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The Healing Power of Grief
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Mourners' Bill of Rights
Grieving is
1. The five time sequences of grief
2. Time sequences of healing grief
The first four months: Shock
-Common questions
-Beginning to mourn
-Living through the pain
-Day-by-day grieving
-Sainthood
-Humor
-Healing from within
-Beginning to find answers
-Moving toward healing
-Understanding shock
-Helpful do's and don'ts for the bereaved
-Helpful do's and don'ts for friends and family of the bereaved
3. Time sequences of healing grief
Months five through eight: Denial
-Bereavement support group
-Honor yourself
-Yesterday, today and tomorrow
-Common questions
-Feeling out of control
-Group support
-Anxiety
-Reframing
-Firsts
-Dating
-Control
-Forgiveness
-Creating a will-balanced life
-The future
-Staying in the now
-Denial
-Helpful do's and don'ts for the bereaved
-Helpful do's and don'ts for friends and family of the bereaved
4. Time sequences of healing grief
Months nine through twelve: Anger
-Common questions
-Living with yourself
-Anxieties
-Hope
-Dating
-The world in between
-Freedom to be you
-Inner trust
-Anger-directed outward and inward
-Anger directed outward
-Anger directed inward
-Helpful do's and don'ts for the bereaved
-Helpful do's and don'ts for friends and family of the bereaved
5. Time sequences of healing grief
Months thirteen through seventeen: Depression
-Common questions
-Shifting emotions
-Ongoing guilt
-Depression
-Helpful do's and don'ts for the bereaved
-Helpful do's and don'ts for friends and family of the bereaved
6. Time sequences of healing grief
Months eighteen through twenty-four: Integration, adjustment, transition
-Common questions
-New romance
-Old friends lost
-Lingering feelings
-Leaving your bereavement support group
-Integration, adjustment and transitions
-Helpful do's and don'ts for the bereaved
-Helpful do's and don'ts for friends and family of the bereaved
-Moving beyond
Healing through creating balance by Jo Christner, Psy.D.
7. Morning non-traditional relationships
-Clark & Robert
-Helpful do's and don'ts for the bereaved
-Helpful do's and don'ts for friends and family of the bereaved
-Resources
8. Pennies from Heaven
9. A time for grief: Religious rituals and comfort
10. Organizations and support groups
11. Funeral resources
12. Additional resources

The Healing Power of Thought workbook
Introduction
Time sequence one
Time sequence two
Time sequence three
Time sequence four
Time sequence five
Bibliography
Appendix A: The H.O.P.E. Foundation
Appendix B: Life does go on
About the authors

About the Author

Authors Gloria Lintermans and Marilyn Stolzman, Ph.D., L.M.F.T. have come together once again to create this book after earning their bereavement accreditations and re-loving experience worlds apart-Dr. Stolzman by way of her professional training and work as a professional counselor specializing in bereavement and the Director of H.O.P.E. Unit Foundation for Bereavement, Loss and Transition, a non-profit organization sponsoring unique bereavement support groups for hundreds of people in Southern Calfiornia, and Lintermans, who has mourned, healed and recovered after the death of her husband.
Together they explore and reveal the intricacies to create new, loving relationships following the loss of a spouse. Lintermans is a former syndicated newspaper columnist, currently a freelance writer and author. She has also hosted her own cable television show and radio program. She is the author of The Newly Divorced Book of Protocol (Barricade Books, New York, 1995) and Retro Chic (Really Great Books, Los Angeles, 2002).

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