After the MOUNTAIN

After the MOUNTAIN

This is the true story of one family's journey through unimaginable trauma and grief and the obstacles they must overcome as they gradually find their way towards hope and healing.

Author: Kim A Hebenstreit


ISBN: 1939761514

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 228

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Mother's Day 2015, began with anticipation as the Hebenstreits drove to northeast Georgia to spend the day hiking on Mount Yonah. It was a pleasant day, full of laughter and togetherness as the family of five leisurely made their way up the mountain. Little did they know that near the top, unparalleled tragedy would forever alter the course of their lives. This is the true story of one family's journey through unimaginable trauma and grief and the obstacles they must overcome as they gradually find their way towards hope and healing. Kim Hebenstreit is the author of Finding Intimacy in Marriage: A Spiritual, Emotional and Physical Journey, which was published a mere eight months before the events chronicled in this book. She lives in the Atlanta area and is working towards her M.A. in professional counseling and facilitates a grief ministry in order to help others as they travel their own journey through trauma and grief.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Silent Appalachian

The Silent Appalachian

In her letter to him, ada writes about her “silent fear that in the years since we saw each other,” the war would change ... Cold Mountain, both as a Confederate soldier and a deserter in a long journey back to ada. that he has only one ...

Author: Vicki Sigmon Collins

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476627540

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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Appalachian literature is filled with silent or non-discursive characters. The reasons for their wordlessness vary. Some are mute or pretend to be, some choose not to speak or are silenced by grief, trauma or fear. Others mutter monosyllables, stutter, grunt and point, speak in tongues or idiosyncratic language. They capture the reader’s attention by what they don’t say.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Baptized Rage Transformed Grief

Baptized Rage  Transformed Grief

To chart one's experiences like a colorful tapestry woven of intricate stitches is to know a creative journey of ... to the valleys that lead us to shadows and deaths of various kinds, along with many sojourns to numerous mountaintops.

Author: Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532636141

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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Life comes with ups and downs, including the trauma of loss, death, and grief. Because such experiences are no respecter of persons, such trauma is a levelling agent. Every human being experiences some type of loss, from that of loved ones, relationships, jobs, and status to that of property, belief systems, and deteriorating health. Some loss appears seasonal; some expected and unexpected; others overwhelming and life changing. Baptized Rage, Transformed Grief is a cornucopia of poems that express deep, volcanic rage amid significant loss; such rage can be creative. The triumph of processing and experiencing a grief as deep as an ocean is that it results in transformation: the love that produced profound loss, sustains life. One is able to overcome after going through the angst and the agony. Baptized Rage, Transformed Grief is a dance of words, an invitation to give oneself permission to delve deeply into processing loss, to go through the process of grief, and come through as an authentic, whole self.
Categories: Religion

EMDR Therapy and Adjunct Approaches with Children

EMDR Therapy and Adjunct Approaches with Children

Complex Trauma, Attachment, and Dissociation Ana M. Gomez. powerful resources for the child and the family. For instance, when reprocessing issues related to grief and loss, getting educated on the beliefs of the family with regards to ...

Author: Ana M. Gomez

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826106971

Category: Psychology

Page: 344

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Categories: Psychology

Psychotherapy for Families after Brain Injury

Psychotherapy for Families after Brain Injury

Parental grief after acquired brain injury (ABI): Incidence, nature and longevity. ... In J. Kauffman (Ed.), Loss of the assumptive world: A theory of traumatic loss (pp. 127–138). ... A journey back from brain injury.

Author: Pamela S. Klonoff

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 9781489980830

Category: Psychology

Page: 492

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Whether caused by illness, accident, or incident, brain injury requires multi-tiered resources for the patient and considerable external care and support. When recovery is sidelined by depression, anger, grief, or turmoil, family members and the support network have critical roles to play and need their own guidance and compassionate therapeutic interventions. Psychotherapy for Families after Brain Injury offers theoretical frameworks and eclectic techniques for working effectively with adult patients and their families at the initial, active and post-treatment phases of rehabilitation. This practical reference clarifies roles and relationships of the support network in interfacing with the loved one and addresses the understandably devastating and sometimes derailing emotions and psychosocial adversities. The content promotes psychoeducation and guided exercises, delineates “helpful hints” and coping tools and proffers multimedia resources to overcome hurdles. Constructs of awareness, acceptance and realism for all parties are woven throughout, along with ideas to enhance the support network’s commitment, adjustment, positivity, hope and longevity. Case excerpts, instructive quotes from caregivers and nuggets of clinical advice assist in analyzing these and other topics in salient detail: The impact of brain injury on different family members. Treatment themes in early family sessions. Family therapy for moderate to severe brain injury, concussion and postconcussion syndrome. Family therapy after organic brain injury: stroke, anoxia, tumor, seizure disorders. Family group treatment during active rehabilitation. End-of-life and existential considerations and positive aspects of care giving. Aftercare group therapy for long-term needs. The hands-on approach demonstrated in Psychotherapy for Families after Brain Injury will enhance the demanding work of a range of professionals, including neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, rehabilitation psychologists, family therapists, marriage and family counselors, psychiatrists, behavioral/mental health counselors, clinical social workers, rehabilitation specialists such as speech-language pathologists, physical and occupational therapists, and graduate students in the helping professions.
Categories: Psychology

Reconciliation with War A Family Journey

Reconciliation with War  A Family Journey

Levinson, Leila. Gated Grief: The Daughter of a GI Concentration Camp Liberator Discovers a Legacy of Trauma. Brule, WI: Cable Publishing, 2011. Lipton, Bruce, PhD. The Biology of Belief. Santa Rosa, CA: Mountain of Love/Elite Books, ...

