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The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses including Health, Career, and Faith
Learn about signs and symptoms of grief, coping strategies, and hope for the future.
- Signs & Symptoms of Grief – Learn which of the symptoms of grief are normal and which are serious warning signs.
- Trauma & Accidents – Bereavement due to an accident or sudden deadly illness can be overwhelming and devastating. Learn how to cope with it and heal.
- Violence & Murder – Grief from a violent death or murder can be especially hard to deal with. Learn coping strategies and find hope here.
- Suicide Grief – Suicide brings with it a whole set of unique problems- guilt, regret, stigma, and shame. Find healing and hope from suicide grief.
- Losing A Child – A parent’s grief from the loss of a child is perhaps the most inconsolable of grief losses. Find your way to hope and healing here
- Other Loss – Grief is about more than just death. Learn how grief from other losses can be just as devastating.
There are several “working models” that explain the normal stages of grief. Learn what to expect during the grief process in this section.
- The New Grief Stages – This working grief model, the “New Grief Stages”, is understandable and flexible. It will make you more comfortable with what is happening to you.
- The Kubler Ross Stages of Grief – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross was a pioneer in the study of grief theory. She helped promote compassion and caring for the dying.
- 5 Stages of Grief – The 5 stages of grief is a well-accepted grief model that will help you understand griefwork or tasks to be completed.
- 7 Stages of Grief – The 7 stages of grief outlines a comprehensive working model. Learn what to expect and when things should improve.
Grief is a natural process set in motion following a tragic loss. However, there are several effective coping strategies for dealing with sorrow.
- Physical Care – Grief work can wreak havoc on your body. You must take care of it now… you’ll need it later.
- Emotional Strategies – Dealing with grief and loss is made a little easier with these emotional strategies.
- Spiritual Comfort – Find spiritual comfort during your grief and a possible crisis of faith.
- Personal Priorities – It is of utmost importance in managing grief to treat yourself with kindness and respect. Here’s how…
- Social Support – Experts agree that the most important factor in successful grief experience is support for the bereaved. Get the social support you need.
The comfort zone
Life has dealt you a horrible blow! Hold on to one of these comfort and sympathy items to help ease your sorrow.
- Grief Pillows & Memory Foam – Feather your nest
- Angel Blankets & Sympathy Throws – Snuggle in softness
- Memory Quilts – Wrap yourself in memories
- Unique Comfort Items – for your wounded heart
Grief guidebook – The loss of a loved one is one of the most tragic and devastating things a person could endure. Heartbroken from grief? This excellent guidebook will guide you back to life.
Their space – It can be comforting and healing to tell the world about your lost loved one. Celebrate a life… create a memorial website page today.
Never underestimate the healing power of the creative arts… especially during bereavement.
- Art Therapy Activity – “Drawing” out your emotions is therapeutic and comforting.
- Memorial Painting- Painting is a very fluid and vivid artistic medium, which helps the expression and release of emotions.
- Grief Masks & Sculpture- What a soul-satisfying medium sculpture can be! Both free-form sculpting and the making of grief masks can be helpful.
- Altars & Memory Boxes- Collect mementos of your lost loved one and display them in an altar or store them in a memory box.
- Scrapbooking & Grief Journals – One healing activity a grieving family can do together is tribute scrapbooking. Keep a grief journal for your own private thoughts and reminisces.
Music & poetry
Music and poetry provide a poignant and soothing link to your soul that nothing else can.
- Soothing Music– Music has a magical touch that can provide great comfort in times of bereavement
- Grief Poetry – Explore our poetry section as a soothing and satisfying form of grief therapy.
- Poems for bereavement – Explore our inspiring collection of soothing verse
- Memorial Quotes – Check out our thought-provoking collection of quotes on grief.
Plan a therapeutic memorial service to honor your lost loved one.
Special Ceremonies – Perhaps one of these touching memorial services would be just right for you.
Garden memorials – A living memorial not only provides comfort, but it also adds lasting beauty to your home.
Plan a Special Garden – What a beautiful way to channel your “grief energy”!
Plant a Memorial Tree – A most honorable and appropriate gift of remembrance.
Cremation – Explore cremation as a most fitting burial option for your lost one.
Scattering of Ashes – Scattering of the “cremains” can help promote comfort, closure, and healing.
The loss of a pet can be just as devastating to a loving pet owner.
- Coping With the Death of a Pet – Understanding is the key to a successful pet loss bereavement.
- Post a Loss of Pet Memorial- Expressions of grief are comforting and therapeutic
- Pet Loss Memorials- Find comfort and closure by creating a memorial to your fallen friend.
- Pet Burial Markers – Commemorate your pet’s final resting place
- Pet Loss Poems – Poems speak to your heart and help you understand the pain of pet loss
- Pet Loss Books – Tap into the wisdom of other animal lovers who have experienced pet loss grief.
- Expressing Pet Loss Sympathy – How to provide loving support when your friend loses a pet.
- Pet Loss Gifts – Show you care by sending a pet loss sympathy card or gift.
It’s hard to know how to properly express a condolence or lend a hand. Here’s how…
- What To Say In Person – You can actually hurt a bereaved person by saying the wrong thing…
- Sympathy Letters – Here’s a practical guide and sample letter of sympathy you can follow.
Explore our unique collection of sympathy gift ideas here.
- Memorial Jewelry- Memorial jewelry can bring a bit of comfort and touch the heart.
- Memorial Picture Frames – Wrap a photo of the lost one in an heirloom-quality frame
- Baby Memorial Gifts – Offer a bit of comfort to the heartbroken parents.
- Children’s Sympathy Gifts – Children need just as much comfort and support.
- Sympathy Gifts for Men – Lend some support to the often-forgotten mourners.
- Sympathy Flowers & Plants – A traditional show of love and support.
- Sympathy Comfort Baskets – A gift that will be noticed, appreciated, and used.
- Sympathy Food Baskets – Another traditional sympathy gift that is always appreciated.
An excellent resource to help you help kids.
- Age-Specific Guidelines
- Therapeutic Exercises – Artwork helps children grieve
- Grief counseling for children – When to seek help for your kids, books, support groups, online help
There are many outside resources now available to help you survive grief. Online forums, local support groups and professional counseling can all help you find your way.
- Reactive Depression – There’s an important difference between normal grief and clinical reactive depression. Learn how to recognize complicated grief and where to get help.
- Professional Counseling – Most people who are stricken with grief progress through it unaided to successful closure; but sometimes professional counseling is needed. Here’s how to find help.
- Local Support Groups – Sometimes grief brings with it isolation and lack of understanding from outsiders. Local grief support programs can provide much needed emotional support.
- Online Forums & Resources – Online grief forums and support groups listed in our bereavement links can provide help when you feel isolated in your grief.
- Grief & Loss Books – Many bereaved people have recommended these top grief and loss books as especially helpful and comforting during the dark days of bereavement.
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