Grief Demystified

An Introduction

Being able to offer support to the bereaved is an important part of many frontline professions, such as nurses, teachers, funeral directors and anything in between. Yet very little theoretical information about grief has filtered down into mainstream knowledge, and what has is often misinterpreted.

Giving an accessible introduction to modern day grief theory, this book is the perfect guide to grief for counsellors, anyone wishing to support the bereaved, or the griever curious to how their grief works. Debunking commonly believed myths with information on how grief can vary from person to person, advice on communicating with the bereaved and details on the different kinds of grief, this book is an essential read for anyone working with the bereaved.

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Press reviews for: Grief Demystified

from the Foreword, Dr Jennifer Dayes, Counselling Psychologist

For all grief workers - practitioners, volunteers, friends and family - Caroline's narrative is a light to guide us through what can be the dark and confusing landscape of grief.

Tracey Bleakley, CEO, Hospice UK

Caroline Lloyd has written a definitive guide to grief and grieving. By explaining the history of grief and the cultural and political impact on how we grieve, the book gives a useful social context for how we grieve today. Importantly the book also explains the origin of many of the myths surrounding the grieving process, creating a space for a far better understanding of the topic. Grief is not a definable process, nor is there a right and wrong way to grieve. There is no roadmap. However this book will help those who are grieving as well as the people who are supporting them understand how to navigate and communicate through grief and how to reach out to others.

Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the way that grief works, as well as guidance on how to support those who are grieving. It considers what grief is, exploring the evolution of theories of grief in different social and historical contexts. The author considers whether grief is 'traumatic' or a mental health problem. I found the book to be particularly helpful in normalising various approaches to grieving... the book may prove useful not only to counsellors and therapists who are beginning to work with bereaved clients, but also to clients and to their loved ones who are trying to support them.

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