Words for the Unbearable: A Journey Through Loss

Words for the Unbearable: A Journey Through Loss

by Enid Sanders
Words for the Unbearable: A Journey Through Loss

Words for the Unbearable: A Journey Through Loss

by Enid Sanders


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The death of a loved one throws us into a surreal world no one else can understand. The poems in Words for the Unbearable, written after the death of San Francisco Bay Area psychologist Enid Sanders' one-year-old daughter and later her husband, take readers on a down-to-earth journey through the everyday realities of grieving.

People who are grieving are searching for comfort, understanding, and a sense of meaning after a loved one dies. Words for the Unbearable is a collection of poetry for grieving and poetry for healing; psychologists have found reading and writing poetry can help people heal.

These aren't only poems about death or poems for funerals-though they offer solace to those who are grieving. The Words for the Unbearable are poems about family, about memories, and about the deep bonds of love and joy that link us all together.

Poetry is a silver thread that can connect hearts, and Words for the Unbearable makes a wonderful addition to collections featuring Alice Walker, Mary Oliver, Emily Dickinson, and other female poets.

This collection makes a meaningful gift for grieving widows or widowers to mirror their experience and show that they are loved and not alone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781735434803
Publisher: Journey Publishing
Publication date: 09/27/2020
Pages: 158
Sales rank: 874,878
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dr. Enid Sanders is a noted clinical psychologist and bereavement counselor in Northern California. She trained with internationally renowned child abuse expert, Eliana Gil and has specialized for 34 years in the treatment of sexual, physical and emotional abuse survivors as well as issues related to relationships, careers, parenting, trauma and life transitions. A specialist in treating young offenders, she has served as an expert legal witness in psychology and child molestation cases throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and been a professional trainer in treatment of child abuse issues for Family Court Services and Child Protective Services. Dr. Sanders also created and ran assault prevention seminars for companies and institutions from Kaiser Aluminum and Xerox to Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and the Stanford Research Institute (SRI). After completing her BA at University of California, Santa Barbara, she earned her MA and PhD at The Professional School of Psychology, San Francisco. She lives and practices in Northern California and loves to read, write poetry, and spend time with her four children and eight grandchildren.
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