OverviewWhen People Grieve offers guidance for some of the hardest moments of our lives. Caring for those facing the death of a loved one can be a challenging labor of love. This helpful book offers guidance that every counselor or friend of the bereaved should have. An internationally renowned expert on grief counseling, D’Arcy draws on her own experience of the loss of her husband and daughter. She distills the wisdom that she gained through the process of grieving and shares insights that inspired her to heal and grow in the face of tremendously difficult life lessons. When People Grieve is full of practical suggestions with sections on specific ways to help, thoughtful visiting, and things not to say. Chapters on the patterns of grief illuminate the work of mourning and teach patience with the process. D’Arcy also explores the many ways in which grief can manifest such as anger, withdrawal, need to control, and guilt. This book is a compassionate road map for the bereaved and guides us with a deep understanding of what people need as they move through loss.
Author BiographyPaula D’Arcy is the author of Gift of the Red Bird, A New Set of Eyes, and Song for Sarah. She is a former psychotherapist and the president of the Red Bird Foundation. She lives in Austin, Texas.