Life after Loss: A Practical Guide to Renewing Your Life after Experiencing Major Loss [NOOK Book]

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"One of the classics in the field of crisis intervention” (Dr. Earl Grollman), Life after Loss is the go-to resource for anyone who has suffered a significant life change. Loss can be overwhelming, and recovery often seems daunting, if not impossible. With great compassion and insight, Deits provides practical exercises for navigating the uncertain terrain of loss and grief, helping readers find positive ways to put together a life that is necessarily different, but equally meaningful. With two new chapters and ...
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Life after Loss: A Practical Guide to Renewing Your Life after Experiencing Major Loss

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Overview


"One of the classics in the field of crisis intervention” (Dr. Earl Grollman), Life after Loss is the go-to resource for anyone who has suffered a significant life change. Loss can be overwhelming, and recovery often seems daunting, if not impossible. With great compassion and insight, Deits provides practical exercises for navigating the uncertain terrain of loss and grief, helping readers find positive ways to put together a life that is necessarily different, but equally meaningful. With two new chapters and significant changes throughout reflecting Deits’s ongoing experience in counseling, Life after Loss is an essential “roadmap for those in grief” (Lawrence J. Lincoln, MD, Staff, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Center).
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Bookviews blog, August 2009
“A practical, user-friendly guide.”
 
Metapsychology Online Reviews,  9/11/10

“This book would be an invaluable resource to every human being, preparing people for future losses and cultivating compassion for fellow human beings who suffer. It can help us to be better caregivers to those around us, and to know when to give them their space for healing. But Life After Loss would also serve as a helpful professional guide for students in all areas of counseling and social work. It is a readily accessible book, filled with practical strategies to lead sufferers out of their grief and despair and toward healthy recovery…I recommend it most highly to all readers.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786723713
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 8/4/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 253,586
  • File size: 405 KB

Meet the Author


Bob Diets, M Th, has specialized in helping people cope with major loss experiences for over thirty years. He and his wife, June, live in Mesa, Arizona.

lifeafterlossonline.com

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 Loss and the Mourning After 1

2 First Responses to a Major Loss 13

3 Getting Back on Your Feet 29

4 Perception 41

5 Sudden Loss or Prolonged Loss? 55

6 Steps to Recovery 67

7 The Inward Search 83

8 Four Key Facts about Grief 89

9 Start Now! 103

10 Grief and Growth 115

11 A Test of Endurance 125

12 Beliefs that Help or Hurt 133

13 Quiet Losses 151

14 Children and Grief 167

15 Losses in Later Life 177

16 Making New Discoveries 187

17 Significant Points along the Way 195

18 Choosing to Live Again 205

19 Opening New Doors 221

20 Your Own Best Friend 241

21 Preparing for Loss 253

Appendices

A The Role of Nutrition in Grief Recovery 261

B Words that Describe Feelings 265

C Forming a Support Group 267

Further Reading 279

Notes 281

Acknowledgments 283

Index 285

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Confirms how deeply personal grief is.

    Next to the Dr Kubler-Ross book ON GRIEF AND GRIEVING, this has been the most helpful book I have read on the subject of grieving from a deep loss. The book gives the reader the permission to grieve that our larger society has often denied him. Emphasized over and over again is the theme that: "Going through the experience is the only lasting and healthy way out of grief." The book advises those who grieve: "Never apologize for grieving. Remind yourself as often as needed that the very worst kind of loss is always yours" and to "Learn to acknowledge that your loss is worthy of grief." The griever can further admit to himself: "The loss I experienced is a major event in my life. Perhaps it is the worst thing that will ever happen to me. But is not the end of my life. I can still have a full and rewarding life. Grief has taught me much, and I will use it to be a better person than I was before my loss." In this way those who grieve can be left a sense of hope, not to be forever devastated. The book concludes with some valuable appendices on the role of nutrition in grief recovery, words that describe feelings and information on how one can form their own support group. Not only was it deeply comforting to read this book, (I lost my own father to aortic stenosis five months ago) but I also can see where it could be immensely useful for mental health professionals to use in their practice. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker employed by the Department of Defense for over twenty years most recently working with a number of those individuals who lost family members in Iraq. I can see suggesting they read this book themselves and it being of great comfort to them. I would strongly recommend this book to all who have suffered a significant loss in their life.

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  • Posted October 19, 2009

    Best book on grief

    I had reviewed almost all the books on grief after my wife died about 3 years ago. Life After Loss was by far the best book I had read. I have also given it to over 12 people whose spouse had died recently and they pretty much concurred with me.

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  • Posted August 22, 2009

    Best book on loss yet

    3 1/2 years after the loss of my husband, several books in my library regarding loss and grief and this is by far the best book written on the subject. I highly recommend it for anyone experiencing a loss of any magnitude be it spouse, love interest, job, placement. I found it extremely helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2014

    Within two weeks after my husband died, two years ago, I purchas

    Within two weeks after my husband died, two years ago, I purchased this book. This book was invaluable in explaining all of the physical, emotional, and mental experiences I was going through. Even though since the beginning of time people have lost loved ones, until it happens to you, the pain cannot be explained. This book gives concrete examples of how others have dealt with losing their loved one, the emotional roller coaster of grief, and what life will hold for you down the road. It has been a life saver for me, even today. You never "get over it", you just learn to live with it better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    a great book for anyone going thru a great loss, it's one you ca

    a great book for anyone going thru a great loss, it's one you can put down then pick up and re-read again........

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  • Posted December 11, 2008

    i will enjoy this book.

    i have buy this book three time and keep give to people who need it in my family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2007

    Practical and inspiring

    My wife died four months ago. This book has given me both practical advice and courage to face my grief and move through it. I found the grief exercises especially valuable in getting out the sadness and dealing with it. I've read many books dealing with grief these past months, and Bob Deits' book covers the bases, whether you are religious or not. No platitudes or pie in the sky. I would recommend this book for anyone who has suffered a major loss.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2004

    Thank You

    This book is awesome. Back in Oct 03 I lost one of my young troops in an auto accident. I was given this book to read and I am glad I did. I will never 'get over' her death, but this book has shown me that some day I will get through it. It has helped me through the toughest times I have faced in over 21 years of military service.

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