- Loss Survivor Stories
- Use of Bibliotherapy in the Treatment of Grief and Loss: A Guide to Current Counseling Practices
- Grief Journal by JC Grace, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®
Joanne Cacciatore is an acclaimed bereavement counselor and bereaved mother herself. In this course, she reveals how grief can open our hearts to connection, compassion, and the very essence of our shared humanity. Over the course of these ten lessons we learn what grief is and how we can identify its effects within ourselves. Cacciatore guides us through the Selah model of grief, which emphasizes not overcoming grief but rather creating space for it in our lives in a threefold way: by being with our grief, surrendering to it, and finally, doing with our grief—or transfiguring it into compassionate action in the world.
Cacciatore opens a space to process, integrate, and deeply honor our grief, with her lessons augmented by guided meditations and yoga exercises by co-teacher and fellow counselor Karla Helbert. Joanne Cacciatore helps us understand what grief is and how to identify its expression in ourselves—in our emotions, body, behavior, social life, and more.
She shares an overview of the Selah model and how it can help us fully inhabit our grief—and bear the unbearable. We are also led in vipassana meditation and movement exercises with coteacher Karla Helbert. In this lesson we are introduced to the first stage in the Selah model: being with grief. We learn the value of cultivating a practice of being self-aware, rather than avoiding our grief, and gain insight into what a restorative coping model looks like—in ourselves and our communities.
Jo shares what it means to surrender to and turn toward our grief, even years or decades after the loss of our loved one. She underscores how meditation practice can lead us into our pain, rather than avoiding it, to a place where we are transfigured.
Karla leads us in yoga for deep relaxation. We further delve into being with grief with an exploration of the value of and methods for self care. Jo teaches us about the effects of stress and techniques for self care that are expressions of compassion for our suffering, while Karla guides us in movement exercises, a loving-kindness meditation, and an altar-making exercise that allow us to more deeply be with our grief—compassionately. This site is no longer being updated. Field Guides. Daring To Grieve. The Jewish Approach to Loss and Mourning.
Loss Survivor Stories
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Myers, M. Co-authored by a psychiatrist and a loss survivor, this book offers detailed steps, practical suggestions, and compassionate advice on coping with all aspects of suicide. Lesoine and Marilynne Chopel, Parallax Press, Based on a journal Lesoine kept following the loss of his best friend, this book also offers tools and techniques which provide survivors with effective new means to face their own experience.
Includes DVD of interviews. Through an informal survey of family members impacted by suicide, Iris Bolton, author of My Son…My Son: A Guide to Healing after Death, Loss, or Suicide , identified eight issues that were among the most difficult for suicide loss survivors to cope with: why, guilt, shame, anger, pain, fear, depression, and faith. This poignant book includes the stories of more than twenty-five loss survivors as they relate to these challenges.
Why Suicide? Wolfelt, Ph. Companion Press, Using the metaphor of grief as a wilderness, this guidebook, written by a grief counselor, offers ten wisdom teachings, including being open to the presence of loss, misconceptions about suicide and grief, and reaching out for help. Norton, Klebold shares her experience and the insights and understanding she has gained in the hope that they may help other families recognize when a child is in distress.
Use of Bibliotherapy in the Treatment of Grief and Loss: A Guide to Current Counseling Practices
This book combines interviews with more than thirty sibling survivors all over the U. The author, who lost her sister to suicide, presents interviews with fifty survivors that cover a wide range of issues, such as the press, stigma, guilt, anger, and rejection. Separate sections offer perspectives on the deaths of mothers and fathers. Includes the reflections of four siblings on the shared loss of their mother. Neither he nor his brother were told how she died, and both went on to confront their own struggles with depression, a disease that ran in their family.
Writer Jill Bialosky was pregnant with her first child in when her year-old half-sister, Kim, took her life.
This book is recommended for survivors who are further along in their grief. Newly bereaved survivors may find it overwhelming. Child psychiatrist Nancy Rappaport lost her mother to suicide at age four. In the words of Dr. Who should read this book? Anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide; … anyone who wishes to support a suicide loss survivor; and above all, any and every mother who has lost a child to suicide.
Author Iris Bolton recounts the loss of her twenty-year-old son to suicide and provides advice for others who have experienced a similarly devastating loss.
- The Greatest Course That Never Was: A Novel;
- Loss & Mourning: Part I?
- Arte e Chiesa (Collana Saggistica Vol. 48) (Italian Edition).
She explores the stigma of suicide loss, feelings of having failed as a parent, and ways to heal. Major General Mark Graham was a decorated officer who inspired his sons, Jeff and Kevin, to pursue military careers of their own. After losing her mother to suicide when she was twelve years old, Parmley learned firsthand the anguish, despair, and loneliness of survivors of suicide loss.
Drawing on the experience of losing her husband to suicide and subsequent interviews with scores of suicide loss survivors, as well as the expertise of counselors and mental health professionals, Carla Fine provides invaluable guidance to the families and friends who are left behind in the aftermath of a suicide.
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Grief Journal by JC Grace, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®
Senator from Oregon, whose year-old son took his own life, and whose speech on the Senate floor led to overwhelming bipartisan support for the passage of the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act, which increased federal funding to prevent youth suicide. A celebrity and grieving mother shares her story about the loss of her son to suicide, and her own struggle with mental illness.
This is the story of how a stepmother—an unusual perspective in loss memoirs—deals with the suicide death of her stepson while trying to maintain some sense of normalcy. Baxter combines humor with serious self-reflection to create a beautifully written book about the impact mental illness has on a person, and about the ways in which the author coped shortly after her loss.