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Healing Conversations What to Say When You Don't Know What to Say

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ISBN-10: 0787960195

ISBN-13: 9780787960193

Edition: 2002

Authors: Nance Guilmartin

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This useful title offers help for those who want to know what to say or do during difficult times. It offers aid to those in crisis by giving them guidance on how to ask for and receive support.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/16/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 7.25" wide x 7.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

An Invitation to Healing Conversations
Getting Started: Supporting others without fixing, rescuing, or judging
When You Need a Friend
Please, Don't Ask Me How I Am, Unless ... Beginning a healing conversation
Using the Rule of Six: Asking for help
Just Listen: After a sudden loss
Rediscovering Empathy: What comforts you may not comfort someone else
It'll Be OK, Sugarplum: Being a light at the end of the tunnel
Mommy, Will He Be OK? Helping children face their fears and yours
Asking One Friend to Help Another: When you don't have the answers
Unexpected Gifts: Accepting help from a stranger
Before and After the Move: Emotional attics and new road maps
It's Not What You Think: The hidden hurts of bankruptcy
Who Am I If I'm Not Who I Was? After a life-changing event
It's Over: A relationship ends
Reflection: Tuning Out of Your Head, Tuning In to Your Heart
Health Matters
Test Results: Getting the news or waiting to hear
Peaceful Warrior: When you want to help deal with a diagnosis
Facing Surgery: Before, during, and after
Just How Do You Ask for Help? Making your own wish list
Paciencia: Recovering from depression
Is the Doctor In? Making the most of your time as a patient or as a doctor
What's the Difference Between a Cure and Healing? Living with chronic pain
What About Me? Supporting the caregiver
Second Sight: When a disability becomes an ability
When the Bough Breaks: When you can't see their pain
The Bear: Close calls
After the Accident: Fears remain
A Cry for Help: Responding to attempted suicide
Reflection: How to Be with Someone Who's in Pain
Healing Conversations at Work
You People Are Incompetent! Turning angry customers into loyal fans
When Staff Don't Get Along: The power of listening
Trading Places: Helping a colleague pause before jumping to conclusions
You Must Be Kidding! Giving and getting difficult feedback
Plant Closings and Pink Slips: Taking away their jobs but not their dignity
Trapezes: Being laid off, fired, or acquired
Bad News at the Office: Crossing invisible boundaries
Celebrating Life: Asking a coworker for help with a family dilemma
I Just Wanted to Let You Know I Cared: Consoling an employee
Honoring Paul Tsongas: Coping with death in the workplace family
Notes to Keep a Memory Alive: A letter to the children
Reflection: Maybe It Is My Job--Intentional Kindness
Transitions: Heart, Mind, Body, and Soul
We're Getting Divorced: Appreciating what you may not understand
Be a Friend, Not a Hero: Helping someone deal with verbal abuse
I Don't Want to Be a Burden: Supporting the widowed spouse
Splinters, Mice, and Little Things: Learning to live alone
Broken Hearts and Burnt Offerings: When a gift offers a reservoir of care
What Is Enough? Retirement as a way of life
What Happens When You Show Up for Class? Lessons from an elder
I Know Her Name: Living with Alzheimer's
The Long Goodbye: When death takes its time
He Knows He's About to Die: Visiting a friend in a hospice
Anniversaries of Loss: Special dates to remember
Reflection: Being with Their Silence--and Yours
Lost Loves
Leo the Cat: Putting a "four-footed angel" to sleep
When You Don't Get the Chance to Say Goodbye: Unfinished feelings
It's a Blessing, Really: When death brings relief
Take a Friend to Lunch: Writing the obituary
Oh, Damn! Did Anybody Bring a Knife? Scattering ashes
Best-Laid Plans: When last wishes clash with the needs of the living
When Mom Leaves: A gift of poetry
After the Funeral: Appreciating behind-the-scenes responsibilities
When a Young Child Dies: A parent's bewilderment lingers
Frail Submarines: When someone chooses suicide
When Tragedy Inspires Action: Responding to a sudden death
Grief Unburied: Sorrow returns in waves
Perhaps: Is this heaven on earth?
Reflection: Sometimes There Are No Words
In the End
Healing Takes Time
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