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And all subsided in the hush
that followed, in the calm
of great wings folding
and shadowy forms lying down.

I rose and left that room,
the house of my grief
and my bondage, my book
never again to be opened.

To see as once I saw,
steadied by the darkness
in which I walked
and would make my way.

John Haines



Newsroom

Letter to Our Readers about a New and Exciting Website Resource Project

Dear Reader,

In an effort to better serve clients, colleagues, and the general public, the Center for Grief Recovery (the Center) is providing this free website-based bibliographic resource to broaden and deepen your knowledge and access to grief recovery related materials. Our aim is to support, encourage, offer hope and guidance to anyone, free of charge, wrestling with the meaning of their lives and the lives of loved ones in the wake of loss.

Materials included have been identified based on years of experience and use, and range from the imminently practical, personal and immediately accessible, to the profound, theoretical and historically sound. Most clinicians at the Center feel kinship with psychoanalytic and existential schools of thought and the bibliography for professionals reflects those preferences. However, the reader will find many books and resources that speak directly to the mourner in plain and direct language as well.

If you are a clinician seeking guidance with a case, or a deeper appreciation of the thanatological and bereavement fields, then you will find an entire list of required reading derived from a doctoral level grief studies seminar.

If you are currently grieving or anticipating grief we have collected some of the most respected books and online resources for you to explore on your own. Many of the resources fall under a general topic and others are segmented into specific topics to help you find what you are looking for as quickly as possible.

We are always looking for ways to make your experience using our website as simple and useful as possible. To that end, we welcome your feedback regarding this resource.

Warm Regards,

David Fireman, LCSW
Executive Director
The Center for Grief Recovery

Support Resources

Professional Resources


More Good News

Our colleague and friend Allan Schnarr has a new website. Please check it out for information about his work. We know you'll find the site a wonderful resource to add to your on-line destinations.www.feelingeverything.com

 


New Groups
The Center is now taking names for new healing our losses group. See attached FAQ for detailed info. Contact Us by phone or email to find out more.

New Workshops
Center colleague Allan Schnarr, MDiv, PhD offering new "TRANSFORMING LOVE - Creativity as a way of new life" workshop . . . [read more]

News and Events
We are excited to announce that Paul Martin, PsyD has become the Center's assistant director. To learn more about Paul's practice click on this link.

The Center Expands Again! Please join us in welcoming Megan Kelleher, LCSW who comes to us with wonderfully empathic presence, and a broad range of helping skills. You can learn more about her by visiting our Therapists section or clicking on this link.

Community Walk for Grief Support: Celebrating 25 Years of Transformation
The Center celebrated its 25th year anniversary with a fund raiser walk in Rogers Park, Chicago on June 4.
[read more]

New Articles

New interview on ideas for what to say and do to support the bereaved, by the Center's Meg Kelleher, LCSW. [read here]

Pain Bonds Us - I feel close to you when you let your pain show. A protective shield inside me slides away. [read more]

Private Practice: Dynamic Psychotherapy and Bereavement Counseling (CEU) [read more]

You Know Therapy Is Working When . . . - You feel increasingly uncomfortable with the status quo when it is causing harm. [read more]

Ideas About Mourning - For the griever the future feels shattered; everything hoped for is broken and gone/ lost like a broken mirror. [read more]

Myths and Realities of Mourning - Regrettably, our society maintains a host of unrealistic assumptions and inappropriate expectations when it comes to the work of grief and mourning. Here are some myths to consider: [read more]

The Difference Between Grief and Mourning - It is critical to know the difference between grief and mourning. Both processes are there to help the bereaved face the reality that their loved one is gone and then to slowly begin to accommodate to that fact. [read more]



 

 
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