BOOKS & RECOMMENDED READING
Books on Coping with
Death and Bereavement
The following books are only a small proportion of the many hundreds on Grief and Bereavement which are available through Booktopia. Those listed below are only a sample of those which readers have recommended and judged worthy of four and five stars. TRBMH lists these books as a service to our clients.
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The Best Death
How to Die Well
In 2008 the author’s husband died from liver cancer that was diagnosed only four months earlier when he was 48. This book advocates for taking control of the final stages of life. It is an intimate, compassionate and practical guide written by a medical professional.
Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End
Here is a book about the modern experience of mortality – about what it’s like to get old and die; how medicine has changed this and how it hasn’t; where our ideas about death have gone wrong. The ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death, but a good life – all the way to the end.
You Can Heal Your Heart
Finding Peace After a Breakup, Divorce or Death
Louise Hay and David Kessler
With a perfect blend of Louise’s affirmations and teachings on the power of your thoughts and David’s many years of working with those in grief, this remarkable book will inspire an extraordinary new way of thinking, and bring a profound love and joy into your life.
There are No Goodbyes
Guidance and Comfort by Those Who Have Passed
In this deeply moving account, the author shares her extraordinary path to self awareness. She traces her journey from practicing in hospitals in Australia to working in the U.S. She further details experiences with clients and colleagues who have passed and the insights that have resulted.
Coping With Grief – 5th Edition
Mal McKissock and Dianne McKissock
This is the definitive book on the grieving process, now in the fifth edition. This new edition of the bestselling classic offers sensitive and practical advice on how to deal with the grieving process, from coping with the funeral to managing anniversaries and special dates.
Navigating your Way on Life’s Voyages
Self Ashored is a guidebook for life written with heart and power in equal amounts. By enacting the changes suggested within, you will be empowered to take charge of your life and celebrate all that makes you uniquely valuable. You will be able to release negativity and overcome your fear.
Conquering Life’s Challenges
Written to help anyone who finds themselves in a painful place. Each chapter describes why we do the things we do. Armed with this knowledge we can learn to manage our feelings and respond to devastating events with the skills to seek healthy coping options and change our lives for the better.
When Someone Very Special Dies
Children Can Learn To Cope With Grief
Marge Eaton Heegaard
A workbook to help children work out feelings about death and develop coping skills for life. Children, with the supervision of an adult, are invited to illustrate and personalize their loss through art.
Saying Farewell to Those We Love
A collection of Treasured Scripture, Poetry and Prose
Barry H. Young
The author has been inspired to write a collection of poems, prose and prayers to assist practicing and aspiring funeral celebrants when planning a funeral. Families who wish to actually participate during the ceremony will also find a great depth of choice in this carefully considered volume.
Healing After Loss
Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief
Martha Whitmore Hickman
This book has become the classic guide for dealing with grief and loss. It is written for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. The author has brought together thoughtful words to strengthen, inspire and comfort those who are in need.
Dr. H. Norman Wright
At one time or another, we will all find ourselves facing a dark journey – the passage through grief. Experiencing Grief is written for a person who is in the wake of despair that grief leaves. This brief but powerful book will help lead readers out of their grief experience through the five stages of grief.
A personal story of baby loss and 90 days of support to walk you through grief
Losing a baby, leaves so many parents lost in grief and full of unanswered questions.
Zoë Clark-Coates, and her husband Andy, have personally faced the loss of five babies. Out of their experiences came the charity Saying Goodbye which offers support to thousands of grieving parents and relatives around the world each week.
With the End in Mind
Dying, Death and Wisdom in an Age of Denial
This is a book for us all: the grieving and bereaved, ill and healthy. The book’s thirty + stories show how the dying embrace living not because they are unusual or brave, but because that’s what humans do. By reading this book, you will be better prepared for life as well as for death.
A Better Death
Conversations About the Art of Living and Dying Well
In order to die well, we must be prepared to contemplate our mortality and to broach it with our loved ones. These are some of the most important conversations we can have with each other to find peace, kindness and acceptance of what is to come.
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