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Product Description: An in-depth guide to the counseling process and establishing a trusting relationship with clients—from a bestselling author and grieving expert   Helping people in grief means being an empathetic companion—someone who allows grievers to be experts of their own experiences, who bears witness without judging, who gently encourages the expression of thoughts and feelings...read more

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9781617222306 | Companion Pr, February 1, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: An in-depth guide to the counseling process and establishing a trusting relationship with clients—from a bestselling author and grieving expert   Helping people in grief means being an empathetic companion—someone who allows grievers to be experts of their own experiences, who bears witness without judging, who gently encourages the expression of thoughts and feelings.

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Product Description: A new approach to understanding PTSD as a form of grief rather than a medical disorder   Have you ever felt that something essential was missing from your post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment options? If you suffer from PTSD, you know the problem is complex, but what you probably don’t know—and what the medical establishment isn’t telling you—is that post-traumatic stress is not fundamentally a medical disorder but rather a form of grief...read more

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9781617222269 | Companion Pr, October 30, 2015, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: A new approach to understanding PTSD as a form of grief rather than a medical disorder   Have you ever felt that something essential was missing from your post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment options?

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Product Description: Practical methods for healing after the loss of a member of the military   When a loved one is killed in the line of duty, this book affirms that survivors’ grief is shaped by the unique circumstances of the death. Because military deaths are almost always sudden and violent, the traumatic nature of the loss creates a two-part grief—one focused on the manner in which the person died, the other focused on the long-term repercussions of life without this special person...read more

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9781617222344 | Companion Pr, September 1, 2015, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Practical methods for healing after the loss of a member of the military   When a loved one is killed in the line of duty, this book affirms that survivors’ grief is shaped by the unique circumstances of the death.

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Product Description: When it comes to healing after the death of someone loved, our culture has it all wrong. We’re told to be strong when what we really need is to be vulnerable. We’re told to think positive when what we really need is to wallow in the pain...read more

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9781617222221 | Companion Pr, July 1, 2015, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: When it comes to healing after the death of someone loved, our culture has it all wrong.

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Product Description: The miscarriage of a hoped-for child is a shattering loss and those who had already begun to feel attached to the baby will naturally grieve—particularly the mother and father but also siblings this baby would have had, extended family, and friends...read more

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9781617222184 | Companion Pr, April 1, 2015, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: The miscarriage of a hoped-for child is a shattering loss and those who had already begun to feel attached to the baby will naturally grieve—particularly the mother and father but also siblings this baby would have had, extended family, and friends.

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Product Description: An estimated eight percent of Americans are thought to be suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder at any given time. Many are victims of or witnesses to violence. Others have been neglected of abused. Some have experienced a traumatic accident or natural disaster...read more

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9781617222139 | Companion Pr, November 1, 2014, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: An estimated eight percent of Americans are thought to be suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder at any given time.

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9781617221972, titled "Healing a Grandparent's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Grandchild Dies" | Companion Pr, May 1, 2014, cover price $11.95

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Product Description: When your family, neighborhood, city, or area of the country is affected by a natural disaster, it’s normal and necessary to feel grief and the traumatic experience of actually witnessing and surviving the event may be consuming you...read more

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9781617222092 | Companion Pr, April 1, 2014, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: When your family, neighborhood, city, or area of the country is affected by a natural disaster, it’s normal and necessary to feel grief and the traumatic experience of actually witnessing and surviving the event may be consuming you.

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Product Description: With this compassionate book by respected grief counselor and educator Dr. Alan Wolfelt, readers will find simplified and suitable methods for talking to children and teenagers about sensitive topics with an emphasis on the subject of death...read more

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9781617221897 | Companion Pr, October 1, 2013, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: With this compassionate book by respected grief counselor and educator Dr.

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Product Description: Getting older goes hand in hand with losses of many kinds—ending careers, empty nests, illness, the deaths of loved ones—and this book by one of the world's most beloved grief experts helps one acknowledge and mourn the many losses of aging while also offering advice for living better in old age...read more

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9781617221712 | Companion Pr, October 1, 2012, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Getting older goes hand in hand with losses of many kinds—ending careers, empty nests, illness, the deaths of loved ones—and this book by one of the world's most beloved grief experts helps one acknowledge and mourn the many losses of aging while also offering advice for living better in old age.

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Product Description: Written for those times in grief when the strength to do the hard and necessary work of mourning is waning, this book contains inspiring words about finding the courage deep within to embrace the pain and go on living. Presented in a one-reading-a-day-for-a-month format, it features compassionate writings by grief educator Dr...read more

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9781617221545 | Companion Pr, August 1, 2012, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Written for those times in grief when the strength to do the hard and necessary work of mourning is waning, this book contains inspiring words about finding the courage deep within to embrace the pain and go on living.

