The Crafting of Grief

In the pages of this book, readers will learn how to develop lines of inquiry based on the concept of continuing bonds, and they’ll discover ways to use these ideas to help the bereaved craft stories that remember loved ones’ lives.

Author: Lorraine Hedtke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317416236

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Many books on grief lay out a model to be followed, either for bereaved persons to live through or for professionals to practice, and usually follow some familiar prescriptions for what people should do to reach an accommodation with loss. The Crafting of Grief is different: it focuses on conversations that help people chart their own path through grief. Authors Hedtke and Winslade argue convincingly that therapists and counselors can support people more by helping them craft their own responses to bereavement rather than trying to squeeze experiences into a model. In the pages of this book, readers will learn how to develop lines of inquiry based on the concept of continuing bonds, and they’ll discover ways to use these ideas to help the bereaved craft stories that remember loved ones’ lives.

Journalism in a Culture of Grief

News media were central to the crafting and the telling of this broader , official
narrative on Memorial Day weekend of 2004 when the National World War II
Memorial was dedicated , and they will continue to be the primary keepers and
tellers ...

Author: Carolyn L. Kitch

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 9780415980104

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

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This book considers the cultural meanings of death in American journalism and the role of journalism in interpretations and enactments of public grief, which has returned to an almost Victorian level. A number of researchers have begun to address this growing collective preoccupation with death in modern life; few scholars, however, have studied the central forum for the conveyance and construction of public grief today: news media. News reports about death have a powerful impact and cultural authority because they bring emotional immediacy to matters of fact, telling stories of real people who die in real circumstances and real people who mourn them. Moreover, through news media, a broader audience mourns along with the central characters in those stories, and, in turn, news media cover the extended rituals. Journalism in a Culture of Grief examines this process through a range of types of death and types of news media. It discusses the reporting of horrific events such as September 11 and Hurricane Katrina; it considers the cultural role of obituaries and the instructive work of coverage of teens killed due to their own risky behaviors; and it assesses the role of news media in conducting national, patriotic memorial rituals.

Legend of Madeleine

She felt no grief . She had never been a part of the corpse , she thought . The
body was foreign to her . And she had no desire and no resources for crafting a
grief she did not feel . Only the night had known who this man had been . He had

Author: Charles Matz




Page: 247

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A Decembered Grief

The Christmas Tree . New York : Random House , 1996 . Schlosser , Eric . “ A
Grief like No Other . " Atlantic Monthly , September 1997 , 50 . Schmitz , Barbara
G . The Life of Christ and the Death of a Loved One : Crafting the Funeral Homily .

Author: Harold Ivan Smith

Publisher: Beacon Hill Press

ISBN: 9780834118195

Category: Self-Help

Page: 134

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Suffering the loss of a loved one at any time of the year is difficult. Yet, during the holidays or special occasions those grieving experience a more intense sense of loss.With keen perception, A Decembered Grief provides illustrations and insights for those facing grief-impacted holidays and emphasizes God's ability to transform the season into a time of grace and healing.

The Art of Condolence

Others recovering from grief are afraid that in reclaiming a place for themselves in
the world they dishonor the memory of their past relationship. Healing involves
recognizing that those in grief honor both themselves and their loved ones by ...

Author: Leonard M. Zunin, M.D.

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061738069

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Time and again we stumble for words and actions that will reflect our feelings of compassion and our desire to be of comfort. Based on the authors' extensive research, their workshops, and their professional experience, and filled with personal stories and anecdotes, this heartfelt, practical, and easily accessible resource covers the three most common areas of concern: "What can I write?" "What can I say?" and "What can I do?" The authors address such issues as: Special circumstances -- sudden death, suicide, the death of a parent or child How to compose a letter of condolence -- including a variety of sample letters How to be of service -- from ideas for thoughtful gifts, to assisting with business affairs and funeral arrangements, to suggested ways of helping in the aftermath When more help is needed -- the benefits of grief therapy and support groups, with a listing of recommended reading and other resources

Disenfranchised Grief

This chapter explores how the brokenhearted are disenfranchised and offers
suggestions for crafting counseling interventions . ON THE NATURE OF LOVE As
the poet Robert Frost said , " Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired

Author: Kenneth J. Doka

Publisher: Research PressPub


Category: Psychology

Page: 451

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This book focuses on the kind of grief that is not openly acknowledged, socially validated, or publicly mourned. It addresses the unique psychological, biological, and sociological issues involved in disenfranchised grief. The contributing authors explore the concept of disenfranchised grief, help define and explain this type of grief, and offer clinical interventions to help grievers express their hidden sorrow.

