Healing Your Grieving Heart After a Cancer Diagnosis

100 Practical Ideas for Coping, Surviving, and Thriving

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Author: Alan D. Wolfelt,Kirby J. Duvall

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 161722202X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

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According to the American Cancer Society, more than one million people get cancer in the United States each year. The diagnosis is often a major physical, emotional, social, and spiritual blow, capable of shaking patients to their core. This empathetic guide coauthored by cancer survivor Dr. Alan Wolfelt helps individuals understand and cope with the many difficult thoughts and feelings to which a cancer diagnosis can give rise, assisting them as they find ways to experience peace and joy throughout their journey. Among the 100 ideas for surviving and thriving in this book are those that explain the basic principles of grief and mourning and how they apply to a life-altering, life-threatening, or terminal medical diagnosis. Others offer instantaneous, in-the-moment suggestions of things that cancer patients can do immediately in order to express their grief and live with meaning in each moment. This book is a calming companion for people battling cancer and their loved ones.

Healing a Friend or Loved One's Grieving Heart After a Cancer Diagnosis

100 Practical Ideas for Providing Compassion, Comfort, and Care

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Author: Dr. Kirby Duvall

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1617222038

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

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Half of all men and one-third of all women in the United States will develop cancer during their lifetimes, according to the American Cancer Society, and on top of the pain and struggle that patients have to face, a cancer diagnosis can also profoundly affect the lives of their loved ones. Friends and family members who may not know what to do, what to say, or how to help an individual diagnosed with cancer will find guidance and comfort in this book that helps them understand the normal and natural grief their loved one is experiencing. The basic process of grief and mourning is explained, and suggestions are provided for things readers can do to help their friend or family member not only survive, but thrive. Regardless of the type or stage of cancer, the treatment plan, or the prognosis, this compassionate guide will help readers be good companions throughout the journey that is cancer.

Healing a Friend or Loved One's Grieving Heart After a Cancer Diagnosis

100 Practical Ideas for Providing Compassion, Comfort, and Care

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Author: Alan D. Wolfelt,Kirby J. Duvall

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1617222054

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

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Half of all men and one-third of all women in the United States will develop cancer during their lifetimes, according to the American Cancer Society, and on top of the pain and struggle that patients have to face, a cancer diagnosis can also profoundly affect the lives of their loved ones. Friends and family members who may not know what to do, what to say, or how to help an individual diagnosed with cancer will find guidance and comfort in this book that helps them understand the normal and natural grief their loved one is experiencing. The basic process of grief and mourning is explained, and suggestions are provided for things readers can do to help their friend or family member not only survive, but thrive. Regardless of the type or stage of cancer, the treatment plan, or the prognosis, this compassionate guide will help readers be good companions throughout the journey that is cancer.

Healing Your Grieving Heart When Someone You Care About Has Alzheimer's

100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends, and Caregivers

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Author: Alan D. Wolfelt,Kirby Duvall

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1617221481

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

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Navigating the challenging journey that families and friends of Alzheimer’s patients must endure, this heartfelt guide reveals how their struggle is as complex and drawn out as the illness itself. Confronting their natural but difficult process of grieving and mourning, the study covers the inevitable feelings of shock, sadness, anger, guilt, and relief, illustrating the initial reactions people commonly feel from the moment of the dementia’s onset. Healthy and productive ways to acknowledge and express these feelings are suggested along with 100 tips and activities that fulfill the emotional, spiritual, cognitive, physical, and social needs of those who care about someone afflicted with this debilitating disease. Special consideration is also shown for caregivers, whose grief is often complicated by the demanding physical attention that patients require.

HEALING HOPE FOR YOUR GRIEF & BEREAVEMENT

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Author: Dr. Penny Wanjiru Njoroge

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449706215

Category: Self-Help

Page: 168

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Dr. Penny has been a valuable asset to our Pastoral Care Team at St. Vincent’s East Hospital. She works daily with patients who are suffering, to relieve their worry and fear and to remind them of the comfort of the touch of our Lord. From this front line perspective, Dr. Penny brings her real world experiences to life in the work of “Healing Hope for Grief and Bereavement”. Dealing with loss and the grief that flows from that is something we will all face. As Dr. Penny does in her day to day, this work is meant to help those that will one day pass through those normal experiences of loss and to bring them out the other side through a remembrance of Christ’s promises through His scriptures. As Dr. Penny writes”.....as God wraps His loving arms around us, we have the assurance of His faithful care”. I personally recommend this work for all who have experienced loss and are trying to cope with the road ahead. Todd Kennedy, MSHA, MBA President/COO St. Vincent’s East Hospital.

