Writing in Bereavement

Writing in Bereavement: A Creative Handbook (Writing for Therapy or Personal Development)

Author: Jane Moss

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849052122

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Writing in Bereavement: A Creative Handbook (Writing for Therapy or Personal Development)

Writing in Bereavement

Day 1: Writing Instructions... for today's work, your goal is to write about your
deepest thoughts and feelings about the trauma or emotional upheaval that has
been influencing your life the most. (Pennebaker 2004, p.26) For the bereaved,
this ...

Author: Jane Moss

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857004506

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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Writing in Bereavement is a practical creative handbook that will assist counsellors, volunteers and others in their work with bereaved adults. Writing is a powerful outlet for the emotions that accompany grief and it is therefore a valuable therapeutic tool to help those who are bereaved communicate their experiences and adjust to life after their loss. Jane Moss provides imaginative creative writing exercises for groups and individuals, using a variety of genres and literary forms and techniques. She offers advice on how to plan and run successful workshops with the bereaved, and how to evaluate their effectiveness. Using the techniques in this book, counsellors can help grieving individuals find a voice to cope with profound changes in their life, complete unfinished conversations, write for remembrance, use creativity as a respite from sadness, and finally begin to move forward from grief and imagine the future.

Writing the Self in Bereavement

This book powerfully demonstrates that writing can be a companion in bereavement. It uses and explains the latest research on coming to terms with spousal loss without being prescriptive.

Author: Reinekke Lengelle

Publisher: Writing Lives: Ethnographic Narratives

ISBN: 0367643340

Category: Bereavement

Page: 206

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In Writing the Self in Bereavement: A Story of Love, Spousal Loss, and Resilience, Reinekke Lengelle uses her abilities as a researcher, poet, and professor of therapeutic writing to tell a heartfelt and fearless story about her grief after the death of her spouse and the year and a half following his diagnosis, illness, and passing. This book powerfully demonstrates that writing can be a companion in bereavement. It uses and explains the latest research on coming to terms with spousal loss without being prescriptive. Integrated with this contemporary research are stories, poetry, and reflections on writing as a therapeutic process. The author unflinchingly explores a number of themes that are underrepresented in existing resources: how one deals with anger associated with loss, what a healthy response might be to unfinished business with the deceased, continuing conversations with the beloved (even for agnostics and atheists), ongoing sexual desire, and secondary losses. As a rare book where an author successfully combines a personal story, heart-rending poetry, up-to-date research on grief, and an evocative exploration of taboo topics in the context of widowhood, Writing the Self in Bereavement is uniquely valuable for those grieving a spouse or other loved one, those supporting others in bereavement, and those interested in the healing power of poetry and life writing. Researchers on death and dying, grief counsellors, and autoethnographers will also benefit from reading this resonant resource on love and loss.

Forever in My Heart

Questions, suggestions, and prompts for immortalizing the memories of a loved one who has passed on Celebrate the life of your loved one Keep their spirit close in your heart Remember and cherish your time together Filled with touching and ...

Author: Tanya Carroll Richardson

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612436021

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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Questions, suggestions, and prompts for immortalizing the memories of a loved one who has passed on Celebrate the life of your loved one Keep their spirit close in your heart Remember and cherish your time together Filled with touching and inspiring prompts, Forever in My Heart is a comforting journal for recording your reflections on your loved one's extraordinary life, their unique traits, and all the many experiences and traditions you shared. This journal will help you explore your emotions, say things that were left unsaid, connect with your loved one's spirit and find healing through writing. It also includes pages to scrapbook photos and other treasured mementos.

Writing Your Way Out of Darkness and Into the Light

A detailed literature review covers various models for the stages/process of grief, bereavement and loss. Additional aspects of the literature review provide an overview of narrative therapy and creative writing in therapy.

Author: Itay Kahaner

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:850495959

Category: Creative writing

Page: 71

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The purpose of this project was to create a guidebook to aid individuals struggling with grief, bereavement and loss through use of creative writing. A detailed literature review covers various models for the stages/process of grief, bereavement and loss. Additional aspects of the literature review provide an overview of narrative therapy and creative writing in therapy. An integration of the narrative and creative writing is suggested. The project, a guidebook for navigating the grief process through writing and recommended for use by individuals and/or in conjunction with therapy, is included in the appendix.

