I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: A Companion Workbook for Surviving, Coping, & Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One (Paperback)
Based on the bereavement classic I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye, this grief and loss workbook offers step-by-step support and encouragement on your way to understanding and dealing with grief.
Called a support group in your hands by professionals and mourners alike, I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: A Companion Workbook acts as a comforting touchstone to navigate the unique emotions and challenges when learning how to cope with death. Tapping into their personal histories and drawing on numerous interviews, authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, PhD, explore sudden loss and its role in the cycle of life.
Using a combination of self-exploration questions, visualization activities, and journaling, grieving readers will learn how to work through their anger, guilt, and loss of purpose towards an uplifting place of endurance and growth. The updated edition also touches upon new discussions, including:
- The unique circumstance of loss
- Men and women's grieving styles
- Religion and faith
- Grief's unanswerable questions.
Combined with the classic grief recovery book I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye, this workbook truly places a support vehicle in the hands of those who are mourning.
Praise for I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye:
This book, by women who have done their homework on grief, can hold a hand and comfort a soul through grief 's wilderness. -- George C. Kandle, Pastoral Psychologist
As one who deals with unexpected death, I am so pleased to find a truly valuable reference for those souls who are blindsided by such misery. -- E. Charles Douville, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Providence, Portland
The authors have captured a means of discussing and exploring a very painful life passage in real life, down to earth language and experience. Many thanks to Pam and Brook for their generosity in sharing their discoveries to further our healing. -- Charlotte A. Tomaino, PhD, Neuropsychologist
About the Author
Pamela D. Blair, PhD Dr. Blair earned her PhD in philosophy and a masters in metaphysics from the American Institute of Holistic Theology. She has certificates in Integrative Therapy and Therapeutic Touch, has studied at the New England Educational Institute and the Transformational Training Institute, and has a divinity degree from the New Seminary in New York, NY. As a therapist, she is known for her innovative personal growth workshops and support groups.In addition to I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye, she has authored The Next Fifty Years: A Guide for Women at Midlife and Beyond (Hampton Roads Publishing Co.). A frequently invited guest on television, cable, and radio talk shows, Dr. Blair has appeared on CBS TV and is a contributing editorto me* Magazine, GriefNet.com, and Divorce Magazine. Visit her website at www.pamelablair.com Brook Noel Brook Noel is the author of nineteen books, specializing in life management, balance, and life transitions. Known for going beyond the book, Noel uses many means to interact with and support her readers. She delivers free motivational podcasts, online Q&A chats, message board interaction, in-person free coffees when she travels, and four free newsletters with over one hundred thousandtotal subscribers. Noel's interactive grief outreach program, GriefSteps(TM) can be accessed at www.griefsteps.com While some of my work deals with life's hardest blows, other work deals with the day-to-day stressors and challenges. My life experiences have taught me that today is what matters...right here and right now. I am committed to helping others reap the gift of today. Noel has appeared on hundreds of media outlets, including CNN Headline News, ABC World News, FOX Friends, Woman's World, Parent's Journal, Town & Country, New York Post, Ask Heloise, and Bloomberg Radio . Her work has been recognized by the Midwest Independent Publisher Awards, the Best Book Awards, and the IPPY Awards.Noel was recognized in 2003 as one of the 40 Top MostInfluential Business People Under the Age of 40 by the Business Journal. She is a spokesperson for the Home Business Association and was chosen as one of ten entrepreneurs of the year. Brook lives in Wisconsin with her husband, twelve-year-old daughter, one golden retriever, a black lab named Kitty, and one very large cat named Tom. Visit her website at www.brooknoel.com