How to Survive the Loss of a Child: Filling the Emptiness and Rebuilding Your Life

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Crown Publishing Group, Aug 17, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
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"Thank you, Catherine Sanders, for giving us a book that few others could have written. Every page speaks both the depth of your compassion and the breadth of your knowledge. This book will be a wise companion on the difficult journey from loss to recovery."
— Robert Kastenbaum, Ph.D., author of The Psychology of Death
"How to Survive the Loss of a Child is a godsend to those in the field as well as to those of us in need of such a resource for our own mourning."
— Eugene Knott, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island
"Dr. Sanders' insights are profound and poignant."
— Patricia Geiger, M.D., pediatrician, Boone, North Carolina
"Thank you so much for all that you do for bereaved parents but especially for writing How to Survive the Loss of a Child. I know that it has changed lives. It changed mine!"
— Nancy Ulmer, bereaved parent, Kindermourn, Charlotte, North Carolina
It is only through experiencing grief that bereaved parents ultimately heal. Moving through the phases of grief, the bereaved person works toward restoration. Understanding these phases, knowing what to expect, and learning what they can do to help themselves give parents greater assurance and comfort.
In How to Survive the Loss of a Child, Dr. Sanders, a bereaved parent herself, offers grieving parents practical help and emotional support. This book also helps family members, friends, and caregivers relate to grieving parents and aids them, too, in understanding the process of healing through grief.


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Good resource for finding your way through grief to healing. Read full review

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I liked this book for a variety of reasons. First, it has excellent scholarship. The author has 1. lost a child, 2. done clinical research on grieving and 3. incorporated the stories of many into each ... Read full review

Contents

The Ultimate Ihagedy Chapter 2 The Five Phases of Grief
19
Dealing with Guilt and Anger
45
Unresolved Grief
63
How Families Grieve
79
Horrendous Deaths
101
Loss of the Unborn and Newly Born
119
The Importance of Mourning Rituals
141
Surviving the Emptiness
157
Beginning to Live Once More
175
Finding Joy After the Pain
191
How We Can Help Ourselves
209
Providing the Best Support
221
Lifelines
227
References
233
Index
235
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About the author (2011)

Catherine M. Sanders, Ph.D., is a psychologist specializing in bereavement. Her previous book, Grief: The Mourning After, was chosen as the outstanding book in its field by the National Library Association.


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