Life After Grief

Author: Rebecca Hayford Bauer
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
ISBN: 0830767835
Format: PDF, Mobi
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When you experience a loss that changes everything, grief is only the beginning. Mourning for the life you once knew is a long and important process—but where do you go from there? Rebecca Hayford Bauer’s loss was the death of her husband in 2003, but we all face loss of one kind or another. In Life After Grief, she shares her personal story of loss, grief and healing, and invites you to walk with her into the hope and uncertainty of new life. Each chapter asks one important question every grieving person faces on the road to healing, such as: • How do I view God? • Will I still trust? • Who am I now? • Who are my friends? • Will I dream again? Your life will never be the same . . . but there is still life to be lived. You can learn to live your new normal, grasping God’s hand for dear life and trusting Him to guide you into the future.

The Five Ways We Grieve

Author: Susan A. Berger
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834822276
Format: PDF
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In this new approach to understanding the impact of grief, Susan A. Berger goes beyond the commonly held theories of stages of grief with a new typology for self-awareness and personal growth. She offers practical advice for healing from a major loss in this presentation of five basic ways, or types, of grieving. These five types describe how different people respond to a major loss. The types are: • Nomads, who have not yet resolved their grief and don’t often understand how their loss has affected their lives • Memorialists, who are committed to preserving the memory of their loved ones by creating concrete memorials and rituals to honor them • Normalizers, who are committed to re-creating a sense of family and community • Activists, who focus on helping other people who are dealing with the same disease or issues that caused their loved one’s death • Seekers, who adopt religious, philosophical, or spiritual beliefs to create meaning in their lives Drawing on research results and anecdotes from working with the bereaved over the past ten years, Berger examines how a person’s worldview is affected after a major loss. According to her findings, people experience significant changes in their sense of mortality, their values and priorities, their perception of and orientation toward time, and the manner in which they "fit" in society. The five types of grieving, she finds, reflect the choices people make in their efforts to adapt to dramatic life changes. By identifying with one of the types, readers who have suffered a recent loss—or whose lives have been shaped by an early loss—find ways of understanding the impact of the loss and of living more fully.

Healing Your Grieving Heart After Miscarriage

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
Publisher: Companion Press
ISBN: 1617222186
Format: PDF, ePub
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The miscarriage of a hoped-for child is a shattering loss and those who had already begun to feel attached to the baby will naturally grieve—particularly the mother and father but also siblings this baby would have had, extended family, and friends. This compassionate guide contains 100 practical ideas to help those affected by the tragedy of miscarriage, from teaching the principles of grief and mourning to practical, action-oriented tips for coping with the natural difficulties of a loss. Fostering communication between partners, explaining the loss to others, and reconciling anger and guilt are some of the additional topics covered in this compassionate book for those grieving in the aftermath of a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.

Walking in Grace with Grief

Author: Della Temple
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780996387804
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Meditations for Healing After Loss Walking in Grace with Grief, combines Della's story of loss with teachings of energy awareness, mindfulness, and conscious living. Filled with stories of hope and profound confidence in life after life, Walking in Grace with Grief includes many practical skills such as grounding to the earth and "filling in" with life-force energy. The easy to follow meditations provide comfort and nurturing for anyone dealing with loss. Message from the author: I offer my story to you as a way of reaching my hand out to yours. To touch you, to offer you comfort and presence. When I lost my loved one, I felt so many different things: shock, sadness, sorrow, and grace. I was more alive in some respects than I had ever felt before. I experienced sorrow; a deep, fathomless sadness; grief; love; acceptance; compassion; and happiness-yes happiness-all at once. I knew deep within my soul that my son's Spirit lived on. He had left his body, but he was alive as a Spirit. This profound acceptance and belief were the keys, I believe, to my ability to grieve in a different manner from many others. I want to share with you how I walked this path of sorrow and acceptance-not to tell you how you should do it, but to offer you thoughts on how to lessen the pain as you walk your path. Many blessings, Della

The Five Ways We Grieve

Author: Susan A. Berger
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834822276
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this new approach to understanding the impact of grief, Susan A. Berger goes beyond the commonly held theories of stages of grief with a new typology for self-awareness and personal growth. She offers practical advice for healing from a major loss in this presentation of five basic ways, or types, of grieving. These five types describe how different people respond to a major loss. The types are: • Nomads, who have not yet resolved their grief and don’t often understand how their loss has affected their lives • Memorialists, who are committed to preserving the memory of their loved ones by creating concrete memorials and rituals to honor them • Normalizers, who are committed to re-creating a sense of family and community • Activists, who focus on helping other people who are dealing with the same disease or issues that caused their loved one’s death • Seekers, who adopt religious, philosophical, or spiritual beliefs to create meaning in their lives Drawing on research results and anecdotes from working with the bereaved over the past ten years, Berger examines how a person’s worldview is affected after a major loss. According to her findings, people experience significant changes in their sense of mortality, their values and priorities, their perception of and orientation toward time, and the manner in which they "fit" in society. The five types of grieving, she finds, reflect the choices people make in their efforts to adapt to dramatic life changes. By identifying with one of the types, readers who have suffered a recent loss—or whose lives have been shaped by an early loss—find ways of understanding the impact of the loss and of living more fully.

Grief Unveiled

Author: Sarah Nannen
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1683507517
Format: PDF, Docs
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Widowhood leaves you forever changed but does not have to mean forever suffering. Grief Unveiled is a love letter from a widow sister that will change what you believe is possible in life after loss. This book acts as a guide to those supporting the bereaved just as it illuminates a path for anyone traveling the road of widowhood. Based on her personal experiences in grief and those of her clients, Sarah Nannen offers a deeply intimate look at widowhood through the lens of hope and possibility while honoring the depth of grief's pain. Grief Unveiled shows you how to stop just surviving and thrive in life after loss.

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Author: Sheryl Sandberg
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 1524732680
Format: PDF, Docs
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"The author's experience with grief after the sudden death of her husband, combined with social science on resilience"--

Healing After Loss

Author: Martha W. Hickman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061925771
Format: PDF
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For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, here are strength and thoughtful words to inspire and comfort.

Mindfulness and Grief

Author: Heather Stang
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 1782492909
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Soothing mindfulness exercises to help you cope during your time of grief. Without proper support, navigating the icy waters of grief may feel impossible. The grieving person may feel spiritually bankrupt and often the loss is so painful that the bereaved may lose faith in what they once held dear. Mindfulness meditation can restore hope by offering a compassionate safe haven for healing and self-reflection. While nobody can predict the path of someone else's grief, this book will guide the reader forward through the grieving process with simple mindfulness-based exercises to restore mind, body and spirit. These easy-to-follow meditations will help the reader to cope with the pain of loss, and embark on a healing journey. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of grief, and the guided meditations will calm the mind and increase clarity and focus. Mindfulness and Grief will help readers to begin the process of reconstructing the shattered self that is left in the wake of any major loss.