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Living with Bereavement

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Lion Hudson
Sue Mayfield

Bereavemnet is an experience that touches everyone, but on two people experience it in the same way. For many people, coming to terms with the death of someone they love can be a very lonely and confusing time when they wonder if the way they feel is 'normal'. In this honest and reassuring book, writer Sue Mayfield maps out the mixed emotions grieving people often experience providing practical, emotional and spiritual help for anyone living with bereavement. The book topics such as:

  • Funerals and ceremonies
  • Absence and Presence
  • Anger and Guilt
  • Regret and Relief
  • Loss and Despair
  • Energy and Sleep
  • Support and comfort
  • Anniversaries and Rememberances

Drawing on the personal storiess of a wide range of bereaved people, each chapter includes information, anecdotes and quotations. The evocatiove colour images throught the book create a sense of peace and allow space for reflection. Realistic yet hopeful, living with bereavemnet offers down-to-earth advice for handling grief and points the way to healing

'all of us, at some time in our lives, experience the death of someone we love. The way we respond will be different for each of us. Bereavement is a universal, inescapable reality but it is also a uniquely personal voage.' Sue Mayfield

Sue Mayfield is a freelance writer best known for her award-winning novels for teenagers, several of which deal with issues of bereavement and loss. She runs creative writing events in schools and spirituality workshops for all ages and has been writer in residence in a museum, a parish church and two hospitals. Sue has recently been involved in a number of Arts-In-Health projects and currently facilitates expressive writing at a hospice and a GP surgery. She has written several books for Lion including On Eagles' Wings, Patterns in the sand, and Exploring Prayer. She lives in Cheltenham with her husband and their three sons

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