You Can Heal Yourself

A Guide to Physical and Emotional Recovery After Injury or Illness

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Author: Julie Silver, M.D.

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429938609

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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How to heal faster, better, and stronger during recovery from a serious illness or injury—a Harvard doctor's complete recovery plan When people are seriously ill or injured, they receive immediate and often life-sustaining treatment. Then at some point they are usually left to their own devices to "finish" healing. At the time that patients are discharged from treatment or their doctors tell them, "I don't have anything else I can offer you," they are often shifted into a zone where they are better than at their sickest point, but not as healthy as they once were. This zone, between illness and good health, is where rehabilitation specialists focus. Dr. Silver calls this area of medicine, where physiatrists work, The Healing Zone. This is the place where doctors are most concerned with physical and emotional healing after an injury or illness. Our bodies are amazing in their capacity to heal, however, people can be taught how to heal faster, better, and stronger, both physically and emotionally. You Can Heal Yourself offers the strategies needed to achieve optimal healing.

Tell Me Again: Poetry and Prose from The Healing Art of Writing, 2012

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Author: Joan Baranow

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0988986531

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

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For more than a decade The Healing Art of Writing conference has sought to strengthen compassionate understanding between healthcare providers and those who seek a state of well-being beyond the reach of surgery or pharmacology. Together, the participants share the belief that being cured of disease is not the same thing as being healed, and that a practice of expressive writing promotes both spiritual and physical healing. The writings presented at the 2013 conference, collected here in Tell Me Again, are a powerful testament to that belief. Within these pages you will hear, again and again, words of truth, words that uplift, words that heal.

Soul Stories of Healing

Reiki Stories to Inspire You

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Author: Amy L. Govoni, MSN, RN, RMT

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491712910

Category: Self-Help

Page: 84

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We all have stories that we share. Whether we’re describing joy or sorrow, loss or learning, our stories reflect the experiences that shape us and make us who we are. Soul Stories of Healing hopes to inspire you to embrace the power of the collective experience. Have you ever experienced an “aha” moment—one of those times in which everything you thought you knew changed for the better? These are stories that can stop you in your tracks and cause you to realize that a whole new life awaits … all because someone shared a story with the power to shift your energy to a more positive, heartfelt way to move through life. In Soul Stories of Healing, a nurse and healer shares these experiences that bind us together, allows us to learn from each other, and frees up wonderful positive energy to flow to others. You may even be inspired to reexamine the stories of your past and share them with others. Don’t like the ending of your stories? When you accept the challenge to reinterpret those endings, you can start to see even the darkness in a new light.

A Thankful Heart

How Gratitude Brings Hope And Healing To Your Life

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Author: Carole Lewis

Publisher: Gospel Light Publications

ISBN: 0830750304

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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So many people are stuck in the pain of their problems, unable to see beyond the hurt in their lives. Giving thanks in such circumstances may seem impossible, but thankfulness is a powerful tool God uses to heal wounded hearts and transform “stuck” people. In A Thankful Heart, readers will hear real life stories from people like them who have discovered the power of thankfulness to change both their inward attitude and their outward situation. Plus, this warm, inspiring book contains a Thankfulness Journal to guide readers into a new perspective and record the healing process as it unfolds.

