Walking Backwards into Your Future : Coping with Grief Through Continuing Bonds
In this book, on coping with grief, Kath Beattie sates that 'Continuing bonds with the deceased is about carrying the 'loved on' in our hearts as we journey on without them.' 'Loss', she says, 'is forever, but maintaining a relationship...albeit a very changed relationship...with the deceased is a normal and therapeutic response to that loss.' Walking Backwards into Your Future is a powerful, helpful and imaginative text for anyone suffering grief or working with those experiencing 'loss'. It records and uses the experiences of several bereaved, 'for who better to tell us than those experiencing the pain.'
Contents include: Foreword (Dr Rod McLeod) -- Bolts From the Blue -- Poem (Bernadette Hall) -- Regrets are Grief -- How We Say Goodbye -- The Death Shock -- Poem (Sam Hunt) -- Funerals are for the Living -- A chant (Kath Beattie) -- This Beast Called Grief -- Poem (Kathryn Gilkison) -- Grieving Needs to Happen -- Loss is Forever -- The Impact of Loss -- Poem (Kathryn Gilkison) -- Robbed of Grief -- Continuing Bonds -- Heading Along the New Road -- Poem (Sam Hunt) -- Profiles (18 'histories' ).