The Healing Power of Grief: The Journey Through Loss to Life and Laughter

The Healing Power of Grief: The Journey Through Loss to Life and Laughter

by Gloria Lintermans, Marilyn Stolzman

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ISBN-13: 9781932783483
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 03/20/2006
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Authors Gloria Lintermans and Marilyn Stolzman, Ph.D., L.M.F.T. have come together once again to create this book after earning their bereavement accreditations and re-loving experience worlds apart-Dr. Stolzman by way of her professional training and work as a professional counselor specializing in bereavement and the Director of H.O.P.E. Unit Foundation for Bereavement, Loss and Transition, a non-profit organization sponsoring unique bereavement support groups for hundreds of people in Southern Calfiornia, and Lintermans, who has mourned, healed and recovered after the death of her husband.
Together they explore and reveal the intricacies to create new, loving relationships following the loss of a spouse. Lintermans is a former syndicated newspaper columnist, currently a freelance writer and author. She has also hosted her own cable television show and radio program. She is the author of The Newly Divorced Book of Protocol (Barricade Books, New York, 1995) and Retro Chic (Really Great Books, Los Angeles, 2002).

Table of Contents

Introduction
Mourners' Bill of Rights
Grieving is
1. The five time sequences of grief
2. Time sequences of healing grief
The first four months: Shock
-Common questions
-Beginning to mourn
-Living through the pain
-Day-by-day grieving
-Sainthood
-Humor
-Healing from within
-Beginning to find answers
-Moving toward healing
-Understanding shock
-Helpful do's and don'ts for the bereaved
-Helpful do's and don'ts for friends and family of the bereaved
3. Time sequences of healing grief
Months five through eight: Denial
-Bereavement support group
-Honor yourself
-Yesterday, today and tomorrow
-Common questions
-Feeling out of control
-Group support
-Anxiety
-Reframing
-Firsts
-Dating
-Control
-Forgiveness
-Creating a will-balanced life
-The future
-Staying in the now
-Denial
-Helpful do's and don'ts for the bereaved
-Helpful do's and don'ts for friends and family of the bereaved
4. Time sequences of healing grief
Months nine through twelve: Anger
-Common questions
-Living with yourself
-Anxieties
-Hope
-Dating
-The world in between
-Freedom to be you
-Inner trust
-Anger-directed outward and inward
-Anger directed outward
-Anger directed inward
-Helpful do's and don'ts for the bereaved
-Helpful do's and don'ts for friends and family of the bereaved
5. Time sequences of healing grief
Months thirteen through seventeen: Depression
-Common questions
-Shifting emotions
-Ongoing guilt
-Depression
-Helpful do's and don'ts for the bereaved
-Helpful do's and don'ts for friends and family of the bereaved
6. Time sequences of healing grief
Months eighteen through twenty-four: Integration, adjustment, transition
-Common questions
-New romance
-Old friends lost
-Lingering feelings
-Leaving your bereavement support group
-Integration, adjustment and transitions
-Helpful do's and don'ts for the bereaved
-Helpful do's and don'ts for friends and family of the bereaved
-Moving beyond
Healing through creating balance by Jo Christner, Psy.D.
7. Morning non-traditional relationships
-Clark & Robert
-Helpful do's and don'ts for the bereaved
-Helpful do's and don'ts for friends and family of the bereaved
-Resources
8. Pennies from Heaven
9. A time for grief: Religious rituals and comfort
10. Organizations and support groups
11. Funeral resources
12. Additional resources

The Healing Power of Thought workbook
Introduction
Time sequence one
Time sequence two
Time sequence three
Time sequence four
Time sequence five
Bibliography
Appendix A: The H.O.P.E. Foundation
Appendix B: Life does go on
About the authors

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Guest More than 1 year ago
The Healing Power of Grief and The Healing Power of Love don¿t just help you recover from the loss of a loved one, but show you how to go on from there to find new love. Unlike some other books, which may be written in an academic style or expect you to subscribe to a certain faith, these books are written in an understandable language and have practical tools you can use on your own to help you through this difficult period in your life. I particularly liked the positive, affirming manner in which they¿re written. The authors don¿t preach to you or commiserate. As you work through the program, you¿ll gain a better understanding of what¿s going on inside you and become better each day at dealing with it. Reading about how others have handled similar losses makes you feel less alone. I recommend these books to anyone who is experiencing grief, not just after a loved one has died, but also after the break-up of a relationship.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My beloved wife of fifty four years passed three years and nine months ago and the word 'devastation' would hardly describe my feelings of loss. I have just finished reading Ms. Lintermans book and for the first time since the sudden and unexpected death of my wife I have, through her words, come to grip with many of the feelings of guilt that have been stifling my emotions. In brief I am now on a path of 'Continuation' of what is left of my life...Thank you Ms. Lintermans!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thank you to Ms. Lintermans and Ms. Stolzman for showing us the way and helping us through our grieving process. Once I opened the book, through many tears, I could not put it down. Everyone deals with grief in their own way however this book provides credence for self expression and dealing with each day as it's own entity. I look forward to exploring The Healing Power of Love by the same authors.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I want to tell everyone who has lost a partner or spouse, to put this book at the top of their list. I particularly enjoyed author Gloria Lintermans¿s insights and her candor in sharing the details of her determined effort to find a new life. The real-life stories of others, the journaling section, and the comprehensive list of resources also set this book apart .