Bearing the Unbearable

Bearing the Unbearable

Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief

Book - 2017
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If you love, you will grieve--and nothing is more mysteriously central to becoming fully human.

Foreword INDIES Award-Winner -- Gold Medal for Self-Help

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.
Publisher: Somerville, MA : Wisdom Publications, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781614292968
Branch Call Number: 155.937 Cac
Characteristics: xvii, 222 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Rubin, Jeffrey B.


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wildeaboutbooks Jul 28, 2018

A phenomenal book! Healing, and both optimistic and realistic. I highly recommend this one. I borrowed it from the library but will be buying a copy of my own as I want to reference it often, highlight and underline the heck out of it, and treat it like the personal gift that it is.

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