Grief and Bereavement Books

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Bereavement, Loss and Learning Disabilities: A Guide for Professionals and Carers

Bereavement, Loss and Learning Disabilities: A Guide for Professionals and Carers

by Robin Grey

  • Paperback £18.99

Losing a loved one and coping with the subsequent adjustments that follow are a difficult fact of life, but people with learning disabilities face specific difficulties in processing and managing... (more)

Grief Counselling and Grief Therapy: A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner: Fourth Edition

Grief Counselling and Grief Therapy: A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner: Fourth Edition

by William Worden

  • Paperback £27.89 (RRP : £30.99 save £3.10)

Presents a practical approach to grief counselling. A text to help mental health practitioners treat the problems associated with grief. It has been expanded and updated to include new counselling... (more)

Great Answers to Difficult Questions About Death: What Children Need to Know

Great Answers to Difficult Questions About Death: What Children Need to Know

by Linda Goldman

  • Paperback £9.99

Death is never an easy subject for discussion and adults often struggle to find the right words when talking about it with children. This book explores children's thoughts and feelings on the subject... (more)

Bereavement: Studies of Grief in Adult Life: Fourth Edition

Bereavement: Studies of Grief in Adult Life: Fourth Edition

by Colin Murray Parkes, Holly G. Prigerson

  • Hardback £54.89 (RRP : £60.99 save £6.10)

The loss of a loved one is one of the most painful experiences that most of us will ever have to face in our lives. This book recognises that there is no single solution to the problems of... (more)

End of Life: An Essential Guide for Carers

End of Life: An Essential Guide for Carers

by Mary Jordan

  • Paperback £15.99

'Life is a journey, and so is end of life and we can prepare for it in the same way as we would prepare for any journey, making sure that all loose ends are tied up'. Once a taboo subject, end of... (more)

Voices of Strength: Sons and Daughters of Suicide Speak Out

Voices of Strength: Sons and Daughters of Suicide Speak Out

by Judy Z. Fox

  • Paperback £9.99
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Statistics show that there is one suicide every 16.1 minutes, and thus, six new survivors of that suicide every 16.1 minutes. In this deeply moving but also practical book, authors Judy Zionts Fox... (more)

The Grief Recovery Handbook: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses: (20th Anniversary Edition)

The Grief Recovery Handbook: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses: (20th Anniversary Edition)

by John W. James

  • Print £11.55 (RRP : £11.99 save £0.44)

This book includes guidelines that show readers how to choose which grief or loss they should work on first. This book discusses losses such as: growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional... (more)

Grief, Loss and and Bereavement: Evidence and Practice for Health and Social Care Practitioners

Grief, Loss and and Bereavement: Evidence and Practice for Health and Social Care Practitioners

Edited by Peter Wimpenny, John Costello

  • Paperback £29.69 (RRP : £32.99 save £3.30)

Bereavement is a challenging area for everyone, including health and social care practitioners who are often well placed to offer help and support to the bereaved. This invaluable text draws together... (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 £18.99

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)

Bereavement Narratives: Continuing Bonds in the 21st Century

Bereavement Narratives: Continuing Bonds in the 21st Century

by Christine Valentine

  • Paperback £27.89 (RRP : £30.99 save £3.10)

Bereavement is often treated as a psychological condition of the individual with both healthy and pathological forms. However, this empirically-grounded study argues that this is not always the best... (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 £24.15 (RRP : £25.99 save £1.84)

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)

Love and Loss: The Roots of Grief and its Complications

Love and Loss: The Roots of Grief and its Complications

by Colin Murray Parkes

  • Paperback £27.89 (RRP : £30.99 save £3.10)

Loving and grieving are two sides of the 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)

Getting Back to Life When Grief Won't Heal

Getting Back to Life When Grief Won't Heal

by Phyllis Kosminsky

  • Paperback £14.39 (RRP : £15.99 save £1.60)

Helps you move on from the process of mourning. This title shows you how to accept your loss, begin your recovery, and live a happier, more meaningful life. Learn to go on with your life after your... (more)

Making Sense of Death, Dying and Bereavement: An Anthology

Making Sense of Death, Dying and Bereavement: An Anthology

Edited by Sarah Earle, Carol Komaromy

  • Paperback £26.09 (RRP : £28.99 save £2.90)

This anthology offers a unique collection of personal accounts of death, dying and bereavement. It examines representations of death, dying and bereavement in fiction, poetry, the media and the... (more)

Death and Dying: A Reader

Death and Dying: A Reader

Edited by Sarah Earle, Caroline Bartholomew

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

This book draws together a range of both classic and newly commissioned pieces on the multidisciplinary study of death and dying. Organised into five parts, the book begins with a general exploration... (more)

Overcoming Loss: Activities and Stories to Help Transform Children's Grief and Loss

