The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Powell's Q&A | September 3, 2014

Emily St. John Mandel: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Emily St. John Mandel



Describe your latest book. My new novel is called Station Eleven. It's about a traveling Shakespearean theatre company in a post-apocalyptic North... Continue »
  1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Station Eleven

    Emily St. John Mandel 9780385353304

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$8.95
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Hawthorne Self Help- Grief

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us about Life After Loss

by

The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us about Life After Loss Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

We tend to understand grief as a predictable five-stage process of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. But in The Other Side of Sadness, George Bonanno shows that our conventional model discounts our capacity for resilience. In fact, he reveals that we are already hardwired to deal with our losses efficiently—not by graduating through static phases. Weaving in explorations of mourning rituals and the universal experiences of the death of a parent or child, Bonanno examines how our inborn emotions—anger and denial, but also relief and joy—help us deal effectively with loss. And grieving goes beyond mere sadness: it can deepen interpersonal connections and often involves positive experiences. In the end, mourning is not predictable, but incredibly sophisticated. Combining personal anecdotes and original research, The Other Side of Sadness is a must-read for those going through the death of a loved one, mental health professionals, and readers interested in neuroscience and positive psychology.

Review:

"He once helped debunk the theory of repressed memory; now this Columbia clinical psychology professor takes on the conventional wisdom about grieving. There's little evidence to support the existence of 'stages of mourning' or the corollary that if the stages aren't followed completely, there's cause for alarm. What Bonanno does find is 'a natural resilience' that guides us through the sadness of loss, and grief, rather than distracting us, actually causes the mind to focus; it also elicits the 'compassion and concern' that humans are hard-wired to offer in response to another's suffering. Bonanno acknowledges that grief is sometimes extreme and requires treatment, much like post-traumatic stress disorder. But with this work, science and common sense come together in a thoughtful, kindhearted way; stories of loss go far beyond striking a familiar chord — they give us hope. As one mother who lost her daughter tells Bonanno, even years later she felt her daughter was like a 'little ember, and if I need to, if I want to have Claire next to me, I blow on it, ever so gently, and it glows bright again.'" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Book News Annotation:

Bonanno (clinical psychology, Columbia U.) challenges conventional ideas about grief to illustrate how it is not experienced uniformly and that a prescribed pattern discounts human capacity for resilience. He argues that grief can deepen interpersonal connections and lead to a new sense of meaning. Through studies and interviews with hundreds of people, he discusses the history of grief work in psychology, the purpose of sadness, how bereaved people do have pleasurable experiences and find comfort in memories, their natural resilience, prolonged grief, and experiences in different cultures. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A leading expert in emotions research establishes a bold new paradigm for understanding grief.

About the Author

George A. Bonanno is professor of clinical psychology at Columbia University. His work has been featured in the New York Times and the Washington Post, and he has appeared on CNN and 20/20. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465013609
Subtitle:
What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss
Author:
Bonanno, George A
Author:
Bonanno, George A.
Publisher:
Basic Books
Subject:
General Self-Help
Subject:
General
Subject:
Loss (psychology)
Subject:
Bereavement -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
Death, Grief, Bereavement
Subject:
Grief
Subject:
Bereavement
Subject:
Self-Help; Grief
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20101228
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in
Age Level:
from 18

Other books you might like

  1. The Greatest Show on Earth: The...
    Used Trade Paper $8.95
  2. Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of...
    Used Trade Paper $8.95
  3. Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-Up... Used Hardcover $9.95
  4. Game Change: Obama and the Clintons,...
    Used Hardcover $2.50

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Grief

The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us about Life After Loss Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$8.95 In Stock
Product details 240 pages Basic Books - English 9780465013609 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "He once helped debunk the theory of repressed memory; now this Columbia clinical psychology professor takes on the conventional wisdom about grieving. There's little evidence to support the existence of 'stages of mourning' or the corollary that if the stages aren't followed completely, there's cause for alarm. What Bonanno does find is 'a natural resilience' that guides us through the sadness of loss, and grief, rather than distracting us, actually causes the mind to focus; it also elicits the 'compassion and concern' that humans are hard-wired to offer in response to another's suffering. Bonanno acknowledges that grief is sometimes extreme and requires treatment, much like post-traumatic stress disorder. But with this work, science and common sense come together in a thoughtful, kindhearted way; stories of loss go far beyond striking a familiar chord — they give us hope. As one mother who lost her daughter tells Bonanno, even years later she felt her daughter was like a 'little ember, and if I need to, if I want to have Claire next to me, I blow on it, ever so gently, and it glows bright again.'" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
A leading expert in emotions research establishes a bold new paradigm for understanding grief.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.