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Bearing the unbearable : love, loss, and the heartbreaking path of grief

Author: Joanne Cacciatore; Jeffrey B Rubin
Publisher: Somerville, MA : Wisdom Publications, [2017]
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If you love, you will grieve--and nothing is more mysteriously central to becoming fully human. When a loved one dies, the pain of loss can feel unbearable--especially in the case of a traumatizing death that leaves us shouting, "NO!" with every fiber of our body. The process of grieving can feel wild and nonlinear--and often lasts for much longer than other people, the nonbereaved, tell us it should. Organized into  Read more...
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Cacciatore, Joanne.
Bearing the unbearable.
Somerville, MA : Wisdom Publications, [2017]
(DLC) 2016044492
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joanne Cacciatore; Jeffrey B Rubin
ISBN: 9781614293170 1614293171
OCLC Number: 968151707
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 222 pages)
Contents: The Role of Others in Our Grief --
Public And Private Grief --
Ritual and Artistic Expressions of Grief --
Early Manifestations of Grief --
Nutrient-Deficient Soil --
Cultural Sensitivity --
Bearing the Unbearable --
Pause, Reflect, and Feeling Meaning --
The Terror Beneath the Terror --
The Pursuit of Happiness and the Unity of Opposites --
Bypassing Grief, Bypassing Love --
Intensity and Coping --
Contraction and Expansion --
The Collision of Love And Loss --
Boundless and Timeless Love --
Personifying Grief --
Pausing With Grief --
The Practice of Being With --
My Heart Cried Many Tears --
The Barefoot Walkabout --
The Vitality of Self-Care --
Self-Care and Sleep --
Ways to Care for Yourself --
Telling Family and Friends What We Need --
Self-Case as Distraction --
Learning, Adapting, and Trusting Intuition --
Re-Grieving --
Surrendering and Stretching --
When We Fragment --
Duration of Grief --
The Courage to Remember --
Joining Hands --
The Power of Unprocessed Traumatic Grief --
Silenced for Decades --
Guilt and Shame --
Inward and Outward --
Works of Love --
Waves of Grief --
"Remember Me," She Said --
Ritual and Microritual --
Meaning Through Compassionate Action --
Kindness Projects --
Through Knowing Suffering --
Fierce Compassion --
The Horse Chemakoh --
The Price of Unrealized Grief and Trauma --
Transgenerational Grief --
Grief Broth --
The Darkness Has Its Gifts --
What I Know.
Responsibility: Joanne Cacciatore ; foreword by Jeffery B. Rubin.

Abstract:

If you love, you will grieve--and nothing is more mysteriously central to becoming fully human. When a loved one dies, the pain of loss can feel unbearable--especially in the case of a traumatizing death that leaves us shouting, "NO!" with every fiber of our body. The process of grieving can feel wild and nonlinear--and often lasts for much longer than other people, the nonbereaved, tell us it should. Organized into fifty-two short chapters, Bearing the Unbearable is a companion for life's most difficult times, revealing how grief can open our hearts to connection, compassion, and the very essence of our shared humanity. Dr. Joanne Cacciatore--bereavement educator, researcher, Zen priest, and leading counselor in the field--accompanies us along the heartbreaking path of love, loss, and grief. Through moving stories of her encounters with grief over decades of supporting individuals, families, and communities--as well as her own experience with loss--Cacciatore opens a space to process, integrate, and deeply honor our grief. Not just for the bereaved, Bearing the Unbearable will be required reading for grief counselors, therapists and social workers, clergy of all varieties, educators, academics, and medical professionals. Organized into fifty-two accessible and stand-alone chapters, this book is also perfect for being read aloud in support groups.
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