Grief Words
Welcome to the Griefwords Online Library
 
Brought to you by the Center for Loss and Life Transition - Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., Director
 
Helping Others with Grief
A friend has experienced the death of someone loved. How can you help? The following articles provide many practical suggestions for helping others with grief: Helping Yourself with Grief
Someone you love has died. You are now faced with the difficult, but important, need to mourn. Mourning is the open expression of your thoughts and feelings regarding the death and the person who died. It is an essential part of healing. The following articles provide many practical suggestions to help you move toward healing in your unique grief journey. For and About Grieving Children and Teenagers
Children and teenagers have special needs following the death of a friend or family member. The following articles provide wonderful insight in helping children and teens understand and express their grief.
 
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Loving from the Outside In, Mourning from the Inside Out
 
by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Price: $15.95
Hardcover - 200 pages

 
To integrate loss and to move forward with a life of meaning and love, you must have hope. Hope is a belief in a good that is yet to be. This beautiful little hardcover gift book offers Dr. Wolfelt's thoughts on hope in grief interspersed with quotes from the world's greatest hope-filled thinkers.
 
Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart
 
by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Price: $14.95
Paperback - 176 pages

 
One of North America's leading grief educators, Dr. Alan Wolfelt has written many books about healing in grief. This book is his most comprehensive, covering the essential lessons that mourners have taught him in his three decades of working with the bereaved. In compassionate, down-to-earth language, Understanding Your Grief describes ten touchstones—or trail markers—that are essential physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual signs for mourners to look for on their journey through grief.
 
Healing Your Grieving Heart When Someone You Care About Has Alzheimer's: 100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends and Caregivers
 
by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Price: $11.95
Paperback - 128 pages

Latest Release!
 
Navigating the challenging journey that families and friends of Alzheimer's patients must endure, this heartfelt guide reveals how their struggle is as complex and drawn out as the illness itself. Confronting their natural but difficult process of grieving and mourning, this newest addition to the popular 100 Ideas series covers the inevitable feelings of shock, sadness, anger, guilt, and relief, illustrating the intial reactions people commonly feel from the moment of the dementia's onset.
The Mourners Book of Hope
 
by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Price: $14.95
Paperback - 176 pages

 
One of North America's leading grief educators, Dr. Alan Wolfelt has written many books about healing in grief. This book is his most comprehensive, covering the essential lessons that mourners have taught him in his three decades of working with the bereaved. In compassionate, down-to-earth language, Understanding Your Grief describes ten touchstones—or trail markers—that are essential physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual signs for mourners to look for on their journey through grief.
 
Companioning the Bereaved: A Soulful Guide for Caregivers
 
by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Price: $29.95
Hardcover - 176 pages

 
This book by one of North America's most respected grief educators presents a model for grief counseling based on his "companioning" principles.

For many mental healthcare providers, grief in contemporary society has been medicalized—perceived as if it were an illness that with proper assessment, diagnosis and treatment could be cured.

Dr. Wolfelt explains that our modern understanding of grief all too often conveys that at ereavement's "end" the mourner has completed a series of tasks, extinguished pain, nd established new relationships. Our psychological models emphasize "recovery" or quot;resolution" in grief, suggesting a return to "normalcy."
 
 
Web Resourcs
 
Center for Loss and Life Transition
A private organization dedicated to furthering our understanding of and compassion for the complex set of emotions we call grief. Dedicated to helping both the bereaved, by walking with them in their unique life journeys, and bereavement caregivers, by serving as their educational liaison and professional forum.
 
Crisis, Grief and Healing
A place where men and women can discuss, chat or browse to understand the many different paths to heal strong emotions. Resources on the site include excerpts from author Tom Golden's books on healing from loss.
 
GriefNet
GriefNet is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. They have many email support groups. Their integrated approach to online grief support provides help to people working through loss and grief issues of all kinds.
 
Willowgreen
A leading provider of information and inspiration in the areas of illness and dying, loss and grief, healthy caregiving, life transition, and spirituality.
 
Grief Grief and Loss
Grief support information and resources from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).
 
Growth House
An international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end of life issues. Hypertext topic pages link to sites around the world. Links to hospice and home care, bereavement, death with dignity, AIDS, and related topics in life-threatening illness.
 
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.