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If you have ever lost someone or know someone who has, then you know how treacherous it can be to experience loss and the grief it brings. Questions abound. What happens to us after we die? What's the right thing to say to a person who has lost someone? Is it possible to continue to live and enjoy life again after the death of a loved one? How do you work through your grief -- and is this even possible? What good can come from so much suffering? Having grappled with these questions in their own lives and the lives of others, the authors have written Life After Loss as a tribute and a guidebook for those of us seeking comfort and answers. Raymond Moody and Dianne Arcangel have dedicated decades of research and work in the field and have seen how loss and grief have shaped individual lives -- both for the better and the worse.
In this book will you learn:
- How the stress of grief affects you emotionally, spiritually, physically, and mentally, and how you can transform that stress into healing.
- What the common emotions of grief are and how to work through them.
- How basic factors like family dynamics, gender and religion shape how you deal with loss.
- How to give and receive sympathy appropriately.
- How to tell the difference between functional and dysfunctional grief by recognizing the common characteristics of each.
- How to adjust to loss with the aid of specific techniques and psychological models.
- How loss can lead to personal transcendence.
- How loss has enriched and blessed the lives of survivors: Some people report having stronger relationships, a new appreciation for life, and a deeper spiritual life as a result.
- How the study of near death experiences has shaped the way we view consciousness and the question of life after death.