Companioning the Bereaved by Alan D. Wolfelt
A Soulful Guide for Counselors & Caregivers

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Renowned author and educator Alan Wolfelt redefines the role of the grief counselor in this guide for caregivers. His new model for "companioning" the bereaved gives a viable alternative to the limitations of the medical establishment, encouraging counselors and other caregivers to aspire to a more compassionate philosophy. This approach argues that grief need no longer be defined, diagnosed, and treated as an illness but rather should be an acknowledgement of an event that forever changes a person's worldview. Through careful listening and observation, the caregiver learns to support mourners and help them help themselves heal.

About Alan D. Wolfelt

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Alan D. Wolfelt serves as the director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, and Today. He is a regular contributor to Living with Loss magazine and the author of Healing Your Grieving Heart, Healing a Teen's Grieving Heart, and Understanding Your Grief. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Published March 1, 2005 by Companion Press. 210 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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