Beyond Tears

Living After Losing a Child

Author: Ellen Mitchell

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429933550

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 4037

Meant to comfort and give direction to bereaved parents, Beyond Tears is written by nine mothers who have each lost a child. This revised edition includes a new chapter written from the perspective of surviving siblings. The death of a child is that unimaginable loss no parent ever expects to face. In Beyond Tears, nine mothers share their individual stories of how to survive in the darkest hour. They candidly share with other bereaved parents what to expect in the first year and long beyond: *Harmonious relationships can become strained *There is a new definition of what one considers "normal" *The question "how many children do you have?" can be devastating *Mothers and fathers mourn and cope differently *Surviving siblings grieve and suffer as well *There simply is no answer to the question "why?" This sharing in itself is a catharsis and because each of these mothers lost her child at least seven years ago, she is in a unique position to provide perspective on what newly bereaved parents can expect to feel. The mothers of Beyond Tears offer reassurance that the clouds of grief do lessen with time and that grieving parents will find a way to live, and even laugh again.

Beyond Tears

Living After Losing a Child

Author: Carol Barkin,Ellen Mitchell

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312545192

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 2748

Nine women from a support group of mothers who had lost children offer their unique perspective, comfort, and advice for bereaved parents, candidly discussing the grieving process, the impact of grief on personal relationships, and the different ways in which mothers and fathers cope with the pain. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Beyond Tears

Living After Losing a Child

Author: Ellen Mitchell

Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

ISBN: 031232829X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 174

View: 6503

Nine women from a support group of mothers who had lost children offer their unique perspective, comfort, and advice for bereaved parents, candidly discussing the grieving process, the impact of grief on personal relationships, and the different ways in which mothers and fathers cope with the pain. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Surviving the Loss of a Child

Support for Grieving Parents

Author: Elizabeth B. Brown

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9781441207371

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 6265

Nothing can steal peace and joy and undermine the very foundation of someone's life like losing a child. It is devastating on a level that most of us can't imagine. Written after the loss of the author's own child, Surviving the Loss of a Child offers encouragement and hope to those who may think they will never be able to live fully after such tragedy. Bereaved parents, as well as friends, counselors, pastors, and caregivers, will find this book a source of comfort and discover coping mechanisms as they move through their grief. Revised and updated, it has short chapters that are easy to take in, perfect for people going through this difficult time.

Gone but Not Lost

Grieving the Death of a Child

Author: David W. Wiersbe

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441214615

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

View: 307

We all expect our parents to precede us in death. No one expects to have to make their child's funeral arrangements. And the loss of a child brings with it a special and persistent manifestation of grief that can feel "like a stomachache that never ends." Gone but Not Lost is a thoughtful gift for a family that has experienced the death of a child. Each of its brief chapters covers one element of grieving, bringing readers through sorrow and helping them deal with feelings of anger or guilt, as well as the marital strain that may follow the loss of a beloved child.

The Unspeakable Loss

How Do You Live After a Child Dies?

Author: Nisha Zenoff

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 0738219762

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 8943

A guide to hope and healing after the death of a child, from a grief counselor and psychotherapist who has been there. Nisha Zenoff lost her son in a tragic accident when he was just seventeen years old. Now, with decades of experience as a grief counselor and psychotherapist, she offers support and guidance from her own journey and from others who have experienced the death of a child. The Unspeakable Loss helps those who mourn to face the urgent questions that accompany loss: "Will my tears ever stop?" "Who am I now without my child?" "How can I help my other children cope?" "I lost my only child, how do I live?" "Will my marriage survive?" "Will life ever feel worth living again?" No matter where you are in your grieving process, The Unspeakable Loss provides a space to mourn in your own way, and helps you understand how the death of a child affects siblings, other family members and friends, recognizing that we each grieve differently. And while there is no one prescription for healing, Zenoff provides tools to practice the important aspects of grieving that are easily forgotten--self-compassion and self-care. The Unspeakable Loss doesn't flinch from the reality or pain caused by the death of a child, yet ultimately it is a book about the choice to embrace life, love, and joy again. As Zenoff writes in the Preface: "Our relationships with our children do not end with their deaths. Our relationships change, they're transformed, but our children will always be with us."

Creating a New Normal...After the Death of a Child

Author: Sandy Fox

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450230954

Category: Self-Help

Page: 308

View: 4950

Creating a New Normal...After the Death of a Child will help the newly bereaved as well as the seasoned griever fi nd their way through the darkness and into the light again to a life full of happiness and new meaning. • Learn a variety of coping and informational skills to help any bereaved parent as they move through the grief process. • Read up to 80 articles dealing with topics such as anger, journaling, taking care of yourself, making a marriage work, childless issues, preserving a child’s memory, grief triggers, confronting negative statements, workplace grief, signs from our children, the importance of rituals and many more. • Identify how to get through the various holidays. • Read 10 inspirational stories that let you see how others cope. • Go through grief book descriptions and purchase information. • Delve into the abundant resource section listing many general and specific support groups, web sites and chat rooms Learning to rebuild your life with purpose is what all bereaved parents strive to attain. Using the ideas from those who have been there and readjusting them to fit your own situation can give you the practical and emotional support needed. Author Sandy Fox was one of three finalists in the Health/Death and Dying category of the 7th Annual "Best Books 2010" Awards, given by USA Book News for my book Creating a New Normal...After the Death of a Child. USABookNews.com is a premier online publication providing coverage for books from mainstream and independent publishers to the world online community.

