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Healing grief : reclaiming life after any loss
Van Praagh, James.
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First lg. print edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House Large Print, [2000]

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xvi, 431 pages ; 23 cm
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BF1275.D2 V36 2000B Adult Large Print Large Print

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James Van Praagh's first two books, bothNew York Timesbestsellers, have been a powerful healing force for millions of readers. Using his talents as a medium, Van Praagh has not only helped the bereaved reach their lost loved ones and find peace but he has also illuminated the mysteries of death, the afterlife, and rebirth. His new book,Healing Grief, will once again draw from his compelling and uplifting readings, but with a new and special purpose- to show what the spirit world can teach us about the grieving process itself. While grief is clearly a natural response to death, it should also properly accompany life's other difficult passages, including times of transition, the loss of a relationship, or even the loss of a pet.Healing Griefbegins with chapters that each examine a specific kind of loss - death of a parent, a spouse, or a child, the end of a marriage, or the onset of a troubling life change, such as unemployment or grave illness - and considers the particular bereavement issues it may engender. The book also offers advice on explaining death to children, on distinguishing healthy from destructive grief, and on harnessing the powers of healing through special exercises, meditation and affirmations.Healing Griefshould be, in Van Praagh's words, "a manual for grieving well," offering an inspiring new perspective on grief from a world-renowned medium who has become an expert at helping people cope with unresolvable sorrow.

Author Notes

Spiritual medium James Van Praagh, author of Talking To Heaven, is best known for his purported ability to provide a bridge between the living and the departed. A regular on NBC's The Other Side, Van Praagh discontinued his private appointments to make time for the lecture circuit, workshops, and television appearances, including Paranormal Borderline, The Maury Povich show, The View, The George and Alana Show and Unsolved Mysteries. He was also featured on the Voyage of Enlightment, a four-day spiritual cruise from Los Angeles to Mexico. Although based in West Hollywood, California, Van Praagh travels most of the year on personal appearances.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

Grief. It comes in many forms and magnitudes. The loss of a loved one a parent, a spouse, a child gone forever. Or maybe it's a job gone sour, then suddenly, unexpectedly, you find yourself unemployed. Maybe it's the dissolution of a relationship years of devotion ending in divorce. Perhaps you've been diagnosed with a terminal illness like cancer you find yourself with years, maybe only months to live. Van Praagh, medium to the spirit world and author of Talking to Heaven and Reaching to Heaven, aids the listener in coping with each specific loss. Through his readings with various clients, death is demystified, grief is shown to be a natural response to death, healing comes with the realization that one day we'll be together again with our loved ones, and love is the only ageless power in the cosmos. With narration by Jonathan Marosz, this book goes to great lengths to examine healthy and destructive ways of handling grief as well as how to discuss the subject of death with children. An audio presentation that allows the listener to see the normalcy of the grieving process on the road to healing, this is recommended. Marty D. Evensvold, Arkansas City P.L., KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.