Into the Mourning: A Handbook (and Workbook) for a Grieving Parent

Thursday, May 23, 2024 @ 5:35 PM

Losing a child is an experience that transcends words; it's a journey through profound pain, uncharted emotional depths, and an altered reality that reshapes the very fabric of life. To support parents navigating this challenging terrain, Dr. Kelly authored Into the Mourning: A Handbook for a Grieving Parent along with its companion grief workbook Into the Mourning, A Workbook for a Grieving Parent. The carefully crafted handbook and workbook acknowledge the complexities of parental grief and introduces the P.A.R.E.N.T. Model of Grief, a unique framework designed to offer support, understanding, and a pathway toward healing. The model respects the individual journey of each grieving parent, emphasizing that grief is unique, circular, fluid, distressing, and a lifetime event, while providing the encouragement and hope that there is no wrong or right way to grieve. Embrace one or both compassionate guides to find solace and resilience amidst the unfathomable loss.

The handbook offers a deep dive into the complexities of grief after losing a child, cultural and spiritual impacts on grief, and a historical context of how death is viewed and experienced, as well as the P.A.R.E.N.T. Model of Grief that normalizes the distress and often confusing thoughts and feelings from an attachment perspective. The workbook offers daily practices, journaling exercises, prayers, meditations, and support to help you navigate grief after child loss, and learn how to live with the loss.

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