Introduction Part I. Beginning at the Beginning Chapter 1: Six Myths That Limit Us Chapter 2: MYTH: Grieve Alone: Q & A Chapter 3: MYTH: It Just Takes Time: Q & A Chapter 4: MYTH: Be Strong For Others: Q & A Chapter 5: MYTH: Keep Busy and Short-Term Energy-Relieving Behaviors: Q & A Part II. The Ongoing Controversy: The Alleged Stages of Grief vs. Typical, Normal, and Natural Responses to Loss Chapter 6: Are There Actual Stages of Grief? Chapter 7: No Stages of Grief: Q & A Chapter 9: Robbed of Goodbye: Q & A Chapter 10: Other Typical, Normal, and Natural Responses to Loss: Q & A Part III. A Host of Questions on Unique Situations Chapter 11: Holidays, Anniversaries, and Reminders: Q & A Chapter 12: Stuck on A Painful Image: Q & A Chapter 13: Guilt and Blame: Q & A Chapter 14: Death, Divorce, and Difficult Relationships: Q & A Chapter 15: Children: Q & A In Closing Articles Section About the Authors
John W. James and Russell Friedman are co-authors of the bestselling Grief Recovery Handbook, When Children Grieve, and Moving On. They are the creators of The Grief Recovery Method, and together they run the Grief Recovery Institute in Los Angeles.
So much of life depends on how well we deal with the inevitable
losses that occur. Moving Beyond Loss is filled with accurate and
helpful guidance for dealing with death, divorce, and other losses.
-- Holly Prigerson, Ph.D., associate Professor of Psychiatry at
Harvard Medical School, and director of the Center for
Psycho-Oncology and Palliative Care Research at the Dana-Farber
Just the right questions, just the right answers. A treasure trove of good advice for anyone suffering the pain of loss. -- Allen Frances, MD, DSM-IV Task Force; author of author of Saving Normal; professor emeritus, Duke University School of Medicine
No one, and I mean no one, knows as much about grief, loss, and how to recover from both than Russell Friedman and John W. James. The work they pioneered in The Grief Recovery Handbook saved my life in no uncertain terms, and surely they have saved countless other lives from either actual extinction or endless pain. If you are suffering, drowning, despairing in grief and loss, let this new book be your passage to peace. It will rescue you; I promise. -- Jim Beaver, star of Deadwood, Supernatural, and author of Life's That Way
My family has been fortunate enough to have direct guidance from Russell and John in dealing with the losses that have affected our lives. Moving Beyond Loss will help people become aware that recovery from loss is even possible, and that there's a practical Method that can help them. This book should be front and center in everyone's home as a reference book-an Emotional Google. -- Nick Searcy, actor, Justified
Grief is one of those uncharted territories that many dare not really explore deeply. Moving Beyond Loss combines practical guidance with clinical wisdom to provide a landscape which helps mourners better understand the journey through grief. -- Joanne Cacciatore, Ph.D, FT, MISS Foundation founder and assistant professor, Arizona State University