BY DORIS ZAGDANSKI
A simple guide to help you understand what to say (and what not to say) to someone who is grieving. This booklet is the perfect place to start when learning about the reactions of grieving people. Simple language and relatable examples make this an essential reference for anyone touched by grief.
BY MAL MCKISSOCK AND DIANNE MCKISSOCK
This best-selling book offers sensitive and practical advice on how to deal with the grieving process, from how to cope with the funeral to managing anniversaries and special dates.
BY PILOT LIGHT AUSTRALIA
A quirky book that questions our society's reluctance to speak about the inevitable - death. A good book to spark an in-depth conversation to connect with others at a profound level.
BY DR ALLAN KELLEHEAR
Each story in Eternity & Me is a night-light offering emotional and social guidance in our personal search for meaning in death and loss. Each story can heal us. Drawing from special moments in his own personal and professional life, Dr Kellehear shows us that even the most difficult times can have the meaning that ultimately helps us to live more authentically.
BY ALLAN KELLEHEAR
In this book, 25 average Australians all from differing social backgrounds, gender and ethnicity tell of their unique experiences with grief.
BY J. WILLIAM WORDEN
This highly anticipated fourth edition builds on the success of the previous editions which received worldwide acclaim for their sensitive, insightful, and practical approach to grief counselling. Worden incorporates emerging theories and cutting edge research into this fully revised edition which includes: a new chapter on the mourning process discussing the personal and social difficulties that shape mourning; detailed guidelines for approaching special types of grief including suicide, sudden death and miscarriage; and, an updated version of the Task Model. Grief Counselling and Grief Therapy is an essential resource for everyone working with the bereaved, from those just entering the field, to seasoned practitioners.
BY DORIS ZAGDANSKI
Now That the Funeral is Over challenges the reader not only to learn about grief, but also to learn about themselves. Peaceful thoughts, meditations and inspirations all combine to produce a valuable book which will be of immense help to so many. We will all need to work through the process of grief at some time in our lives and Now That the Funeral is Over will be of great benefit.
Sacred Space The Prayer Book 2013 is the ninth edition of the book of the hugely successful website www.sacredspace.ie inaugurated in 1999 by Alan McGuckian SJ and Peter Scally SJ of the Jesuit Communication Centre, Ireland. This book, as with the website, guides the reader, simply and gently, through a few stages of preparation. The sacred space in one's day can be anywhere at any time - on a park bench, at home, the office, the beach - a time to quietly connect with God. A time to be consoled, healed, challenged and transformed.
BY ELAINE STANFIELD
Elaine Stanfield has created a comforting collection of poems written gently and sensitively, with a spiritual undertone. She articulates both the pain and hope that can be found in dark times of grief, fear and sadness, with words that seem to be addressed personally to the reader.
BY LUCIA NARDO
Souls Sisters - Modern Prayers for Modern Women is a response to women's search for prayer within a spiritual dimension. There are 120 prayers on a wide range of subjects. Some amusing, some sad, but all relevant to a woman's life. Soul Sisters includes explanatory terms used in the prayers and is non-denominational so that it can be inclusive of all beliefs. The prayers stand alone for those seeking non-specific spirituality, or adaptable to those with existing faith practices.
BY DORIS ZAGDANSKI
In this book, Doris Zagdanski enlists the help of grieving people to tell you what they need from those around them. She has adapted communication skills and modified counselling techniques to enable the ordinary person in the street to speak confidently with a grieving friend, client, colleague, relative ... anybody who needs to talk about their feelings. Here are countless strategies to respond to another's feelings without falling into the trap of being stuck for words.
BY AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR GRIEF AND BEREAVEMENT
It is the initiative of people bereaved by the 2009 Victorian bushfires, who found much of what has been written to assist those in grief, did not describe their particular experiences. It has been prepared from the comments and descriptions many of them have offered, combined with the understanding of experienced professionals working in the field of traumatic grief.
BY SUE EVANS FUND FOR FAMILIES
At the best of times, parenting is highly demanding and time consuming, requiring a lot of physical, emotional and mental energy. Trauma and grief are also highly demanding and time consuming. So, as one mother, Carol asks, “How, when you are so devastated and heartbroken yourself, how do you actually support your child, when you haven't got the energy, you haven't got the will, you haven't got the motivation.” A book by family members who are surviving traumatic grief.
BY DORIS ZAGDANSKI
Teenagers and Grief is a superb guide for teenagers and parents alike. Parents will find ways to help their children by showing them how to cope with loss and helping them to express their grief, thoughts and feelings. There is also critical information on when parents need to seek urgent outside help. Several teenagers express their feelings in the book and these give us an insight into the depths of their grief.
BY BEVERLEY RAPHAEL
Beverley Raphael, a psychiatrist who has done extensive work and research with the bereaved, has written this definitive guide to the subject. The book deals with bereavement at every stage of life, describing the wide variety of reactions which people experience, according to their age. The author also discusses strategies for coping with the bereaved, suggesting which are appropriate in different situations, and at different stages of life.
EDITED BY DR JOHN BARLETTA AND JAN BOND
This unique and easy-to-read book is a practical guide to over 130 psychological issues that you may face across a lifetime. It is both a self-help manual and an educational resource, featuring expert opinion from a range of experienced professionals. A must-have for the family bookshelf, it provides a wealth of information and helpful tips that can be used for self-care, as an addition to therapy, or in the support of others. It can also be used by doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, counsellors, and life-coaches for their own continuing development, or recommended to patients and clients to enhance their treatment and recovery.
BY AMBER TURK AND MARGARET BROWN
A compilation of journal entries written by a 27 year old woman in her last year of life, this book tells of her hope, despair, and pain as she nears death. A beautifully written book to help others understand what it feels like to be terminally ill.
BY MICHAEL METZGER
In this book, Michael Metzger gives great insight into various aspects of grief, from a personal perspective- he has worked through his own grief from the loss of his beloved father and son. He guides us through the grief process in a caring and insightful manner. With the right mindset and 'tools' to help you through, you can honour your loss, your feelings and grow through the grief.
BY DORIS ZAGDANSKI
The oft unrecognised hurt of losing a pet is given a name - disenfranchised grief. This grief is explained in a common sense, practical and sensitive way. Just what you need when your pet companion has died and it seems that no-one understands.
BY MELISSA ABRAHAM
The funerals are formalities and are meant to honour the life of the loved one lost, yet the can often feel intrusive and annoying in our time of grief. When We Remember provides an honest and sensitive guide, a roadmap through this most difficult of times. This book relieves much of the burden of the formalities, allowing you to focus on those you love, your expected or unexpected loss, and bring a sense of closure and meaning to the process.