Honoring Grief: Creating a Space to Let Yourself Heal
If you know someone who has suffered loss and is experiencing grief, simply sending a card or flowers may seem insufficient. Many people are unsure how to comfort a friend or loved-one in times of loss. This special book is filled with inspirational wisdom, practical self-help for healing, and makes a meaningful and comforting gift. Written by psychotherapist and grief expert Alexandra Kennedy, "Honoring Grief "provides powerful and compassionate advice for dealing with loss. Compatible with any religious or spiritual orientation, this book aims to help readers create a sanctuary--a special space where they are free to work through the difficult emotions that accompany grief. The act of grieving can be overwhelming. That's why the self-help tips in this book are simple, brief, and effective--ideal for anyone suffering the emotionally and physically exhausting effects of grief.
Alexandra Kennedy, MA, LMFT, is a psychotherapist in private practice (38 years) and author of "Losing a Parent, ""The Infinite Thread: Healing Relationships Beyond Loss," and "How Did I Miss All This Before? Waking Up to the Magic of Our Ordinary Lives." She is an adjunct faculty member of John F. Kennedy University and has taught at the University of California Santa Cruz Extension and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. She has been interviewed in "USA Today," the "San Jose Mercury News," "The San Francisco Examiner," and the "Boston Herald, "as well as on NPR's "T""alk of the Nation," CNN's "Sonja Live, "and on KQED's "Family Talk "and "New Dimensions Radio." Foreword writer Stephen Levine is an American poet, author, and teacher, who along with his wife and spiritual partner Ondrea Levine, is best known for his work on death and dying. He is the author of "Who Dies, Healing Into Life and Death, Turning Toward the Mystery, Becoming Kuan Yin," and many other books.