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Present with Suffering: Being with the Things that Hurt

Present with Suffering: Being with the Things that Hurt

by Nigel Wellings, Elizabeth Wilde McCormick

  • Paperback £11.69 (RRP : £12.99 save £1.30)

What is the place of discontent and unhappiness in human experience and how best can we be with it?

There is something about everything that makes it not quite satisfactory. Even things we... (more)

Every Family Has A Story: How We Inherit Love and Loss

Every Family Has A Story: How We Inherit Love and Loss

by Julia Samuel

  • Hardback £13.49 (RRP : £14.99 save £1.50)

Why do some families thrive in adversity while others fragment? How can families weather difficult transitions together? Why do our families drive us mad? And how can even small changes greatly... (more)

Life after a partner's suicide attempt

Life after a partner's suicide attempt

by Dr Francis McGivern

  • Paperback £19.99
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Life After a Partner's Suicide Attempt is the first publication to document in depth the lived experiences of the partners of individuals who have attempted to take their own lives. Although no one... (more)

The State of Disbelief: A therapist's story of love, death and mourning

The State of Disbelief: A therapist's story of love, death and mourning

by Juilet Rosenfeld

  • Paperback £9.99

When Juliet Rosenfeld's husband dies of lung cancer only seven months into their marriage, everything she has learnt about death as a psychotherapist is turned on its head.

As she attempts to... (more)

When A Child Grieves: Psychoanalytic Understanding and Technique

When A Child Grieves: Psychoanalytic Understanding and Technique

by Corinne Masur

  • Paperback £25.19 (RRP : £27.99 save £2.80)

For many years, debate has raged as to whether children are capable of embarking on a true mourning process. In When a Child Grieves, Corinne Masur provides an excellent overview of the myriad... (more)

Loss, Grief and Transformation: The Therapist's Personal Experience in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Loss, Grief and Transformation: The Therapist's Personal Experience in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Edited by Shoshana Ringel

  • Paperback £22.49 (RRP : £24.99 save £2.50)

This book is a timely and relevant book for psychotherapists and psychoanalysts who process loss both in their own lives and in the lives of their patients, offering perspectives from a range of... (more)

A Matter of Death and Life: Love, Loss and What Matters in the End

A Matter of Death and Life: Love, Loss and What Matters in the End

by Irvin D. Yalom, Marilyn Yalom

  • Hardback £15.29 (RRP : £16.99 save £1.70)

Internationally renowned psychiatrist and author Irvin Yalom has devoted his career to counselling those suffering from anxiety and grief. But never had he faced the need to counsel himself until his... (more)

Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society: Bridging Research and Practice

Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society: Bridging Research and Practice

Edited by Robert A. Neimeyer, Darcy L. Harris

  • Paperback £33.29 (RRP : £36.99 save £3.70)

Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society is the authoritative guide to the study of and work with major themes in bereavement. The classic edition includes a new preface from the lead editors... (more)

When a Baby Dies: Psychotherapy for Pregnancy and Newborn Loss

When a Baby Dies: Psychotherapy for Pregnancy and Newborn Loss

by Irving G. Leon

  • Paperback £14.00

This is the first in-depth exploration of psychotherapy for those who have experienced the loss of a baby during pregnancy or in the first few weeks of life. Irving B. Leon integrates recent work on... (more)

Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death and Surviving

Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death and Surviving

by Julia Samuel

  • Paperback £10.99

Grief Works is a compassionate guide that will inform and engage anyone who is grieving, from the 'expected' death of a parent to the sudden unexpected death of a small child, and provide clear... (more)

The State of Disbelief: A story of death, love and forgetting

The State of Disbelief: A story of death, love and forgetting

by Juliet Rosenfeld

  • Hardback £11.69 (RRP : £12.99 save £1.30)

A revelatory book about death and mourning by a psychotherapist faced with sudden bereavement. When Juliet Rosenfeld's husband dies of lung cancer only seven months into their marriage, everything... (more)

Death Talk: Conversations with Children and Families

Death Talk: Conversations with Children and Families

by Glenda Fredman

  • Paperback £34.99

This book tackles head on the often tabooed subject of death. It distils sophisticated clinical work into simple language, and describes simple techniques for talking to children about dying. The... (more)

The Myth of Closure: Ambiguous Loss in a Time of Pandemic and Change

The Myth of Closure: Ambiguous Loss in a Time of Pandemic and Change

by Pauline Boss

  • Hardback £15.99

How do we begin to cope with loss that cannot be resolved?

