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 Transcending Divorce Journal

The Transcending Divorce Journal Author Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN-10 9781617220036
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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

The Paradoxes of Mourning

The Paradoxes of Mourning Author Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN-10 9781617222245
Year 2015-07-01
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Companion Press
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When it comes to healing after the death of someone loved, our culture has it all wrong. We're told to be strong when what we really need is to be vulnerable. We're told to think positive when what we really need is to wallow in the pain. And we're told to seek closure when what we really need is to welcome our natural and necessary grief. Dr. Wolfelt's new book seeks to dispel these misconceptions that we hold on to so tightly and help people everywhere mourn well so they can live fuller lives. The Paradoxes of Mourning discusses three truths that grieving people used to know and respect but in the last century, seem to have forgotten: 1. You must make friends with the darkness before you can enter the light. 2. You must go backward before you can go forward. 3. You must say hello before you can say goodbye. In the tradition of the Four Agreements and the Seven Habits, this compassionate and inspiring guidebook by North America's most beloved grief counselor gives you the three keys that unlock the door to hope and healing.

When Your Soulmate Dies

When Your Soulmate Dies Author Alan Wolfelt
ISBN-10 9781617222443
Year 2016-07-01
Pages 84
Language en
Publisher Companion Press
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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.