The Weeping Willow: Encounters With Grief

Paperback | June 15, 2007

byLynne Halamish, Doron Hermoni

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Riveting in their emotional clarity and utterly jargon free, these 30 stories from real life penetrate how we grieve and how we can help those who grieve- whether the griever is oneself, someone we care about, or a client or patient. Lynne Dale Halamish, an internationally respected griefcounselor with more than 20 years' experience, and Doron Hermoni, a family physician, researcher, and educator, present vignettes from practice that show how death- lingering, unexpected, violent, or self-inflicted- and the loss of a relationship- to oneself or with a child, sibling, parent, mate,grandparent, or friend- give life to grief, together with the process by which each person fully encounters his or her grief. Each story is no more than two or three pages, and the authors follow each one with a short summary of its teachings and a selection of annotated recent references for thosewho wish to read more about a topic. Looked at in relief, the stories reveal a master grief counselor at work.

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Riveting in their emotional clarity and utterly jargon free, these 30 stories from real life penetrate how we grieve and how we can help those who grieve- whether the griever is oneself, someone we care about, or a client or patient. Lynne Dale Halamish, an internationally respected griefcounselor with more than 20 years' experience, a...

Doron Hermoni is Chairman, Section of Family Medicine, Technion Medical Faculty and Haifa and family physician, Clalit Health Services, Sharon Shomron District, Israel.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 4.88 × 6.89 × 0.39 inPublished:June 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. You Dont Know Till You Ask: Jumping to Conclusions, Speaking to Children2. The Weeping Willow: Children dealing with impending death3. Who Will Go with Me to Torah?: Security following parental death4. The Black Place: Talking about fears5. The Tree: It is normal to grow after trauma?6. Give Me Permission to Die: Talking openly about death7. The Silent Stage: Encouraging the bereaved to express themselves8. Where is safe?: Repercussions of sibling death9. Decision to live: Important decisions need conscious thought10. Who's Next?: Taking children to funerals: when, what age, how11. The Worst Death: Difference between losing a parent and losing a child12. The last to know: The individuals right to know13. What is freedom?: The unique perspective of the individual14. Mailman: Learn and pass the knowledge on15. I want attention: Classroom intervention after suicide16. You Cannot Prepare: Rehearsal for grief / romanticizing death17. I Can't Tell You: Getting someone to tell you something18. Letting Go: Tacking chances with communication19. What is the Gain?: Cost vs. Benefit20. Body Language: The Clarity of Body Language21. Harps in Heaven Accordions in Hell: Changing Perspective22. Waiting to Die: The Timing of Death23. Where Did You Get My Number: Identifying the bereaved24. Better to Remember Him as He Was: Who should be part of the mourning rituals25. Waiting for Elijah: Normal grief responses26. What Not to Say: How to act around grievers27. What's Yours and What Isn't: Empathy, Boundaries, Identification28. Laugh and the World Laughs: When you are dying, you are still alive29. The Minefield: Normal Grief30. I Want to Finish His Life for Him: Identification of bereaved siblings with the deceased