provides the fundamental principles of being a true companion, from committing to contact the friend regularly to being mindful of the anniversary of the death. Included in each book are tested, sensitive ideas for “carpe diem” actions that people can take right this minute—while still remaining supportive and honoring the mourner’s loss.
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Healing Your Grieving Heart After Miscarriage

100 Practical Ideas for Parents and Families

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1617222208

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

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The miscarriage of a hoped-for child is a shattering loss and those who had already begun to feel attached to the baby will naturally grieve—particularly the mother and father but also siblings this baby would have had, extended family, and friends. This compassionate guide contains 100 practical ideas to help those affected by the tragedy of miscarriage, from teaching the principles of grief and mourning to practical, action-oriented tips for coping with the natural difficulties of a loss. Fostering communication between partners, explaining the loss to others, and reconciling anger and guilt are some of the additional topics covered in this compassionate book for those grieving in the aftermath of a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.
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Healing Your Holiday Grief

100 Practical Ideas for Blending Mourning and Celebration During the Holiday Season

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1617220884

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

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With compassionate insight, this handbook helps those in mourning through what can be the hardest time of year—the holiday season. Mourners will better understand their complex emotions after reading about such topics as honoring thoughts and feelings, creating new traditions, finding ways to de-stress, and incorporating healing rituals into the holiday season. This book's practical wisdom also covers issues such as decision-making during the holidays and coping with the blending of mourning and celebration. All of the answers and advice in this guide are provided in the popular 100 ideas format that features one idea per page, allowing readers to fully absorb each suggestion.
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Healing a Grandparent's Grieving Heart

100 Practical Ideas After Your Grandchild Dies

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1617221996

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

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This heartfelt manual is an indispensable and easily referenced resource for grieving grandparents, offering them a way forward after the death of a grandchild. Whether they were close to their grandchild and keenly feeling his or her absence, or even if they were not close to the child and are mourning the loss of a relationship they’ll never have, this book offers grandparents compassionate comfort and practical ideas for their journey through grief, addressing as well the unique pain of watching their children mourn the loss of their child. The ideas offered in the book clarify the basic principles of grief and mourning and offer immediate suggestions for things grandparents can do to embrace their grief, honor and remember their grandchild, and begin to heal.
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Healing a Child's Heart After Divorce

100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends and Caregivers

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt,Raelynn Maloney

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1617221430

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

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Addressing the significant loss that divorce represents for children, this caregiving companion makes it possible for adults to guide them through the natural grief that accompanies the experience. Contending that children can continue to thrive if they are shown the way, this sensitive guide provides 100 practical suggestions for supporting them. Aimed at assisting a wide range of adults, the methods presented are ideal not just for parents but for grandparents, teachers, day care workers, counselors, and even coaches who care for and about kids. Enabling grownups with down-to-earth tips, this handbook is essential for helping sons and daughters navigate the inevitable array of confusing thoughts and feelings.
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Healing Your Grieving Heart When Someone You Care About Has Alzheimer's

100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends, and Caregivers

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt,Kirby J. Duvall

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1617221813

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

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Navigating the challenging journey that families and friends of Alzheimer’s patients must endure, this heartfelt guide reveals how their struggle is as complex and drawn out as the illness itself. Confronting their natural but difficult process of grieving and mourning, the study covers the inevitable feelings of shock, sadness, anger, guilt, and relief, illustrating the initial reactions people commonly feel from the moment of the dementia’s onset. Healthy and productive ways to acknowledge and express these feelings are suggested along with 100 tips and activities that fulfill the emotional, spiritual, cognitive, physical, and social needs of those who care about someone afflicted with this debilitating disease. Special consideration is also shown for caregivers, whose grief is often complicated by the demanding physical attention that patients require.
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Healing Your Grieving Heart for Kids

100 Practical Ideas

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1879651270

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

View: 7791

With sensitivity and insight, this series offers suggestions for healing activities that can help survivors learn to express their grief and mourn naturally. Acknowledging that death is a painful, ongoing part of life, they explain how people need to slow down, turn inward, embrace their feelings of loss, and seek and accept support when a loved one dies. Each book, geared for mourning adults, teens, or children, provides ideas and action-oriented tips that teach the basic principles of grief and healing. These ideas and activities are aimed at reducing the confusion, anxiety, and huge personal void so that the living can begin their lives again. Included in the books for teens and kids are age-appropriate activities that teach younger people that their thoughts are not only normal but necessary.
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Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens

100 Practical Ideas

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1879651238

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

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With sensitivity and insight, this series offers suggestions for healing activities that can help survivors learn to express their grief and mourn naturally. Acknowledging that death is a painful, ongoing part of life, they explain how people need to slow down, turn inward, embrace their feelings of loss, and seek and accept support when a loved one dies. Each book, geared for mourning adults, teens, or children, provides ideas and action-oriented tips that teach the basic principles of grief and healing. These ideas and activities are aimed at reducing the confusion, anxiety, and huge personal void so that the living can begin their lives again. Included in the books for teens and kids are age-appropriate activities that teach younger people that their thoughts are not only normal but necessary.
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Healing a Spouse's Grieving Heart