Living with Grief

Under ideal circumstances , everyone benefits from this arrangement .
Unfortunately , reality is not always so ideal . When crafting home hospice care
plans , it is important to bear in mind the moral obligation toward the family .
While we may ...

Author: Kenneth J. Doka



Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 363

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As this book shows us, when a loved one dies we search for meaning in our own lives while struggling to hold onto memories of a precious life lost, O says Senator John Breaux in his introduction to this book. The 29 chapters of this book address the struggles, concerns and issues faced by the bereaved, and those who care for them.


And she was ready, having spent many childhood hours, alone or with her
brothers, playing at the Hall game, crafting her own grief poems. "She has a gift
for grief," the elders would say reverently, for on L'Lal'lor, grieving was the highest
form ...






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Crafting Meaningful Funeral Rituals

With sections on society's views of mortality, our need for rituals and crafting the actual ceremony, this guide provides the tools and philosophy to understand, plan and tailor a funeral for individuals.

Author: Jeltje Gordon-Lennox

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784507466

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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Funerals are among the most important life events in Western society, and fashioning a personalized ceremony for yourself or for a loved one is often the most meaningful way to celebrate the life of the deceased. For those wanting non-religious or secular funeral ceremonies, this step-by-step guide begins by identifying what you want from the funeral and showing how you can make it happen. With sections on society's views of mortality, our need for rituals and crafting the actual ceremony, this guide provides the tools and philosophy to understand, plan and tailor a funeral for individuals. Includes all the tools necessary for the creation of a ceremony, such as a Ritual Profiles, checklists, and many other handy resources.

The Crafting of a Style

As readers , we can see the son cannot immediately comprehend in his
disappointment and grief -- the father is simultaneously admirable and terribly
flawed : he is human . The Sun Also Rises presents a composite of such all - too -
human ...

Author: Frederic Joseph Svoboda




Page: 442

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Living with Grief

... supportive , and it will take some time to experience some relief and learn the
difficult lessons of bereavement ” ( p . ... and feelings in support groups for
adolescents , such as writing letters , drawing , crafting collages , writing stories
and ...

Author: Hospice Foundation of America



Category: Psychology

Page: 365

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Crafting Authentic Voice

Love , prestige , professional advancement , money , education , grief and pride ,
responsibility and fondness . But how about the expressive writing I ' ve done ,
the times I wrote about information for my eyes only that was not going out to ...

Author: Tom Romano

Publisher: Heinemann


Category: Education

Page: 227

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In a compelling and manageable text, the author makes the case for giving special time and attention to voice as a means to get students involved and improve their writing.

All are Involved

In the insurgent geography of my life the latitudes of anguish pass through these
poles of my frozen agonies , my regions of grief Guyana , whose continental
space is held in some awe by the much smaller Caribbean islands , is divided
into ...

Author: Stewart Brown

Publisher: Peepal Tree PressLtd


Category: Poetry

Page: 413

View: 336


After the burial is over , N . wishes to return to the house to grieve quietly and
pursue her course of “ no sleeping , no ... One of the primary obstacles for crafting
a suitable intervention aimed at the first generation Cuban exile population is due




Category: Counseling

Page: 329

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Of course , before we assume this to be simply the outpouring of his grief and
recognition of his wife's equality and companionship , we must recognize that the
line is itself a reminiscence of a poem attributed to Prosper of Aquitaine that
begins ...




Category: Civilization, Medieval

Page: 406

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How Do We Tell the Children

For a long time you'll be struggling with the feelings of guilt and grief and the
question, "What happened? ... The ritual gives him a framework in which to start
5 3.

Author: Dan Schaefer


ISBN: 9781557040152

Category: Bereavement

Page: 145

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A compassionate step-by-step guide to talking about death with children ages two through the teens, How Do We Tell the Children? discusses how adults can help children cope with their feelings. Includes a special 16-page crisis-intervention guide.


His sense of alienation emerged in conversation , which often turned on the
demands of students for his time or the way they contradicted his sense of the
poet ' s craft . The interpretation of texts , likewise , caused him some grief . In our
last ...




Category: American literature


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God Help Me I m Grieving

Crafting this guide from her professional experience as well as from lessons learned during her own seasons of mourning, Barner offers compassion and guidance to those suffering a loss.

