Gift of Tears: A Practical Approach to Loss and Bereavement in Counselling and Psychotherapy
This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Gift of Tearsincludes new research and examples of recent events to help illustrate the effects of loss. Containing a strong practical element, the book guides the reader through the process of contemplating and eventually confronting their own relationship to loss.
Written by experienced counsellors and psychotherapists, the book contains candid and readable discussions of central issues, including:
* how to understand and work with anger and guilt
* attachment patterns and loss
* historical changes in attitudes to death and bereavement
* death as a particular form of loss.
Gift of Tears is intended for anyone who finds they have to cope, in the course of their daily lives, with the grief of others. It will prove invaluable to counsellors, therapists, mental health professionals and all those helping the bereaved.
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Early attachments and loss
The nurturing environment
Experiences of death and bereavement
The effect of external circumstances and internal factors
Historical change in attitudes to death and bereavement
Further skills related to the tasks of mourning
Ways of helping children
Understanding anger and guilt
Working with anger and guilt in more complicated grief
Necessary consultation for complicated grief
Assessment and referral
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Personal and family experiences of loss
give sorrow words
meaning and internalisation
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