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The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition

the Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses Including Health, Career, and Faith
Narrated by: Derek Botten
Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Updated to commemorate its 20th anniversary, this classic resource further explores the effects of grief and sheds new light on how to begin to take effective actions to complete the grieving process' and work towards recovery and happiness. Incomplete recovery from grief can have a lifelong negative effect on the capacity for happiness. Drawing from their own histories as well as from others', the authors illustrate how it is possible to recover from grief and regain energy and spontaneity. 

Based on a proven program, The Grief Recovery Handbook offers grievers the specific actions needed to move beyond loss. New material in this edition includes guidance for dealing with:

  • Loss of faith
  • Loss of career and financial issues
  • Loss of health
  • Growing up in an alcoholic or dysfunctional home

The Grief Recovery Handbook is a groundbreaking, classic handbook that everyone should have in their library.

©2009 The Grief Recovery Institute (P)2019 The Grief Recovery Institute

What the critics say

“This book is required for all my classes. The more I use this book, the more I believe that unresolved grief is the major underlying issue in most people’s lives. It is the only work of its kind that I know of that outlines the problem and provides the solution.” (Bernard McGrane, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Chapman University)

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A must read for anyone dealing with loss.

The Grief Recovery Handbook contains so much helpful information; information about loss and grief that we should have been taught at a young age. The Grief Recovery Handbook provides invaluable, life-long tools to assist people move through the challenges associated with loss of any kind. I highly recommend the book and strongly encourage readers to do the work outlined in the book (ideally with a Grief Recovery Method Specialist™ www.griefrecoverymethod.com - if available in your area).

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A must read for everyone

Very easy to hear and understand. Makes you take stock of your life to realize that we are all grieving something at some time and we all need to complete that loss to get even healthier in our lives.

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  • 2020-02-17

Not very deep

it looks like this book takes a couple of its philosophies and stretches them out. Even though I'm dealing with grief I found this book quite unappealing. I do not agree with two of its points so far. I believe that you do not have to forgive someone who wronged you. Secondly, if you're coming out of a toxic relationship or lost a toxic person in your life, you don't have to believe that you have some responsibility for being sad or angry. In case the book states otherwise, this was my understanding of it.

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  • 2020-03-23

Thinking. Feeling. Next step: Doing

I learned a lot and was surprised to feel inspired by listening to this book. I was grieving the death of someone close to me and bought this book as a resource. I found that the book applied more to other types of grief that sat unaddressed during my lifetime. Now I have insight on what I can do to move forward. I plan to read most of the book a second time, and to begin working on the exercises I have listened to and thought about. Thank you for writing the book. It is tremendously helpful.

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