100 Practical Ideas After Your Husband or Wife Dies

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1879651378

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

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Helping widows and widowers learn how to cope with the grief of losing their helpmate, their lover, and perhaps their financial provider, this guide shows them how to find continued meaning in life when doing so seems difficult. Bereaved spouses will find advice on when and how to dispose of their mate's belongings, dealing with their children, and redefining their role with friends and family. Suggestions are provided for elderly mourners, young widows and widowers, unmarried lovers, and same-sex partners. The information and comfort offered apply to individuals whose spouse died recently or long ago.
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Healing Your Grief About Aging

100 Practical Ideas on Growing Older with Confidence, Meaning and Grace

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt,Kirby J. Duvall

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1617221732

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

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Getting older goes hand in hand with losses of many kinds—ending careers, empty nests, illness, the deaths of loved ones—and this book by one of the world's most beloved grief experts helps one acknowledge and mourn the many losses of aging while also offering advice for living better in old age. The 100 practical tips and activities address the emotional, spiritual, cognitive, social, and physical needs of seniors who want to age authentically and gracefully, and each idea also includes a seize-the-day action to live fully and with joy in the present moment. For those who’ve just entered their 50s or are well on their way to the century mark, this book promises elder-friendly tips for comfort, laughter, and inspiration.
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Healing Your Grieving Body

100 Physical Practices for Mourners

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt,Alan Wolfelt,Kirby J. Duvall

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1879651637

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

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Acknowledging the unique set of symptoms that accompanies a period of mourning, this guide is the ideal companion to weathering the storm of physical distress. From muscle aches and pains to problems with eating and sleeping, this handbook addresses how the body responds to the impact of profound loss. Low energy, headaches, and other conditions are also taken into account. With 100 ways to help soothe the body and calm the mind, this compassionate study is an excellent resource in understanding the connection between the two.
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Surviving the Loss of a Child

Support for Grieving Parents

Author: Elizabeth B. Brown

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9781441207371

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

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Nothing can steal peace and joy and undermine the very foundation of someone's life like losing a child. It is devastating on a level that most of us can't imagine. Written after the loss of the author's own child, Surviving the Loss of a Child offers encouragement and hope to those who may think they will never be able to live fully after such tragedy. Bereaved parents, as well as friends, counselors, pastors, and caregivers, will find this book a source of comfort and discover coping mechanisms as they move through their grief. Revised and updated, it has short chapters that are easy to take in, perfect for people going through this difficult time.
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Healing Your Grieving Heart After a Military Death

100 Practical Ideas for Family and Friends

Author: Bonnie Carroll,Alan D. Wolfelt

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1617222364

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

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Practical methods for healing after the loss of a member of the military When a loved one is killed in the line of duty, this book affirms that survivors' grief is shaped by the unique circumstances of the death. Because military deaths are almost always sudden and violent, the traumatic nature of the loss creates a two-part grief—one focused on the manner in which the person died, the other focused on the long-term repercussions of life without this special person. This guide acknowledges the unique mixture of sadness, pride, anger, and blame that often characterizes grief after a military death, including in the event of a military suicide, and offers ideas for constructively expressing thoughts and feelings. Anyone whose life has been touched by a military death will find compassionate understanding and healing guidance in the pages of this handbook.
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The Death of an Adult Child

A Book for and About Bereaved Parents

Author: Jeanne Webster Blank

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351863452

Category: Psychology

Page: 324

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This book was written to be a comfort and guide for bereaved parents whose adult child has died; to show by sharing our experiences that we are not alone in our responses to our child's death; that we are not weak, defective in character or otherwise inadequate because of the way we grieve; to spell out ways in which some of us have increased our understanding of our condition, found solace, dispelled guilt and anger, overcome depression, come to terms with survivors, and memorialized our deceased children. Questionnaires were sent to more than sixty bereaved parents of adult children who died and many anonymous examples from these questionnaires are used throughout the book.
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Healing Your Grieving Heart After a Cancer Diagnosis

100 Practical Ideas for Coping, Surviving, and Thriving

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt,Kirby J. Duvall

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 161722202X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

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According to the American Cancer Society, more than one million people get cancer in the United States each year. The diagnosis is often a major physical, emotional, social, and spiritual blow, capable of shaking patients to their core. This empathetic guide coauthored by cancer survivor Dr. Alan Wolfelt helps individuals understand and cope with the many difficult thoughts and feelings to which a cancer diagnosis can give rise, assisting them as they find ways to experience peace and joy throughout their journey. Among the 100 ideas for surviving and thriving in this book are those that explain the basic principles of grief and mourning and how they apply to a life-altering, life-threatening, or terminal medical diagnosis. Others offer instantaneous, in-the-moment suggestions of things that cancer patients can do immediately in order to express their grief and live with meaning in each moment. This book is a calming companion for people battling cancer and their loved ones.
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Healing Your Traumatized Heart

100 Practical Ideas After Someone You Love Dies a Sudden, Violent Death

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1879651327

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

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Dealing with grief in a practical manner, this guide offers compassionate tips for those affected by a traumatic death. Included are topics such as coping with family stress, expressing feelings of hurt and anger, dealing with hurtful comments, and exploring feelings of guilt. Each of the 100 suggestions is aimed at reducing the confusion, anxiety, and huge personal void in order to help survivors begin their lives again. Some of the tips include understanding the special characteristics of trauma grief, planting a tree in memory of the person who died, and making connections with others affected by a similar death.
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