Understanding Your Grief

Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1879651351

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

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Explaining the important difference between grief and mourning, this book explores every mourner's need to acknowledge death and embrace the pain of loss. Also explored are the many factors that make each person's grief unique and the many normal thoughts and feelings mourners might have. Questions of spirituality and religion are addressed as well. The rights of mourners to be compassionate with themselves, to lean on others for help, and to trust in their ability to heal are upheld. Journaling sections encourage mourners to articulate their unique thoughts and feelings.
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Understanding Your Suicide Grief

Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 161722121X

Category: Psychology

Page: 194

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For anyone who has experienced the suicide of a loved one, coworker, neighbor, or acquaintance and is seeking information about coping with such a profound loss, this compassionate guide explores the unique responses inherent to their grief. Using the metaphor of the wilderness, the book introduces 10 touchstones to assist the survivor in this naturally complicated and particularly painful journey. The touchstones include opening to the presence of loss, embracing the uniqueness of grief, understanding the six needs of mourning, reaching out for help, and seeking reconciliation over resolution. Learning to identify and rely on each of these touchstones will bring about hope and healing.
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The Understanding Your Grief Journal

Exploring the Ten Essential Touchstones

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1617221155

Category: Self-Help

Page: 112

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This companion workbook to Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart is designed to help mourners explore the many facets of their unique grief through journaling. Ten essential touchstones for mourners are covered, including being open to the presence of loss, dispelling misconceptions about grief, embracing the uniqueness of grief, seeking reconciliation, and reaching out for help. Journalers are asked specific questions about their feelings of grief as they relate to the ten essential touchstones and are provided with writing space for their reflections.
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Transcending Divorce

Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1879651505

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

View: 8449

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With empathy and wisdom, this resource provides 10 essential touchstones for hope and healing when enduring a divorce while simultaneously dispelling common misconceptions associated with divorce. Stressing the importance of the need to fully mourn the loss of a relationship before moving on, this compassionate guide—written with a warm, direct tone—will help divorcees reconcile and discover a happy, healthy life. An appendix with useful meeting plans for group sessions is also included.
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The Understanding Your Suicide Grief Journal

Exploring the Ten Essential Touchstones

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1617221244

Category: Psychology

Page: 136

View: 5355

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With ample space to unburden the heart and the soul, this companion workbook helps grievers explore the 10 essential touchstones for finding hope and healing. The exercises throughout the journal recall the content of the book and ask corresponding questions about the survivor's unique grief journey.
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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

View: 3400

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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 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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Creating Meaningful Funeral Ceremonies: A Guide for Families

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1617220310

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 80

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Designed to complement the clergy and funeral director’s role in the funeral planning process, this book walks families through the many decisions they will make at the time of a death and helps them create a ceremony that will be both healing and meaningful. Options are clearly explained and alternatives are also given, and charts and tables are included to help families assess cost options.
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When Your Soulmate Dies

A Guide to Healing Through Heroic Mourning

Author: Alan Wolfelt

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1617222445

Category: Self-Help

Page: 84

View: 7326

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You were one of the lucky ones. You found a partner or friend with whom you shared a deeply profound connection. You understood, opened fully to, served, and challenged one another. You were the heroes of each other’s lives. You lived a grand adventure together. But now that your partner has died, what felt like luck may have turned to wretched despair. How do you go on? How do you live without your champion and other half? The answer is that you mourn as you loved: heroically, grandly, and fully. In this compassionate guide by one of the world’s most beloved grief counselors, you’ll find empathetic affirmation and advice intermingled with real-life stories from other halved soulmates. Learn to honor your loved one and your grief even as you find a path to a renewed life of purpose and joy.
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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: 1016

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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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