Author: Barner


ISBN: 9781683146407

Category: Religion

Page: 108

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Have you lost someone--or something--dear to you? At some point, whether through the loss of a friend or family member, a decline in health, or the end of a career or a relationship, everyone will encounter grief. After nearly twenty-five years in the mental health field, author and licensed professional counselor Katherine B. Barner is well-acquainted with the ways grief can impact a life. While grief is unavoidable, it is also a valuable aspect of the human experience. Utilizing Biblical examples of human grief--and God's acceptance of its complicated rawness--Barner demonstrates how a person's response to loss does not indicate a lack of faith but testifies instead to their humanity and the life-affirming choice to love and be loved. Filled with practical tips for handling loss and avoiding contention with those who lack compassion or grieve differently, this valuable resource includes a section dedicated to navigating holidays and events while grieving. Crafting this guide from her professional experience as well as from lessons learned during her own seasons of mourning, Barner offers compassion and guidance to those suffering a loss. Designed not only to assist readers through the process of grief but to grant them permission to fully experience it, God Help Me, I'm Grieving validates each reader's unique response to loss, allowing it to become a vehicle of inner change and spiritual and emotional growth.

Short term Group Therapies for Complicated Grief

This is a remarkably comprehensive and articulate synthesis of 25 years of research and clinical innovation in the group therapy of patients suffering from complicated grief and loss.

Author: William E. Piper

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 9781433808432

Category: Medical

Page: 290

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This is a remarkably comprehensive and articulate synthesis of 25 years of research and clinical innovation in the group therapy of patients suffering from complicated grief and loss. Much of the science that has shaped the practice of contemporary group therapy has emerged from the creative work of this outstanding team of clinician-scientists. This text is an accessible crafting of that work for students, therapists, and researchers.---Molyn Leszcz, MD, FRCPC, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Mount Sinai Hospital, Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Health Complex, and Professor of Psychiatry, and Head, Group Psychotherapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Piper and his colleagues preview their work with brief group therapy for complicated grief using supportive and exploratory techniques, with an extensive review of research on treatment of grief. They suggest that different techniques have different therapeutic effects when patients are assessed by their quality of object relations. This is a must-read for those working with this population.---Walter Stone, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH This outstanding book on therapy for complicated grief is written by a highly esteemed team of experts. Based on a range of sophisticated studies and a wealth of clinical experience, the book provides readers with unique knowlege and unusual clinical wisdom. Professionals, researchers, and lay readers alike will find this book fascinating and helpful in their relationships with people suffering from complicated grief.---Zipora Shechtman, PhD, Professor, Counseling and Human Development, Haifa University, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel; Associate Editor of Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice This volume, the culmination of decades of meticulous, rigorous, and systematic study of the effectiveness of group therapy for patients suffering from complicated grief reactions, impressively illustrates how research and practice-domains too often split off from each other-can be sensitively bridged. These clinical researchers are not content merely to demonstrate which models of group therapy work; they also show how and for whom these models works.---Les R. Greene, PhD, Editor, International Journal of Group Psychotherapy Although a certain amount of grief is expected and normal following the loss of a loved one, many people experience particularly intense or long-lasting grief, or complicated grief. Up to 20% of acutely bereaved individuals and 33% of psychiatric outpatients suffer from complicated grief. Furthermore, as the baby boom generation ages, the number of people experiencing complicated grief will likely increase. One of the most cost-effective, research-supported treatments for complicated grief is short-term group therapy. This approach not only treats more patients with fewer resources but also capitalizes on the unique and powerful therapeutic factors associated with group therapy. Over the past 22 years, Piper and colleagues have developed and tested two models for treating complicated grief with short-term group therapy. Extensive randomized, controlled clinical trials have demonstrated significantly higher effect sizes for the model treatments than other complicated grief treatments, including individual therapy approaches. This book begins with a meticulous review of research related to complicated grief, including prevalence, risk factors, effects of patient characteristics and group composition on therapeutic outcome, and mechanisms of change in group therapies for complicated grief. The authors share invaluable practical guidance on assessing patients, forming groups, preparing group members for treatment, and running and terminating the group. This book is essential reading for all clinicians and researchers interested in complicated grief, group therapy, and short-term therapy as well as for administrators and managers responsible for the delivery of health care services.

Crafting a Life in Essay Story Poem

At thirty - six , bereft , brimming with grief and thwarted love , Quoyle steered
away to Newfoundland , the rock that had generated his ancestors , a place he
had never been nor thought to go . The author explained the voice of this novel ,
which ...

Author: Donald Morison Murray

Publisher: Boynton/Cook


Category: Education

Page: 165

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Donald Murray demonstrates the craft that has been his discipline and joy for more than half a century.