Grief Labyrinth

A Mother's Journey After the Death of Her Daughter

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Author: Carole Lindroos

Publisher: Carole Lindroos

ISBN: 9780595477128

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

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Grief Labyrinth is the journey I began with my daughter Inga's breast cancer diagnosis and her death at the age of thirty. I felt so heartbroken I did not think I would survive. In time, I discovered and walked the labyrinth, a profound metaphor for the grief process. The only way through is forward, with many twisting turns and going back and forth over what seems like the same territory. Walking the labyrinth path with my grief repeatedly, I ultimately discovered healing, trust, hope and joy. A transforming path "With the wisdom that comes only from personal experience, Carole offers to others a transforming path through grief. Her deep sharing highlights the benefit of turning towards one's grief. What she refers to as "The 4 R's"-reviewing, releasing receiving and returning are specific reflections that lead toward healing and integration. I recommend this book to anyone who has lost a loved one." -Ange Stephens, MA LMFT, Psychotherapist specialist in grief "This honest, heartfelt, and encouraging book offers the labyrinth as a comfort for the journey of grief." -Marcia Lattanzi-Licht, author of The Hospice Choice "This book is a moving testimony of a mother's path through grief. A path that takes us from fragmentation to wholeness. It reminds us that in the intense grief surrounding the loss of someone we love we rediscover the pool of grief that we have always carried. The ordinary, everyday grief that inhabits all our lives." -Frank Ostaseski, founder Metta Institute

Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, Volume 6 - E-Book

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Author: John R. August

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437701884

Category: Medical

Page: 920

View: 1867

Completely revised and updated with 80 all-new chapters covering the most important information on current diagnostic, treatment, and preventive challenges facing feline practitioners today, Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine is an invaluable addition to every small animal clinician’s library. Full-color illustrations and expert contributions help you master and apply the latest advances in feline nutrition, emerging diseases, pet overpopulation, advanced imaging, and more with a comprehensive, clinically relevant approach. More than 100 worldwide leaders in small animal practice provide expert insight across the full spectrum of feline internal medicine. Extensive references make it easy to find additional information about specific topics most important to your practice. Current, evidence-based coverage reflects the latest findings and reports on pressing topics such as: Upper Respiratory Tract Aspergillosis Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Diagnostic Imaging of the Ear Cardiac Blood Tests Urological Interventional Techniques A new section on feline nutrition highlights the impact of nutritional considerations on feline health. A dynamic full-color design, incorporating hundreds of NEW illustrations and tables, clarifies concepts and helps you interpret clinical data.

Chicken Soup for the Cancer Survivor's Soul

Healing Stories of Courage and Inspiration

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Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1453280421

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

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More than 100 cancer survivors share their personal stories in this touching collection of Chicken Soup. These heartwarming accounts of courageous people who found the power to battle cancer in their endless hope, unwavering faith, and steadfast determination will inspire you to adopt a positive attitude, discover your faith, and cherish every moment. Just what the doctor ordered for healing your body, mind, and soul.

Healing Together

An Alphabet Book

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Author: Holly Carpenter,Karen Chouinard

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449734421

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

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Healing Together is written especially for the adult and child grieving together. Age does not make it easier or harder to cope with the anguish of losing a loved one. It is a time to grieve. This alphabet book on recovery from grief is presented from the perspective of the adult and that of the child. It is not written in a sequential format, but rather, the thoughts, reflections, and lessons stem from the collected experiences of mother, Karen Chouinard, and daughter, Holly Carpenter, over a span of many years, from the earliest stages of mourning to the present. As an added tool, Karen and Holly have listed additional words to encourage thoughtful and meaningful discussions between the adult and child, both of whom are embarking on their own personal journeys from grief to healing. Scripture has also been included as references for spiritual encouragement.

Who Is Talking Out of My Head? - Grief as an Out of Body Experience

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Author: Jocelyn Faire

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1770976892

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

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The author received the phone call that no parent wants, informing her of the tragic accident involving her children; and in an instant life was forever changed. She opens up her heart and her journals to share the journey of grief and the foundation of her ongoing hope. This book speaks to a twofold audience - those in deep grief, and those who walk alongside, desiring to comfort in truly meaningful ways, but often not knowing how. By allowing the reader into her heart and head, she shows how a simple question or an unthinking comment can cause further stress and pain. Both griever and comforter will be deeply affected and encouraged by this raw, honest response to personal crippling grief. This book encourages all to sing a new song with God's help, no matter what we face in life.