The Death of an Adult Child

A Book for and About Bereaved Parents

Author: Jeanne Webster Blank

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351863452

Category: Psychology

Page: 324

View: 9003

This book was written to be a comfort and guide for bereaved parents whose adult child has died; to show by sharing our experiences that we are not alone in our responses to our child's death; that we are not weak, defective in character or otherwise inadequate because of the way we grieve; to spell out ways in which some of us have increased our understanding of our condition, found solace, dispelled guilt and anger, overcome depression, come to terms with survivors, and memorialized our deceased children. Questionnaires were sent to more than sixty bereaved parents of adult children who died and many anonymous examples from these questionnaires are used throughout the book.

Healing a Parent's Grieving Heart

100 Practical Ideas After Your Child Dies

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1617220469

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

View: 2004

Presenting simple yet highly effective methods for coping and healing, this book provides answers and relief to parents trying to deal with the loss of a child. It offers 100 practical, action-oriented tips for embracing grief, such as writing a letter to the child who has died; spending time with others who will listen to stories of grief; creating a memory book, box, or Web site; and remembering others who may still be struggling with the death. The guide also addresses common problems for grieving parents, including dealing with marital stress, helping surviving siblings, dealing with hurtful advice, and exploring feelings of guilt. This compassionate resource will aid parents who have been through the death of a child—whether the passing happened recently or many years ago, whether the child was young or an adult.

The Bereaved Parent

Author: Harriet Sarnoff Schiff

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307817377

Category: Self-Help

Page: 164

View: 4086

Practical supportive advice for bereaved parents and the professionals who work with them, based on the experiences of psychiatric and religious counselors. FROM THE INTRODUCTION: “Certainly, in the early days after our son died, no one could have patted us on the our heads and convinced us everything would be all right. Nor will this book do that for you. It will, with the help of parents who have successfully coped and professional people who work with bereavement, offer guidelines and practical step-by-step suggestions to aid you.”

When a Child Dies from Drugs

Pratical Help for Parents in Bereavement.

Author: Patricia Wittberger,Russ Wittberger

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469112256

Category: Self-Help

Page: 102

View: 1237

“When a Child Dies From Drugs” is written by parents to help other parents who are experiencing the ultimate tragedy of their child’s death from drugs or alcohol - parents who find themselves isolated in a fathomless dark void wondering whether they will ever resurface into the real world again. This book offers strength, practical advice and an aid in grief recovery for parents and families, gleaned not only from personal experiences but also from meeting with many parents through their out-reach program,"G.R.A.S.P."(Grief Recovery After Substance Passing) Subjects covered range from the emotional trauma of learning of the child’s demise and on through the guilt, denial, anger, “what-if’s” and, finally, acceptance and to suggestions of how to cope daily and into a future which will never be the same. It is also illuminating to all those who know someone who has lost a loved one through drugs -What to say and do? What NOT to say and do? There is advice here for those who want to support families in grief. With personal insights this book is very much like friends reaching out to friends in compassion and kindness - friends who understand because, quite simply, the writers continue to be on the same journey as those they will comfort.

When the Bough Breaks

Forever After the Death of a Son or Daughter

Author: Judith R. Bernstein

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449415008

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 5574

When the Bough Breaks presents a breakthrough concept of mourning, documenting the process of evolution from initial grief to an altered outlook on life. Excerpts from interviews with 50 parents who lost a child from five to forty-five trace the road from utter devastation to a revised view of life, resulting in a work that is a tribute to resilience and the indomitable human spirit. Author Judith R. Bernstein, Ph.D., speaks from the dual perspectives of bereaved parent and psychologist. She weaves keen psychological insight with the voices of parents to achieve an intelligent volume that is at once heartbreaking and heartwarming. The wisdom of her science and her heart combine to result in a book that teaches the psychology of bereavement with profound tenderness.

The Grieving Garden

Living with the Death of a Child

Author: Suzanne Redfern,Susan K. Gilbert

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 9781612830346

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 902

Every year, some two million parents in the US suffer the death of a son or daughter. The unnatural sequence of the child's preceding the parent in death creates a wrenching loss and overwhelming emotional and spiritual disorientation. Most of these bereaved parents find relief from their isolation only in the company of others like themselves. The Grieving Garden offers support, understanding, and, ultimately, comfort and hope from those who have sowed the same tears over the death of a child. The Grieving Garden is a ground-breaking book that invites bereaved parents into personal conversations with a diverse group of fathers and mothers who share the same loss. The text is free of distracting and heavy-handed editorializing, "expert" opinion, or unwanted advice. Instead, readers are welcomed into a community of common understanding--one they may enter at will, at their own pace, for reassurance and hope.

