Overview

A new and inspiring approach to the process of grieving, this book helps those who have lost a loved one make meaning out of life and death.

About the Author:
Author Davis Prend, A.C.S.W., is a licensed psychotherapist and supervisor at the Center for Marital and Family Therapy in Manhattan. She also has a private practice, and is affiliated with St. Vincent's Hospital where she leads AIDS-related bereavement support groups. A frequent lecturer...

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Transcending Loss

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Overview

A new and inspiring approach to the process of grieving, this book helps those who have lost a loved one make meaning out of life and death.

About the Author:
Author Davis Prend, A.C.S.W., is a licensed psychotherapist and supervisor at the Center for Marital and Family Therapy in Manhattan. She also has a private practice, and is affiliated with St. Vincent's Hospital where she leads AIDS-related bereavement support groups. A frequent lecturer on the subject of bereavement at schools and professional conferences, she also leads general bereavement support groups at a local church and is an active member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling.`

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101532751
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/1/1997
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 493,952
  • File size: 291 KB

Meet the Author

Ashley Davis Bush
Ashley Davis Bush is a licensed psychotherapist and grief counselor in private practice. She lives in New Hampshire.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. I The Initial Grief Journey
1 In the Beginning: Shock 3
2 The Heart of Grief: Disorganization 17
3 Rebuilding a Life: Reconstruction 47
Pt. II The Lifelong Impact of Grief
4 Integrating Life with Loss: Synthesis 63
5 Making Meaning out of Loss over Time: Transcendence 83
Pt. III The SOAR Solution for Making Loss Meaningful
6 Spirituality: Religions and Other Roads to the Divine 105
7 Outreach: Helping Others 133
8 Attitude: Healthy Thinking 155
9 Reinvestment: Embracing Life 181
Pt. IV Roadblocks and Detours to Transcendence
10 Spiritual Doubt and Conflict 209
11 Complicated Grief: When Time Doesn't Heal 235
Pt. V Getting Back On Track
12 It's Never Too Late to Transcend 265
Suggested Reading 279
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Introduction

An inspiring new approach to the lifelong process of grieving. The author asserts that death doesn't end the relationship, it simply forges a new type of relationship--one based not on physical presence but on memory, spirit, and love.

A licensed psychotherapist and bereavement support specialist helps grievers deal with the ongoing impact of their loss--and the attempt to transcend it.

"There are many wonderful grief books available that address acute grief and how to cope with it. But these books often focus on crisis management and imply that there is an 'end' to mourning. They essentially fail to address the issue of grief's ongoing impact, and how it changes through the years...

This is a book about death and grief, yes, but more importantly it is a book about love and hope. I have learned from [my interviews with] courageous people about pain, struggle, resiliency, and meaning. Their stories show that over time, you can learn to transcend even in spite of pain. We all get broken by life sooner or later because loss is the price we pay for living and loving. But experience shows that we can become stronger at the broken places and find the opportunity in crisis. I hope this book will help you move beyond grief and will guide you on your journey through time of healing and transcendence."
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2010

    Exceptional reading

    A friend sent this book to me while I was enduring the most painful experience of my life. I remember being extremely rude and offended when she told me she was sending me a book. My words, "A book will not help me in this," did not stop her, and it arrived several days later. As I began to read this book, I found myself consoled by words that seemed to understand the escruciating pain, the confusion, the anger. It approaches the topic of death with sensitivity from different perspectives, and helps one to understand how to transcend your loss through giving. It has been 13 years since I buried my son, and my first reading of this book. It truly helped me to process, and helped me to understand how I could somehow move beyond that horribly dark place. It is the only book I can recommend to those who suffer from an abrupt loss, and are seeking to find ways to climbing out of the abyss of pain that comes with it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2009

    The most valuable book I've read on the complex issues of loss and grief

    This book provides valuable insights for anyone who is grieving a loss, be that a spouse, child, sibling or close friend. Of all the books I have read on the topic, this one resonated most with me and provided much comfort during my darkest hours.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    This is the one

    Transcending Loss is an amazing book. This book offers comfort even in the deepest moments of grief. It can be read again and again over the years because as it says on the back cover "Death doesn't end the relationship, it simply forges a new type of relationship - one base not on physical presence but on memory, spirit, and love...." This book helped me understand how that new relationship could bring new meaning into my life and begin to transcend the loss with a new understanding of what it means to love and to live.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2011

    This book has been a blessing

    This book has been a blessing in my life. Ashley speaks with such compassion and wisdom. Thank you, thank you, thank you...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2011

    Are better choices out there

    This book addresses grief's on-going impact on life. I found it difficult to read. It took me a long time (months). Maybe it was perhaps too soon for me to read it, or I didn't connect to the tone in which she wrote it. I have a lot underlined, and I can see that the author was meaning to provide hope, and help you eventually transcend the pain of grief and go on to a meaningful, purposeful, joyful life. And I want to get there, and expect I will, and maybe I'll use the info in this book, but... I just didn't connect well with this book. There are other better choices out there.

    I did find her statement "Death doesn't end the relationship, it simply forges a new type of relationship--one based not on physical presence but on memory, spirit, and love.." very comforting.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 24, 2013

    Twinkle

    Curled up in her moss bed.

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    Posted July 22, 2013

    Rose

    Ok.

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    Posted July 22, 2013

    Twinkle

    Curled up on her moss bed. Sleep already surrounded her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    Love this resource

    Beginning my journey without mom . This is a comfort on the first leg.

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