This book is long overdue. Forty-five years after Elizabeth Kubler Ross presented her five stages of grief many counselors and support groups still use her outdated "one-size-fits-all " approach to an intensely personal experience.
Challenging the Landscape of Loss puts grief into a new perspective. It illustrates how we can transform sorrow into a faith filled future.
Author Terence Curley, a licensed mental health counselor with a doctorate in ministry, outlines the latest studies that reveal how we actually process grief. He also draws upon his own experience to provide an illuminating look at the losses we all share, and present new methods to help us find meaning in the heart of our healing.
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About the Author
He has published numerous feature articles and produced many DVDS. He has also appeared on television and presented lectures and workshops throughout the United States.
He previously served as president of the board for the National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved and as a pastor in the Greater Boston area.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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