Life After Losing a Child

A Mother's Grief and Spiritual Journey

Author: Glenda Beebout Pyzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781537756622

Category:

Page: 164

View: 5004

Following the loss of her 16-year-old son Ryan, Glenda Beebout Pyzer began writing a blog to talk about her grief. What developed was a journey through her emotions, her memories, and her spiritual awakening that emerged through it all. "I have always had a strong faith in God and life after death; but when you lose a child, knowing he is in heaven is not good enough. You want and need to understand what that looks like, what it all means. I read books written by people who lost their children. ... Although I believed life went on after our time here on Earth, and the people we loved would watch over us, I never thought about what that must be like or whether we could communicate with them." That all changed for the author when her son died suddenly September 22, 2010. Ms. Beebout Pyzer found healing for herself through her writing. She discovered hope, faith and promise as she continued her therapeutic journey. The author opens up about her feelings, her family's difficulties, and her personal spiritual trek that brings her to an inner peace she once doubted could exist. She shares her story with a strong desire that others will experience the gifts she found while she learned to live with the loss and to survive difficult times.

How to Survive the Loss of a Child

Filling the Emptiness and Rebuilding Your Life

Author: Catherine Sanders

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 030757475X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 6830

"Thank you, Catherine Sanders, for giving us a book that few others could have written. Every page speaks both the depth of your compassion and the breadth of your knowledge. This book will be a wise companion on the difficult journey from loss to recovery." — Robert Kastenbaum, Ph.D., author of The Psychology of Death "How to Survive the Loss of a Child is a godsend to those in the field as well as to those of us in need of such a resource for our own mourning." — Eugene Knott, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island "Dr. Sanders' insights are profound and poignant." — Patricia Geiger, M.D., pediatrician, Boone, North Carolina "Thank you so much for all that you do for bereaved parents but especially for writing How to Survive the Loss of a Child. I know that it has changed lives. It changed mine!" — Nancy Ulmer, bereaved parent, Kindermourn, Charlotte, North Carolina It is only through experiencing grief that bereaved parents ultimately heal. Moving through the phases of grief, the bereaved person works toward restoration. Understanding these phases, knowing what to expect, and learning what they can do to help themselves give parents greater assurance and comfort. In How to Survive the Loss of a Child, Dr. Sanders, a bereaved parent herself, offers grieving parents practical help and emotional support. This book also helps family members, friends, and caregivers relate to grieving parents and aids them, too, in understanding the process of healing through grief. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Life After the Death of My Son

What I'm Learning

Author: Dennis L. Apple

Publisher: Beacon Hill Press

ISBN: 9780834123656

Category: Religion

Page: 187

View: 6897

Shares a glimpse of the unspeakable pain, helplessness, frustration, and eventual healing that the author and his wife experienced since losing their son, offering comfort and connection to those walking similar paths. Original.

Finding Life after Losing One

A Parent's Guide for When a Child Dies

Author: Nikki King,Alice Rampton

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 1462125948

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

View: 5950

You are not alone. The pain of losing a child to death is real. Friends, family, and parents of children of all ages who have passed on will find an empathetic voice in this book full of real-life advice from parents who’ve been there. Filled with practical help and relatable stories, this book addresses every thought and emotion experienced while mourning to help you remember and honor the ones you’ve lost, while moving forward. Parents will learn what to do.Friends can learn what to say (and what to avoid saying).All will discover new ways to preserve precious memories, experience comfort, receive peace, and have their feelings of hope renewed. Wherever you are on your journey, Finding Life after Losing One will help you reclaim your sense of purpose and feel the love of those who understand what you're going through.

When Your Child Dies

Tools for Mending Parents' Broken Hearts

Author: Avril Nagel,Randie Clark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780882823911

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 253

View: 304

The death of your child is devastating. No parent feels that he or she should outlive his or her child. However, the sad fact is that every minute around the world, some 15 children die according to the WHO. The psychological and emotional impact following sudden and traumatic death can inhibit parents' grief and, without appropriate treatment, develop into Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). When Your Child Dies provides grief-stricken parents with the tools to navigate the grieving process and addresses the challenges of the intrusion of the media, the justice system, medical system and coroners. Grieving parents will learn how to reduce anxiety and depression and promote healthy self-soothing, identify and address issues that linger and cause emotional pain following the child’s death and incorporate their loss into their lives in healthy ways. There are suggestions for talking with surviving children, how to handle the impact on family and social relationships, how to foster a continued loving relationship with the dead child's memory, as well as a comprehensive list of resources and reading for ongoing support. In addition to professional backgrounds, Nagel and Clark have both experienced the traumatic loss of a child and speak with compassion, parent-to-parent.

Suicide of a Child

For Parents Whose Child Has Completed Suicide

Author: Adina Wrobleski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781561230211

Category: Bereavement

Page: 24

View: 4657

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