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The Healing Power of Grief: The Journey Through Loss to Life and Laughter [Paperback]

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Item description for The Healing Power of Grief: The Journey Through Loss to Life and Laughter by Marilyn Stolzman & Gloria Lintermans...

The Healing Power of Grief is Gloria Linterman's twenty-four month story about morning and healing following the death of her precious husband, Rick. It also features Dr. Marilyn Stolzman's (a psychotherapist specializing in grief counseling) vision for healing, as she offers tools, not psychobabble, as a blueprint, to help us face our loss, mourn, and eventually, heal.
Included within the book is a 100+ page workbook, The Power of Thought, which guides readers through the time sequences of grief and healing.
"As the CEO of a mortuary and memorial park many grief recovery books cross my desk each year. All too often these books contain essential information but the presentation is imposing and esoteric. The Healing Power of Grief is written in everyday language and in an easy to understand format. The anecdotes are real life and relate to all who are in the successive stages of the grieving process. The workbook exercises are clear, helpful and direct the participant with meaningful topics. I would be proud to have this book in our library." -Mark Friedman, CEO, Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary
About the Authors
Dr. Stolzman brings her wisdom and hands-on experience to the book by way of her professional training and work as a bereavement counselor through her directorship of the 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 California. 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) and Retro Chic (Really Great Books). Hometown: Los Angeles.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   360
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   1.05 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 10, 2006
Publisher   Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN  1932783482  
ISBN13  9781932783483  

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More About Marilyn Stolzman & Gloria Lintermans

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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), and Retro Chic.

Gloria Lintermans currently resides in Los Angeles.

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A manual on grieving  Nov 25, 2007
This is a practical, well-written, inclusive manual on how to grieve after the loss of a spouse. It divides the grieving process into five parts: shock, denial, anger, depression, and adjustment. It describes each stage, tells the reader what to expect at that stage, and makes suggestions for moving through that stage and onto the next. Each chapter begins with narration by Gloria Lintermans in which she describes the feelings she experienced as she went through the grieving process. The authors stress that each person is different and each will go through grieving in a different way and in a different time span, but there are some components that are common to most people's experience. There are suggestions not only for the one who has lost a spouse, but also for their friends and families. There is a "Mourner's Bill of Rights" and a workbook which helps to express grief through the written word. The suggestions for helping to heal are psychologically sound and the authors do not consider any topic out of bounds in this book. It is one that I will recommend to friends and will refer to when I am next in the grieving process. I wish that I had had the book many years ago when my father died because much of the impact of the book comes from finding out that abnormal becomes normal during grieving, and strange behavior by the mourner does not indicate impending insanity. I congratulate the authors on writing an important and helpful book.
A lifeline  Sep 28, 2006
Reviewed by Susan Pettrone for Reader Views (9/06)

It is a fact of life for everyone that, at one time or another, we will lose someone close to us. We cannot bypass this experience nor can someone take the pain from us, but we can learn more through the author's personal story of how we can make this heart-wrenching journey a little less confusing and how we can come to terms with this reality of life...namely death.

Author Gloria Lintermans opens her heart and her story of the death of her husband Rick within this book, and it is the story of 24 months of healing she experienced, that brings to the reader, a new insight into losing a loved one and how to go on living without them. Though loosely based on the "stages of grief" by Elizabeth Kubler Ross, this book takes us in a new direction with grief. It explains through the author's personal experience, how there are five "time sequences of death" and how each of these fit within the timeframe of healing. Shock, Denial, Anger, Depression, and Integration-Adjustment-Transition are all addressed within this book with questions, suggestions and "do's and don'ts" within each sequence, well thought out and written in a manner that is easily read and understood. The simple, down-to-earth language and the experiences of the author, make this a book that reaches readers from all walks of life and a wide range of ages as well. From teens on up, this book could easily fill a need within many persons, needing help to deal with loss.

As I have gotten older, I have had to face the deaths of many close to me, as most my age have. Not having any idea of what was to come, I was often lost in a sea of my own grief, wishing someone would throw me a lifeline. I didn't have such a book as "The Healing Power of Grief," but I can see how it would have been exactly what I needed to get me through those confusing, grief-filled days. The honesty, the personal insight and the workbook included within this book, are amazing and exactly what is needed for many who are grieving. Not only does it address issues we may not realize were there, but "The Healing Power of Grief" helps the reader through the long process to growth and insight into our grief. It helps us see where we were and where we have come, and through this journey we see hope and comfort through the healing that eventually comes as time goes on. The mere writing of one's thoughts and feelings is not only a healing process but a way to remember our loss in a positive way. Through the simple process of writing, we can begin the long, solitary process of living without our loved one as well as living with our grief. I would sincerely recommend this book to anyone dealing with grief in their lives and wanting to learn how to grow through their grief. It is a wonderful book and one I intend to keep should that time again arise that I need the advice within its covers.

I would highly recommend "The Healing Power of Grief" to anyone who is experiencing the death of someone dear. It is a straightforward, simply-put book that puts into clear perspective, the time process of grief and how the heart can heal despite our loss. It is one I would not only use myself should the time arise, but one that I would readily purchase for a friend in need as well. It is a book that is worth reading and worth using as well.
The Healing Power of Lintermans and Stolzman  Jun 28, 2006
My wife passed away almost nineteen years ago. She was 42. I was 45. There are no words to describe the pain, devastation, and despair of such a loss. Friends urged me to attend a grief support group. There were seveal available in my area. I chose the H.O.P.E. Foundation, run by a Dr. Marilyn Stolzman. It was this program that helped me get my life together. It did not eliminate the pain and devastation, but it made it a little bit easier to cope. Today, Dr. Stolzman, in collaboration with Gloria Lintermans, has written a book, The Healing Power of Grief. I strongly urge those who have suffered a recent loss to read this book. It lays down in easy to follow steps everything that was part of the original program. The program made life a little more bearable for me. Hopefully the book will do the same for others.
Sidney Lam
Helping you move on  May 12, 2006
The Healing Power of Grief and The Healing Power of Love don't just help you recover from the loss of a loved one, but show you how to go on from there to find new love. Unlike some other books, which may be written in an academic style or expect you to subscribe to a certain faith, these books are written in an understandable language and have practical tools you can use on your own to help you through this difficult period in your life. I particularly liked the positive, affirming manner in which they're written. The authors don't preach to you or commiserate. As you work through the program, you'll gain a better understanding of what's going on inside you and become better each day at dealing with it. Reading about how others have handled similar losses makes you feel less alone. I recommend these books to anyone who is experiencing grief, not just after a loved one has died, but also after the break-up of a relationship.
Author Shares Her Story to Help Others  Apr 22, 2006
Gloria Lintermans tells her story of losing her deeply beloved husband and dealing with the inevitably intense feelings of grief and loneliness that come with losing a spouse. By sharing her own very personal journey, she helps readers who have experienced similar loss to go on to lead fulfilled lives, and for this she is to be applauded.

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