Grief Is A Journey
Finding your Path Through LossBook - 2016
Dr. Kenneth Doka explores a new way to grieve, explaining that grief is not an illness to get over but an individual and ongoing journey. There is no "one-size-fits-all" way to cope with loss. The vital bonds that we form with those we love in life continue long after death--in very different ways. New science and studies behind Dr. Doka's teaching upend the dominant but incorrect view that grief proceeds by stages. Dr. Doka tells encouraging stories of his clients and other individuals, all working through unique losses. In doing so, he helps us realize that our experiences following a death are far more individual and much less predictable than the conventional "five stages" model would have us believe. He also explains how to cope with disenfranchised grief--the types of loss that are not so readily recognized or supported by society. These include the death of ex-spouses, as well as non-fatal losses such as divorce, the end of a friendship, job loss, or infertility. Dr. Doka considers losses that might be stigmatized, including death by suicide or from disease or self-destructive behaviors such as smoking or alcoholism.
Publisher: New York :, Atria Books,, 2016
Edition: First Atria hardcover edtion
Characteristics: ix, 292 pages ; 24 cm