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Product Description: Renowned author and educator Alan Wolfelt redefines the role of the grief counselor in this guide for caregivers to grieving children. Providing a viable alternative to the limitations of the medical establishment’s model for companioning the bereaved, Wolfelt encourages counselors and other caregivers to aspire to a more compassionate philosophy in which the child is the expert of his or her grief—not the counselor or caregiver...read more

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9781617221583 | Companion Pr, July 1, 2012, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Renowned author and educator Alan Wolfelt redefines the role of the grief counselor in this guide for caregivers to grieving children.

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Product Description: Recognizing how the need to grieve is anchored in one’s capacity to care for someone, this calming guide contends that the act of mourning is healthy—and necessary—following a life-changing loss. The very foundation of attachment is reflected upon, illustrating devotion as both the primary cause of grief and a crucial source of emotional recovery...read more

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9781617221477, titled "Loving from the Outside In Mourning from the Inside Out" | Companion Pr, March 1, 2012, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Recognizing how the need to grieve is anchored in one’s capacity to care for someone, this calming guide contends that the act of mourning is healthy—and necessary—following a life-changing loss.

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Product Description: Navigating the challenging journey that families and friends of Alzheimer’s patients must endure, this heartfelt guide reveals how their struggle is as complex and drawn out as the illness itself. Confronting their natural but difficult process of grieving and mourning, the study covers the inevitable feelings of shock, sadness, anger, guilt, and relief, illustrating the initial reactions people commonly feel from the moment of the dementia’s onset...read more

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9781617221484 | Companion Pr, November 1, 2011, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Navigating the challenging journey that families and friends of Alzheimer’s patients must endure, this heartfelt guide reveals how their struggle is as complex and drawn out as the illness itself.

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Product Description: Integrating vital information on the dynamics of the donation experience and grief education, this revised second edition provides an invaluable resource for hospital and organ procurement caregivers. Going beyond helping professionals understand the challenges of obtaining consent, this guide invites them to offer compassionate care throughout the family’s experience with the death, including the months and years following...read more

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9781617221361, titled "Caring for Donor Families: Before, During, and After" | 2 edition (Companion Pr, April 1, 2011), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Integrating vital information on the dynamics of the donation experience and grief education, this revised second edition provides an invaluable resource for hospital and organ procurement caregivers.
9781879651227 | Companion Pr, September 1, 2001, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Designed to help caregivers meet the unique needs of donor families, this resource contains both practical and personal information for everyone involved with the donation experience.

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Product Description: Addressing the significant loss that divorce represents for children, this caregiving companion makes it possible for adults to guide them through the natural grief that accompanies the experience. Contending that children can continue to thrive if they are shown the way, this sensitive guide provides 100 practical suggestions for supporting them...read more

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9781617221422 | Companion Pr, April 1, 2011, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Addressing the significant loss that divorce represents for children, this caregiving companion makes it possible for adults to guide them through the natural grief that accompanies the experience.

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Product Description: Focusing on the natural grief children endure when their parents divorce, this guide helps kids process the common feelings of shock, sadness, anger, guilt, and relief while highlighting their most vital need—love and support...read more

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9781617221385 | Companion Pr, April 1, 2011, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Focusing on the natural grief children endure when their parents divorce, this guide helps kids process the common feelings of shock, sadness, anger, guilt, and relief while highlighting their most vital need—love and support.

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Product Description: Full of practical, time-tested counsel, this handbook offers simple, useful tips and activities to counter the typically negative reactions to job loss, such as loss of self esteem, and explores thoughts and feelings with the goal of healing...read more

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9781879651692 | Companion Pr, December 1, 2010, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Full of practical, time-tested counsel, this handbook offers simple, useful tips and activities to counter the typically negative reactions to job loss, such as loss of self esteem, and explores thoughts and feelings with the goal of healing.

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Product Description: Addressing the inevitable grief that accompanies the loss of a loved one, this encouraging and supportive reference provides comfort in the midst of overwhelming sadness. Preventing mourners from becoming tangled in a web of despair, this guide shows how the smallest amount of hope can be nurtured into a confident sense of being, lighting the path towards a future of love, joy, and meaning...read more

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9781879651654 | Companion Pr, October 1, 2010, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Addressing the inevitable grief that accompanies the loss of a loved one, this encouraging and supportive reference provides comfort in the midst of overwhelming sadness.

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