Loving Grief is a sacred text, a guide to the mysteries of grief; mysteries no one would willingly pursue but to which everyone will eventually be initiated. Paul Bennett’s generosity in sharing the very intimate journey of he and his wife, Bonnie, as they faced her death sets the tone. He teaches by example how to keep a broken heart open and growing in love. He lives the range of grief from the dreadful dailiness of loss to the transcendent glimpses of the eternal with lyrical grace. His griefscape is full and lush and productive, having no relationship to the arid, emptiness of depression.
In the stream of time, Paul Bennett has defined a space between the living and the dead where hearts can meet. Although the stream inevitably flows toward a future that the living and the dead can’t share, the space between them is timeless. This book is good nourishment for anyone who is ready to go deeply into life and love. -- KC Conway LCSW
Video: “By the Waters of Babylon,” by Dr. James E. Miller, produced by Willow Green Production”
Fort Wayne, IN; 219-424-7916 Highly recommended. Used as an aid by many professional bereavement counselors.
Compassion Book Service for children and adults. 704-675-9670
“On Life After Death”, by Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. Known for her decades of work/ministry to the dying.
Unlike some in the medical profession, Dr. Ross took the time to LISTEN to her dying patients. Their response may surprise you.
“The Widow's Handbook, A Guide for Living,” by Charlotte Foehner & Carol Cozart (Fulcrum, Inc., Golden, CO).
Deals with the emotional and practical aspects of loss. This book is highly recommended for widowers and divorced people also.
An example of topics covered, include chapters on: Enlisting Legal Help, Your Financial Advisory Team, Settling the Estate, Filing
Claims for Life Insurance and Survivor Benefits, Social Security, Medicare, Health Insurance and Disability, Your Budget, Your Checkbook
and Your Credit.
“Remember the Secret,” by Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. A beautiful story about love, caring, and loss --especially helpful
for children facing life-threatening illness or the loss of a loved one. This book provides a wonderful way for children to learn
about the value of life as well as the reality of death and dying. Full color illustrations.
“Sad Hug, Mad Hug, Happy Hug” (58198)B. Thousands of caring adults have relied on this book to restore a child's sense of
security after the loss of a loved one. Highly recommended!
"Mourning has Broken" A collection of creative writing about grief and healing.
Foreword by Alan Wolfelt, PhD
Edited by Mara Koven and Liz Pearl
Channing L.Bete Co. Inc.
200 State Rd.
South Deerfield, MA 01373
Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children.
Downham- Miller, Sally. Mourning and Dancing for Schools: A Grief and Recovery
Sourcebook for Students, Teachers and Parents.
James, W. John, Friedman, Russell. Grief Recovery Handbook: The Action Program for
Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses.
Litz, Brett T. Early Intervention for Trauma and Traumatic Loss.
Talbot, Kay. What Forever Means After a Death of a Child: Transcending the Trauma,
Living with the Loss.
Children’s books on death and grief
Deits, Bob. Life After Loss: A Personal Guide Dealing with Death, Divorce, Job Change, and Relocation. 1992. Fisher Books.
Doka, Kenneth J. Living With Grief: Children, Adolescents and Loss. 2000. Hospice
Foundation of America.
Lee, John H. Grieving: A Key to Healing (Cassette)
Matsakis, Ph.D, Aphrodite. I Can’t Get Over It: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors.
Rinpoche, Sogyal. Glimpse After Glimpse: Daily Reflections on Living and Dying. 1995.
Rosenbloom, Dena, Williams, Mary Beth, Watkins, Barbara E. Life After Trauma:
Workbook for Healing
Rothman, Juliet. A Birthday Present for Daniel: A Child’s Story of Loss. 1996.
Schiraldi, Glenn R. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook