Feelings of loss, resulting in grief, are triggered by many situations besides the death of a loved one. Healing Pain investigates why the process of grief can be such a dramatic turning-point, and why people who undergo it are never the same as they were before. A bestseller in Scandinavia, it describes the treatment methods developed by the authors to help people find the healing power inherent in health grief and gives detailed and practical advice on how to work with normal and pathological grief in individual or group settings.
`authors elucidate upon theory with excellent illustrations from their practice … equips the lay person with a means of understanding grief and loss' - Nursing Standard
Introduction: Chapter 1 On attachment, loss and grief; Chapter 2 The four tasks of grief work; Chapter 3 Risk groups and factors in deciding treatment; Chapter 4 Crisis intervention and grief therapy in a group setting; Chapter 5 Eleven examples of crisis intervention and grief therapy; Chapter 6 A course of grief therapy - a personal account; Chapter 7 Losses of other kids