The Understanding Your Grief Journal

The Understanding Your Grief Journal Author Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN-10 9781617221156
Year 2004-04-01
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Companion Press
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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.

The Understanding Your Suicide Grief Journal

The Understanding Your Suicide Grief Journal Author Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN-10 9781617221248
Year 2009-08-01
Pages 136
Language en
Publisher Companion Press
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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.

Understanding Your Grief

Understanding Your Grief Author Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN-10 9781879651357
Year 2004-02-01
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Companion Press
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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.

Understanding Your Suicide Grief

Understanding Your Suicide Grief Author Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN-10 9781617221217
Year 2009-08-01
Pages 194
Language en
Publisher Companion Press
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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.

Transcending Divorce

Transcending Divorce Author Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN-10 9781617220005
Year 2008-06-01
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Companion Press
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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.

The Understanding Your Grief Support Group Guide

The Understanding Your Grief Support Group Guide Author Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN-10 9781617221187
Year 2004-06-01
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Companion Press
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This guide to facilitating support groups offers bereavement caregivers practical strategies for creating and maintaining a productive environment for mourners. Logistical considerations such as setting up and publicizing a new group are discussed, as is the importance of prescreening new members. Tips for creating a set of ground rules are provided, and the pros and cons of creating structured and unstructured meetings are considered. Responding constructively to problems in the group is also discussed, with helpful, time-proven models provided for evaluating group and individual progress.

Healing Your Grieving Heart

Healing Your Grieving Heart Author Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN-10 9781879651258
Year 2001-04-01
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Companion Press
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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.

The Transcending Divorce Journal

The Transcending Divorce Journal Author Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN-10 9781879651548
Year 2008-09-01
Pages 150
Language en
Publisher Companion Press
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An aide for the challenging emotional process that follows a divorce, this companion journal to Transcending Divorce explores the 10 crucial touchstones for finding hope and healing the mourning heart, including dispelling misconceptions about divorce, seeking reconciliation, and appreciating the transformation. Highlights from the companion book are provided throughout as well as corresponding questions regarding the grief journey. Private and independent, this compassionate journal provides ample space to unburden the heart and soul.

The Understanding Your Grief Support Group Guide

The Understanding Your Grief Support Group Guide Author Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN-10 9781617221187
Year 2004-06-01
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Companion Press
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This guide to facilitating support groups offers bereavement caregivers practical strategies for creating and maintaining a productive environment for mourners. Logistical considerations such as setting up and publicizing a new group are discussed, as is the importance of prescreening new members. Tips for creating a set of ground rules are provided, and the pros and cons of creating structured and unstructured meetings are considered. Responding constructively to problems in the group is also discussed, with helpful, time-proven models provided for evaluating group and individual progress.

Healing a Friend s Grieving Heart

Healing a Friend s Grieving Heart Author Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN-10 9781617220432
Year 2001-04-01
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Companion Press
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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.

The Depression of Grief

The Depression of Grief Author Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN-10 9781617221934
Year 2014-02-01
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Companion Press
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Recognizing that depression is a normal and natural component of grief, this compassionate guide helps mourners understand their depression, express it in healing ways, and know when they may be experiencing a more severe or clinical depression that would be eased by professional treatment. It proposes that grieving people do not necessarily need to be diagnosed with depression following the death of a loved one and guides them through exercises to express their depression in healthy ways. In a society where mourning and melancholia are often ignored, this book gives mourners the supported and reassurance necessary to understand and appreciate that their depression is a regular part of the grieving process.

The Wilderness of Suicide Grief

The Wilderness of Suicide Grief Author Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN-10 9781617221309
Year 2010-09-01
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Companion Press
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Presenting the idea of wilderness as a sustained metaphor for grief, this compassionate guide explores the unique responses inherent to the grief felt by those who have experienced the suicide of a loved one and offers information about coping with such a profound loss. Likening the death of a loved one to the experience of being wrenched from normal life and dropped down in the middle of nowhere, the handbook employs 10 touchstones, or trail markers, that survivors use to begin to make their way through the new landscape. Each touchstone gently guides readers through the entire grieving process and includes topics such as dispelling misconceptions regarding suicide, exploring feelings, and embracing the uniqueness of a loss.

Living in the Shadow of the Ghosts of Your Grief

Living in the Shadow of the Ghosts of Your Grief Author Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN-10 9781879651517
Year 2007-06-01
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Companion Press
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Explaining how multitudes of North Americans are carrying the pain of all types of loss—not just the deaths of loved ones but also the loss of a spouse through divorce, children who leave home, and the decline of health as they age or get sick—this balanced resource empowers mourners and grief counselors to turn grief into an experience to be learned from. Defining the varieties of heartache and its consequences, this effective guide explores how to inventory, understand, embrace, and reconcile one's accumulated sorrow through a five-phase "catch-up" mourning process. Readers will learn to use a spiritual and holistic approach to examine and integrate the ignored loss from their pasts, so that they can go on to live fuller, more balanced lives.

Loving from the Outside In Mourning from the Inside Out

Loving from the Outside In  Mourning from the Inside Out Author Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN-10 9781617221842
Year 2012-04-01
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Companion Press
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Recognizing how the need to grieve is anchored in one’s capacity to care for someone, this calming guide contends that the act of mourning is healthy—and necessary—following a life-changing loss. The very foundation of attachment is reflected upon, illustrating devotion as both the primary cause of grief and a crucial source of emotional recovery. Exploring the essential principles of love as well as the reasons behind it, this heartfelt handbook makes it possible to embrace a trying but vital process.

Creating Meaningful Funeral Ceremonies A Guide for Families

Creating Meaningful Funeral Ceremonies  A Guide for Families Author Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN-10 9781617220319
Year 1999-12-01
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Companion Press
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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.