Permission to Mourn

Author: Tom Zuba
Publisher: Bish Press
ISBN: 1600475655
Release Date: 2014-11
Genre: Poetry

The death of someone we love cracks us open inviting us to become the person we were born to be. This is the book Tom Zuba wishes he had read after his daughter Erin died. And after his wife Trici died. It's the book he wishes he'd been handed following his son Rory's death. But Tom had to live it. First. Before he could write it. For you. In the beginning, Tom did grief the old way. Repressing, denying, pretending, numbing and stuffing every feeling and every emotion that arose. He created pain on top of pain until he began searching for a new way. A new way to do grief. Once he gave himself permission to mourn, healing began. Along the way, Tom discovered that: * Grief is not the enemy. Grief can be one of our greatest teachers. * It's the stories we tell that determine whether or not we will heal. * We will always have a relationship with the people we love that have died. * We were not born to suffer. We were born to be radiant. There is a new way to do grief. Let Tom Zuba teach you how.

Becoming Radiant A New Way to Do Life Following the Death of a Beloved

Author: Tom Zuba
Publisher: Bish Press
ISBN: 0692147772
Release Date: 2018-07-24
Genre: Family & Relationships

Tom Zuba is transforming the way we do grief worldwide by teaching those learning to live with the death of someone they love A New Way to Do Grief which creates A New Way to Do Life. Tom's first book is the #1 bestseller Permission to Mourn. Tom and is son Sean are living a radiant lives WITH the "deaths" of his daughter, wife and son.

NIV Hope in the Mourning Bible eBook

Author: Timothy Beals
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310429456
Release Date: 2013-11-26
Genre: Bibles

WHEN A CASSEROLE OR A GREETING CARD ISN’T ENOUGH. Grief is one of life’s toughest challenges. During such times it is difficult to know where to turn. Yet in the midst of your deepest despair, God reveals Himself and His promises for a better tomorrow. The NIV Hope in the Mourning Bible works to bring a peaceful sense—in the midst of the coldest winter—that spring will one day come again. The collection of devotions and prayers warmly offer inspiration and hope based in God’s Word and his promises to those who have lost loved ones. This Bible emphasizes the love and hope that your Lord has for you even during your darkest days. Features • Complete text of the NIV, the world’s most popular modern-English Bible • Daily devotions written for and by those who have experienced the loss of a loved one or who are helping a loved one through extended terminal illness • A prayer appendix featuring 52 prayers based on the book of Psalms • Short reflections and song lyrics for meditation • Resources list containing information for those seeking additional help

Furry Farewell Grief Handbook

Author: Dan C. Crenshaw
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781477114209
Release Date: 2012-06-01
Genre: Self-Help

The human-animal bond can seem like a magic wand. As a result, the grief from any kind of pet loss can be from mild to monstrous. This book gives you dignity when some other people may think your grief is preposterous. First, through the arduous climb out of the valley of grief, coping muscles can be strengthened. Gradually the strangling, entangled emotions can become unraveled. You can embark upon another chapter of your life without feeling bedeviled. Life coping skills can spawn as your mourning becomes virtually gone. You can gradually move from grief to greatness as your grief subsides and transitions into a song. As a result, this is both a pet loss and life-coaching book. Healing and inspiration can help you integrate pet loss coping skills into your life as a whole. Then your lifestyle can become more creative and bold.

What I Wish I Knew

Author:
Publisher: Big Sky Publishing
ISBN: 9781921941108
Release Date: 2011
Genre:

Every 29 seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with cancer and, in an instant, they have to come to terms with a whole new future. What I Wish I Knew about Cancer talks with survivors, pre-viviors, partners, husbands, wives, children, researchers, and medical professionals and asks them all, "If you could go back and give your younger self some advice about preventing, treating and/or outlasting cancer, what would it be?" It then goes on to describe their cancer journey, and how they came to their particular insights. The result is another inspirational What I Wish I Knew book full of the wisdom of hindsight that would help anyone facing this disease. It also has advice on how to better our chances of never hearing those fateful words, "I'm sorry, you have cancer."

