Synopses & Reviews
When People Grieve offers guidance for some of the hardest moments of our lives. Caring for those facing the death of a loved one can be a challenging labor of love. This helpful book offers guidance that every counselor or friend of the bereaved should have. An internationally renowned expert on grief counseling, DArcy draws on her own experience of the loss of her husband and daughter. She distills the wisdom that she gained through the process of grieving and shares insights that inspired her to heal and grow in the face of tremendously difficult life lessons. When People Grieve is full of practical suggestions with sections on specific ways to help, thoughtful visiting, and things not to say. Chapters on the patterns of grief illuminate the work of mourning and teach patience with the process. DArcy also explores the many ways in which grief can manifest such as anger, withdrawal, need to control, and guilt. This book is a compassionate road map for the bereaved and guides us with a deep understanding of what people need as they move through loss.
Since the publication of her first bestseller Song for Sarah, Paula D'Arcy has become an internationally renowned expert in grief and bereavement issues. Now in a completely expanded, revised, and updated version of an earlier book, When A Friend is Grieving (Random House) Paula helps us understand how to cope with the process of grief and also how to reach out to others in the pain of grief. This classic manual is full of practical advice.