Very helpful book. Cheaper than a shrink! Does a great job of dealing with a variety of grief issues.
From the Back: This inspirational book by John W. James and Frank Cherry, co-founbders of the Grief Recovery Institute, presents thier proven, step-by -step recovery program that has helped thousands of individuals recover from all kinds of loss. Whether you loss was recent or long ago, the down to earth specific advice in this book can help you work through the loss to create a richer, fuller life for yourself and those around you.
The authors have been working with grievers for ten years. They have served as consultants for thousands of death and bereavement professionals and provide seminars and outreach programs across the U.S. and Canada.
It took me more than 20 years to deal with the death of my father, which happened when I was 11. This book, along with "The Loss That is Forever" helped me cross that hurdle that had been holding me back from getting on with my life. Very well presented. I recommend both in the quest to heal.
This book was really eye-opening for me. It also includes some activities to be completed as you go along that I found very useful and plan to continue. One of the key takeaways I got from this is how we learn/are taught to cope with loss and other stresses from a very young age. And how most of those "lessons" are fallacies that just create problems rather than resolve them. Society wants us to be ok, to be strong and in control. So we act like we are, when in reality, we may be hanging on by a thread.
Most of it seems like it should be common sense, but it's amazing to see how our habits and programmed behaviors limit our ability to see that. It's no wonder that mental illness is the most prevalent health problem in America today, more so than cancer, heart and lung disease combined.
We lost our son to leukemia and received books about grief. This book was very helpful and easy to read.