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Companioning You!
Companioning You!

Companioning You!

A Soulful Guide to Caring for Yourself While You Care for the Dying and the Bereaved

The Companioning Series

SELF-HELP

128 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Cloth, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $16.95)

Publication Date: September 2012

ISBN 9781617221668

Rights: WOR

Companion Press (Sep 2012)

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Overview

Make caring for oneself the first priority in caring for others

Based on Dr. Wolfelt's unique and highly regarded philosophy of "companioning" versus treating mourners, this self-care guide for professional and lay grief caregivers emphasizes the importance of taking good care of oneself as a precursor to taking good care of others. Bereavement care is draining work, and remaining empathetic to the painful struggles of mourners, death, and dying, day in and day out, makes caregivers highly susceptible to burnout. This book demonstrates how caring for oneself first allows one to be a more effective caregiver to others. Through the advice, suggestions, and practices directed specifically to caregiving situations and needs, caregivers will learn not to lose sight of caring for themselves as they care for others.

Author Biography

Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD, is a speaker, a grief counselor, and the director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition. He is the author of Companioning the Bereaved, Healing Your Grieving Heart, The Mourner’s Book of Hope, Understanding Your Grief, and many other bestselling books on grief and bereavement caregiving. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.