Overcoming Grief 2nd Edition

Author: Sue Morris
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781472105752
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: Self-Help

Grief is a natural and healthy reaction to loss but it can be extremely debilitating and result in a downward emotional spiral, impacting on such aspects of life as relationships and work. Relentless grief can cause a host of physical problems due to the sufferer not looking after themselves properly, for example not eating, becoming over-reliant on alcohol, experiencing disrupted sleep. It can also lead to serious emotional and psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, health anxiety and panic attacks. This self-help book will prove invaluable to the recently bereaved, guiding them through the painful process of bereavement. Topics covered: Dealing with expected or unexpected death Challenging unhelpful thoughts Establishing a routine and tackling avoidance Returning to work Practical aspects such as dealing with the funeral, birthdays, etc. Planning a new future

A Child s View of Grief

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
Publisher: Companion Press
ISBN: 9781879651708
Release Date: 2004-04-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

This concise resource for parents of grieving kids explores several key principles for helping children cope with grief and offers ways to create an emotional environment filled with love and acceptance. It answers common questions such as “What should I say to children when someone they love dies?” and “Should young children attend funerals?” This guide also identifies and explains typical behaviors, thoughts, and feelings of grieving kids and offers adults tips for responding to them.

Healing a Teen s Grieving Heart

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
Publisher: Companion Press
ISBN: 9781617220524
Release Date: 2001-04-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

A compassionate resource for friends, parents, relatives, teachers, volunteers, and caregivers, this series offers suggestions to help the grieving cope with the loss of a loved one. Often people do not know what to say—or what not to say—to someone they know who is mourning; this series teaches that the most important thing a person can do is listen, have compassion, be there for support, and do something helpful. This volume addresses what to expect from grieving young people, and how to provide safe outlets for teens to express emotion. Included in each book are tested, sensitive ideas for “carpe diem” actions that people can take right this minute—while still remaining supportive and honoring the mourner’s loss.

Death Dying and Bereavement

Author: Judith M. Stillion, PhD, CT
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826171429
Release Date: 2014-11-07
Genre: Social Science

Delivers the collective wisdom of foremost scholars and practitioners in the death and dying movement from its inception to the present. Written by luminaries who have shaped the field, this capstone book distills the collective wisdom of foremost scholars and practitioners who together have nearly a millennium of experience in the death and dying movement. The book bears witness to the evolution of the movement and presents the insights of its pioneers, eyewitnesses, and major contributors past and present. Its chapters address contemporary intellectual, institutional, and practice developments in thanatology: hospice and palliative care; funeral practice; death education; and caring of the dying, suicidal, bereaved, and traumatized. With a breadth and depth found in no other text on death, dying, and bereavement, the book disseminates the thinking of prominent authors William Worden, David Clark, Tony Walter, Robert Neimeyer, Charles Corr, Phyllis Silverman, Betty Davies, Therese A. Rando, Colin Murray Parkes, Kenneth Doka, Allan Kellehear, Sandra Bertman, Stephen Connor, Linda Goldman, Mary Vachon, and others. Their chapters discuss the most significant facets of early development, review important current work, and assess major challenges and hopes for the future in the areas of their expertise. A substantial chronology of important milestones in the contemporary movement introduces the book, frames the chapters to follow, and provides guidance for further, in-depth reading. The book first focuses on the interdisciplinary intellectual achievements that have formed the foundation of the field of thanatology. The section on institutional innovations encompasses contributions in hospice and palliative care of the dying and their families; funeral service; and death education. The section on practices addresses approaches to counseling and providing support for individuals, families, and communities on issues related to dying, bereavement, suicide, trauma, disaster, and caregiving. An Afterword identifies challenges and looks toward future developments that promise to sustain, further enrich, and strengthen the movement. KEY FEATURES: Distills the wisdom of pioneers in and major contributors to the contemporary death, dying, and bereavement movement Includes living witness accounts of the movement's evolution and important milestones Presents the best contemporary thinking in thanatology Describes contemporary institutional developments in hospice and palliative care, funeral practice, and death education Illuminates best practices in care of the dying, suicidal, bereaved, and traumatized

Helping the Bereaved College Student

Author: David E. Balk, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826108791
Release Date: 2011-05-26
Genre: Social Science

"David Balk, who has devoted most of his professional life to teaching and especially with college students and their life journeys, offers Helping the Bereaved College Student as a major contribution to the field...The author meets an important need by addressing the presence of grief among college students that is often unnoticed and unaddressed."--Illness, Crisis and Loss Approximately one-fourth of all college students suffer the loss of a family member or friend during their college career, yet the prevalence of bereavement on the college campus is largely unrecognizedósometimes by even the bereaved students themselves. This is the only volume to comprehensively address the ways in which bereavement may affect the college student, and guide mental health professionals in effectively treating this underserved population. Authored by an internationally known expert on bereavement, the book culls the wisdom gained from 25 years of research. It considers the major models of bereavement, grief, and mourning as they apply to the particular life stage and environment of the college student, and includes student narratives, treatment exercises and activities, and issues regarding self-disclosure. This volume will be a vital tool in helping college students to grieve in a constructive manner while avoiding potential obstacles to a successful college career. Key Features: Provides helpful exercises and interventions to guide academic advisors, college counselors, and campus ministries in helping bereaved students Applies major models of bereavement, grief, and mourning specifically to the experience of the college student Includes vivid case studies of students in mourning Incorporates current research about grieving patterns

