Good Grief: A Companion for Every Loss

Good Grief: A Companion for Every Loss

by Granger Westberg


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Timeless wisdom for all who grieve

For more than fifty years Good Grief has helped millions of readers, including NFL players and a former first lady, find comfort and rediscover hope after loss. This classic text includes a foreword by Dr. Timothy Johnson, a leading communicator of medical health care information. An afterword by the author's daughters tells how the book came to be.

Good Grief identifies ten stages of grief—shock, emotion, depression, physical distress, panic, guilt, anger, resistance, hope, and acceptance—but, recognizing that grief is complex and deeply personal, defines no "right" way to grieve.

Good Grief offers valuable insights on the emotional and physical responses persons may experience during the natural process of grieving. Reflection questions help readers explore their own experience with each stage.

Whether mourning the death of a loved one, the end of a marriage, the loss of a job, or other difficult life changes, Good Grief is a proven steady companion in times of loss.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506454474
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 02/01/2019
Series: Good Grief Series
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 24,692
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Granger E. Westberg was a widely respected pioneer in holistic healthcare and the interrelationship of religion and medicine, and founder of the parish nurse program.

Table of Contents

Stage One

We Are in a State of Shock

Stage Two

We Express Emotion

Stage Three

We Feel Depressed and Very Lonely

Stage Four

We May Experience Physical Symptoms of Distress

Stage Five

We May Become Panicky

Stage Six

We Feel a Sense of Guilt about the Loss

Stage Seven

We Are Filled with Anger and Resentment

Stage Eight

We Resist Returning

Stage Nine

Gradually Hope Comes Through

Stage Ten

We Struggle to Affirm Reality

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