Author: Janelle Kaye, MA; Charles Sidney W

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781483681146

Category: History

Page: 417

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Charles Willsher, who received the Distinguished Service Cross for his service during WWII, never fully recovered from his wounds. His wife and daughter became the victims of his inner war. In the 1980’s, he began his own healing journey by telling his story to others. At the same time, his daughter embarked on her journey to healing and reconciliation with her family. After his death, his daughter uncovered his memoir and decided to include it along with their family story in hopes that it would inform and inspire others who are also dealing with the trauma that war leaves behind.
Categories: History

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Horney suggested to her patients that they could consider her an expert in mountain climbing. ... way up the mountain may be considered a success because the child or family initially didn't believe they could begin the journey at all.

Author: David A. Crenshaw

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 9780765705983

Category: Psychology

Page: 167

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"This collection addresses the multiple sources of wounding of children and teens in contemporary life. The book conveys a message of hope and optimism, even in work with children who might be viewed as "impossible cases," because the contributors share a passion for utilizing and building on the strengths of children and families. These authors go beyond treating psychiatric symptoms to address in a more comprehensive way the emotional suffering of youths."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Psychology

Not a Blueprint It s the Shoeprints That Matter

Not a Blueprint  It s the Shoeprints That Matter

Author Nina Norstrom lost her child to a disease, but that wasn't the only toxic relationship she endured. In this book, she explores the effects that her relationships with grief, pain, trauma, and forgiveness have had on her life.

Author: Nina Norstrom

Publisher: BQB Publishing

ISBN: 9781939371485

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 190

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Allowing us to learn lessons, let go of toxicity, and gain insight, relationship can play a powerful role in our lives. They are formed with people, alcohol, animals, battlefields, diseases, drugs, environments, and even our emotions. Whether toxic or nontoxic, relationships are an integral component of daily living. Author Nina Norstrom lost her child to a disease, but that wasn't the only toxic relationship she endured. In this book, she explores the effects that her relationships with grief, pain, trauma, and forgiveness have had on her life. This tale exposes a mother's struggle to escape her world of toxicity, her journey out of the clutches of diseased relationships, and the shoe prints the experiences have left on her family's history. This story in its raw form projects a remarkable voice to the heroic fight, courage, and bravery gained when striking back to wipe out toxic relationships. Its message reveals that life brings many challenges and that each challenge provides lessons to be learned. This book is not intended to be a blueprint for dealing with diseased relationships. It's about the shoe prints: those symbols of life's journey that are left by our experiences. "Not a Blueprint: It's the Shoe Prints that Matter" is an insightful and inspiring personal story of one family's journey through toxic relationships.
Categories: Family & Relationships

A Course in Happiness

A Course in Happiness

When Ellen suddenly lost her young son, she became a shattered woman who believed there was no possibility of future ... She was able to emerge from her trauma, transformed, of course, by the journey through grief, but actually stronger ...

Author: Mardi Horowitz M.D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440658938

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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"Wise counsel from one of America's most respected psychiatrists." -Irvin Yalom, author of Staring at the Sun and When Nietzsche Wept, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University For many, getting in touch with that elusive thing called "happiness" is rarely simple—and achieving any kind of lasting happiness can feel like an insur­mountable challenge. Perhaps what we need is an education on the subject . . . A Course in Happiness. In this book, Mardi Horowitz draws on more than forty years of experience as a practicing psychiatrist to provide readers with just this. According to Dr. Horowitz, happiness is essentially a by-product of self-knowledge; in order to be happy, we need to understand who we truly are. In A Course in Happiness, he details a deeply rewarding course in mastering the three levels of self-understanding that underlie happiness: Integration: the ability to assemble all the pieces of one's self into a whole, complete, understood, and respected "me." Intimacy: the capacity to remain closely connected to the warmth of relationships with family, friends, colleagues, and others in a social community. Integrity: the insight to know which of one's values are most dear and which are lower in priority—and then to be true to what is the most important, even in the midst of conflict. A Course in Happiness offers a road map for achieving genuine and lasting contentment.
Categories: Self-Help

No Mountain Too High

No Mountain Too High

A Father'S Inspiring Journey Through Grief Ned Levitt. Amy, to go rollerblading ... When she stepped off the curb, at 7:10, to continue running north, a car traveling east struck her and sent her somersaulting thirty feet in the air.

Author: Ned Levitt

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462004140

Category: Self-Help

Page: 184

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The sudden, tragic death of Ned Levitts 18-year-old accomplished daughter, Stacey, plunged him into a hell of devastating grief. But his determination to take meaning from her life pushed him to finish her un-finished climb of 17,000 ft. high Mt. Ixta in central Mexico and leave behind a book of Staceys poetry, which has been read by thousands of climbers from around the world. No Mountain Too Highs intimate detailing of personal torment, coupled with its revelations of how Staceys poetry touched countless lives, makes for a moving, compelling read that takes you to places of the heart and soul that even this forever-changed father never expected to go.
Categories: Self-Help