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Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart Paperback – 1 Feb 2004
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Explaining the important difference between grief and mourning, this book explores every mourner's need to acknowledge death and embrace the pain of loss. Also explored are the many factors that make each person's grief unique and the many normal thoughts and feelings mourners might have. Questions of spirituality and religion are addressed as well. The rights of mourners to be compassionate with themselves, to lean on others for help, and to trust in their ability to heal are upheld. Journaling sections encourage mourners to articulate their unique thoughts and feelings.
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One of the problems in writing a book is that you are writing to readers who are stressed, torn in different directions, and may have trouble focusing. So it's important to get a lot across in an accessible way. Wolfelt does this.
Each "Touchstone" is clearly discussed with concrete suggestions of how to work through it. The Touchstones more or less follow a chronological order, though he stresses the grief process is not linear, and that there are not stages that one works through, one, two, three.
Wolstone has written a companion book on keeping a journal and makes a number of suggestions of what might write. I know from personal experience how helpful writing can be in dealing with grief, though I am not oriented toward journals. If you are, I think it would be worthwhile checking out that book as well as reading this.
I am using this book as the "course outline and textbook", so to speak, for a bereavement group that I am attending. The book and it's accompanying journal are great for giving each member of our group focus on the tasks and issues at hand and keeping us from wandering aimlessly in the confusion of our grief. I have attended groups after other losses in my life, but this one is the best because it does have strong guidance and direction from both the author and our chaplain.
A friend of mine just lost his father...when I am finished with it, I think I will pass this book along to him.