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many of us haunted by feelings of anxiety, despair and even anger. In this book, pioneering therapist,... (more)

Loss, Grief, and Attachment in Life Transitions: A Clinician's Guide to Secure Base Counseling

Loss, Grief, and Attachment in Life Transitions: A Clinician's Guide to Secure Base Counseling

by Jakob van Wielink, Leo Wilhelm

  • Paperback £32.99

Loss, Grief, and Attachment in Life Transitions gives readers an attachment-informed grief counseling framework and a new way of understanding non-death loss and its treatment. Loss and grief are... (more)

Everyday Madness: On Grief, Anger, Loss and Love

Everyday Madness: On Grief, Anger, Loss and Love

by Lisa Appignanesi

  • Paperback £9.99

`The small translucent bottle of shampoo outlived him. It was the kind you take home from hotels in distant places. For over a year it had sat on the shower shelf where he had left it. I looked at it... (more)

Words in Pain: Letters on Life and Death

Words in Pain: Letters on Life and Death

by Olga Jacoby

  • Hardback £13.65 (RRP : £15.00 save £1.35)

Words in Pain is a rediscovered treasure. First published anonymously in 1919, these letters from a dying woman to her doctor encapsulate an attitude to death which is fiercely independent of... (more)

Love and Loss: The Roots of Grief and Its Complications

Love and Loss: The Roots of Grief and Its Complications

by Colin Murray Parkes

  • Hardback £58.99

Loving and grieving are two sides ofthe same coin: we cannot have one without risking the other. Only by understanding the nature and pattern of loving can we begin to understand the problems of... (more)

Living Beyond Loss: Death in the Family

Living Beyond Loss: Death in the Family

by Froma Walsh, Monica McGoldrick

  • Paperback £35.99

Mental health professionals consider the impact of death on entire family systems, the multiple generational legacies of loss, and the differential impact of a death depending on the developmental... (more)

Life After Loss: The Lessons of Grief

Life After Loss: The Lessons of Grief

by Vamik D. Volkan, Elizabeth Zintl

  • Paperback £29.99

How we cope with grief and come to terms with the death of a loved one shapes our world. In this comprehensive guide to the mourning process, Dr Volkan, a world-recognised authority on grief, shows... (more)

Speaking of Dying: A Practical Guide to Using Counselling Skills in Palliative Care

Speaking of Dying: A Practical Guide to Using Counselling Skills in Palliative Care

by Louis Heyse-Moore

  • Paperback £20.99

Good counselling skills are often not taught to the professionals who need them most. Compassionate and tactful communication skills can make the difference between an awkward encounter with a dying... (more)

On Death and Dying: What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy and Their Own Families: 40th Anniversary Edition

On Death and Dying: What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy and Their Own Families: 40th Anniversary Edition

by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

  • Paperback £29.99

Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. The five stages of grief, first formulated in this hugely influential work forty years ago, are now part of our common understanding of... (more)

Three Faces of Mourning: Melancholia, Manic Defense and Moving on

Three Faces of Mourning: Melancholia, Manic Defense and Moving on

Edited by Salman Akhtar

  • Paperback £42.00

Mourning and the importance of the capacity to bear some helplessness, while still finding pleasure in life, are central to this tightly organized volume. The multi-faceted processes involved in... (more)

Silent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide

Silent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide

by Christopher Lukas, Henry M. Seiden

  • Paperback £16.99

Silent Grief is a book for and about "suicide survivors" - those who have been left behind by the suicide of a friend or loved one. Author Christopher Lukas is a suicide survivor himself - several... (more)

Death and the Family: The Importance of Mourning

Death and the Family: The Importance of Mourning

by Lily Pincus

  • Paperback £7.99

First published in 1976, this is a standard text on bereavement. (more)

Letters from the Grief Club: How we live with loss

Letters from the Grief Club: How we live with loss

Edited by Beth French, Kate Moreton

  • Paperback £9.99

Welcome to the club you never wanted to join.

When someone you love dies, it may seem impossible to know what will happen next and how you will cope. Losing someone in early adulthood, you may... (more)

Crying in H Mart

Crying in H Mart

by Michelle Zauner

  • Paperback £9.99

In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humour and heart, she tells of growing... (more)

Silo's Sadness

Silo's Sadness

by Talya Bruck

  • Paperback £7.99

Silo the lion cub has lost his grandfather due to the illness on the Savanna, El the wise elephant helps Silo explore and manage his grief. (more)

Loss: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realms

Loss: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realms

Edited by Salman Akhtar

  • Paperback £29.99

The experience of loss is ubiquitous in human life, but its nature and impact have great variations. When loss is phase-specific, expected, and accompanied by compensatory supplies, it can lead to... (more)

What Happens When the Analyst Dies: Unexpected Terminations in Psychoanalysis

What Happens When the Analyst Dies: Unexpected Terminations in Psychoanalysis

Edited by Claudia Heilbrunn

  • Paperback £28.19 (RRP : £29.99 save £1.80)

What Happens When the Analyst Dies explores the stories of patients who have experienced the death of their analyst. The book prioritizes the voices of patients, letting them articulate for... (more)

Coping with the Death of a Child: An Integrated Clinical Approach to Working with Bereaved Families

Coping with the Death of a Child: An Integrated Clinical Approach to Working with Bereaved Families

by Darin D. Schiffman

  • Paperback £27.59 (RRP : £29.99 save £2.40)

Coping with the Death of a Child shows clinicians how to integrate various therapeutic modalities and clinical approaches to grief therapy into one comprehensive model linked to positive... (more)

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