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The Grief Book [Kindle Edition]

Debbie Moore , Carolyn Cowperthwaite
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This book is about your very own particular grief, not anybody else’s. We hope to help you to understand your own grief and to provide you with an array of tools to help you manage your grief in the way that is best for you. We offer a selection of simple straightforward strategies to help you move through your grief to a better place, a place where you can bring joy and happiness back into your life.

We believe that there are as many different ways of grieving as there are people on this planet. We hope that we can help you to recognise and understand your own grief, to identify what is going on in your own life, and to provide you with some ideas to help you through. We want to show you how you have the ability to take control of your life IN THE WAY THAT SUITS YOU.

There are no magical steps of faith for you to take, simply try out some of the ideas and see if they work for you.

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About the Author

As a Clinical nurse specialist and qualified counsellor, Carolyn worked with terminally ill people for 20 years. She set up a bereavement programme, working with parents, partners, siblings, extended family members and friends. Debbie, a former teacher, has a background in academic research and has worked in many areas of education.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 317 KB
  • Print Length: 66 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009Y7FO06
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #121,747 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book to hold your hand in difficult times 13 Dec. 2012
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The Grief Book tackles a subject that many people still find it hard to approach. At a time when those around are treating you like a damaged object or blithely ignoring your situation because they really don't know what to say, this book takes you by the hand and leads you through what happens when people grieve. Other readers have accurately described this book as a friend in grief; it acts as a resource to turn to, to work through and to live alongside.

The book guides you through different stages of your grief giving helpful suggestions of positive steps you can take for moving forward. There are key points at the end of each short chapter. These points help you to focus on the main message of the chapter, e.g. 'All we have is the here and now. Make the most of it.'.Then there are steps for acting on these key points. The steps are broken down into 'Baby steps' 'Bigger steps' and 'Giant strides'. The suggestions are specific, simple and most importantly achievable. They allow for gradual progression towards learning to live with your grief. Overall each chapter is kept short and concise, the points are made clearly without waffle and this is very helpful at a time when concentration is so hard to come by.

The authors have real life experience of dealing with grief both in a personal and professional capacity and this comes through strongly in the clear, gentle advice and the examples they use to illustrate their points. Throughout the book great emphasis is placed on the important fact that all grief is personal and that no one person reacts in the same way as another. The narrative is very accepting of all different types of reactions, attempting to explain where they might come from and that you cannot expect to control your emotions all of the time.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I needed 1 Mar. 2015
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I have just this minute finished The Grief Book. I Lost my mother only 5 months ago, I am 29 and she was my best friend. Having gone through the initial passing I found that I have been stuck, unable to move forward and just wanting to move back. I have considered counselling but the thought of talking to someone I don't know just didn't feel right, I then searched for a book and came across this miracle, it made me understand that I am not going crazy, it's not all about me and taught me ways to deal with this situation. The book is not condescending or fluffy, it's realistic and when you feel that nothing can make you feel any better, it teaches you that you can live again and that we only get one shot. I am this morning going to start my own plan for moving my life forward in memory of my mum, I owe her that much at least and hopefully due to this book I can again be the person she taught me to be. I would recommend this book to anyone going through or supporting someone in a bereavement.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book for you 4 Nov. 2012
By Gracie
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This book helped me find my own way to grieve.

A recurring phase in the book is " there are no rules for grief" this allows you to forgive and love yourself at a time when it seems impossible. This caring book helps you re-build.

This book also by providing action steps as "baby steps' 'bigger steps'and 'gigantic strides' allows you to work through things at your own pace.

A book for everyone.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended 7 Nov. 2012
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A well thought-out guide to get you through the worst times in your life. The content is straight-talking and optimistic, delivered in bite size portions so you can read straight through, or dip into it when you are looking for advice. There are also useful case examples delivered in italics, which illustrate different types of grief and help explain the advice given. Well worth a look.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Above all, not condescending! 19 Dec. 2012
By Chompy
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Well-structured, and full of practical advice, it guides the reader through the various, possible stages of the grieving process. Determinedly non-dogmatic, and thereby likely to win over even the most resistant reader, its contribution to what is often a taboo experience is significant.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical, sensitive, uplifiting 3 Jan. 2013
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A little treasure. Written simply but intelligently, with great warmth, realistic goals and an overarching sense of hope. Everyone will find a case study that they can identify with, and a sense of relief that is is ok to grieve in your own way, however private/public/lengthy this may be. Would Love to see this in print for those of us without kindles!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A useful book to dip into when you are low 16 July 2013
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The writers are not patronising. They know what it is like to feel unimaginable sadness and bewilderment after losing a loved one. Some people will find the suggested "to do" lists helpful. I preferred just to read and take comfort in the fact that I was not alone in my handling of the loss.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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The plain speaking approach is very refreshing and I would not hesitate in giving this book to a grieving friend.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Helpful reading ,as I'm grieving
Published 16 days ago by Mary boswell
5.0 out of 5 stars A simple yet brilliant book
This book is a simple, sensible and outstandingly effective read. My wife recently died and I found I could identify with so much in this book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by tsd
5.0 out of 5 stars A little book packed with empathy and comfort for those going through...
As a practicing counsellor, counselling clients going through bereavements this little book is really helpful. Read more
Published 5 months ago by MissB
5.0 out of 5 stars Helped me to cope
Read this book in about an hour. Short but in my opinion it contains some good advice for helping to adjust the way you think and react in situations of loss.
Published 6 months ago by Victoria
5.0 out of 5 stars Clearly explains the steps that need to take place to complete the...
Clearly explains the steps that need to take place to complete the grieving process.
Published 7 months ago by Yoyo
5.0 out of 5 stars Book
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Published 7 months ago by Jenny
4.0 out of 5 stars Great little book
Following the suicide of someone very dear, this little book has helped me more than most I have read. It's very easy to understand, and to the point. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Daz Plant
4.0 out of 5 stars A good basic start
A good common sense, easily read book. Although my pain is still very raw after losing my daughter to cancer just a couple off weeks ago I hope that when I am fully ready to move... Read more
Published on 22 Mar. 2013 by Juan
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful and reassuring
This well-structured handbook for living with grief is full of straightforward descriptions and practical suggestions.
Its tone is reassuring and encouraging. Read more
Published on 7 Jan. 2013 by Janny
1.0 out of 5 stars The grief book
This was A very quick read for me with lots of sensible stuff in it. One day at a time and don't feel guilty of laughing.
Published on 31 Dec. 2012 by elaine ward
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