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The Understanding Your Grief Journal

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.

The Understanding Your Suicide Grief Journal

The Understanding Your Suicide Grief Journal

Exploring the Ten Essential Touchstones

  • Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
  • Publisher: Companion Press
  • ISBN: 1617221244
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 136
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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

Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart

  • Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
  • Publisher: Companion Press
  • ISBN: 1879651351
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 176
  • View: 6816
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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

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.

The Understanding Your Grief Support Group Guide

The Understanding Your Grief Support Group Guide

Starting and Leading a Bereavement Support Group

  • Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
  • Publisher: Companion Press
  • ISBN: 161722118X
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 112
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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.

Transcending Divorce

Transcending Divorce

Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart

  • Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
  • Publisher: Companion Press
  • ISBN: 1617220000
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 128
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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 Journey Through Grief

The Journey Through Grief

Reflections on Healing

  • Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
  • Publisher: Companion Press
  • ISBN: 1617220973
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 176
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This spiritual companion for mourners affirms their need to mourn and invites them to journey through their very unique and personal grief. Detailed are the six needs that all mourners must yield to and eventually embrace if they are to go on to find continued meaning in life and living, including the need to remember the deceased loved one and the need for support from others. Short explanations of each mourning need are followed by brief, spiritual passages that, when read slowly and reflectively, help mourners work through their unique thoughts and feelings. Also included in this revised edition are journaling sections for mourners to write out their personal responses to each of the six needs. This replaces 1879651114.

Healing Your Grieving Body

Healing Your Grieving Body

100 Physical Practices for Mourners

  • Author: Alan D. Wolfelt,Alan Wolfelt,Kirby J. Duvall
  • Publisher: Companion Press
  • ISBN: 1879651637
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 128
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Acknowledging the unique set of symptoms that accompanies a period of mourning, this guide is the ideal companion to weathering the storm of physical distress. From muscle aches and pains to problems with eating and sleeping, this handbook addresses how the body responds to the impact of profound loss. Low energy, headaches, and other conditions are also taken into account. With 100 ways to help soothe the body and calm the mind, this compassionate study is an excellent resource in understanding the connection between the two.

The Paradoxes of Mourning

The Paradoxes of Mourning

Healing Your Grief with Three Forgotten Truths

  • Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
  • Publisher: Companion Press
  • ISBN: 1617222240
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 112
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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.

Healing Your Grieving Heart

Healing Your Grieving Heart

100 Practical Ideas

  • Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
  • Publisher: Companion Press
  • ISBN: 1879651254
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 128
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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 Wilderness of Suicide Grief

The Wilderness of Suicide Grief

Finding Your Way

  • Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
  • Publisher: Companion Press
  • ISBN: 1617221309
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 128
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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.

The Transcending Divorce Journal

The Transcending Divorce Journal

Exploring the Ten Essential Touchstones

  • Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
  • Publisher: Companion Press
  • ISBN: 1617220035
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 150
  • View: 1683
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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.

Grief One Day at a Time

Grief One Day at a Time

365 Meditations to Help You Heal After Loss

  • Author: Alan Wolfelt
  • Publisher: Companion Press
  • ISBN: 1617222402
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 384
  • View: 5792
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After a loved one dies, each day can be a struggle. But each day, you can also find comfort and understanding in this daily companion. With one brief entry for every day of the calendar year, this little book by beloved grief counselor Dr. Alan Wolfelt offers small, one-day-at-a-time doses of guidance and healing. Each entry includes an inspiring or soothing quote followed by a short discussion of the day's theme. This compassionate gem of a book will accompany you.

Healing a Child's Heart After Divorce

Healing a Child's Heart After Divorce

100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends and Caregivers

  • Author: Alan D. Wolfelt,Raelynn Maloney
  • Publisher: Companion Press
  • ISBN: 1617221430
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 128
  • View: 6436
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Addressing the significant loss that divorce represents for children, this caregiving companion makes it possible for adults to guide them through the natural grief that accompanies the experience. Contending that children can continue to thrive if they are shown the way, this sensitive guide provides 100 practical suggestions for supporting them. Aimed at assisting a wide range of adults, the methods presented are ideal not just for parents but for grandparents, teachers, day care workers, counselors, and even coaches who care for and about kids. Enabling grownups with down-to-earth tips, this handbook is essential for helping sons and daughters navigate the inevitable array of confusing thoughts and feelings.

Loving from the Outside In, Mourning from the Inside Out

Loving from the Outside In, Mourning from the Inside Out

  • Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
  • Publisher: Companion Press
  • ISBN: 1617221848
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 96
  • View: 9240
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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

A Guide for Life, Living and Loving

  • Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
  • Publisher: Companion Press
  • ISBN: 1879651513
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 96
  • View: 3528
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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.

Counseling Skills for Companioning the Mourner

Counseling Skills for Companioning the Mourner

The Fundamentals of Effective Grief Counseling

  • Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
  • Publisher: Companion Press
  • ISBN: 1617222321
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 144
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An in-depth guide to the counseling process and establishing a trusting relationship with clients—from a bestselling author and grieving expert Helping people in grief means being an empathetic companion—someone who allows grievers to be experts of their own experiences, who bears witness without judging, who gently encourages the expression of thoughts and feelings. But even if you approach the work with this understanding, how you "are" when you spend time with the griever also has a tremendous influence on your capacity to help. How do you develop a relationship with the griever? How do you show empathy, respect, warmth, and genuineness? Could you improve your listening, paraphrasing, clarifying, perception checking, informing, and other essential helping skills? Whether you are a professional counselor or a lay helper, whether you have years of experience or are new to the work, this guide, based on by Dr. Wolfelt's companioning philosophy, will help you be the most effective grief companion you can be.

Healing Grief at Work

Healing Grief at Work

100 Practical Ideas After Your Workplace Is Touched by Loss

  • Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
  • Publisher: Companion Press
  • ISBN: 1879651459
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 128
  • View: 6328
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With a gentle and considerate style, this handbook explores what happens when grief and the workplace meet, and the drastic effects of grieving on employees, their performance, and the overall workplace environment. Touching on the different kinds of grief workers can experience, such as death, divorce, and layoffs, the effective ways to channel grief during the workday, how to support coworkers who mourn, participation in group memorials, and negotiating appropriate bereavement leave, this concise and practical resource gives both ideas for the mourner and the mourner's coworkers. A special introduction for employers, owners, managers, and human resource personnel addresses the economic impact of grief in the workplace and provides practical and cost effective ideas for maintaining morale and creating a productive yet compassionate work environment.

Awakening from Grief

Awakening from Grief

Finding the Way Back to Joy

  • Author: John E. Welshons
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • ISBN: 1577319885
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 232
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In this remarkable book, John Welshons weaves together his own personal awakening with those of others he’s counseled to create a deeply felt and beautifully expressed primer on dealing with grief. Grieving, says Welshons, offers a unique opportunity to develop deeper and fuller life experiences, to embrace pain in order to open the heart to joy. Written for those who have experienced any kind of loss — death, divorce, or disappointment — this book offers reasonable, reassuring thinking on dealing with the death of loved ones and ourselves, finding the inner gifts that promote healing, and much more. Awakening from Grief takes a rare and compelling positive look at a subject needlessly viewed as one of the most negative in life. This is a persuasive primer on drawing the joy out of grief.