Towards the Light
Growing Through Grief
By (author) Michael Metzger
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Towards the Light by Michael Metzger
Book DescriptionGrief is an overwhelming feeling that nearly every person experiences at some point in their life, often many times. It can affect every aspect of your life and can sometimes be debilitating for an extended period of time, especially if we don't find a healthy way to deal with it. In a lot of cases, life will never be the same again, there will always be an empty space - something missing. But with the right mindset and tools to help you through, you can honour your loss, your feelings and grow through the grief. In this book, Michael Metzger gives great insight into various aspects of grief, from a personal perspective - he has worked through his own grief from the loss of his beloved father and son. He guides us through the grief process in a caring and insightful manner. He also discusses that through our grief we need to work through accepting the reality of the loss and to let go of our previous relationship with the dead person and to establish a new relationship with their memory. The second part of the book covers specific losses and help in dealing with them, such as a life companion, a parent, a child, accidental death, suicide and murder. The final section delves into using faith, spirituality and prayer to help travel through the grief journey. Various appendices provide valuable sources and references both for those grieving and those helping others going through grief. * The different ways people deal with grief and the legitimacy of those feelings, no matter what form they take. * The intensity of feelings like shock, anger, fear, guilt that you may swing between. * That it is OK to show emotion and you shouldn't feel embarrassed or guilty. * The stages of grief. * What to expect from grief. * How to deal with a feeling of being unable to grieve, or if we are stuck in grief. * That grieving is a process, not an event and that you should take as much time as you need to travel through it. Questions to ask to ascertain how far we have travelled. "We do not emerge from grief as the same person who entered it." * Ways to help yourself mourn, by talking, writing, seeking support and reaching out. * A guided visualisation to help you come through the grief, plus some wonderful affirmations to help ease the way.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780855723866
(210mm x 136mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Hill of Content Publishing Co Pty Ltd
Publisher: Michelle Anderson Publishing
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: Australia
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