Getting Grief Right: Finding Your Story of Love in the Sorrow of Loss

Getting Grief Right: Finding Your Story of Love in the Sorrow of Loss

by Patrick O'Malley, Tim Madigan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622038190
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/01/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 171,686
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

PhD Patrick O’Malley

Patrick O'Malley, PHD, has been providing grief counseling and education to clients and colleagues for over 35 years. For more, visit

Tim Madigan

Tim Madigan, an award-winning journalist, is the author of The Burning: Massacre, Destruction, and the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 (St. Martin’s Press, 2003) and I’m Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers (Gotham/Penguin, 2006). For more, visit

Table of Contents

Introduction What's Wrong with Me? ix

Chapter 1 A Therapist Grieves 1

Chapter 2 The Cage of the Stages 15

Chapter 3 The Way Forward Through Stones 33

Chapter 4 On the Right Path 47

Chapter 5 No Person's Grief the Same 59

Chapter 6 Know Thyself 67

Chapter 7 How Death Comes 79

Chapter 8 Attachment and Grief 99

Chapter 9 Your Story 111

Chapter 10 The Culture of Positivity 125

Chapter 11 The Expectations of Others 135

Chapter 12 Help for the Helper 149

Chapter 13 Sorrows Shared 163

Chapter 14 A Therapist Grieves Still 173

Epilogue 179

Notes 183

Further Reading 191

Appendix I Seeking Help 193

Appendix II The Vocabulary of Grief 195

Getting Grief Right Study Guide: For Groups and Individuals 197

Acknowledgments 235

About the Authors 237

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