Omega

Individuals in such support groups need to be given the option not to write and
not to disclose their writings within the group unless they feel it to be in their best
interest. Recognizing these limitations on the use of writing in bereavement, it is ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015016883160

Category: Bereavement

Page:

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First Steps Through Bereavement

Practical help written with empathy that is both suitable for those suffering from bereavement as well as their friends and loved ones Drawing on both personal and spiritual experiences, this guide provides expert advice and inspiration to ...

Author: Sue Mayfield

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 9780745955353

Category: Self-Help

Page: 95

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"First Steps' is a new series of short, affordable self-help guides on a range of key issues. In First Steps through Bereavement, Sue Mayfield provides practical and encouraging advice on coping with bereavement including how to get through the different stages of bereavement and how to express one's own feelings. Other titles in the First Steps series include Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Gambling and Problem Drinking.

Missing You Dad

This guided prompts workbook journal hopes to provide a way to express those thoughts on paper and create a memory book to cherish the memories, as well as, help with the healing processDays and nights are filled with memories and questions ...

Author: Journal Notebook for Memorial Publisher

Publisher:

ISBN: 167957289X

Category:

Page: 122

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Missing you Dad - A Grief Journal is a bereavement diary with daily writing prompts and space for remembrance to help you move through life after the loss of your Dad.Losing someone you love dearly like a Mom can be a difficult situation to deal with mentally and emotionally. This guided prompts workbook journal hopes to provide a way to express those thoughts on paper and create a memory book to cherish the memories, as well as, help with the healing processDays and nights are filled with memories and questions pop up which only she could answer. There are the parts of your day you wish you could share with her, the 'I love you's' you wish you could tell her just one more time.Work through your grief and sorrow with this daily journal that prompts you to share and make sense of all those jumbled thoughts and memories as they flood in. Note down your mood and energy levels, share your day and speak to Dad here - just like you would before. It'll never be the same but it may just help you find a new kind of normal.Inside these journal pages you'll find: Lined paper to write down your thoughts, as well as, stick photos on it tooAdditional lined paper for more content6" x 9" / Half sizeSuitable for kids (age 7+), teens and adult

Dying Bereavement and the Healing Arts

Offers valuable insights and inspiration for any practioner working in a palliative care setting. Australian contributor.

Author: Gillie Bolton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843105169

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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Offers valuable insights and inspiration for any practioner working in a palliative care setting. Australian contributor.

A Grief Observed

The eminent Christian essayist and scholar ponders life, faith, and God as he expresses his reactions to his wife's death

Author: Clive Staples Lewis

Publisher: Harper San Francisco

ISBN: UCSC:32106010000310

Category: Religion

Page: 60

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The eminent Christian essayist and scholar ponders life, faith, and God as he expresses his reactions to his wife's death

Gone in the Morning

Giving insight into the grieving process and how Geoff learned to manage his grief, this book will offer hope to anyone experiencing something similar.

Author: Geoff Mead

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784506919

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

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An exploration of death, bereavement and grief. This first hand account gives Geoff Mead's experience of responding to the loss of his wife from a brain tumour. Giving insight into the grieving process and how Geoff learned to manage his grief, this book will offer hope to anyone experiencing something similar. After coming to the realisation that mourning is a conscious process, to which we can apply creativity, passion and intelligence, Geoff explored the unknown territory of bereavement through his writing. The book shows how artful practice, such as writing, can help to make sense of our experience and navigate the wreckage of grief.

Death Education in the Writing Classroom

This interdisciplinary book will be of interest to writing teachers, students, clinicians, and bereavement counselors.

Author: Jeffrey Berman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351868228

Category: Psychology

Page: 254

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Death is often encountered in English courses—Hamlet’s death, celebrity death, death from the terrorist attacks on 9/11—but students rarely have the opportunity to write about their own experiences with death. In Death Education in the Writing Classroom, Jeffrey Berman shows how college students can write safely about dying, death, and bereavement. The book is based on an undergraduate course on love and loss that Berman taught at the University at Albany in 2008. Part 1, “Diaries,” is organized around Berman’s diary entries written immediately after each class. These entries provide a week-by-week glimpse of class discussions, highlighting his students’ writings and their developing bonds with classmates and teacher. Part 2, "Breakthroughs," focuses on several students’ important educational and psychological discoveries in their understanding of love and loss. The student writings touch on many aspects of death education, including disenfranchised grief. The book explores how students write about not only mourning and loss but also depression, cutting, and abortion—topics that occupy the ambiguous border of death-in-life. Death Education in the Writing Classroom is the first book to demonstrate how love and loss can be taught in a college writing class—and the first to describe the week-by-week changes in students’ cognitive and affective responses to death. This interdisciplinary book will be of interest to writing teachers, students, clinicians, and bereavement counselors.

