Books on Grieving

Following is a selection of books on loss and grieving. Click on any of the titles to view the entire description.

 

Beyond Grief         (Carol Staudacher)

A guide for recovering from the death of a loved one. In the midst of your grief it may be impossible for you to imagine that one day you too will experience a "turning point."

 

Grief's Courageous Journey          (Sandi Caplan)

Plenty of books advise on handling grief; but few tell precisely how to work through the grief process. This provides a program of steps to take for copying with daily life and grief. The workbook approach encourages a journal recording of one's process. 

 

Men & Grief         (Carol Staudacher)

A guide for men surviving the death of a loved one. I found this book vitally helpful in understanding the unexpected differences in the ways men grieve a loss - myself, as an example - but it also helped me powerfully in dealing with grieving male friends. Once you start, you'll want to go on. 

 

How to Survive the Loss of a Love          (Peter McWilliams)

These pages provide encouragement, sympathy, and warmth. The book describes the traumatic feelings in the form of simple poems with unbelievable accuracy and the gives ways of dealing with these profound feelings. 

 

Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens       (Alan D Wolfelt, Ph.D.)

A book that is written in clear, user-friendly prose. Each page presents a different idea designed to help teens recognize mourning as a natural process connected with loss, reassuring them that they should not be afraid of deep, sometimes uncontrollable emotions, and showing them how to release grief in healthy, positive ways. 

 

The Grief Recovery Handbook       (John W. James)

The Grief Recovery Handbook offers grievers the specific actions needed to complete the grieving process and accept loss. For those ready to regain a sense of aliveness, the principles outlined here make this a life-changing handbook.