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Description - The Wilderness of Grief by Alan D. Wolfelt

Based on the author's previous guides to a 10-touchstone method of grief therapy, this book takes an inspirational approach to the material, presenting the idea of wilderness as a sustained metaphor for grief -- and likening the death of a loved one to the experience of being wrenched from normal life and dropped down in the middle of nowhere. Feeling lost and afraid in this uncharted territory, people are initially overwhelmed, the book explains, but they begin to make their way through the new landscape by searching for trail markers -- or touchstones -- until they emerge as intrepid travellers climbing up out of despair. The touchstones for each step are described in short chapters such as "Embrace the Uniqueness of Your Loss", "Recognise You Are Not Crazy", and "Appreciate Your Transformation".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781879651524
ISBN-10: 1879651521
Format: Paperback
(145mm x 185mm x mm)
Pages: 110
Imprint: Companion Press,US
Publisher: Companion Press,US
Publish Date: 28-May-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Alan D. Wolfelt

Alan D Wolfelt Ph.D. serves as director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition. He writes the 'Children and Grief' column for Bereavement Magazine and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, and Today. He is the author of Healing Your Grieving Heart, Healing a Teen's Grieving Heart, and Understanding Your Grief. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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