Facing the loss of a loved one in a death-avoidant culture can be excruciating. Grievers may be expected to put on a brave face, to "move on" quickly, and to seek medication if they are still grief-stricken after an "acceptable" amount of time. Psychotherapist Judy Heath draws on extensive experience as a grief specialist in private practice to help those struggling with the anguish of loss.
Addressing the myths and misinformation about mourning that still abound today, Heath gently coaches listeners to understand that coping with loss is a natural process that our society tends to avoid and hurry people through, often leading to unresolved, lasting grief. No Time for Tears offers practical advice for both short- and long-term recovery, including how to manage rarely discussed physical and emotional changes: feelings of "going crazy" and inability to focus, and feeling out of sync with the world, exhausted and chilled, and crushingly lonely. This updated second edition includes new information about medication and discusses various types of loss including that of a parent, child, spouse, friend, or pet. Helpful not only to grievers but also to those who care about, counsel, or employ them, No Time for Tears is an essential resource for grief management and recovery.
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May be helpful to some...
Most likely you've lost someone or know someone who has lost a loved one if you're interested in this book. I lost someone.
I found many parts of this book downright offensive.
The author pushes opinions on you. Her personal views on the use of medication after the loss of a loved one makes it seem as though if you get medication for your grief struggle you're not doing it right. She did explain certain scenarios where she feels medication is warranted but if you're already in pain, just losing a loved one; I was made to feel weak.
She also breaks down a few types of death. RANKING THEM. "This is the worst type of loss to experience" I do agree that the unnatural and out of order deaths can be more difficult to cope with then say you're 102 year old grandmother. But as licensed psycho therapist writing a broad book on grief, don't tell someone their grief isn't as bad as another's.
This book would be most helpful to someone who's never had a loss and would like to know generally what to expect in a future occurrence.
I felt worse than I did before reading it.