This is a practical guide to help readers work through their grief via expressive therapies and activities, based on the techniques Claudia Coenen honed as a professional counselor after the unexpected loss of her husband.
This book provides clear methods to process grief, experience its pain and learn how to live fully again. Readers are encouraged to completely engage with their grief through storytelling, self-care and ritual, and honest reflection. The book navigates the reader through the healing process while allowing them the freedom to explore their pain in a way that best fits their unique situation. Eschewing the idea of a 'quick-fix' to grief, it suggests ways in which tragedy and loss can be a springboard for rejuvenation and transformation.
Claudia Coenen is a certified Grief Counselor in private practice at The Karuna Project and consultant and grief specialist at The REACH Center for crime victims. Claudia also presents workshops on grief processing and vicarious trauma in the workplace. She holds a certificate in Thanatology through the Association of Death Education and Counseling.
Preface. Introduction. Chapter 1. From Shattering to Wholeness. Chapter 2. What Happened? Who Am I? Chapter 3. HELP!! How can I get through this? Chapter 4. Opening to Emotion. Chapter 5. Learning to Life Fully Again. Chapter 6. Exploring the Past to Experience the Future. Chapter 7. Grief and Transformation.