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Companioning the Bereaved
Companioning the Bereaved

Companioning the Bereaved

A Soulful Guide for Counselors & Caregivers


176 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Cloth, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $44.95)

Publication Date: March 2005

ISBN 9781879651418

Rights: WOR

Companion Press (Mar 2005)


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A new model for grief counselors

Renowned author and educator Alan Wolfelt redefines the role of the grief counselor in this guide for caregivers. His new model for "companioning" the bereaved gives a viable alternative to the limitations of the medical establishment, encouraging counselors and other caregivers to aspire to a more compassionate philosophy. This approach argues that grief need no longer be defined, diagnosed, and treated as an illness but rather should be an acknowledgement of an event that forever changes a person's worldview. Through careful listening and observation, the caregiver learns to support mourners and help them help themselves heal.

Author Biography

Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD, is the author of Creating Meaningful Funeral Ceremonies, Healing the Bereaved Child, and Understanding Your Grief. He serves as director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition and is on the faculty at the University of Colorado. He writes the "Children and Grief" column for Bereavement Magazine. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.