Finding Balance

Healing From A Decade of Vestibular Disorders

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Author: Sue Hickey

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1617050733

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 134

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Over 10 million adults in the United States have chronic problems with dizziness and imbalance - vestibular problems. This compares to 400,000 with multiple sclerosis or 1.5 million with autism for example, both chronic illnesses with much greater name recognition. Vestibular problems are difficult to diagnose and treat. While vestibular problems come with various medical names (Meniere's, Perilymph Fistula, Endolymphatic Hydrops, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Mal de Debarquement (MdDS), and others) they present a common challenge for the affected person on how to deal with the dizziness and eventually find balance. Finding Balance addresses over a decade of illness, from the initial two years searching for a diagnosis, through the long years of treatment and finally to the period of rebuilding a life within the confines of what dizziness and vertigo will allow. Finding Balance provides a detailed description of symptoms, what can trigger them, the emotional reactions to symptoms, how to recognize their subtle differences, and how to track them in order to contribute to your own diagnosis. It also emphasizes the patient's responsibility for healing and eventually how to find the inner balance in life that will be necessary to equitably live with these symptoms over time. And it provides a sense of time, of patience. Special Features of Finding Balance Include: Call-out boxes presenting facts and tips for dealing with the disorder All of the medical information in the book has been reviewed by vestibular specialists for accuracy Bulleted lists at the end of chapter with advice to the reader on next steps

Gifts of Transition and Healing

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Author: Mary Ellen Barton

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456801205

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 60

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‘The Gifts of Transition and Healing’ is a collection of true stories showing the experiences of friends and family dealing with illness, death or trauma. This collection demonstrates that we each are special spirits who are having very human experiences, and that life goes on. It also demonstrates that we have more support to help us through these challenging times than we could ever imagine.

Let Jesus Heal Your Hidden Wounds

Cooperating with the Holy Spirit in Healing Ministry

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Author: Brad Long,Cindy Strickler

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441215301

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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Most people get hurt and suffer painful memories as a result of living in an imperfect world. But God's original plan for humanity included spiritual, emotional, physical, and relational wholeness. Through the example of Jesus, who heals from the inside out, readers will learn how to experience this wholeness and assist in the healing of others. Let Jesus Heal Your Hidden Wounds speaks to the individual who wants to be or already is involved in healing ministry. This is not another technique for doing healing, but a description of how the prayer minister cooperates with the Holy Spirit to bring healing and deliverance to people with hidden wounds. Each chapter includes several questions for use in a Bible study setting or to provoke further personal reflection. Those called to healing ministries will be taken to a new level of understanding and greater effectiveness from reading and studying this book. And those with hidden wounds will find new hope for restoration and freedom.

The One Year Wisdom for Women Devotional

365 Devotions Through the Proverbs

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Author: Debbi Bryson

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414375298

Category: Religion

Page: 382

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We live in a foolish world with women making bad choices and suffering from the collateral damage of other’s wrong choices. The One Year Wisdom for Women Devotional, based on the audio program of the same name, was birthed out of the great need for women to hear how God addresses every single facet of their lives through the powerful and practical book of Proverbs. For many, the Proverbs are hard to study because the topics jump around from verse to verse. The One Year Wisdom for Women Devotional is a practical tool that will help women in their daily walk with the Lord. It is a great companion to the One Year Bible because it directly follows that book’s daily Proverbs reading. Each day not only follows the script of the Wisdom for Women audio program, it also references the One Year Bible reading schedule and ends with a powerful call to action.

Finding My Invincible Summer

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Author: Muriel Vasconcellos

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452561806

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 222

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After a tumultuous life that included tragedy, betrayal, and corrosive guilt (told in flashbacks), Muriel finally finds love and happiness, only to be stricken with breast cancer. It appears that she has won that battle when life turns brutal again with the wrenching loss of her soul mate and, soon afterwards, another cancer diagnosis—this time of metastasis to her bones. She was given just six months to live. Unremitting pain, both physical and psychological, sends her to the depth of despair, where she seeks to end her life. Instead, Muriel embarks on a courageous quest for health that includes not only her body, but also her psyche and spirit. She discovers that all aspects of her being are woven into one tapestry—you cannot permanently heal one part without the others. In the midst of this journey she has her third bout with cancer. This time she has the understanding and tools to walk away from conventional treatment and practice gentle approaches to becoming and staying well. Ultimately, she is led to the joy and serenity that abide in the deep recesses of her soul—her Invincible Summer.