The Handbook for Companioning the Mourner by Alan D. Wolfelt
Eleven Essential Principles (The Companioning Series)

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Partly a counseling model and partly an explanation of true empathy, this handbook explores the ways companionship eases grief. For caretakers who work with grieving people or for friends and family just hoping to stay close, 11 tenets are outlined for mourner-led care. These simple rules call for understanding another person's pain, listening with the heart rather than the head, not filling up every minute with words, respecting confusion and disorder, and relying on curiosity rather than expertise.

 

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 April 1, 2009 by Companion Press. 128 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Professional & Technical, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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