Overcoming Loss: Activities and Stories to Help Transform Children's Grief and Loss

by Julia Sorensen

  • Paperback £19.99

"Overcoming Loss" is a photocopiable resource that addresses childrens feeling of loss, which can arise from changing communities, schools, moving house, divorce or the death of a parent or... (more)

Dying, Death and Grief: Working with Adult Bereavement

Dying, Death and Grief: Working with Adult Bereavement

by Brenda Mallon

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

This is a practical course book that links loss, grief and bereavement to counselling skills. In a clear, concise style it provides the theoretical background to attachment and loss and gives case... (more)

The Children Who Lived: Using Harry Potter and Other Fictional Characters to Help Grieving Children and Adolescents

The Children Who Lived: Using Harry Potter and Other Fictional Characters to Help Grieving Children and Adolescents

by Kathryn A. Markell, Marc Markell

  • Print £28.79 (RRP : £31.99 save £3.20)

"The Children Who Lived" is a unique approach toward grief and loss in children. Focusing on fictional child and adolescent characters experiencing grief, this book uses classic tales and the Harry... (more)

Grief in Young Children: A Handbook for Adults

Grief in Young Children: A Handbook for Adults

by Atle Dyregrov

  • Paperback £9.99

It is a common misconception that preschool children are not capable of experiencing grief in the same way that older children do. This book challenges this assumption, demonstrating that although... (more)

Grief in Children: A Handbook for Adults: Second Edition

Grief in Children: A Handbook for Adults: Second Edition

by Atle Dyregrov

  • Paperback £14.99

This fully updated second edition of explains childrens understanding of death at different ages and gives a detailed outline of exactly how the adults around them can best help them cope. Whether a... (more)

Dying, Bereavement and the Healing Arts

Dying, Bereavement and the Healing Arts

Edited by Gillie Bolton

  • Print £19.99

Palliative care is dedicated to ensuring that patients experience physical, spiritual and emotional ease as death approaches; bereavement care supports those who are left with the difficult task of... (more)

Why People Die by Suicide

Why People Die by Suicide

by Thomas E. Joiner

  • Print £17.06 (RRP : £18.95 save £1.89)

In the wake of a suicide, the most troubling questions are invariably the most difficult to answer: How could we have known? What could we have done? And always, unremittingly: Why? Written by a... (more)

Sorrow's Profiles: Death, Grief, and Crisis in the Family

Sorrow's Profiles: Death, Grief, and Crisis in the Family

by Richard J. Alapack

  • Paperback £29.69 (RRP : £32.99 save £3.30)
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'Dr Richard Alapack, sensitively and with deep understanding, orchestrates a survivor's journey through the complex country of sorrow. Alapack challenges and transcends the received scientific view... (more)

Working with Loss, Death and Bereavement: A Guide for Social Workers

Working with Loss, Death and Bereavement: A Guide for Social Workers

by Jeremy Weinstein

  • Print £27.89 (RRP : £30.99 save £3.10)

All social workers encounter complex and diverse forms of loss throughout their practice. "Working with Loss, Death and Bereavement" helps trainee and practitioners navigate these difficult... (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 £20.69 (RRP : £22.99 save £2.30)

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)

The Struggle Against Mourning

The Struggle Against Mourning

by Ilany Kogan

  • Paperback £30.84 (RRP : £32.95 save £2.11)

How does the analyst help the patient to be in touch with pain and mourning? Is the relinquishment of defenses always desirable? And what is the analyst's role in the mourning process - should the... (more)

Healing Children's Grief: Surviving a Parent's Death from Cancer

Healing Children's Grief: Surviving a Parent's Death from Cancer

by Grace H. Christ

  • Print £30.59 (RRP : £33.99 save £3.40)

Using qualitative analytic methods, this book identifies five developmentally derived age groups that clarify important differences in children's grief and mourning processes, in their understanding... (more)

Bereavement in Late Life: Coping, Adaptation, and Developmental Influences

Bereavement in Late Life: Coping, Adaptation, and Developmental Influences

by Robert O. Hansson

  • Hardback £20.95

Late life is a time when loss becomes more frequent. Grief experiences accumulate as many older people grapple with diminishing adaptive reserves, changes in cognitive and emotional functioning,... (more)

Grieving for Dummies

Grieving for Dummies

by Greg Harvey

  • Paperback £13.99

This work offers coping and recovery strategies for dealing with the loss of a loved one. Whether the death of a loved one is sudden or expected, grieving the loss is a difficult yet transformative... (more)

The Art of Grief: The Use of Expressive Arts in a Grief Support Group

The Art of Grief: The Use of Expressive Arts in a Grief Support Group

Edited by J. Earl Rogers

  • Print £28.79 (RRP : £31.99 save £3.20)

Art and other expressive therapies are increasingly used in grief counselling, not only among children and adolescents, but throughout the developmental spectrum. Creative activities are commonly... (more)

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