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Good Grief: 50th Anniversary Gift Edition

Good Grief: 50th Anniversary Gift Edition

For fifty years Good Grief has helped millions of readers, including NFL players and a former first lady, find comfort and rediscover hope after loss. Now this classic text is available in a new edition with a foreword by one of the nation's leading communicators of medical health care information. An afterword by the author's daughters tells how the book came to be.

Good Grief identifies ten stages of grief—shock, emotion, depression, physical distress, panic, guilt, anger, resistance, hope, and acceptance—but, recognizing that grief is complex and deeply personal, defines no "right" way to grieve. Good Grief offers valuable insights on the emotional and physical responses persons may experience during the natural process of grieving. The anniversary gift edition includes space for readers to record thoughts about their personal experience with grief.

Whether mourning the death of a loved one, the end of a marriage, the loss of a job, or other difficult life changes, Good Grief is a proven steady companion in times of loss.

Other new editions of Good Grief:
Good Grief 50th Anniversary
Good Grief 50th Anniversary (Large Print)

  • In stock

$11.99

  • ISBN 9780800697839
  • Format Hardcover
  • Dimensions 5 x 6.75
  • Pages 96
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Publication Date Oct 8, 2010

Contents

Introduction

Stage One
We are in a State of Shock

Stage Two
We Express Emotion

Stage Three
We Feel Depressed and Very Lonely

Stage Four
We May Experience Physical Symptoms of Distress

Stage Five
We May Become Panicky

Stage Six
We Feel a Sense of Guilt about the Loss

Stage Seven
We Are filled with Anger and Resentment

Stage Eight
We Resist Returning

Stage Nine
Gradually Hope Comes Through

Stage Ten
We Struggle to Affirm Reality

Excerpts

From the Preface

"I just finished re–reading this gem. It is immediately clear why it has been and will continue to be a bestseller. It is written with the heart of a pastor, the insight of a psychologist, the humanity of a father and husband, and the hope of someone who has seen so many survive the process of grieving. It is simple but not simplistic. It is profound but not professorial. Most importantly, it describes the pathway through grieving that can only be found through honesty. In my opinion, this is a book that should quickly be in the hands of anyone grieving for any reason."
—Dr. Timothy Johnson, M.D.
ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

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