Created for use in bereavement
groups, these workbooks are valuable as self-guided healing tools as
well. They gently move participants through the seven stages of the
grief process, and offer tools for transitioning into a place of
strength, broadened perspective, hope and renewel. Although both
programs cover the same material, "Healing After Loss"
is a spiritually rich guide with a strong Christian and Bible based
emphasis, while the "Journey of the Heart" material
was designed to be spiritually neutral.
Combined with their Leader's
Guides, these programs are beneficial for all types of grief and
bereavement support groups. Lay persons as well as counselors will find
the Leader's Guide a valuable tool in facilitating your group. Workshop
participants will cover the following information as they work through
the pain of losing a loved one:
- Understanding Loss
examines the ways that loss is a wound.
Anesthetic takes a closer look at shock and denial and how to
Many Faces of Anger reveals the necessity of the anger phase
of grief and how to make this stage of the healing process work for the
griever in positive ways.
a Deal with God explores the bargaining phase of grief and the
opportunities it offers for personal growth and greater healing.
the Valley of the Shadow reveals how to gain strength and
perspective from the depression stage in the grief process.
Ravages of Remorse deals with guilt feelings and the crippling
effect they can have on the healing process.
to the Sunshine shows how to nurture hope and find renewal in
the acceptance phase of grief.
The Leader's Guide provides
practical guidance in facilitating the bereavement group using the
materials. Information is included on how to:
Workbook for either "Healing
After Loss" or "Journey of the Heart" is a
very effective personal healing tool. It also makes a sensitive, caring
gift for friends or loved ones that are dealing with loss. While a
card, note, or poem will be forgotten in a short time, this gift will
help that special person continue to heal over the long term.
- Understand your role as a
- Advertise and prepare for your
- Create a warm, welcoming, safe
environment for your group members to process grief
- Understand the needs of your
- Help your group deal with the
crippling effects of guilt and remorse
- Teach your group coping skills
as they face shock and denial
- Understand family systems
- Cope with and understand the
phase of anger
- Make a commitment to the
- Gain strength and perspective
from the depression stage of grief
- Find healing in the confusion
- Help a grieving child heal
- Understand when it's time to
refer a group member to a specialist
Hong, PT, very effectively demonstrates the safest and easiest ways to
perform tub, wheelchair, bed, car and other transfers with a
debilitated patient. In response to requests from hospice programs that
wish to train home caregivers in the best ways to transfer and position
their loved ones, we now provide Sherman's transfer technique
instructional session on its own individual DVD. This material is also
covered in Chapter 2 of the new My Gift: Myself, A
Guide To Excellence In End OF Life Care.
Hospice chaplain Deborah Boles
Waterman's book makes the process of dying just a little easier for
In the “Before” section, the patient sets down their wishes regarding
end-of-life issues, locations of important documents, funeral options,
and information to be passed on that wouldn't necessarily be included
in a will.
The “During” section includes
suggestions for caregiver duties, home safety, questions to ask a
professional caregiver, the natural progress of the dying process, and
what to do at the time of death.
The “After” part gives direction
for the family in dealing with the enormous amount of paperwork that is
involved with a death. Sensitively written and beautifully illustrated,
this practical 84 page manual is a must for every hospice family.
Written by JoAnne
Chitwood to complement the My Gift: Myself, A Guide
To Excellence In End Of Life Care, this book covers the key areas that
must be attended to for a volunteer program to become a success:
Creating Meaning and
Thanking from the heart
heart ached after the loss of my brother. It also aches after the loss
of one of my patients. I feel not only for the patient but the family
left behind. Many families have not gone through this dying process
before. Therefore, I wrote this booklet to guide patients and family
alike, to all who will listen. It is non-denominational in order to
reach people of all faiths, and at a minimal cost so all could afford
it 32 pages.
Border Mountain has a
limited number of Dr Townsend's excellent book available in packs of
five for minimal cost.