I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye Surviving, Coping and Healing after the Sudden Death of a Loved One

ISBN-10: 1891400274

ISBN-13: 9781891400278

Edition: 2000

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A companion workbook to the bereavement classic.
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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 310
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Brook Noel is a CEO, author, speaker, and mom. She has been featured in hundreds of shows and magazines, including ABC World News, CNN Headline News, and Fox & Friends. She is the author of Good Morning, I Wasn#39;t Ready to Say Goodbye, The Change Your Life Challenge, and other books. She lives in Wisconsin.

Blair, PhD, is a holistic psychotherapist, spiritual counselor, and personal coach with a private practice. She has written for numerous magazines, appeared on radio and television talk shows, and co-authored a bestselling book on grief entitled I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye. She lives in Shelburne, VT. Visit her online at www.pamblair.com.

The starting point
Notes for the first few weeks
Treat yourself as if you were in intensive care
Someone to take calls
Seek assistance
Don't worry about contacting people
Let your body lead you
Religious traditions
Wills and arrangements
Expect to be distracted
Have someone near you
The help of friends
Handout for those close to you
Understanding the emotional and physical affects of grief
Days of distraction
Grief knows no schedule
Physical symptoms
Grief and dreams
If you don't dream
If you do dream
Troublesome dreams
Communication dreams
Feeling the presence of the deceased
The world becomes dreamlike
A time to withdraw
Impulsive living
Instant replays and obsessive thoughts
The "if only" mind game
The world is upside down
Assumptions are shattered
When faith is shattered
Loss of purpose
Redefining ourselves
What matters?
Finding a beginning, middle and end
Why did this happen?
The stages of grief
Complicated mourning
The first year
The second year
The third year
Multiple grief
Will I ever get over it?
Warning signs
Myths and misunderstandings of the grieving process
Grief blocks
Relating to others
Too close to home
You are a different person
It's okay to laugh
The ten-day syndrome
Repeating the story
Awkward questions
Non-traditional relationships
Going back to work
Helping children cope with grief
Young children
Teenagers to young adults
General guidelines
Special occasions and challenges
The ambush
Holiday traditions
Where does one go during the holidays?
Happy new year?
Looking toward next year
Part Two: Sharing our stories
The loss of a friend
Some things you can do
The loss of a parent
Some things you can do
The loss of a child
Extreme emotions
Losing and adult child
Common reactions to suicide
Questions and suicide
Religion and suicide
The stigma of suicide
Your relationship with your partner
Grieving styles: the differences between men and women
Grieving guidelines for men and their partners
Guidelines for grieving couples
Single parents
Some things you can do
The loss of a partner
Loss of identity
Circles of friends
Lingering memories and images
Learning to do things alone
Funeral arrangements
When one parent is doing the job of two
For parents who have surviving children
Will I ever love again?
Seeking purpose
Some things you can do
The loss of a sibling
Being overlooked in the grieving process
Double the loss
Identity through a sibling
We fought so much
No one understands
Some things you can do
Part Three: Pathways through grief
Pathways through grief: Questions and answers
Self-help and therapy
Self-help books
FAQ about self help and therapy
Some therapies that can be useful
Alternative solutions: herbs, therapies and other techniques
Feeling depleted
Inability to cry
Lack of concentration
Stomach discomfort
Grief recovery exercises
Anger exercise
Thank you exercise
The search for meaning
Learning through loss
What my loved one has left me
Screaming exercise
Define your priorities
Coping with guilt
The gratitude journal
Memory books
Resources and support
Supportive publications
Support for loss of a partner
Support for grieving children
Support for the lost of a child
General books for adults
Books about grief recovery
Books for grieving men
Books about the loss of a friend
Books about helping someone who is grieving
Books about the loss of a child
General books for professionals
Books for children, teens and their caregivers
Books about the death of a mate
Books about losing a parent
Books about suicide
Books for helping professionals
Where am I now?/Notes from the authors
Appendix/Worksheets and forms
The memorial service
The eulogy
A checklist of calls to make
Friends support group invitation
How to contact the authors
Mailing list
About the authors
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