Grieving Forward: Death Happened, Now What?: A Practical Guide for Healing and Understanding the Grief Process

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Tate Publishing, 2011 - Self-Help - 229 pages
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It happened and it hurts. You realize it, but you can't believe it yet. The tears start coming and you wonder if you'll ever be able to function normally again. Fortunately, the grief journey, like any other process in life, can be learned. Even though it doesn't feel like it right now, healing is possible. Together we will explore:  The 5 needs of every griever.  How to deal with: normal grief guilt, normal grief anger, normal grief depression-and the 'dumb' things people say.  Sorting, saving and purging your loved one's belongings-without regret.  The importance of having a plan for holidays, special days and the anniversary of the death.  What it means to create a 'New Normal.'  How to navigate the path of grief, with all of its pitfalls and potholes, twists and turns, all the way to the destination of healing, acceptance and new beginnings.
 

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Contents

Understanding The Grief Process
13
Thank God For Numb
21
Common Responses to Grief
25
Factors That Impact Grief
31
What Normal Grief Is Not
39
The Need to Know That I Have Been Heard
51
The Danger in Stuffing Emotions
55
Tears Contain the Miracle of Healing
61
Identifying the Stranglehold of Anger
123
Anger at God
133
Forgiveness
139
Normal Grief Depression
153
Changes in Friendships
163
Oh the Things People Say
171
The Importance of Having a Plan
183
The First Anniversary of the Death
189

Lack of Support Tops the Pitfall List
71
The Importance of Monitoring Your Thoughts as Healing Occurs
77
Comparing Experiences and Pain
81
Belonging Basics
91
Its All a Matter of Perception
99
The ThreePile Plan or The Dining Room Table Plan
105
Everything Else That Is Going on in Your Life Matters
109
My Personal Holiday Plan
193
Readjustment
199
The Work of Reestablishment
207
New Beginnings
213
Choices
221
EndNotes
225
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