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Publisher's Summary

Updated to commemorate its 20th anniversary, this classic resource further explores the effects of grief and sheds new light on how to begin to take effective actions to complete the grieving process' and work towards recovery and happiness. Incomplete recovery from grief can have a lifelong negative effect on the capacity for happiness. Drawing from their own histories as well as from others', the authors illustrate how it is possible to recover from grief and regain energy and spontaneity. 

Based on a proven program, The Grief Recovery Handbook offers grievers the specific actions needed to move beyond loss. New material in this edition includes guidance for dealing with:

  • Loss of faith
  • Loss of career and financial issues
  • Loss of health
  • Growing up in an alcoholic or dysfunctional home

The Grief Recovery Handbook is a groundbreaking, classic handbook that everyone should have in their library.

©2009 The Grief Recovery Institute (P)2019 The Grief Recovery Institute

Critic Reviews

“This book is required for all my classes. The more I use this book, the more I believe that unresolved grief is the major underlying issue in most people’s lives. It is the only work of its kind that I know of that outlines the problem and provides the solution.” (Bernard McGrane, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Chapman University)

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  • Fr0gStar
  • 23-03-2020

Thinking. Feeling. Next step: Doing

I learned a lot and was surprised to feel inspired by listening to this book. I was grieving the death of someone close to me and bought this book as a resource. I found that the book applied more to other types of grief that sat unaddressed during my lifetime. Now I have insight on what I can do to move forward. I plan to read most of the book a second time, and to begin working on the exercises I have listened to and thought about. Thank you for writing the book. It is tremendously helpful.

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  • Clay Franklin
  • 28-04-2021

Finally happy memories

the book is helpful and I’m actually able now to think of some new memories that were happy times instead of sad memories that were later at the end.
I was able to listen at 1.3 speed for most of the book and then I only slowed it down to 1.0 for a couple of the instructions.
So I also realize that I’m grieving the loss of a loved one and grieving the loss of my job.
I like it but am having trouble completing the work because I do not have the visual for what to draw. Looked online helped some.
Death loss of a job etc good for everyone lol

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  • Seth Forbus
  • 16-10-2020

A book that everyone should read

This book was incredible in so many ways. if you are dealing with grief, buy it. It will help.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-09-2020

I enjoyed everything about this book.

The content, the encouragement, the admonishment for recovery with action. Thank you for making this in audible format!

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