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

journal writing 70, 85–6 life writing 138, 141 starting to write 48, 61 urge to write 12 Diary of a Grief (Woods) 12 Dickens, Charles 122, 132 Didion, Joan 11, 115 digital archives 139 disbelief 33, 60, 61, 110 disenfranchised grief 215 ...

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: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000337044

Category: Psychology

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.

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.

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.

Losing a Loved One and Coping with Loss Feel Like You Again Writing Prompts Journal

Losing A Loved One & Coping with Loss, Feel Like You Again: Writing Prompts Journal.Death of a Loved One Therapy Notebook|Bereavement|Coping with Grief|Large 8"x10".Bereavement is very tough, you no longer feel like yourself anymore.

Author: Anthea Peries

Publisher:

ISBN: 1729860184

Category:

Page: 140

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Losing A Loved One & Coping with Loss, Feel Like You Again: Writing Prompts Journal.Death of a Loved One Therapy Notebook|Bereavement|Coping with Grief|Large 8"x10".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 (and not grief).- lots of space for writing, journaling and reflecting.- Discover new things about yourself.- Yellow daisy flower 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 large size easy to carry 8"x10", 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.

Shakespeare and Son A Journey in Writing and Grieving

A Journey in Writing and Grieving Keverne Smith. cleaved, split, mildewed, subjected to daggers, infected, arraigned, made senseless, as well as, “I have words to speak in thine ear will make thee dumb” (4.6.23–24).

Author: Keverne Smith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313392313

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

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A revealing examination of an under-explored area of Shakespeare studies, this work looks at the evidence for the author's deep and evolving response to the loss of his only son, Hamnet. • Discussion of 20 of Shakespeare's works, concentrating on 16 works completed after his son Hamnet's death in 1596 • Chronological organization so readers can follow the development of Shakespeare's response to the death of Hamnet as reflected in the plays and poetry written following this tragedy • A cross-disciplinary bibliography, drawing especially on literary, theatrical, historical, thanatological, and psychological commentaries

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

I honor and celebrate Barbara's memory by writing books about her, which enables students like Catherine to learn about her life and reflect upon her courage, determination, and strength. Second, writing about death helps me understand ...

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.

You ll Get Over it

The author of this book, a journalist and writer on personal and family relationships, examines bereavement.

Author: Virginia Ironside

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D01286407X

Category: Bereavement

Page: 193

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The author of this book, a journalist and writer on personal and family relationships, examines bereavement. The death of her own father made her question the stages of grief pinpointed by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and used by counsellors at Cruse. Her researches since have indicated that many people find grief a more chaotic and violent process and this book looks at the shock, anger, guilt, powerlessness, fear, and the complex of emotions and reactions surrounding the informal rituals of death - the will and dealing with personal effects. Personal, well-informed and practical, the book is designed as a guide and support to the bereaved and their friends and family.

Bearing the Unbearable

This book is a companion for life and most difficult times, revealing how grief can open our hearts to connection, compassion, and the very essence of our shared humanity.

Author: Joanne Cacciatore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614292968

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 248

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Subject: When a loved one dies, the pain of loss can feel unbearable, especially in the case of a traumatizing death that leaves us shouting, 'NO!' with every fiber of our body. The process of grieving can feel wild and nonlinear and often lasts for much longer than other people, the nonbereaved, tell us it should. This book is a companion for life and most difficult times, revealing how grief can open our hearts to connection, compassion, and the very essence of our shared humanity. The author, who is also a bereavement educator, researcher, Zen priest, and leading counselor in the field accompanies the reader along the heartbreaking path of love, loss, and grief. Through moving stories of her encounters with grief over decades of supporting individuals, families, and communities, as well as her own experience with loss, the author opens a space to process, integrate, and deeply honor our grief

Remembering You a Gently Guided Grief Journal

This journal contains 60 gentle writing prompts to help you memorialize a loved one as you navigate through your emotions and experiences after a loss.

Author: Adina Devorah

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798611504192

Category:

Page: 64

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This journal contains 60 gentle writing prompts to help you memorialize a loved one as you navigate through your emotions and experiences after a loss. Each prompt ends with a reminder to write something you're thankful for. Please note: this journal contains no mention of spirituality or the afterlife.

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.

Dying Death and Bereavement

One Communicating About Death and Dying Albert Lee Strickland and Lynne Ann DeSpelder Albert Lee Strickland is a professional writer whose multidisciplinary interests in thanatology are reflected in his coauthorship of The Last Dance ...

Author: Inge B. Corless

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826126561

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 400

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Based on practice knowledge of the authors rather than on research, this book may be particularly useful for those professionals who have not had hands-on experience with people at the last stages of dying. It is a resource that can be referred to time and again by those who care for people facing the final stage of life.

Farther Along

Carol Henderson tells the spellbinding story of how her one-day writing workshop for bereaved mothers turned into an ongoing journey of self-discovery and healing for 13 women who had lost children.

Author: Carol Henderson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0996098429

Category:

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Carol Henderson tells the spellbinding story of how her one-day writing workshop for bereaved mothers turned into an ongoing journey of self-discovery and healing for 13 women who had lost children. Each woman brought to the group a powerful story of loss and bereavement, and each discovered the sustaining power of reflective writing. The women's stories, harrowing and poignant, are rendered both by Henderson and by the women themselves--the book includes generous portions of their own writing. Farther Along is at once the history of an evolving writers group, and a detailed guide for group leaders and facilitators who are interested in using writing as a tool for healing.

The Healing Journey Through Grief

A source of comfort and expert guidance Like a knowing and sympathetic companion, this unique journal isdesigned to help you work through the painful emotions, thoughts,and memories that surface when you have lost someone dear to you ...

Author: Phil Rich, EdD, MSW

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471295655

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

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A source of comfort and expert guidance Like a knowing and sympathetic companion, this unique journal is designed to help you work through the painful emotions, thoughts, and memories that surface when you have lost someone dear to you. Written by a professional counselor, this book supplies you with important information about grief and the grieving process. But, more importantly, it invokes the healing power of writing to provide you with a means for collecting your thoughts, sorting out your feelings, and taking an active part in your own recovery. Acclaim for The Healing Journey Through Grief . . . "A wonderful guide for the bereaved. This journal not only provides valuable information, but it also allows the griever to make his or her own way through the painful mourning process." --Catherine Sanders, PhD, Author of Grief: The Mourning After, Surviving Grief . . . and Learning to Live Again, and How to Survive the Loss of a Child Other books in the Healing Journey series include: The Healing Journey, 208 pp., Paper (0-471-24712-X) The Healing Journey for Couples, 288 pp., Paper (0-471-25470-3) The Healing Journey Through Divorce, 264 pp., Paper (0-471-29575-2)

Writing Grief

Margaret Laurence and the Work of Mourning Christian Riegel. Gervais , Karen Grandstrand . Redefining Death . ... The First Year of Bereavement . ... In Critical Approaches to the Writing of Margaret Laurence . Ed . Colin Nicholson .

Author: Christian Riegel

Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press

ISBN: 9780887553974

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Margaret Laurence's much admired Manawaka fiction - The Stone Angel, A Jest of God, The Fire-Dwellers, A Bird in the House, and The Diviners – has achieved remarkable recognition for its compassionate portrayal of the attempt to find meaning and peace in ordinary life. In Writing Grief, Christian Riegel argues that the protagonists in these books achieve resolution through acts of mourning, placing this fiction within the larger tradition of writing that explores the nuances and strategies of mourning. Riegel's analysis alludes to sociological and literary antecedants of the study of mourning, including the tradition of elegy, from Derrida and Lacan to Freud, van Gennep, and Milton. The "work" of mourning is necessary to move from a state of emotional paralysis to one of acceptance and active engagement. Laurence's characters "perform the work of mourning ... returning over and over again to the key issues relating to loss," and, as Riegel's close examination of the texts suggests, are changed thereafter fundamentally and significantly. As an important study of one aspect of Laurence's oeuvre, Writing Grief not only illustrates how Laurence's own preoccupations with mourning are figured, but also how different ways of working through grief result in renewed potential for consolation and connection, and "a renewed definition of self."

Writers on Death A Book of Quotes Poems and Literary Reflections

In this simple point, a triumph over death is evidenced. Death, as soon as it is realised, destroys itself. ... The process of grief and bereavement is an integral part of writing about death, and the profundity of great literary deaths ...

Author: Amelia Carruthers

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473372450

Category: Poetry

Page: 224

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'Writers On... Death' illustrates the ability of this most universal (and least understood) subject to produce some of literature's most moving and profound work. It encompasses inspirational poems about death, quotes about death, extracts from private diaries and classic literary scenes, and contains some of history's most touching, consoling and inspiring meditations on fatality. Moving between a fear of death, love and death, coming to terms with grief, loss, remembrance and suicide – 'Writers on Death' demonstrates that death is not about death at all, it is about life. The 'Writers on...' series is a collection of extracts, anecdotes and occasional philosophical musings from the world's most well known authors. This book of quotes, inspirational poems, letters, and quips, celebrates writers who have an individual, creative outlook on the world; on subjects from 'drink' to 'death', and 'love' to 'libraries'. Starting with ancient civilisations and moving towards the present day, this anthology of intellectual, inspirational and often funny quotes, provides a fascinating insight into a vast array of topics.

The Creative Toolkit for Working with Grief and Bereavement

JOURNALING Writing is an excellent way to process life experiences, especially difficult ones. Expressing yourself through writing can be done on a pad of paper, loose leaf, on index cards, or in a bound book. Writing in a journal does ...

Author: Claudia Coenen

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781787751477

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 144

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Understanding loss and its effects is integral to effective counseling and support in the treatment of grief. This book is both a guide to the key theories of bereavement, and a practical workbook that can be used with clients to help them understand and work through their grief in a positive, transformative way. Divided into two parts, the first section presents current models of grief used by thanatologists, and advice on when to apply them, these models provide a springboard to deepen the conversation with clients, allowing them to discover insights, consider memories and express their pain. In the second part of the book, creative exercises encourage clients to engage with their stories and actively apply their discoveries to their own healing. Offering a straightforward guide to bereavement models and therapeutic approaches, with photocopiable exercises and worksheets, The Creative Toolkit for Working with Grief and Bereavement is a valuable resource for information on grief and how to help grieving clients, and an invitation to explore creative possibilities for healing.