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Understanding Your Suicide Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart
by Alan D. Wolfelt (Goodreads Author)
For anyone who has experienced the suicide of a loved one, coworker, neighbor, or acquaintance and is seeking information about coping with such a profound loss, this compassionate guide explores the unique responses inherent to their grief. Using the metaphor of the wilderness, the book introduces 10 touchstones to assist the survivor in this naturally complicated and par ...more
ebook, 194 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Companion Press (CO)
(first published 2009)
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Mar 05, 2015 Dawn rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Grief counselor Alan Wolfelt does not offer the only journal on suicide grief, but his is unique in that it is in conjunction with a book to also help survivors with their grief journey. In contrast to other suicide grief books, Wolfelt does not explore his relation to suicide. He focuses the attention on the reader and his or her story, asking them to reflect on their experiences in thought and writing. He offers advice, empathy, and compassion. He asks the reader to write their difficult exper ...more
Helpful ... The author has a way of repeatedly persuading the reader to be kind and patient with themselves, their loved ones and fellow survivors, and with well meaning friends -- all good things to read and consider at a most vulnerable time of life for people working throughout the complex grief that results when someone you love chooses to take their own life.
Just when I thought I was going completely crazy, I found myself being "normal" in this book (under the circumstances). The first half kept me turning pages. The second half was repetitive. Might suggest doing the workbook along with this book for greater impact.