Transform Your Loss

Author: Ligia M. Houben
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0985758902
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Transform Your Loss from the Author: Ligia M. Houben. A self-help book that helps people deal with losses or difficult life transitions such as the death of a loved one, loss of health, loss of a job, or divorce-romantic break-ups. "In a well-organized and engagingly written book, Ligia Houben offers a map to guide people through the grieving process. The personal anecdotes make it much more real than books that describe situations of loss in merely abstract terms, and the interactive exercises throughout encourage the reader to explore personal reactions to loss. The author conveys genuine empathy as she talks to readers about what they are feeling, and I found myself trusting her completely as a caring guide who wants to provide grieving people a positive approach to help them move ahead toward finding the strength and hope truly to transform their lives". -Stephen Sapp, AB, MDiv, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Miami.

Finding Solitary Contentment

Author: Victoria D Schmidt
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483505952
Size: 37.49 MB
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Finding Solitary Contentment from the Author: Victoria D Schmidt. You will discover Finding Solitary Contentment is a “feel better” guide to achieving personal peace and gratifying, new life options. Victoria's encouraging style delivers a compassionate step-by-step approach to re-accessing your life after the loss of a spouse or longtime partner. No matter the circumstances, be it death, divorce or simply looking for a better way, her hard-learned wisdom and humor will walk you through the challenges of living alone. From self-esteem and finances to sexuality and friendships, this enlightening book equips you with the tools, resources and expertise to navigate positive change and growth.

Helping Relationships With Older Adults

Author: Adelle M. Williams
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483344592
Size: 63.62 MB
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Helping Relationships With Older Adults from the Author: Adelle M. Williams. Helping Relationships with Older Adults: From Theory to Practice examines the fundamental theoretical perspectives of the aging process with an emphasis on the healthy aspects of aging. Taking a comprehensive approach, author Adele Williams addresses various therapeutic methods as she highlights the strengths and resiliency of the older population. Exercises and case studies demonstrate key concepts and promote skill development by allowing students to experience the various challenges in the lives of older clients.

Thanks For The Dance Transforming Grief Into Gratitude When Your Spouse Dies

Author: Fred and Jeri Abrams
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490808078
Size: 65.56 MB
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Thanks For The Dance Transforming Grief Into Gratitude When Your Spouse Dies from the Author: Fred and Jeri Abrams. Your spouse's death catapults you into a nightmare -likely the most stressful event of our life. You feel numb, loneliness overwhelms you, you feel adrift - desperate for something to hang onto. You want to pull the covers up over your head and make this all go away. The pain and suffering seem unbearable. You search for some magic answer or formula to make things "all better." Fred and Jeri are two ordinary folks who have both been there and found a pathway they hope will help you find your way too. "Pain is Inevitable - Suffering is Optional" -Buddhist Proverb Nothing will make the pain of this loss magically go away. You can reduce the suffering. Fred and Jeri offer numerous suggestions for dealing with the things we all experience, several unique exercises to help you figure out important feelings and emotions, and many inspirational quotations. They talk about things seen in no other book. They made it though this nightmare and so can you! "I had no expectation of finding the book so engaging and so on point." --George Devine, widower "Your book is a kind and generous action to help others during one of the hardest times in a life. Thanks for caring enough to share light when others are in the dark." --Fred Dudding, widower "Like a personal support group, helps through the pain of loss and charting a course for those who have loved and lost. An essential guide that offers hope and guidance to those who are grieving. A truly wonderful way to reframe the dark days of hopelessness that follow the death of a partner! And what a gift this roadmap to rebuilding a life this can be for the partner!" --Judy Seifer, Ph.D. Professional Marital and Family Therapist "Very Moving"--Toby Talbot, Best Selling Author

Living Loving And Loss

Author: Brad DeFord
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135186033X
Size: 50.48 MB
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Living Loving And Loss from the Author: Brad DeFord. One of the unspoken aspects of mourning concerns the ways that loss affects our intimate relationships and our sexual expressiveness. This text opens these subjects for conversation, with the aim of promoting the trust, care, and respect that enable us to be vulnerable. It purposefully covers a range of topics, including: (1) the meaning of intimacy and the significance of sexuality, providing a basis for the use of these terms throughout the book; (2) death, grief, and differences in sexual orientation, including death and intimacy in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and the losses endured by young people due to gender issues; (3) loss of relationship and restoration of intimacy in families, including pharmacological effects on the grief processes of widowers; grieving a not-so-loved parent; the "layered losses" of infertility and intimacy; and the tolls of war--intimacy and sexuality challenges for soldiers and their families; (4) adjusting to life's losses associated with aging or illness or infirmity, including Alzheimer's and dementia-related illnesses, physical health losses after 50, and intimacy, sex, and hospice--self-determination and dignity at the end of life; and (5) religious bases that have shaped our perspectives for understanding intimacy, sexuality, and healing after loss, and which give us hope--including the spiritual reflections of a rabbi and a Christian voice in defining what is right. Set in a framework that is both psychological and spiritual, the well-researched contributions are intended to acknowledge these experiences both professionally and personally. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography, valuable for research and reference. This book will be of value in undergraduate and graduate courses on thanatology, as well as for anyone interested in knowing more about grief--both those currently bereaved and those who wish to support others in mourning. The contributors appreciate both the importance of our capacities for intimacy and sexuality and our inhibitions and hesitations in giving voice to our needs and concerns, perhaps especially when we are grieving. The information and compassionate understanding they provide encourage us to bridge the gap between the secret and the private and to share what is close to our hearts.

