11. Goodbye, Friend : Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet

by Gary Kowalski


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Kowalski's new book is full of sound, compassionate advice to get you through the loss of your pet(s). Included are ideas for rituals and ceremonies, spiritual guidance and readings and poems to use for solace.


12. Good Grief : A Constructive Approach to the Problem of Loss

by Granger E. Westberg


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This book describes what happens to us whenever we lose someone or something important. We all need a better understanding of the small griefs in life as well as those larger grief experiences that can overwhelm us.


13. 35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child

by Dougy Center Staff (Editor)


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If you know a child who has experienced the death of a mother, father, caregiver, sister, brother or friend, you may have wondered how you can help. The thousands of grieving children and teens at The Dougy Center have taught us a lot about what does and doesn't help them. We also hear from many caring parents, teachers, and adult caregivers who want to support children who are grieving but aren't sure how to go about it. In response to that concern, we've gathered together the most important stuff we've learned from the kids, and the result is this guidebook. The information in these pages is simple and practical and is drawn from the stories of children and teenagers who have been on the front lines of grief. This guidebook addresses how to include children in decision making, what to expect from different ages of grieving children, and how to provide safe outlets for children to express emotion.


14. The Denial of Death

by Ernest Becker


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Winner of the Pulitzer prize in 1974 and the culmination of a life's work, The Denial of Death is Ernest Becker's brilliant and impassioned answer to the "why" of human existence. In bold contrast to the predominant Freudian school of thought, Becker tackles the problem of the vital lie - man's refusal to acknowledge his own mortality. In doing so, he sheds new light on the nature of humanity and issues a call to life and its living that still resonates more than twenty years after its writing.


15. The Bereaved Parent

by Harriet Sarnoff Schiff


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This is the classic book for parents whose child has died - and for all who want to help them. Many such parents feel that no one can help because no one can understand the complex ramifications of their tragedy: the exhaustion, the quarrels with mates, the sleeplessness, the panic, the inertia, the horror of laughter - all the seemingly endless aftermath of sorrow and despair. Yet, because she herself is a bereaved mother, Harriet Sarnoff Schiff is able to give genuine comfort. If you have lost a child, you know that pain like yours cannot be erased, and Schiff does not attempt to do so. Instead, she offers guidelines and practical step-by-step suggestions to help you cope with every stage of grief, from facing the funeral to rebuilding your marriage. Her book will convince you that you, too, can find your way back to the land of the living.


16. Letters from Motherless Daughters : Words of Courage, Grief, and Healing

by Hope Edelman (Editor)


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A sequel to the best-selling self-help guide shares the letters received by the author from countless motherless daughters, categorizing each letter by grief stage and including information on how to find support.


17. Healing After Loss : Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief

by Martha Whitmore Hickman


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For those recovering from the death of a loved one, here is a collection of daily affirmations and meditations to ease the grieving process and pave the way for healing to begin.


18. Empty Cradle, Broken Heart : Surviving the Death of Your Baby

by Deborah L. Davis


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Paperback - 268 pages




The heartache of miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death affects families everywhere. The impact is great; the aftermath difficult. Empty Cradle, Broken Heart encourages grieving and makes suggestions for coping.


19. Helping Children Cope With Separation and Loss, Revised Edition

by Claudia Jewett Jarratt, Dan Rosenberg (Editor)


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Whether resulting from death or divorce, moving or hospitalization, or simply the politics of friendship, losing a loved one can be a devestating experience for a child. Claudia Jewett Jarratt provides sound, practical advice and specific techniques for the caring adult who wants to help a child through the stages of mourning and toward recovery.


20. Finding your Way After Your Parent Dies

by Richard B. Gilbert, Darcie D. Sims


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Bringing many years of experience in bereavement counseling, the author sketches out some of the issues that arise in the wake of a parent's death and offers practical suggestions for navigating these difficulties.


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