Healing Wisdom for Pet Loss: An Animal Lover's Guide to Grief

Healing Wisdom for Pet Loss: An Animal Lover's Guide to Grief

by Anne Marie Farage-Smith LMHC
Healing Wisdom for Pet Loss: An Animal Lover's Guide to Grief

Healing Wisdom for Pet Loss: An Animal Lover's Guide to Grief

by Anne Marie Farage-Smith LMHC

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Overview

Whether you recently lost your cherished pet or know you soon will, this book is for you.

Healing Wisdom for Pet Loss is designed to help readers understand the bond they have with their pets and why losing them is uniquely painful; aid them in understanding the grief they experience in the aftermath of that loss; and teach them the skills they need to process this loss. In these pages, licensed mental health counselor Anne Marie Farage-Smith offers detailed explanations of the types of grief that one may encounter upon the loss or impending loss of a pet and provides validation for the emotions experienced in relation to that loss. She also reminds readers that help is available, and gives actionable criteria for the reader to determine when professional assistance is needed and how to find it.

Containing a variety of deliberately open-ended writing exercises Farage-Smith has seen help others to understand and heal their grief, as well as suggestions for a variety of ways to honor and remember one’s pet, Healing Wisdom for Pet Loss is the loving, supportive grief journey companion every bereaved pet parent needs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781647426767
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication date: 06/04/2024
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 720,872
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Anne Marie Farage Smith is a lifelong animal lover and an advocate for all animals. She holds a master of science degree in mental health counseling from St. John Fisher Universityand a master of science degree in education from Nazareth University, and is a Pet Loss Grief Counseling Trained Professional. As a licensed mental health counselor and educator in private practice, she has offered clinical guidance to many individuals and groups experiencing grief and loss. She currently resides in Rochester, NY, where she enjoys spending time with her family, visiting local parks with her dog, Jazzy, traveling, and pursuing creative activities.
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