Personal Guidebook to Grief Recovery

Transform Grief

With Transform Grief you will get a systematic approach to replacing your grief with newfound happiness. Heres how: Your first step will be to gain the understanding that it is okay to start feeling better. Grief oftentimes makes us feel shame for being happy and through this introduction you will understand that your loss doesnt mean you have to mourn for your own life. Understand the 7 stages of grief and how you can navigate them in a healthy and productive manner. Conventionally, there have always been 5 stages of grief but this adaptation will provide you with the vital turning points experienced in the journey. Forgiveness is often overlooked when discussing grief, you will discover why and how you can forgive yourself, forgive others and most importantly, forgive the situation that got you here. Forgiveness is for you and it stands in the way of your ultimate happiness you need to move on with your life. Identify the facets of your support system that will carry you back to life as you once knew it. The smile on your face will return as joy and enthusiasm become possible again. Discover the 10 powerful actions that will help you deal with your grief in a constructive and helpful manner. Each exercise in this section will bring you one step closer to the peace you strive for. Its just one foot after the other towards resolution. Youll find out the two most important questions to answer in your grief circumstance and those answers will guide you to the finish line a world that your love every moment living in. Read more here...

Transform Grief Overview

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4.6 stars out of 11 votes

Contents: 32 Page Ebook, Videos, MP3 Audios
Author: Jason Ellis
Official Website: transformgrief.com
Price: $27.00

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My Transform Grief Review

Highly Recommended

It is pricier than all the other books out there, but it is produced by a true expert and includes a bundle of useful tools.

My opinion on this e-book is, if you do not have this e-book in your collection, your collection is incomplete. I have no regrets for purchasing this.

Grief Relief Audio Program

The Grief Relief Audio Program is a thoughtfully organized grief management program. 7 downloaded audio files unfold a step by step journey through enjoyable and highly effective guided techniques based on sound clinical practices. The user-friendly recordings are easy to download and access. Also included is a written pdf Guide & Instructions, as well as 3 bonuses well worth the cost of the entire program. The Management of Grief Grief Relief Teaches You How To: Put an end to Grief Paralysis Defuse consuming anger or guilt you may feel about your loss. Decrease isolation and find the support you need and deserve. Practice proven techniques that reduce stress and anxiety. Cope and make it through each day intact. Find hope that your dark despair will one day ease up. Reach for joy and happiness despite your loss. How to confront and acknowledge your grief so you pave the way for true healing to begin. An effective technique for admitting guilt and regret, and how to release it. The secret key that leads to understanding so you can get your life back. Read more here...

Grief Relief Audio Program Overview

Contents: MP3 Audios, Ebook
Author: Jennie Wright
Official Website: www.recover-from-grief.com
Price: $27.00

Coping With Grief

In this book You will find: Real, Practical Information The things you need to know and understand to help you better cope with grief and loss. Emotional Processes learn how your mind deals with, and processes loss. Social interaction learn how to maintain your friendships and deal with social groups whilst you are grieving. How to support loved ones and friends learn how to support your family and friends without letting your stress and emotional reactions damage your relationships. Cultural Awareness understand how persons from different cultures and different religious backgrounds react to, and deal with, loss and grief. Know that each person's approach is right for them, and their background. Medical Support know when to seek medical or professional psychological support, or to encourage your loved ones to do so. Inside Coping with Grief You will find all the information with will help you understand and learn. what are the stages of grief; why you feel and react as you do, and how to cope with that. how to be kind to yourself as you grieve. ways coping with grief and loss; what are the emotional impacts of grief; what are physical impacts of grief; what to expect and how to react to a family member or friend suffering grief and loss. why grieving people act the way they do; how different cultures express and deal with grief; what are the social and family issues; and. ways of dealing with the practical issues; Read more here...

Coping With Grief Overview

Contents: Ebook
Author: Penny Clements
Official Website: howtolivewithgrief.com
Price: $29.99

Back To Life! A Personal Grief Guidebook

Back to Life is a comprehensive, quality bereavement handbook. It consists of 73 pages that explore many aspects of grief in detail. There are 19 chapters or lessons, each addressing a different aspect of grief, a coping skill or a strategy for emotional survival. Here you will learn: Good, solid information on how the grief process really works. Which symptoms of grief are normal, and which are dangerous warning signs. Valuable and practical coping skills to help you get through each day. Secrets to getting a good night's restorative sleep without prescription drugs. How to endure the holidays and thoughtless visitors. How to identify and defuse anger, guilt, and regret. Family changes to look for and how to keep your family intact through this. Just the right activities and comforting rituals to help ease you through your darkest days. Tried and true psychological exercises and strategies to help lessen the raw pain. Satisfying and therapeutic creative expressions of grief. Effective memorializing techniques to honor and remember your lost loved one. How to cling to hope and move surely towards brighter days. Read more here...

