Grief is a natural and healthy reaction to loss but it can be extremely debilitating and result in a downward emotional spiral, impacting on such aspects of life as relationships and work.
Relentless grief can cause a host of physical problems due to the sufferer not looking after themselves properly, for example not eating, becoming over-reliant on alcohol, experiencing disrupted sleep. It can also lead to serious emotional and psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, health anxiety and panic attacks.
This self-help book will prove invaluable to the recently bereaved, guiding them through the painful process of bereavement.
Dealing with expected or unexpected death
Challenging unhelpful thoughts
Establishing a routine and tackling avoidance
Returning to work
Practical aspects such as dealing with the funeral, birthdays, etc.
Planning a new future
Sue Morris is a Clinical Psychologist trained in CBT. She currently works as a Bereavement Coordinator at a large hospice in Boston, USA where she has developed and facilitated a six-week support programme for the recently bereaved. She has co-authored four self-help books about relationships and motherhood.