When Parents Die

For instance , Dr . Raphael writes in The Anatomy of Bereavement that when a
family member dies from a protracted ... a number of processes with phases of
denial , angry protest , and sad acceptance " before the death has even occurred
.

Author: Edward Myers

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 0140262318

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 235

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Examining the psychology of mourning, common forms of parental loss, and medical, financial, and emotional consequences, this book addresses the psychological and practical realities of a parent's death and offers insight and information on making the experience less stressful

Letters To My Son In Heaven

Here are some simple guidelines to follow so you can make the most of using this book: 1. The first "Dear Son I Found Out About You" section is for you to write out the date you found out about your baby son on the way, how you felt.

Author: Soul River Press

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798662642362

Category:

Page: 122

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How To Use This Letters To My Son In Heaven: 8 X 10 inches 120 Pages The purpose of this Letters to My Son is to keep all your various heart feels and thoughts organized in one easy to find spot. Here are some simple guidelines to follow so you can make the most of using this book: 1. The first "Dear Son I Found Out About You" section is for you to write out the date you found out about your baby son on the way, how you felt... So you can go back there to be reminded of your journey.. 2. Most ideas are inspired by something we have seen. Use the "How You Left Us" section to write down all the things you remember about that day... 3. The "My First Impressions of You Were" section is for you to write out all the things you loved about your baby boy, first thoughts, your journey... 4. And even more pages with the "What I Wanted You To Know About Me" section is great for writing out what you wanted your son to know about you....as a mom, a dad, grandparent or any member of the family... 5. The "When I Meet You In Heaven We Will" section is for you to keep a visual reminder of each dream you have for things and plans you have when you are reunited in heaven... 6. The "Your First Home Was Like This" section is for you to describe to your baby boy what his home was like, describe the fun places to play, toys to play with, any siblings looking forward to the baby's arrival so your heart feels understood... 7. The "My Favorite Pregnant Story Of You Is" section is for you to write all your favorite stories about your son things that happened while pregnant, favorite cravings, any heart feels especially helpful for remembering later on... 8. The "Things We Did While You Were Just A Bump" section is for you to write out keepsake memories of the funtimes, events, books read as your baby bump grew..your story, your journey so your heart feels listened to... 9. Use this "On Your Birthday I Will Honor You By" section as the place to lay out your plan for honoring your son on this day, a space for notes, how you envision the celebration so that your heart will feel understood...and much more! Whether you're a first time parent or have been at it for a while, you will want to write down all your heart feels in this notebook to look back on and always remember all the things you want to say to your baby boy in heaven. Bless!

In the Midst of Winter

A collection of poetry and prose on the theme of death is designed to ease the grief of the bereaved and includes works by such writers as Shakespeare, Chekov, and Robert Frost This book is composed of selections from the 'Literature of ...

Author: Mary Jane Moffat

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: UVA:X002140924

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 274

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A collection of poetry and prose on the theme of death is designed to ease the grief of the bereaved and includes works by such writers as Shakespeare, Chekov, and Robert Frost

Coping with Loss and Dealing with Grief Writing Prompts

Coping with Loss & Dealing with Grief: Writing Prompts Creative Journal for Self Exploration.Bereavement is very tough, you no longer feel like yourself anymore.

Author: Anthea Peries

Publisher:

ISBN: 1729848273

Category:

Page: 140

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Coping with Loss & Dealing with Grief: Writing Prompts Creative Journal for Self Exploration.Bereavement is very tough, you no longer feel like yourself anymore. It's so easy to feel stressed, sad and very down when in grief during the bereavement period and beyond. But sometimes, helps to get your mind off it and in gear to think about you as a person, and the positives in life. A change is as good as a rest or, at least a break. This interactive writing prompt journal contains:- 138 open-ended thought provoking questions as writing prompts about you (not grief).- lots of space for writing, journaling and reflecting.- Discover new things about yourself.- Crocus design book cover to represent new beginnings.It also makes a nice gift or, a keepsake, besides a positive powerful tool for anyone in deep sorrow.This portable size easy to carry 5"x 8", writing prompt journal will enable someone who is bereaved, or may be mildly depressed or just tired of life, to focus on themselves in a positve light. Remind yourself about the special person you are again, with desires, needs, and preferences. Each page has a playful, light-hearted or soul searching question, inviting your thoughts to discover and explore things about yourself; plus inspiration along the way, with plenty of space to write.The prompt questions do not dwell upon grief. But instead, it helps lift you so you can discover a self-focused, positive mindset.Buy this writing prompts journal now.

