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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)

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)

Loss: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realms

Loss: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realms

Edited by Salman Akhtar

  • Paperback £29.19 (RRP : £29.99 save £0.80)

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)

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 £29.19 (RRP : £29.99 save £0.80)

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)

Making Death Thinkable

Making Death Thinkable

by Franco De Masi

  • Paperback £24.99

The author explores how different psychoanalytic theories have addressed the issue of death, its presence or absence in the unconscious, as well as the implications of the theories of the death... (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 £34.95

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)

Words in Pain: Letters on Life and Death

Words in Pain: Letters on Life and Death

by Olga Jacoby

  • Hardback £13.20 (RRP : £15.00 save £1.80)

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)

Flirting with Death: Psychoanalysts Consider Mortality

Flirting with Death: Psychoanalysts Consider Mortality

Edited by Corinne Masur

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

This volume is a collection of essays by psychoanalysts covering the denial of death amongst psychotherapists and psychoanalysts and its effect on clinical practice, the effect of early childhood... (more)

The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia and Depression

The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia and Depression

by Darian Leader

  • Paperback £9.99

What happens when we lose someone we love? A death, a separation or the break-up of a relationship are some of the hardest times we have to live through. We may fall into a nightmare of depression,... (more)

Death of a Parent: Transition to a New Adult Identity

Death of a Parent: Transition to a New Adult Identity

by Debra Umberson

  • Print £22.99

Reveals the remarkable change in our sense of self following the loss of a parent. When a parent dies, most adults are seized by an unexpected crisis that can trigger a profound transformation. Using... (more)

Death Talk: Conversations with Children and Families

Death Talk: Conversations with Children and Families

by Glenda Fredman

  • Paperback £32.55 (RRP : £33.99 save £1.44)

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)

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 £26.65 (RRP : £29.99 save £3.34)

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)

I'll Write Your Name on Every Beach: A Mother's Quest for Comfort, Courage and Clarity After Suicide Loss

I'll Write Your Name on Every Beach: A Mother's Quest for Comfort, Courage and Clarity After Suicide Loss

by Susan Auerbach

  • Paperback £9.89 (RRP : £10.99 save £1.10)

Written by a mother who lost her 21 year old son to suicide, this book deals with the themes of suicide loss through the lens of the author's personal grief. Addressing the process of post-traumatic... (more)

If You Sit Very Still

If You Sit Very Still

by Marian Partington

  • Paperback £12.99

In 1994, 21 years after her disappearance, Lucy Partington's remains were discovered in Fred and Rosemary West's basement at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester. In this powerful and lyrical book, Lucy's... (more)

Death and Bereavement Across Cultures: Second Edition

Death and Bereavement Across Cultures: Second Edition

Edited by Colin Murray Parkes, Pittu Laungani

  • Paperback £26.99 (RRP : £29.99 save £3.00)

All societies have their own customs and beliefs surrounding death. In the West, traditional ways of mourning are disappearing, and although Western science has had a major impact on how people die,... (more)

Working with Grieving and Traumatized Children and Adolescents: Discovering What Matters Most Through Evidence-Based, Sensory Interventions

Working with Grieving and Traumatized Children and Adolescents: Discovering What Matters Most Through Evidence-Based, Sensory Interventions

by William Steele, Caelan Kuban

  • Paperback £32.39 (RRP : £35.99 save £3.60)

This book provides a structured, sequential, and evidence-based approach for treating children and adolescents who are experiencing trauma or grief. This approach can be used for all types of... (more)

Give Sorrow Words: Working with a Dying Child: Third Edition

Give Sorrow Words: Working with a Dying Child: Third Edition

by Dorothy Judd

  • Paperback £28.35 (RRP : £30.99 save £2.64)

Though there has been much written about dying and bereavement in recent years, the particular stress of terminal illness in childhood - as it affects both the families and the professionals - is... (more)

Loss, Trauma and Resilience: Therapeutic Work with Ambiguous Loss

Loss, Trauma and Resilience: Therapeutic Work with Ambiguous Loss

by Pauline Boss

  • Hardback £25.00

Whether it is a parent in the grip of Alzheimer's or a spouse missing in a disastrous event, we are all touched by ambiguous loss. Here Pauline Boss, the principal theorist of the concept of... (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)

The Courage to Grieve: Creative Living, Recovery and Growth Through Grief

The Courage to Grieve: Creative Living, Recovery and Growth Through Grief

by Judy Tatelbaum

  • Paperback £9.99

Although this book emphasizes the response to bereavement, it aims to help with all kinds of loss and grief, exploring intense and uncomfortable emotions such as sorrow, guilt, loneliness,... (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 £26.85 (RRP : £29.99 save £3.14)

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)

Death and Chronic Illness in the Family: Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspectives

Death and Chronic Illness in the Family: Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspectives

Edited by Peter Titelman, Sydney K. Reed

  • Paperback £40.95 (RRP : £43.99 save £3.04)

What does it mean to be 'present and accounted for' when a family member is facing chronic illness or death? How does one define a self in relation to the ill or dying member and the family? Rooted... (more)

Mindfulness & Grief: With guided meditations to calm your mind and restore your spirit

Mindfulness & Grief: With guided meditations to calm your mind and restore your spirit

by Heather Stang

  • Paperback £9.99

Experiencing grief and loss is one of life's greatest challenges. (more)

Perspectives on Palliative and End-of-Life Care: Disease, Social and Cultural Context

Perspectives on Palliative and End-of-Life Care: Disease, Social and Cultural Context

by Rebecca S. Allen

  • Hardback £108.65 (RRP : £120.00 save £11.35)

Individuals and families face challenges at the end of life that can vary significantly depending on social and cultural contexts, yet more than ever is now known about the needs that cut across the... (more)

Shattered by Grief: Picking up the pieces to become WHOLE again

Shattered by Grief: Picking up the pieces to become WHOLE again

by Claudia Coenen

  • Paperback £13.99

This is a practical guide to help readers work through their grief via expressive therapies and activities, based on the techniques Claudia Coenen honed as a professional counselor after the... (more)

Continuing Bonds in Bereavement: New Directions for Research and Practice

Continuing Bonds in Bereavement: New Directions for Research and Practice

Edited by Dennis E. Klass, Edith Steffen

  • Paperback £44.99 (RRP : £49.99 save £5.00)

The introduction of the continuing bonds model of grief near the end of the 20th century revolutionized the way researchers and practitioners understand bereavement. Continuing Bonds in Bereavement... (more)

Understanding Child and Adolescent Grief: Supporting Loss and Facilitating Growth

Understanding Child and Adolescent Grief: Supporting Loss and Facilitating Growth

Edited by Carrie Arnold

  • Paperback £34.19 (RRP : £37.99 save £3.80)

Carrie Arnold, MEd, has been an adjunct faculty in thanatology and psychology at King's University College, Western University since 2005. She is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian... (more)

Helping Teens Work Through Grief

Helping Teens Work Through Grief

by Mary Kelly Perschy

  • Paperback £20.69 (RRP : £22.99 save £2.30)

The second edition of Helping Teens Work Through Grief provides a more complete and updated manual for facilitators of teen grief groups. It includes additional background information about... (more)

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