Back To Life A Personal Grief Guidebook Overview

Contents: 73 Pages Ebook
Author: Jennie Wright
Official Website: www.recover-from-grief.com
Price: $17.95

For the Grieving Child

Help Me Say Goodbye Activities for Helping Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies (Hudson, NY Fairview, 1999). An art therapy book with activities for grieving kids. Ages 4-8. Romain, Trevor. What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies (Minneapolis Free Spirit, 1999). Honest, compassionate, original. Highly recommended by grief therapists. Ages 9-12.

Parenting after a Death

If you attempt to prevent your child from feeling grief, you are violating Principle 3. Children often become aware of death without our even realizing it. They see dead animals alongside the road, they see death on TV, they hear about it in fairy tales. Your child is entitled to experience grief when someone in her life dies (his pet, his grandparent, etc.). Feeling loss is a human emotion you should not deprive her from having. Allowing her to mourn dead pets fully, for example, allows her to learn how to deal with loss. A child shielded from the sadness and grief of life often grows up presenting emotional facades to the world because she learned that intense sadness is an impermissible emotion. Try not to get in the way of her grieving. Cry and feel the hurt along with her. Families who have lost a close member often feel grief so intensely that they're emotionally unavailable to one another. Parents may erect emotional walls against the horrendous...

Behavioral Definitions

Experience profound grief resulting from the loss of a significant relationship due to death, physical separation, divorce, or emotional abandonment. 6. Feel an overriding personal grief and loss, which prevents an awareness of and an empathetic response to the child's grief. 7. Report difficulty explaining the loss and communicating deep feelings of grief to the child. 9. Child expresses grief through impulsivity, acting out, self-defeating, regressive, or compulsive behavior. 10. Family members move through the stages of grief from shock, intense pain, deep sorrow, to sadness mixed with acceptance and peace at different paces.

Questions and Answers

It's hard to find a mainstream expert on grief who considers religious consolations useful or even advisable when comforting a bereaved child. After offering many of the suggestions listed below, such experts will typically include an apologetic coda something like, Depending on your family's religious tradition, you may wish to explain a person's death to your children in terms of God's will or an afterlife. But be aware that such statements as 'she went to be with Jesus' can lead to feelings of confusion and abandonment, while 'God took her to be with him' can cause feelings of anger followed by guilt and fear.5 Worst of all is any suggestion that the child should not be sad (You should be happy She's with Jesus now), which discounts and invalidates the child's natural grief. That's what not to say and do. So what do grief specialists across the board recommend Be honest. Don't pretend that anything less than the worst event of her life has happened. Validate her pain and grief....

A time for everything

Most parents are quick to become aware that there is something different about their child and by the time their child has been assessed and a diagnosis has been given, they are often merely expecting the professional to tell them what they already knew and even feel a sense of relief that they have some answers. However to have it confirmed and to see it in writing is very different from knowing in your heart that there is something different about your child. Some parents have battled for years to gain a diagnosis in order for their child to access the support he or she needs, yet still feel a sense ofloss, griefand confusion when the diagnosis is finally given. If you are reading this and are at this stage, indeed if you are at the unfortunate stage of realizing that your child is on the autistic spectrum but have not yet been listened to by professionals.be kind to yourself. One day that knot in the pit of your stomach will start to loosen and you will feel able to eat again, one...

Metaphors Built On Humor

In teaching, in therapy, you are careful to bring in humor, because patients bring in enough grief, said Milton Erickson in the context of adult therapy (Zeig, 1980, p. 71). I consider the same applies equally for child and adolescent therapy. Some children go through some pretty rotten experiences that they do not deserve. Humor can help lighten the load and reframe the experience. It is engaging in that it readily captures a listener's attention. It is intriguing in that it has the ability to hold attention. It is impactful in that it can deliver a potent message enjoyably. Add to this the fact that humor aids the retention of learning and you have a powerful therapeutic medium. To check this out, ask yourself Of the 100 stories you have read so far, which are the ones that have stayed in the fore of your mind Where do the humorous ones rate on that list

What You Can Do About It

The first step we would take with a girl struggling with an eating disorder would be to help her reconnect to her feelings. We would help her learn to talk about her sadness, anger, grief, shame, and all the other emotions that flood our hearts each day. We would help her reconnect to her longings for relationship, because those longings have been numbed by her preoccupation with food.