Working with the Bereaved

The heart of the book focuses on the theoretical and clinical implications of the empirically validated Two-Track Model of Bereavement, as well as a variety of therapeutic techniques designed to help the bereaved both reapproach life and ...

Author: Simon Shimshon Rubin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415881654

Category: Psychology

Page: 266

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Working With the Bereaved summarizes the major themes in bereavement research and clinical work and uses the authorsâe(tm) own cutting-edge research to show mental-health practitioners how to integrate these themes into their practice. It provides clinicians with a framework for exploring their own emotional and intellectual assumptions about loss and bereavement, and it goes on to summarize state-of-the-art thinking in the field. The heart of the book focuses on the theoretical and clinical implications of the empirically validated Two-Track Model of Bereavement, as well as a variety of therapeutic techniques designed to help the bereaved both reapproach life and manage their continuing bonds with the deceased. The later chapters examine methods for integrating systems and family perspectives in therapy, for attending to the implications of culture and religion, and for meeting crises and emergencies in bereavement care. The concluding chapter addresses self-care, well-being, and resilience, offering practical guidelines for both the bereaved and those who treat them.

A Grief Observed Readers Edition

I highly recommend this book for anyone who has gone through the death of a loved one or who wants to comfort." 'This little book has had me in floods of tears [and] shows a real understanding of grief .

Author: C.S. Lewis

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571310883

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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In April 1956, C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia, married Joy Davidman, an American poet with two small children. After four intensely happy years, Davidman died of cancer and Lewis found himself alone again, and inconsolable. In response, he wrote this journal, freely confessing his pain, rage, and struggle to sustain his faith. In it he finds the way back to life. Now a modern classic, A Grief Observed has offered solace and insight to countless readers worldwide. This new edition includes the original text of A Grief Observed alongside specially commissioned responses to the book and its themes from respected contemporary writers and thinkers: Hilary Mantel, Jessica Martin, Jenna Bailey, Rowan Williams, Kate Saunders, Francis Spufford and Maureen Freely.

Ink and Tears

Ink and Tears begins and ends with the Yu family’s two most famous members: the late Qing writer Yu Yue and his great-great grandson Yu Pingbo, each among the most famous and prolific scholars of their respective generations.

Author: Rania Huntington

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824867126

Category: History

Page: 352

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How does an extended family, bound by shared history, affection, and duty but divided by generation, gender, status, and personality, memorialize its dead? This fascinating study shows how members of the prominent Yu family passed down their personal and familial memories over five generations, through the traumatic transition from imperial to modern China and amidst the radical change and destruction of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Their memory writing is unusual and compelling for its quantity, variety, and resonance of themes across generations. It reflects a particular cultural moment and family, yet offers insight into universal practices of writing and remembrance. Ink and Tears begins and ends with the Yu family’s two most famous members: the late Qing writer Yu Yue and his great-great grandson Yu Pingbo, each among the most famous and prolific scholars of their respective generations. Over a span of one and a half centuries, they and their lesser-known female and male kin made use of an impressive diversity of genres—poetry, prefaces, biographies, diaries, correspondence, and strange tales—to preserve their family’s memories. During the times in which they wrote, the technologies of printing and the institutions of publication and book distribution were being transformed, and by the time of the great-grandchildren the language of education and governance, definitions of scholarship and literature, and the map of literary genres had all been remade. The Yus’ memory writing thus reveals not just how different family members remembered and mourned, but the changing tools they had with which to convey their loss. Drawing on a wealth of archival material, Rania Huntington focuses on questions of how memory was crafted, preserved, and transmitted as much as on what was remembered, tracing common tropes and shared strategies. Her beautifully observed study will interest scholars of late imperial and early Republican literature and history, as well as readers more broadly concerned with the family, women’s writing, themes of memory and bereavement, and the personal functions of literature.