GRIEF AND BEREAVEMENT:
STRAIGHT TALK FOR GRIEVERS AND ALL WHO WANT TO HELP THEM
A Guide to Complicated or Traumatic Grief, Effective Coping Skills Based On Experience and Research, and Help for All Who Want to Be Supportive
Dr. Ursula Weide, PhD, JD
As the survivor of a traumatic death and a Licensed Psychologist with the highest certification in Grief Education and Counseling (Fellow of Thanatology), I have written this book based on my own experience and that of those I have been working with for almost fifteen years now, including children and adolescents.
I am grateful for what they have confirmed time and again: that we can manage the grief successfully, eventually live better and differently with the loss, and develop a new fulfilling philosophy of life.
“Straight Talk” demystifies societal misconceptions about traumatic or complicated grief, conveys detailed education about what grief really is, and proposes a wealth of coping skills. Important research and literature references are included.
This book provides reassurance for grievers and insights for all those who want to support them but are wondering how. More than comforting and conventional phrases are needed. We have been there, you are not alone!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Five Myths About Grief After Bereavement
The Three Survival Skills
Chapter 1 Grief: My Own Story - Does it Sound Familiar?
Chapter 2 What is the Psychology of Grief?
Chapter 3 Creative Approaches to Understanding Grief
Chapter 4 How to Develop Coping Skills
Chapter 5 The Importance of Medical Care
Chapter 6 Mind and Body are One - The Neurobiology and Neurophysiology of Traumatic Grief
Chapter 7 Couples, Families, Children - Who is Affected and How?
Chapter 8 Where To?
Chapter 9 Ulalume, a Poem by Edgar Allen Poe