A Practical Guide to Renewing Your Life after Experiencing Major Loss
By Bob Deits
One of the classics in the field of crisis intervention, with wise, reassuring, and understanding emotional guidance and practical suggestions for strength and support.
â€”Rabbi Earl Grollman. D.D., author of Living when a Loved One Has Died
[A] roadmap for those in grief.
â€”Lawrence J. Lincoln, M.D., Staff, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Center
A practical guide for those who have difficulty in finding their way back after profound ordeals....Highly valuable and compassionate.
â€”Norman Cousins, author of Anatomy of an Illness
Old grief is as important a work as new grief, and it resurfaces with brand new lessons....Sooner or later, a difficult journey will come knocking (again), igniting the grief process. No one should be without this brilliant healing toolbox of a book.
â€”Maryann Makekau, founder of Hope Matters and coauthor of When Your Grandma Forgets
Loss is a universal experience and too often, because they don't know what to say, well-meaning doctors, friends, and family say, 'Don't worry, you'll get over it.' We never get over a major loss but we can find a way through it to enjoy a full and fulfilling life. In Life after Loss, Bob Deits provides compassionate and practical advice for grieving and rebuilding a meaningful life after loss. As a palliative care physician, I care for people dealing with serious illness and those facing the end of life and their loved ones--where grief and loss are a constant presence. I will recommend this wise and important book as essential reading to all my patients and their families.â€”Steven Z. Pantilat, MD, Kates-Burnard and Hellman Distinguished Professor of Palliative Care; Director, Palliative Care Program, UCSF; author of Life after the Diagnosis: Expert Advice on Living Well with Serious Illness for Patients and Caregivers