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The capacity to love requires the necessity to mourn.
Healing Your Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas
This flagship title in our 100 Ideas Series offers 100 practical ideas to help you practice self-compassion. Some of the ideas teach you the principles of grief and mourning.
The remainder offer practical, action-oriented tips for embracing your grief. Each idea also suggests a carpe diem, which will help you seize the day by helping you move toward your healing today.
Healing A Friend’s Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas for Helping Someone You Love Through Loss
When a friend suffers the loss of someone loved, you may not always know what to say. But you can do many helpful, loving things. Compassionate and eminently practical, Healing A Friend’s Grieving Heart offers 100 practical ideas for friends, family members and caregivers who want to help.
In this informative, easy-to-read booklet, Dr. Wolfelt explains how children and adolescents grieve after someone loved dies and offers helping guidelines for caregiving adults. An excellent, concise resource for parents of grieving kids.
This updated resource for hospital and organ procurement caregivers goes beyond helping professionals understand the challenges of obtaining consent and invites them to offer compassionate care throughout the family’s experience with the death, including the months and years following.
Many OB caregivers feel unprepared to handle the intensity of perinatal loss. Most hospitals have bereavement care standards but offer little instruction in following them. Written by seasoned support nurses, Companioning at a Time of Perinatal Loss outlines a framework for bereavement care in the obstetrical arena. Based on Dr. Wolfelt's principles of companioning, it describes loss from the family's perspective, defines the caregiver's role, offers bedside strategies and reviews the work of mourning in the weeks and months after. Real-life stories teach what is important during times of intense sorrow.
This book by one of North America's most respected grief educators presents a model for grief counseling based on his "companioning" principles.
For many mental healthcare providers, grief in contemporary society has been medicalized—perceived as if it were an illness that with proper assessment, diagnosis and treatment could be cured.
Dr. Wolfelt explains that our modern understanding of grief all too often conveys that at ereavement's "end" the mourner has completed a series of tasks, extinguished pain, nd established new relationships. Our psychological models emphasize "recovery" or quot;resolution" in grief, suggesting a return to "normalcy."
Based on the assumption that all dying experiences belong not to the caregivers but to those who are dying—and that there is no such thing as a "good death" or a "bad death," Companioning the Dying helps readers bring a respectful, nonjudgmental presence to the dying while liberating them from self-imposed or popular expectations to say or do the right thing.
Written with candor and wit by hospice counselor Greg Yoder (who has companioned several hundred dying people and their families), Companioning the Dying exudes a compassion and a clarity that can only come from intimate work with the dying. The book teaches through reallife stories that will resonate with both experienced clinical professionals as well as laypeople in the throes of caring for a dying loved one.
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Creating Meaningful Funeral Experiences : A Guide for Caregivers
This revised, updated version of Dr. Wolfelt's groundbreaking Creating Meaningful Funeral Ceremonies includes current statistics as well as an introduction to the concept of funerals not just as ceremonies, but as experiences. The book explores the ways in which personalized funerals transform mourners. It also reviews qualities in caregivers that make them effective celebrants and funeral planners and provides practical. ideas for creating authentic, personalized and meaningful funeral experiences.
Creating Meaningful Funeral Ceremonies: A Guide for Families
This compassionate, friendly workbook affirms the importance of the personalized funeral ritual and helps families create a ceremony that will be both healing and meaningful for years to come. Designed to complement the role of the clergy, celebrant and funeral director in the funeral planning process, A Guide for Families walks readers through the many decisions they will make at the time of a death.
When loss enters your life, you are faced with many choices. The questions you ask and the choices you make will determine whether you become among the “living dead” or go on to live until you die. If you are going to integrate grief into your life, it helps to recognize what questions to ask yourself on the journey.
This book provides the answers that will help you clarify your experiences and encourage you to make choices that honor the transformational nature of grief and loss.