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Mindfulness for Prolonged Grief

A Guide to Healing After Loss When Depression, Anxiety, and Anger Won't Go Away

By Sameet M. Kumar, Ronald D. Siegel

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Format: Paperback, 224 pages
Published In: United States, 01 November 2013
If you have lost a loved one suddenly or traumatically, have experienced extreme trauma yourself, or simply cannot process the death of someone dear to you, the pain can be overwhelming. For most people, grief resolves on its own, given time; but for many others, grief can lead to serious psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, anger, and an intense, inconsolable yearning for the deceased. Prolonged or complicated grief is a serious psychological condition that can leave you feeling dazed, stunned, or in shock for months or even years after your loss. Your sorrow does not diminish with time. In fact, it may even increase. No matter how much support you receive from family and friends, you simply cannot "get over it." However, there are steps you can take to begin healing. Mindfulness for Prolonged Grief offers you real tools for overcoming the painful symptoms of prolonged grief. In the book, you will learn to relieve your pain by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, improving the quality of your sleep, and reconnecting with your life's goals. In addition, you will discover how mindfulness exercises and guided meditations can help you process your grief, manage your intense emotions, and deal with loss without resorting to avoidant behaviors (such as addiction) as coping mechanisms. Loss is an extremely painful part of life, but with help you can build the resilience you need to heal, and use your grief as a powerful vehicle for growth.

About the Author

Sameet M. Kumar, PhD, is a psychologist at the Memorial Healthcare System Cancer Institute in south Broward, Florida, with over a decade of experience in working with end-of-life and bereavement. He the author of the best-selling book, Grieving Mindfully, as well as The Mindful Path through Worry and Rumination. Sameet Kumar lives in Coral Gables, FL.


Sameet Kumar has been working for many years as a psychologist and counselor in the field of dealing with this grief. In his wonderful new book "Mindfulness and Prolonged Grief," he shares many of the approaches to inner healing that he has developed in his practice. In particular, he demonstrates how the ancient Buddhist methods of mindfulness meditation can be used to cure both body and mind when the overwhelming darkness of grief, depression, and hopelessness sets in. His book is both practical and immediate in its presentation, offering medical practitioners and patients alike a clear guide to a traditional healing technology that has worked for centuries, and is perhaps even more relevant today than ever before. Glenn Mullin, author of "Living in the Face of Death" and "The Fourteen Dalai Lamas: A Sacred Legacy of Reincarnation""

EAN: 9781608827497
ISBN: 1608827496
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Dimensions: 25.1 x 20.3 x 1.3 centimetres (0.45 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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