Guess Well Never See You Again

Our success as parents of a grieving child is not measured in inverse proportion to the number of tears or the depth of sadness. The most loving approach is often the most honest one that looks mortality in the eye, affirms and validates sadness, and lets the griever find the voice of his grief.

Build the Necessary Resources

As children are still learning, growing, and developing, each developmental stage adds to the skills necessary for appropriately managing an adult life. Coping with the death of someone close may not be an experience the child has previously encountered and, consequently, he or she may not have learned the appropriate skills of grieving and adjusting. If the necessary skills are not already within that child's repertoire then it may be appropriate to ask, what is missing What does the child need that he or she hasn't yet acquired, and how can we help teach those skills in the therapeutic context

Therapeutic Interventions

List and implement behavioral techniques for coping with strong grief feelings. (3, 4) 3. Assist the parents in devising a plan for managing strong grief reactions during the week (e.g., talk with a friend or family Verbally acknowledge the children's feelings of grief and loss and encourage an ongoing interchange of feelings. (5, 6) Verbalize an understanding that grieving and adjusting to a loss takes time and effort for both adults and children. (7, 8) 4. Assist the parents in developing a personalized working definition of grief and to recognize that typical waves of grief that can overwhelm temporarily, but also diminish over time. 8. Outline for the parents the stages of working through grief (e.g., shock and denial, anger, accepting the loss, experiencing the pain, adjusting to the change, investing in an altered life pattern) and assign them to work with the child to determine which stage is currently being experienced and plan for stages yet to come. 8. Assign the parents to...

Wrong time and place

Sally was a bright, friendly, popular girl, then suddenly everything changed. The girls excluded her from everything, even over the holidays. She was dreadfully lonely. I can't understand what went wrong,' she told me. She mentioned that a very sick classmate had died before the bullying. It caused a huge shock. The school didn't provide opportunitiesfor the girls to release their grief and guilt-they clung together for six weeks and then started attacking one another. Clearly, the girls found it easier to create 'bitchfights' than to deal with their unfinished grief. Sally was targeted. Unfortunately, she was in the wrong school at the wrong time.

Managing Emotions

P ositive emotions have an undoing effect on negative emotions, asserts Fredrickson (2000), adding that desired feelings such as joy, interest, and contentment broaden a person's thought-action repertoire, in turn building enduring resources for survival and well-being. This is much the same principal as Joseph Wolpe established with reciprocal inhibition and systematic desensitization You overcome the undesired emotion by creating the desired one. For parents, teachers, and child therapists this means that the more you help a child discover and experience his or her potential for creating happiness and well-being, the less likely that child is to experience anxiety, depression, or anger. Appropriately managing emotions also involves learning that there are times when grief, though painful, may be an appropriate process of adjustment, or that fear, though uncomfortable, may prevent a child's entering into a dangerous situation. Since fear, grief, and guilt are dealt with in...

Adoptive Parenting

Parenting an adopted child can be a wonderful experience, but it is almost always more difficult than parenting one's own biological children. In addition to the problems, challenges, and stresses inherent in raising a child, there are additional potential complications such as unknown genetic influences, the reality of the biological parents' existence, grief and loss related to the adoptive experience for both the child (over losing his biological parents) and the parents (over giving up the dreams of a biological child), and loyalty concerns. Adoption can trigger feelings of abandonment in a child after all, from his perspective his first parents, regardless of the reason, abandoned him. No matter how little time your child spent with his biological parents, he still has had to sever his primary connection. All parents of newborn adoptees must anticipate that their infant needs to grieve the loss of the mother within whose body he spent his first nine months. If you permit some of...

Outcomes Offered

This story provides a good description of the problem (the death of a parent) and some of the processes of grief. It also presents resources for coping with grief but does not have a clear, positive outcome. It is years later before the character is assured that it was not his fault. The therapist may want to help the child build a clearer outcome with questions like the following What else might have helped to ease the boy's pain of losing his father How could that have happened earlier What helps the character maintain his well-being now Helping the child explore appropriate outcomes is discussed in Chapter 15, p. 248.

Humor As Metaphor

We have long thought that in situations such as bereavement and trauma it is common, and appropriate, to experience emotions of sadness or anger. To many, laughter following the death of a loved one may seem to indicate a lack of respect, or may even be considered pathological but a University of California associate professor of psychology, Dacher Keltner, found from interviews with mourners that people who could laugh or smile through their periods of grief made healthier long-term adjustments than those who did not. Laughers experienced less anxiety and depression than non-laughers two to four years after the bereavement. Instead of being pathological, laughter seems to be a helpful and functional mechanism for coping with life's difficult times (Wellner & Adox, 2002) and thus one that is healthy to promote in children.

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