Finding Your Way In A Wild New World

Author: Martha Beck
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748127976
Size: 38.99 MB
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Finding Your Way In A Wild New World from the Author: Martha Beck. Many people wonder how they got where they are and what they should do now. They feel called to help others and change the world but they just don't know how. Too often, they end up stuck in careers and relationships that don't fit. Now, in Finding Your Way In A Wild New World, popular life coach Martha Beck shows readers how to find their true selves and extend healing to everyone and everything around them. She identifies this growing body of people as wayfinders. Drawing on her coaching expertise and her extraordinary experiences in the South African bush, Martha leads her readers through four magical and practical steps to awaken them to a new way of living in the 21st century.

Finding Your Way After The Suicide Of Someone You Love

Author: David B. Biebel
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310866146
Size: 29.93 MB
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Finding Your Way After The Suicide Of Someone You Love from the Author: David B. Biebel. Help and Hope for an Unexpected JourneyDo real Christians commit suicide? Yes, they do. And for those left behind, the journey following such a tragedy is unbearably painful. Finding Your Way after the Suicide of Someone You Love is a compassionate and practical guide that addresses the intensely personal issues of survivors of suicide (SOS). This gentle and faith-affirming resource helps survivors know what to expect, especially during the first year following a suicide. It includes personal stories of survivors and suggestions on how to move beyond survival to live life again. Designed for use by individuals, couples, and SOS groups, this book offers help for parents, siblings, friends, and extended families, as well as practical guidelines for pastors, Christian counselors, and other church leaders. Topics include:• What to do in the immediate aftermath of a suicide• Handling guilt and understanding the role of depression in suicides • Dealing with questions of faith and meaning • Creating a support system• Choosing a Christian therapist• Trusted resources and websites

Finding Confidence In Times Of Trial

Author: Saint John (of Avila)
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
ISBN: 1933184833
Size: 19.70 MB
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Finding Confidence In Times Of Trial from the Author: Saint John (of Avila). Originally published: London: Letters of St. John of Avila. Burns and Oates, 1904. With minor revisions.

Writing For Bliss

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Publisher: Loving Healing Press
ISBN: 1615993231
Size: 59.97 MB
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Writing For Bliss from the Author: . Writing for Bliss is most fundamentally about reflection, truth, and freedom. With techniques and prompts for both the seasoned and novice writer, it will lead you to tap into your creativity through storytelling and poetry,examine how life-changing experiences can inspire writing,pursue self-examination and self-discovery through the written word, and,understand how published writers have been transformed by writing.Poet and memoirist Raab (Lust) credits her lifelong love of writing and its therapeutic effects with inspiring her to write this thoughtful and detailed primer that targets pretty much anyone interested in writing a memoir. Most compelling here is Raab’s willingness to share her intimate stories (e.g., the loss of a relative, ongoing struggles with cancer, a difficult relationship with her mother). Her revelations are encouraging to writers who feel they need “permission to take... a voyage of self-discovery.” The book’s seven-step plan includes plenty of guidance, including on learning to “read like a writer,” and on addressing readers as if “seated across the table .” Raab covers big topics such as the “art and power of storytelling” and small details such as choosing pens and notebooks that you enjoy using. She also helps readers with the important step of “finding your form.” --PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY "Writing for Bliss is about the profound ways in which we may be transformed in and through the act of writing. I am grateful to Diana Raab for sharing it, and I trust that you will feel the same as you read on. May you savor the journey." --from the foreword by MARK FREEMAN, PhD "By listening to ourselves and being aware of what we are saying and feeling, the true story of our life's past experience is revealed. Diana Raab?s book gives us the insights by which we can achieve this through her life-coaching wisdom and our writing." --BERNIE SIEGEL, MD, author of The Art of Healing "Only a talented writer who has fought hard to overcome life?s many obstacles could take her readers by the hand and lead them through the writing process with such enormous compassion, amazing insight, and kindness. Diana Raab is a powerful, wise, intelligent guide well worth our following." --JAMES BROWN, author of The Los Angeles Diaries and The River "Writing for Bliss is far more than a 'how-to manual'; it enlightens the creative process with wisdom and a delightful sense of adventure. Bravo to Bliss!" --LINDA GRAY SEXTON, author of Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother, Anne Sexton "Uniquely blending inspiring insights with practical advice, Diana guides you on a path to discover the story that is truly inside you?and yearning to be told." --PATRICK SWEENEY, coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Succeed on Your Own Terms DIANA RAAB, PhD, is an award-winning memoirist, poet, blogger, workshop facilitator, thought provoker, and survivor. She?s the author of eight books and over one thousand articles and poems. She lives in Southern California. Learn more at www.DianaRaab.com