Updated for its 20th anniversary, this classic guide that has helped so many people get through loss, now has even more to offer. The new material in this edition will include specific guidelines that will show readers how to choose which grief or loss they should work on first. In addition, losses that were not addressed in the earlier editions will be discussed, such as: growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional home; Alzheimer's/dementia; loss of faith, loss of career, loss of heath; and others. Incomplete recovery from grief can have a lifelong negative effect on your capacity for happiness. Drawing from their own histories, as well as from others, the authors illustrate what grief is and how it is possible to recover and regain energy and spontaneity.Based on a proven program, "The Grief Recovery Handbook" offers grievers the specific actions needed to complete the grieving process and accept loss. For those ready to regain a sense of aliveness, the principles outlined here make this a life-changing book.
"This book is required for all my classes. The more I use this book, the more I believe that unresolved grief is the major underlying issue in most people's lives. It is the only work of its kind that I know of that outlines the problem and provides the solution." -- Bernard McGrane, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Chapman University
John W. James and Russell Friedman have been working with those suffering from grief for over twenty years. They have served as consultants to thousands of bereavement professionals.