Understanding Your Suicide Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart

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For anyone who has experienced the suicide of a loved one, coworker, neighbor, or acquaintance and is seeking information about coping with such a profound loss, this compassionate guide explores the unique responses inherent to their grief. Using the metaphor of the wilderness, the book introduces 10 touchstones to assist the survivor in this naturally complicated and particularly painful journey. The touchstones include opening to the presence of loss, embracing the uniqueness of grief, understanding the ...

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Overview

For anyone who has experienced the suicide of a loved one, coworker, neighbor, or acquaintance and is seeking information about coping with such a profound loss, this compassionate guide explores the unique responses inherent to their grief. Using the metaphor of the wilderness, the book introduces 10 touchstones to assist the survivor in this naturally complicated and particularly painful journey. The touchstones include opening to the presence of loss, embracing the uniqueness of grief, understanding the six needs of mourning, reaching out for help, and seeking reconciliation over resolution. Learning to identify and rely on each of these touchstones will bring about hope and healing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781879651586
  • Publisher: Companion Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2009
  • Series: Understanding Your Grief Series
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 194
  • Sales rank: 328,490
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD, is a grief counselor and the director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition. He is the author of the Healing Your Grieving Heart series, The Journey Through Grief, Transcending Divorce, and Understanding Your Grief. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 1

Introduction and Welcome 5

Touchstone 1 Open to the Presence of Your Loss 21

Touchstone 2 Dispel the Misconceptions About Suicide and Grief and Mourning 35

Touchstone 3 Explore the Uniqueness of Your Suicide Grief 53

Touchstone 4 Explore Your Feelings of Loss 69

Touchstone 5 Recognize You Are Not Crazy 113

Touchstone 6 Understanding the Six Needs of Mourning 139

Touchstone 7 Nurture Yourself 155

Touchstone 8 Reach Out for Help 179

Touchstone 9 Seek Integration-Not Resolution 197

Touchstone 10 Appreciate Your Transformation 207

Contacts to Create Support Groups and Additional Resources 217

The Suicide Survivor's Bill of Rights 219

Helping a Suicide Survivor Heal 221

Acknowledgments 227

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Best book I've read yet regarding suicide loss...

    I've read several books on suicide since the loss of my son last summer. This one is by far the best yet. It has 10 touchstones that cover many different aspects of the grief journey. If you use the accompanying journal, it's even more powerful. It's not a fast read, especially if you use the journal -- you want to absorb the material, and let it do it's work.

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