My Husband Our Father A Family s Walk Through the Storm of Grief in Search of a Rainbow

Author: Michelle Caravelli
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 9781452517797
Release Date: 2014-08-20
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

After a loving, seventeen-year relationship with her husband, Gus, Michelle and her four children ages eighteen, fourteen, twelve, and ten each experience their own individual journeys into the storm of grief during and after the diagnosis of liver cancer. My Husband Our Father: A Family’s Walk Through the Storm of Grief in Search of a Rainbow is comprised of personal memoirs from a young widow, Michelle, and each of her four children: Brittany, Gina, Louie, and Madeline. This book will lift your heart, as we have all gone through our own personal journey of grief at some point in our lives, searching for a rainbow of hope in order to move forward. My Husband Our Father: A Family's Walk Through the Storm of Grief in Search of a Rainbow provides unique insight and an honest perspective on how we all grieve differently and how this can weigh heavily upon a family. Experience the enlightenment, inspiration, and empowerment that this book will offer. Truly inspirational is the transition between love, loss, and healing, as our lives move forward with our lost loved ones nearby. Step inside the hearts and minds of each family member to better understand the grieving process and better recognize the storm of grief in search of a rainbow. Feel free to visit our website for blogs and updates: www.insearchofarainbow.com And our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/insearchofarainbow “The writing of My Husband Our Father involved each family member producing an unedited, candid memoir of experience before sharing with the family - and the result is a gripping chronicle of how life goes on and how recoveries happen at different levels. … The result is a poignant and moving memoir, highly recommended for any who have struggled with grief during challenging processes and times, which documents the separate journals and experiences of a family connected by the bonds of love, pain, and survival.” D. Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer, MBR

Nelson s Church Leader s Manual for Congregational Care

Author: Thomas Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781401675561
Release Date: 2010-11-08
Genre: Religion

The helpful advice, prayers, and devotions included in this manual aid anyone who finds himself serving the church and helping others in those tough situations when “you don’t know what to say.” Pastoral care in the church is not limited to pastors and other designated church leaders. Many parishioners perform services in the name of the church, and this book is a great guide for them. It includes helpful advice and tips on visiting the suffering, devotional aspects surrounding pastoral visits, prayers for any situation, and helpful Scripture passages. Designed to be portable, this manual is an invaluable resource for those who care for others.

Loss and Trauma

Author: John H. Harvey
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1583910131
Release Date: 2000-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Given the relationship between trauma, loss, and interpersonal bonds, the editors have assembled a noteworthy list of contributions discussing trauma associated with close relationships (divorce, infertility, widowhood). Certainly, trauma is closely associated with loss. This edited volume offers the perspective of over twenty leading scholars in the study of trauma and loss. Each chapter offers extensive coverage of contemporary issues (terror management, rational suicide, spirituality, stigmatization). Relationship issues within these topics are also explored.

The Only Way You Are Reading This Is If I Am Gone

Author: Trent Bolesky
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781469175829
Release Date: 2012-03-23
Genre: Religion

On September 12, 2010 Trent and Carrie Boleskys only son, TJ, was killed in a car accident. He was a sixteen year old passenger in the back seat and sat with his arm around his girlfriend, Lydia, possibly saving her life that night. Roy, Lydias brother and TJs best friend was driving them, responsibly to youth group that night. In a freak quick turn, the jeep was in the ditch and Tj was killed instantly. What happens to each of these families and those around them, is beyond humanitys moral compass at its best. This is a wild, spiritual rollercoaster of the twist and turns that occured in the next several months. From finding a good-bye note from TJ to hearing from his friends how God whispered to TJs spirit of his early homecoming. This is a story of Gods grace, love and mercy following a life.

Grieving the Loss of a Parent

Author: Silas Henderson
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497678637
Release Date: 2014-08-12
Genre: Self-Help

The five authors in this concise handbook serve as wonderful “grief-guides.” While they all acknowledge that the world is now a different place without our parents, the important thing now is to pay close attention to the healing of our hearts.