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Grief works : stories of life, death, and surviving / Julia Samuel.

By: Samuel, Julia.
Publisher: London : Penguin Life an imprint of Penguin Books, [2018]Description: xx, 261 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781501181535; 9780241270776 (pbk.).Subject(s): Grief | Bereavement | Loss (Psychology)Additional physical formats: Online version:: Grief worksDDC classification: 155.937 Summary: Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood...In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves. Julia Samuel, a grief psychotherapist, has spent twenty-five years working with the bereaved and understanding the full repercussions of loss. This deeply affecting book is full of psychological insights on how grief, if approached correctly, can heal us. Through elegant, moving stories, we learn how we can stop feeling awkward and uncertain about death, and not shy away from talking honestly with family and friends. This extraordinary book shows us how to live and learn from great loss.
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First published in Penguin Life in 2017 ; published with an additional chapter (Pru and Robert) by Penguin Life 2018.

Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood...In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves. Julia Samuel, a grief psychotherapist, has spent twenty-five years working with the bereaved and understanding the full repercussions of loss. This deeply affecting book is full of psychological insights on how grief, if approached correctly, can heal us. Through elegant, moving stories, we learn how we can stop feeling awkward and uncertain about death, and not shy away from talking honestly with family and friends. This extraordinary book shows us how to live and learn from great loss.

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