The authors offer wise guidance on virtually every aspect of childhood loss, from living with someone who’s dying to preparing the funeral, explaining death to a two year old to managing the moods of a grieving teenager.
The books included in our psychoeducational category are written by a person with an educational background in a mental health field, and have been vetted by our Soaring Spirits Program Team. The authors of these books may or may not be widowed, but the concepts included in their books will offer valuable resources to anyone mourning a person who has died.
A practical guide for navigating grief, trauma and traumatic loss. Features 26 powerful, research-based tips and tools for healing and includes helpful suggestions from others living with profound loss.
Based on interviews with 26 African-Americans who have faced the death of a significant person in their lives, the authors document, describe, and analyze key phenomena of the unique African-American experience of grief. The book combines moving narratives from the interviewees with sound research, analysis, and theoretical discussion of important issues in thanatology as well […]
A revolutionary approach to understanding the impact of loss. Discover critical connections between anxiety and grief and practical strategies for healing.
Organized into fifty-two short chapters, Bearing the Unbearable is a companion for life’s most difficult times, revealing how grief can open our hearts to connection, compassion, and the very essence of our shared humanity. Dr. Joanne Cacciatore—bereavement educator, researcher, Zen priest, and leading counselor in the field—accompanies us along the heartbreaking path of love, loss, […]
Grief is a common response to loss and trauma among all people regardless of race, class or gender. Despite its universality, it is hypothesized that variation exists in how it is experienced and expressed among Black men in the United States. In light of evidence from bereavement research over the decades, previous paradigms regarding grief […]
Brilliant and impassioned answer to the “why” of human existence.
A Life-Affirming Process That Provides Transformative Support No one who lives and loves will be immune from grief and trauma. While this suffering is universal, living through a devastating event often leaves people feeling alone and even alienated. Michele Neff Hernandez experienced this when her thirty-nine-year-old husband died after being hit by a car while […]
You will be led through the five game changing elements that will give you a road map to a joyful life after loss.
Tools to tell the story of the deceased: favorite memories when he or she was happiest and saddest, how you learned about the death, and so forth. Telling the story of how you loved and how you lost gives shape and meaning to what first seems to be a meaningless, uncontrollable event.
In Grief Day by Day, Jan Warner draws on her own extensive experience and the experiences of the 2 million followers on her Grief Speaks Out Facebook page to offer hope in its most practical form. This book does not look to offer a solution to grief. Rather, it provides supportive, useful guidance to help […]
This book explains how to cope with both grief and disenfranchised grief—types of loss that are not so readily recognized or supported by society. These include losses that might be stigmatized- death of ex-spouse; death by suicide or homicide; or death from disease or self-destructive behaviors such as smoking or alcoholism.
Personal how-to guide to discover how to develop body awareness to renegotiate and heal traumas by revisiting them rather than reliving them; emergency “first-aid” measures for times of distress; and nature’s lessons for uncovering the physiological roots of your emotions.
A bereavement specialist and author of Loss and Anticipatory Grief leads you gently through the painful but necessary process of grieving and helps you find the best way for yourself.
For those who face the challenges of sudden death, the classic guide offers a comforting hand to hold, written by two authors who have experienced it firsthand.
Based on the bereavement classic I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye, this grief and loss workbook offers step-by-step support and encouragement on your way to understanding and dealing with grief.
Drawing on more than thirty years’ experience as a therapist and on the most recent cutting-edge research, Naparstek presents a clinically proven program for recovery using the potent tool of guided imagery.
Twenty short yet powerful lessons and anxiety-reducing techniques that will help you move past stressful moments with grace. Each lesson is so simple to learn and practice, you’ll find that this pocket guide is all you really need whenever you need a little help keeping calm.
A clinically proven therapeutic method called “mind-body bridging” that helps adults heal and recover from traumatic experiences. The body is used to settle the mind, develop the skills needed to recover from PTSD, and start to feel connected and confident again.
Applies the fives stages of dying to the grieving process and weaves together theory, inspiration, and practical advice.
Caring guide explains the process of being widowed and ways to move through loss.
The author explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to trauma recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity.
The action program for moving beyond death, divorce, and other losses including health, career, and faith. Describes what grief is and how it is possible to recover and regain energy and spontaneity. Provides specific actions needed to work through grief.
Science-backed methods to activate communication pathways between the mind and body to positively impact the brain and calm the stress response. Anecdotes and easy-to-follow breathing exercises to help relieve anxiety and depression, trauma-related emotions and behaviors, post-traumatic stress disorder, insomnia and addiction-related behaviors.
This workbook is based in cognitive behavioral therapy, a powerful approach that has been proven to be effective for overcoming sleep challenges. Included are easy tips and techniques you can start doing right away to help you sleep better.
A step by step guide to help you come through trauma wiser, and stronger, and more resilient.
A new approach to understanding PTSD and its debilitating symptoms. This book affirms the nature and severity of your experience while providing you with a step-by-step plan to transcend it. A full review of traditional medical treatments for PTSD are presented and included as part of the healing plan.
This practical guide for getting through trauma containing wisdom, reassurance, inspiration, exercises, and stories of clients who have survived all manner of traumatic experiences.
A how-to book of practical and attainable activities and proven strategies for those dealing with grief and loss. Using both personal experiences and professional knowledge as a therapist specializing in trauma counseling the author builds a strong case for why we need to speak to the emotional brain in a language it understands.
Drawing on the wisdom of ancient philosophers, the insights of evolutionary biologists, and the optimism of positive psychologists Joseph reveals how all of us can navigate change and adversity – traumatic or otherwise – to find new meaning, purpose, and direction in life.