After The Darkest Hour

Author: Kathleen A. Brehony
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805064360
Size: 57.43 MB
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A moving and eloquent exploration of how suffering can offer opportunities for personal and spiritual realization and change gathers tales from a wide variety of religious traditions to demonstrate this transformative power, and includes exercises for working through grief. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Healing Grief Finding Peace

Author: Louis LaGrand
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402260407
Size: 66.78 MB
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"Dr. LaGrand's advice and recommendations reach from and to both heart and head ... a powerful and important lesson about grief that even in grief, we can still grow." Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, senior consultant, Hospice Foundation of America Through Your Loss Comes The Strength to Grow Whether the death of a loved one is sudden or follows a long battle with illness, there is no way to prepare for the loss of someone close. Grieving is painful, but you have a choice in how you cope with grief and most importantly how you adapt to the intense loss you've experienced. Grief counseling expert Dr. Louis LaGrand describes 101 tips and prescriptions to help mourners through their tragic loss. His specific coping strategies offer practical advice, ultimately giving you pathways for achieving lasting inner peace by using the one thing you can control your own response to grief. Heal your inner grief and find peace by: *Starting each day with an affirmative action *Establishing a grief or worry time *Planning in advance for birthdays, anniversaries, and important holidays *Learning to enjoy new routines *Letting go of "if onlys" and "what ifs" *Never ruling out happiness

Grief And Bereavement In The Adult Palliative Care Setting

Author: E. Alessandra Strada
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199768927
Size: 39.64 MB
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For patients and family caregivers the journey through illness and transitions of care is characterized by a series of progressive physical and emotional losses. Grief reactions represent the natural response to those losses. Grief is defined by a constellation of physical, cognitive, emotional and spiritual manifestations, varying in length and severity. While grief reactions are common and expected responses to loss, they have the potential to cause significant suffering. And, while grief is not a disease, it can develop into a pathological process warranting specialized treatment. Additionally, some aspects of grief overlap with the symptoms of clinical depression and anxiety, making diagnosis difficult. Grief and Bereavement in the Adult Palliative Care Setting provides practical, evidence-based, and clinically effective approaches to understanding the multifaceted nature of grief and bereavement in patients with advanced illness and their caregivers. This handbook is an ideal tool for palliative care providers of various disciplines who provide direct clinical services to patients and family members. It assists clinicians in recognizing and identifying grief reactions as unique expressions of patients and caregivers' history and psychological functioning. Primary care physicians who provide care to patients and families will also find this practical assessment and treatment guide helpful. They will learn how to best support bereaved patients and caregivers when grief is uncomplicated, and when to choose more active interventions that may include appropriate referrals to mental health professionals.

Back To Happy

Author: Connie Bowman
ISBN: 9781502768544
Size: 23.13 MB
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We all face different challenges in life-we lose loved ones or jobs, fail at relationships or at achieving our goals. While our pain and grief are incomparable among us, one thing is true of all of us: we were created for happiness. But how do you reclaim this birthright in the face of devastating loss, or even just amid the daily hurts and disappointments that pile up year after year? Step one: acceptance. By choosing to accept the reality of your circumstances, you make a mental shift that allows the healing process to begin. The surprising result? Peace. It may not arrive immediately; but slowly and surely, you will begin to experience a serene equilibrium that has nothing to do with your outer circumstances. Acceptance is just the first step in your journey to reclaim a vibrant life. In her book Back to Happy: A Journey of Hope, Healing, and Waking Up, Connie T. Bowman shares how she rediscovered joy after the death of her first child. In addition to personal stories, she offers nine practical steps you can take toward healing as well as links to podcast interviews and a list of helpful books, videos, prayers, and poems.

Peace Begins With Me

Author: Ted Kuntz
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781497349728
Size: 53.14 MB
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When his son Joshua acquired an uncontrolled seizure disorder at five months of age, Ted Kuntz entered one of the darkest periods of his life. After years of anger, despair and fear, Ted Kuntz had a life-transforming encounter with his son. This encounter changed the way he saw both his son and himself. Kuntz began an intensive journey of self inquiry to discover what pointed him in the direction of peace, joy and happiness, and what pointed him in the direction of anger, sadness and despair.Peace Begins With Me is an inspiring summary of the wisdom Kuntz acquired on this journey. Kuntz reminds us we can experience peace, joy and happiness through the practice of simple, yet powerful practices. Kuntz takes the wisdom of ancient masters and incorporates this wisdom into day-to-day language and action.You will discover:• Six ways of thinking that feed your negativity• Twelve strategies to increase your peace, joy and happiness• The difference between stress and distress• How to create Peace within.

I Am Strong

Author: John S. Dickerson
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310341922
Size: 38.12 MB
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I Am Strong by John Dickerson is the link between your weakness and God’s strength. Can we believe that? You call out to God. Your problems get worse. You suffer and wait for him. And you continue to just wait. It’s what Paul called the thorn in the flesh that bothers us day and night. But Paul learned a special secret about life, which you too can learn. He learned to let weakness be the inlet for God’s strength to rush into his life. “When I am weak”—when I feel my thorn—“then I am strong.” And the truth transformed his life. It can transform yours, too. In its chapters I Am Strong equips you to: -Unlock God’s strength for your difficulties. -Understand how a loving God will resolve the pain in your world. -Know God’s plan for your own inadequacy and hurt. -Overcome your circumstances as Christ and Paul did. -Discover the life-changing power of God’s strength where you are weakest. No matter how dark your night or how deep your pit—your Heavenly Father wants to give you a front row seat as He works good in the midst of your difficulty.