– Heather Stang, 2014
Coping with grief and loss is one of life’s greatest challenges. At times, it may seem overwhelming and impossible to navigate. This inspirational grief book offers real-life stories and mindfulness-based techniques to help you reduce your suffering even during the toughest of times. Whether you are new to meditation or have been practicing for decades, Mindfulness & Grief will not only help you in the short term, it will teach you how to live your life more fully even in the wake of loss.
Inspired by contemporary grief research and ancient mindfulness techniques, this grief book is structured as an 8-week program and day-long retreat with over 35 meditation, yoga, journaling and expressive arts exercises.
– Alan D. Wolfelt PhD, Kirby J. Duvall MD, 2009
Acknowledging the unique set of symptoms that accompanies a period of mourning, this guide is the ideal companion to weathering the storm of physical distress. From muscle aches and pains to problems with eating and sleeping, this handbook addresses how the body responds to the impact of profound loss. Low energy, headaches, and other conditions are also taken into account. With 100 ways to help soothe the body and calm the mind, this compassionate study is an excellent resource in understanding the connection between the two.
– Alan D. Wolfelt PhD , 2001
With sensitivity and insight, this series offers suggestions for healing activities that can help survivors learn to express their grief and mourn naturally. Acknowledging that death is a painful, ongoing part of life, it explains how people need to slow down, turn inward, embrace their feelings of loss, and seek and accept support when a loved one dies. Each book, geared for mourning adults, teens, or children, provides ideas and action-oriented tips that teach the basic principles of grief and healing. These ideas and activities are aimed at reducing the confusion, anxiety, and huge personal void so that living their lives can begin again
BODY-CENTERED PSYCHOTHERAPY: THE HAKOMI METHOD: THE INTEGRATED USE OF MINDFULNESS, NONVIOLENCE AND THE BODY
–Ron, Kurtz, 1997
One of the seminal books in the body-centered movement in psychotherapy, the Hakomi Method integrates the use of mindfulness, nonviolence, meditation and holism into a highly original amalgum of therapeutic techniques. Hakomi work incorporates the idea of respect for the wisdom of each individual as a living organic system, organizing matter and energy to maintain its goals, and identity. It is written with clarity, humor and simplicity; sure to inspire and give insight to both therapists and laypersons.
– Bessel van der Kolk M.D, 2015