Grief Recovery Handbook, The (Revised): A Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Devastating Losses

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Harper Collins, Jun 23, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 173 pages
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Incomplete recovery from grief can have a lifelong negative effect onyour capacity for happiness. Drawing from their own histories, as wellas from others, the authors illustrate what grief is and how it ispossible to recover and regain energy and spontaneity. Based on a provenprogram, now extensively revised, The Grief Recovery Handbookoffers grievers the specific actions needed to complete the grievingprocess and accept loss. For those ready to regain a sense of aliveness,the principles outlined here make this a life-changinghandbook.

 

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User Review  - Julie Lamphiear - Goodreads

Around 3/4 of this book directly applied to me and was excellent. The practical exercises were very good in giving me a better perspective on the relationship that I lost through death. I highly ... Read full review

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User Review  - rosielibrarian - LibraryThing

Helpful for those who are grieving--deaths, divorces, loss of employment, etc. This book has exercises that force you to face all the losses in your life. Read full review

Contents

SEEING THE PROBLEM
1
Staying Open to Grief
7
Common Responses
13
The G Word
19
Were Taught Myths About Dealing with Grief
26
Participating in Your Own Recovery
35
Theyre Afraid of Our Feelings
41
Professional Distortions
47
The Loss History Graph
85
What Goes on the Loss History Graph
97
Learning from Your Loss History Graph
102
What Is Incompleteness?
109
Introducing the Relationship Graph
115
The Relationship Graph
122
Making Your
129
Converting the Relationship
136

Enshrine or Bedevil?
53
PREPARING FOR CHANGE
59
Partnership or Working Alone
66
First Homework Assignment
72
ShortTerm Relief Doesnt Work
79
Putting It All Together
142
Final Partners Meeting
151
The Final Word
166
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John W. James and Russell Friedman have been working with grievers for more than thirty years. They have served as consultants to thousands of bereavement professionals and provide Grief RecoveryŽ Seminars and Certification Programs throughout the United States and Canada. They are the founders of the Grief Recovery InstituteŽ.

John W. James and Russell Friedman have been working with grievers for more than thirty years. They have served as consultants to thousands of bereavement professionals and provide Grief RecoveryŽ Seminars and Certification Programs throughout the United States and Canada. They are the founders of the Grief Recovery InstituteŽ.

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