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A Path Through Loss is a self-directed workbook to guide the reader through the process of grief. Grief can result from many things: divorce or separation, abuse, unemployment, a serious injury or chronic/terminal illness, death, loss of childhood due to a parent illness or substance abuse, or a life transition, such as career change, a move, or retirement.
You will learn why working with your grief through various means, including journaling, is helpful. You will also become aware of the different issues that affect and prevent or assist healing and growth. Author Nancy Reeves provides practical information and easy-to-use tools to help the reader nurture the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the self.
Although it is intended for individual use, it is a valuable resource for counselors, and this updated and revised version includes questions suitable for group discussion. It also includes a section on children and grief.
About the author
Dr. Nancy Reeves is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, spiritual director, author, and published poet. She is director and psychotherapist in the Island Loss Clinic, teaches a graduate course at the University of Victoria, and conducts many lectures and workshops internationally. She has published 26 articles in professional journals and general interest magazines.
This new edition captures all the strengths and sensitivities of the prior edition while incorporating new research and insights. Persons experiencing a loss will find information and tools to help them as they journey in grief and reconstruct a new life in the face of loss.
Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, Professor, The Graduate School of New Rochelle, and Senior Consultant, The Hospice Foundation of America
Thank you so much, Nancy, for adding your new insights and suggestions to an already very helpful resource full of simple yet incredibly effective suggestions for healing.
Judi Morin, Sister of St. Ann, Chaplain at William Head Institution (Vancouver Island)
In A Path Through Loss, Nancy Reeves offers the reader a respectful balance between providing information that reassures and grounds, and offering tools that guide each individual on their unique journey through loss. This book will be of interest to any of us who have experienced a personal and significant loss. For those of us who dedicate part of our professional lives to accompanying individuals working through grief, it is a welcome companion.
Samuel F. Mikail, PhD, C.Psych., ABPP, Clinical Director, The Southdown Institute
Other titles by Nancy Reeves
A Match Made in Heaven
A Bible-Based Guide to Deepening Your Relationship with God
Adventures of the God Detectives
The Midwife's Story
Meditations for Advent Times
Found Through Loss
Healing Stories from Scripture and Everyday Sacredness
I'd Say Yes, God
If I knew What You Wanted
I'd Say Yes, God If I Knew What You Wanted
If I knew What You Wanted