Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Guide to Coping with Loss

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Grief is a personal journey, never the same for any two people and as unique as your life and your relationships. Although loss is an inevitable part of life, how you approach this fact can make the difference between meaningless pain and the manifestation of understanding and wisdom. This book describes a mindful approach to dealing with grief that can help you make that difference.

By walking this mindful path, you will discover that you are capable of transforming and healing...

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Overview

Grief is a personal journey, never the same for any two people and as unique as your life and your relationships. Although loss is an inevitable part of life, how you approach this fact can make the difference between meaningless pain and the manifestation of understanding and wisdom. This book describes a mindful approach to dealing with grief that can help you make that difference.

By walking this mindful path, you will discover that you are capable of transforming and healing the grief you carry and finding the spiritual and emotional resilience you need to move through this challenging time. These mindfulness practices, explained here in simple and practical language, will help you bear your time of grief. But they will do more than that, too. They will guide you to a life more fully lived, with more meaning. These simple practices will help you experience what richness comes from asking deeper questions about loss and about life.

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“Grief and loss are dreaded experiences that many wish to either avoid or to rapidly solve. In Grieving Mindfully, Kumar offers the alternative of welcoming the experience as an opportunity to develop our humanity. This book offers a path to healthy grieving for people encountering losses of many kinds.”
—Richard Tedeschi, Ph.D., professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

“Kumar’s approach to dealing with grief and loss is creative and radically transformative. Drawing on his experience as a practicing psychologist and his training in the Buddhist enlightenment tradition, he suggests that instead of hiding from our grief, trying to forget or get over it, we take a more demanding and rewarding path—walking straight through grief with mindful awareness, fearless observance, and profound compassion. His book has the potential to bring strength and healing to the millions who grieve and to revolutionize the approach of psychologists and counselors working with those in profound grief.”
—Glenn H Mullin, Buddhist meditation teacher and author of Living in the Face of Death: The Tibetan Tradition

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572244016
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Series: Unassigned Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 158,847
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Sameet M. Kumar, Ph.D., is a psychologist and Buddhist whose areas of expertise include palliative care, spirituality in psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation, stress management and relaxation, and grief and bereavement. He received his doctorate at the University of Miami and has trained with several leading Tibetan Buddhist teachers. He has traveled extensively in India, China, and Tibet and works at the Mt. Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami Beach and Aventura, FL, and at the Wellness Community in Miami, FL.

Foreword writer Jeffrey Brantley, MD, is a consulting associate in the Duke University Department of Psychiatry in Durham, NC. He is founder and director of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at Duke University’s Center for Integrative Medicine, as a spokesperson for which he has given many radio, television, and print media interviews. He is the author of Calming Your Anxious Mind.

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

    Valuable for grief counseling

    This book was the basis of one of my advanced courses in grief counseling. I was so impressed by its message and organization that I have bought it for several of my clients. It is a short book but one which is an excellent resource for us as counselors and those whom we are helping. As a Christian, I felt that reading this Buddhist author's ideas of the value of mindfulness in the grief process expanded my knowledge and understanding of this field.

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