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  • Published: 15 August 2014
  • ISBN: 9781775533504
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224
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Coming to Grief

A Survival Guide to Grief and Loss


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A survival guide to grief and loss

A survival guide to grief and loss

We experience grief and loss for many reasons: death, separation, divorce, redundancy, illness and through many other major life changes. Pam Heaney's thorough and perceptive exploration of grief is a book that will truly help us help ourselves and others.

Sensible, clear and caring in tone, the author explains how we express our grief via our cultural and family conditioning, much of which is based on inadequate stereotypes and myths. In debunking the old clichés — 'Time heals all wounds' or 'You should be over it by now' — she offers insight into the true nature of grief and loss, and equips the reader with useful knowledge and understanding. She also provides strategies to help healing while recognising the unique grieving experience of each individual. The whole book is imbued with hope, encouragement and compassion.

  • Pub date: 15 August 2014
  • ISBN: 9781775533504
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

About the Author

Pam Heaney

Pam Heaney is a highly experienced grief counsellor and a former funeral director. She has directed educational programmes for health professionals, volunteers, families and support groups; has organised therapeutic workshops; has worked as trauma debriefer and lectures on the subject extensively. She was co-founder of the Grief Education Trust and contributed to the establishment of the National Association for Loss and Grief.

She gives clear, straightforward advice and respectfully recommends practical advice for different age groups, especially teens. As she says, understanding the needs of children will help us help them when they're most vulnerable.

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