Grief Is a Journey: Finding Your Path Through Loss

Grief Is a Journey: Finding Your Path Through Loss Author Dr. Kenneth J. Doka
ISBN-10 1476771510
ISBN-13 9781476771519
Year 2017-04-18
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Atria Books
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In this volume of rare sensitivity penetrating understanding and profound insights Rabbi Earl A Grollman author of Living When a Loved One Has Died Dr Kenneth Doka explores a new compassionate way to grieve explaining that grief is not an illness to get over but an individual and ongoing journey There is no one size fits all way to cope with loss The vital bonds that we form with those we love in life continue long after deathin very different ways Grief Is a Journey is the first book to overturn prevailing often judgmental ideas about grief and replace them with a hopeful inclusive personalized and research backed approach New science and studies behind Dr Dokas teaching upend the dominant but incorrect view that grief proceeds by stages Dr Doka helps us realize that our experiences following a death are far more individual and much less predictable than the conventional five stages model would have us believe Common patterns of experiencing and expressing grief still prevail yet many other life changes accompany a primary loss For example the deaths of parents even for adults modify family patterns change relationships and alter old family rituals Unique to this book Dr Doka also explains how to cope with disenfranchised griefthe types of loss that are not so readily recognized or supported by society These include the death of ex spouses as well as non fatal losses such as divorce the end of a friendship job loss or infertility In addition Dr Doka considers losses that might be stigmatized including death by suicide or from disease or self destructive behaviors such as smoking or alcoholism And finally Dr Doka reminds us that however painful grief provides opportunities for growth

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Grief Is a Journey

Grief Is a Journey Author Kenneth J. Doka
ISBN-10 9781476771519
Release 2017-04-18
Pages 304

Grief Is a Journey

Grief Is a Journey Author Kenneth J. Doka
ISBN-10 9781476771533
Release 2016-04-12
Pages 304

Grief Is a Journey

Grief Is a Journey Author Kenneth J. Doka
ISBN-10 9781476771489
Release 2016-04-12
Pages 304