Healing Grief: Reclaiming Life After Any Loss

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Dutton, 2000 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 286 pages
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James Van Praagh's first two books, both New York Times bestsellers, have been a powerful healing force for millions of readers. Using his talents as a medium, Van Praagh has not only helped the bereaved reach their lost loved ones and find peace but he has also illuminated the mysteries of death, the afterlife, and rebirth. His new book, Healing Grief, will once again draw from his compelling and uplifting readings, but with a new and special purpose -- to show what the spirit world can teach us about the grieving process itself.

While grief is clearly a natural response to death, it should also properly accompany life's other difficult passages, including times of transition, the loss of a relationship, or even the loss of a pet. Healing Grief begins with chapters that each examine a specific kind of loss -- death of a parent, a spouse, or a child; the end of a marriage; or the onset of a troubling life change, such as unemployment or grave illness, and considers the particular bereavement issues it may engender. The book also offers advice on explaining death to children; on distinguishing healthy from destructive grief; and on harnessing the powers of healing through special exercises, meditation, and affirmations. Healing Grief should be, in Van Praagh's words, "a manual for grieving well", offering an inspiring new perspective on grief from a world-renowned medium who has become an expert at helping people cope with unresolvable sorrow.

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User Review  - Karli S. - Overstock.com

Really eye opening and enlightening. Comforting for anyone who has lost someone and gives a new perspective how relationships dont end with death they just change. Read full review

great healing book

User Review  - dinkles77 - Overstock.com

I lost the love of my life and this book is helping me thru my grieving process. I would reccomend this book to anyone who has just recently lost a loved one. I am not a book reader but I had a hard time puttiing it down! Read full review

Contents

When Someone You Love Dies
33
Losses of a Different Kind
151
Reclaiming Your Life
249
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Spiritual medium James Van Praagh, author of Talking To Heaven, is best known for his purported ability to provide a bridge between the living and the departed. A regular on NBC's The Other Side, Van Praagh discontinued his private appointments to make time for the lecture circuit, workshops, and television appearances, including Paranormal Borderline, The Maury Povich show, The View, The George and Alana Show and Unsolved Mysteries. He was also featured on the Voyage of Enlightment, a four-day spiritual cruise from Los Angeles to Mexico. Although based in West Hollywood, California, Van Praagh travels most of the year on personal appearances.

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