Living with Grief: A Guide for Your First Year of Grieving

Living with Grief: A Guide for Your First Year of Grieving

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Overview

cBest-selling grief authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D. share the wisdom they have gleaned from their own experience and from working with hundreds of people who have survived such a loss.

In this caring and compassionate guide, the authors walk you through the complicated emotions of griefs first year and offer a hand to hold in your time of need. Let this book be your anchor as you embark on your own pathway through grief.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781891400087
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 05/01/2004
Series: Grief Steps Guide
Pages: 62
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.21(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D. is a psychotherapist and pastoral counselor in private practice in Hawthorne, New York.

Brook Noel is a CEO, author, speaker, and mom. She has been featured in hundreds of shows and magazines, including ABC World News, CNN Headline News, and Fox & Friends. She is the author of Good Morning, I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye, The Change Your Life Challenge, and other books. She lives in Wisconsin.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Notes for the start of your journey
Treat yourself as if you are in intensive care
Someone to take calls
Seek assistance
Don't worry about contacting people
Let your body lead you
Religious traditions
Wills and arrangements
Expect to be distracted
Have someone near you
The help of friends
A guide for helping others with grief
Chapter Two: Understanding the Emotional and Physical Affects of Grief
Exhaustion
Days of distraction
Grief knows no schedule
Physical symptoms
Feeling the presence of the deceased
The world becomes dreamlike
A time to withdraw
Impulsive living
Instant replays and obsessive thoughts
Anger
Fear
Chapter Three: Grief and dreams
If you don't dream
If you do dream
Troublesome dreams
Chapter Four: The world is upside down
Assumptions are shattered
When faith is shattered
Redefining ourselves
What matters?
Finding a beginning, middle and end
Why did this happen?

Grief Steps support site
Grief Steps healing courses
Resources
Grief guides

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