A Time to Mourn , A Time to Dance, winner of the 2001 Benjamin Franklin Award from the Publishers Marketing Association for the best book in the psychology/self help category, was written as a comforting resource for those experiencing loss and grief. This beautifully illustrated book approaches this subject with sensitivity, recognizing that those trying to understand and cope with loss often have an impaired ability to concentrate during this time. Margaret Metzger encourages the reader to proceed slowly, giving oneself the gift of time, even when it comes to reading the book. Metzgar emphasizes that grief is not limited to the death of a loved one. There are many different faces of loss, such as divorce, job loss, physical loss, and even the loss of a pet. And most important, there is no one "right" way of handling one's grief. Metzgar says, "Grief responses vary from person to person, situation to situation. If what we are experiencing is not the same as other people in our life, no one is wrong. Just as each of us is our own unique person, our grief also is uniquely our own. Not better. Not worse. Just ours."
A Time to Mourn, A Time to Dance provides coping mechanisms for the feelings, experiences, and expectations that grievers face throughout their healing process. Margaret K. Metzgar is a certified mental health counselor, and founder of the Transition and Loss Center in Seattle, Washington. She works with individuals, grief groups, hospice and other professional caregivers, schools and religious groups. In addition to her private practice, she conducts professional training and workshops, and is a noted national and international speaker and published author.
|Publisher:||AAL QualityLife Resources|
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Table of ContentsSECTION I
Your journey through grief
Giving grief a name
How am I supposed to say good-bye?
The "stupid things" people say
No, you're not "crazy;" the symptoms of grief
How long will it last?
How can I find relief?
How will I know if special help is needed?
The different faces of loss
Death of a spouse
Death of a child
Death of a pet
Betrayed by my body: Illness, Injury, Aging
Giving Help to Others
What to say and do
Children grieve, too; help for parents
Holding on to hope
What People are Saying About This
A masterful blend of expertise and compassion. Practical
suggestions, beautiful photography, helpful words.
Darcie D. Sims, Ph.D., GMS, CGC, CHT, Director of the American Grief Academy
An exquisite resource for building spiritual strength for people of all faiths.