Bereavement and acceptance

Some traumatic events are difficult to deal with alone. Others’ experience with life-changing loss can help you deal with your own. 





Cope with Bereavement
Tapmedia Ltd
Android Market ($3.17)
Blackberry App World ($2.99)

Have you recently lost a loved one? Finding it difficult to move on? Why not give hypnotherapy a try?

Introducing the revolutionary new “Pocket Hypnotherapy” range from TapMedia. We have worked with some of the world’s leading professionals in the hypnotherapy, NLP and self development fields to deliver a portable and cutting-edge product to help you achieve your goals. Instant hypnotherapy. Anywhere you are.

This app contains a combination of words spoken by certified hypnotherapist David Ridgeway D.Hypn., M.N.C.H. and soothing, uplifting “binaural” music.



Grief Support
Apple App Store ($0.99)

Have you or someone you know lost a loved one? Are you going thru the grieving process, but you just don’t feel comfortable attending a grief support group? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! The Grief Support iPhone App is here to help!

Grief Counselor, Pastor, and Author Joe Prainito now offers the very first grief support experience right here on your iPhone.



Journal Through Your Grief: Guided Journal Handbook to Work Through Loss
Robyn Lindsey
ISBN: 978-1469954189

Journal Through Your Grief is a workbook to help guide you through your grief. Grief can be debilitating, can make us feel lost. These carefully chosen prompts will help you to stay afloat.



Good Grief!: How To Create an Oasis When Life is a Desert 
Erica McNeal, Les Parrott & Leslie Parrott
ISBN: 978-1449734244

Unmet expectations and conflicts arise, when a person is hurting and doesn’t know what they need, and their loved ones don’t know what to say or how to help. By the time author Erica McNeal was thirty-two years old, she was already a three-time cancer survivor, and had experienced the loss of five children, two of which she held in her arms. Those close to her were not sure of how to console her, and some well-intended comments only served to hurt Erica and her family in their healing process. For example, imagine being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, at twenty-two years old, and having your best friend tell you that she wished she had cancer too, so that people would like her. Or imagine being pressured to hold a friend’s baby-a child that was born the same day you buried your daughter, in order to “prove your love” for the couple. These statements represent only a fraction, and not even the worst, of the painful words spoken to her family while they struggled through cancer treatments and grieved the loss of their children. Good Grief! is a book filled with tangible solutions for determining what to say, what not to say, and what to do, in order to love others well, through difficult times!



Tear Soup 
Pat Schwiebert, Chuck DeKlyen & Taylor Bills
ISBN: 978-0961519766

If you are going to buy only one book on grief, this is the one to get! It will validate your grief experience, and you can share it with your children. You can leave it on the coffee table so others will pick it up, read it, and then better appreciate your grieving time. Grand’s Cooking Tips section at the back of the book is rich with wisdom and concrete recommendations. Better than a casserole! WINNER of the 2001 Theologos Book Award, presented by the Association of Theological Booksellers.



Lost and Found: Finding Self-Reliance After the Loss of a Spouse 
P. Mark Accettura and Steven J. Case
ISBN: 978-0966927818

The death of a spouse is made doubly frustrating by the mountains of financial and bureaucratic paperwork that one normally has to sort out. Lost and Found: Finding Self-Reliance After the Loss of a Spouse by tax and estate attorney P. Mark Accettura and financial planner Steven J. Case is for widows and widowers bewildered by their new financial landscape. While there’s a section on grieving (guest-written by hospice president Dorothy E. Deremo), most of the book is a practical, step-by-step guide to navigating insurance forms, Social Security, retirement fund distributions, estates and taxes after one’s loss.



Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet 
Gary Kowalski
ISBN: 978-1608680863

From the moment pets come into our lives, we know the day will arrive when we have to say farewell. Still, we are never emotionally prepared for the last adieu. In Goodbye, Friend, Gary Kowalski takes you on a journey of healing, offering warmth and sound advice on how to cope with the death of your pet. Filled with heartwarming stories and practical guidance on such matters as taking care of yourself while mourning, creating rituals to honor your pet’s memory, and talking to children about death, Goodbye, Friend is a beautiful and comforting book for anyone grieving the loss of a beloved animal.


Web Links An Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss

The Compassionate Friends Supporting family after a child dies

Rainbows Bridge A virtual memorial home for departed pets

Complicated Grief Mayo Clinic Information from CDC,, MedlinePlus, NIH, National Institute of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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