Lessons of Loss explores how we react to loss, both physical and social, and adapt to it. Within the diversity of types of loss, Neimeyer recognizes and explores common themes and challenges that characterize the loss experience. The book is organized into three parts: those who grieve, those who help, and personal applications. This new edition has been updated and expanded to include all caregivers, not just the professional therapist.
Contents Preface Part One: For Those Who Grieve Chapter 1 The Experience of Loss Chapter 2 To Love and To Lose Chapter 3 Job Loss and the Loss of Role Chapter 4 The Activity of Grieving Chapter 5 Context and Connection Chapter 6 Ritual and Renewal Part Two: For Those Who Help Chapter 7 Meaning Reconstruction and the Experience of Loss Chapter 8 Dimensions of Diversity in the Reconstruction of Meaning Part Three: Personal Applications Chapter 9 Personal Applications Chapter 10 Resources for Further Exploration