Moving Beyond Loss

Moving Beyond Loss : Real Answers to Real Questions from Real People-Featuring the Proven Actions of The Grief Recovery Method

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In October 2010 the authors became exclusive providers of grief- and grief-recovery-related content on a memorial website called, a site that receives approximately three million unique hits per month, and to which readers submit very personal and unique grief-related questions. Collected in this book are not only a bounty of personal and often moving questions but also the authors' equally compelling responses and tips for using the Grief Recovery Method to deal with broken hearts. The book not only deals with grief from loss of a loved one, but also the grieving that occurs following a divorce, a sudden downturn in health, the loss of a job, and even the loss of faith.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 140 x 214 x 21mm | 354g
  • Lanham, United States
  • English
  • 12 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1589797051
  • 9781589797055
  • 549,994

Table of contents

Part I. Beginning at the Beginning
Chapter 1: Six Myths That Limit Us
Chapter 2: MYTH: Grieve Alone: Q & A
Chapter 3: MYTH: It Just Takes Time: Q & A
Chapter 4: MYTH: Be Strong For Others: Q & A
Chapter 5: MYTH: Keep Busy and Short-Term Energy-Relieving Behaviors: Q & A
Part II. The Ongoing Controversy: The Alleged Stages of Grief vs. Typical, Normal, and Natural Responses to Loss
Chapter 6: Are There Actual Stages of Grief?
Chapter 7: No Stages of Grief: Q & A
Chapter 9: Robbed of Goodbye: Q & A
Chapter 10: Other Typical, Normal, and Natural Responses to Loss: Q & A
Part III. A Host of Questions on Unique Situations
Chapter 11: Holidays, Anniversaries, and Reminders: Q & A
Chapter 12: Stuck on A Painful Image: Q & A
Chapter 13: Guilt and Blame: Q & A
Chapter 14: Death, Divorce, and Difficult Relationships: Q & A
Chapter 15: Children: Q & A
In Closing
Articles Section
About the Authors
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So much of life depends on how well we deal with the inevitable losses that occur. Moving Beyond Loss is filled with accurate and helpful guidance for dealing with death, divorce, and other losses. -- Holly Prigerson, Ph.D., associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and director of the Center for Psycho-Oncology and Palliative Care Research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Just the right questions, just the right answers. A treasure trove of good advice for anyone suffering the pain of loss. -- Allen Frances, MD, DSM-IV Task Force; author of author of Saving Normal; professor emeritus, Duke University School of Medicine No one, and I mean no one, knows as much about grief, loss, and how to recover from both than Russell Friedman and John W. James. The work they pioneered in The Grief Recovery Handbook saved my life in no uncertain terms, and surely they have saved countless other lives from either actual extinction or endless pain. If you are suffering, drowning, despairing in grief and loss, let this new book be your passage to peace. It will rescue you; I promise. -- Jim Beaver, star of Deadwood, Supernatural, and author of Life's That Way My family has been fortunate enough to have direct guidance from Russell and John in dealing with the losses that have affected our lives. Moving Beyond Loss will help people become aware that recovery from loss is even possible, and that there's a practical Method that can help them. This book should be front and center in everyone's home as a reference book-an Emotional Google. -- Nick Searcy, actor, Justified Grief is one of those uncharted territories that many dare not really explore deeply. Moving Beyond Loss combines practical guidance with clinical wisdom to provide a landscape which helps mourners better understand the journey through grief. -- Joanne Cacciatore, Ph.D, FT, MISS Foundation founder and assistant professor, Arizona State University
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About Russell Friedman

John W. James and Russell Friedman are co-authors of the bestselling Grief Recovery Handbook, When Children Grieve, and Moving On. They are the creators of The Grief Recovery Method, and together they run the Grief Recovery Institute in Los Angeles.
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