Item description for ABC's of Healthy Grieving: A Companion for Everyday Coping by Harold Ivan Smith...
Overview Nationally recognized grief educator Harold Ivan Smith brings over twenty-five years of professional experience in grief recovery to ABCs of Healthy Grieving. Seventy-two brief suggestions for healthy grieving, each two-pages in length and titled starting with a letter of the alphabet followed by an "I Can" statement, encourage those suffering the loss of a loved one to grow through grief spiritually and emotionally. One particular aspect of living with grief day-to-day is introduced with relevant quotes and short excerpts. Readers can read ABCs of Healthy Grieving cover to cover, or choose a single topic to help them through their day.
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Studio: Ave Maria Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.86" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.46" Weight: 0.36 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2007
Publisher Ave Maria Press
ISBN 1594711275 ISBN13 9781594711275
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More About Harold Ivan Smith
Harold Ivan Smith is the author of many books on dying, death, and grieving. A former funeral director, he is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, and leads seminars on grief and spirituality throughout the world. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri.
Harold Ivan Smith currently resides in Kansas City, in the state of Missouri. Harold Ivan Smith was born in 1947 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Harold Ivan & Associates, Missouri, USA.
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Reviews - What do customers think about ABC's of Healthy Grieving: A Companion for Everyday Coping?
Excellent resource without giving "TMI" Jul 28, 2008
I purchased this after my husband passed away. I realy liked the format-from the quotes to the affirmative statements at the end of each chapter. When you are grieving it is hard to process a lot of new info. So this was perfect-just enough without being overwhelming. I would highly recommend this as a "must have" for anyone who has experienced a loss of a loved one.
Extremely Helpful and Easy to Read Oct 9, 2007
Author Harold Ivan Smith is an accomplished speaker, writer and counselor. If you've read his other books on grief and grieving (do a search right here on this site for several other very strong titles) you know that's he's right-on-target, wise, insightful and readable.
This book is organized into small sections. It's not intimidating; it isn't "too much" to deal with. Pick up a section at a time --- you'll be hooked by the quotes, the stories, and the author's gift with words.
Sensitive and timely, this is an excellent book for anyone who is mourning a loss. Buy it for yourself and your won't be disappointed.
Dr. David Frisbie The Center for Marriage & Family Studies Author of Moving Forward After Divorce: Practical Steps to * Healing Your Hurts * Finding Fresh Perspective * Managing Your New Life
Pearls of Wisdom May 13, 2007
Author Howard Ivan Smith, Ph.D., a member of the board of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, leads storytelling groups for grievers and offers grief courses for nurses, counselors, and funeral directors. His latest book, ABCs of Healthy Grieving, is formatted in short, stand-alone reflections, delivered alphabetically starting with "allow for individual differences in grieving within families" and ending with "zoom in, zoom out." In all, 72 chapters are presented, each accompanied by a quotation, one-to-two-page commentary, and restatement of the title as an affirmation.
Within the alphabetical scheme, major issues are viewed from various angles. For example, rituals are addressed under explore new end-of-day and bedtime rituals; journal your grief; and make some new traditions. Relationships during grieving are the subject of be sensitive to "ex" family members; decide specific things friends can do for you; and go late, leave early. That one is titled after a quotation from Joan Rivers discussing ways she managed to fulfill social obligations after her husband's death. The reflection ends with her assurance that "Unless you are the paid entertainment, no one expects you to be the life of the party."