How To Mourn: Help For Those Who Grieve and the Ones Who Support Them

Has someone you know lost a loved one and you want to help him or her, but you just don’t know what to do or say?

“How To Mourn: Help For Those Who Grieve and the Ones Who Support Them” can assist you in overcoming your uncomfortable feelings about death and give you direction on the best ways to offer support to the bereaved.

Unfortunately, society doesn’t teach its members how to cope with loss and grief. Mourners are thrown head-long into the mourning process, and most don’t have a clue how to proceed. Moreover, their support team is also at a loss on how to help. Consequently, in order to provide support for the bereaved, it is important to understand both the grieving process and the state of mind of the grief-stricken.

This handbook on mourning provides guidance on understanding grief and gives suggestions on how to help the bereaved come to terms and cope with their loss.

The book also lays out, and explains in depth, ten ways to best help a mourner, as well as ten platitudes to avoid saying to a mourner.

In a Bonus Section, an in-depth review of “The Art of Happiness” by Dr. Howard Cutler and the Dalai Lama is included. The premise of their book is simple: your purpose in life is to seek happiness. What’s important to remember is that even though the bereaved have experienced great tragedy and suffering, this same suffering can foster incredible personal growth and even allow for one to find a greater, however different, happiness.

Available in digital format via Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Ellen Gerst

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Ellen Gerst is a Life Coach who specializes in grief and relationships, an author, and speaker. Widowed young at the age of 39, she writes from a “been there/done that” perspective. Losing her husband to suicide after 20 years of marriage set her on a path to finding her true self and the inner strength she possessed. She shares both her journey and her perspective on how to move gracefully and successfully through the grief journey. She is the author of “Suddenly Single," which is a compendium of articles covering the practical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the grief journey. She went on to capture the continuation of her story in the sequel to "Suddenly Single," aptly named: “Love After Loss: Writing The Rest of Your Story.” “Love After Loss” is a blueprint on how one can find new love after the loss of a partner from death, divorce, or break-up. It includes coaching exercises; how to Internet date; and how to have a healthy and successful relationship – all intertwined with true life dating tips and stories. Ellen has penned many other books on coping with grief, as well as others on such subjects as dating and relationships, caregiving for aging parents, spirituality, confidence building, the power of positive thought, suicide awareness, teen pregnancy prevention, fitness and weight loss, and social media and networking. She is also the co-editor of an anthology of real life changing stories, “Thin Threads of Grief & Renewal.” The stories tell of untold grief and how each author found personal renewal after his/her great loss. It is an inspirational volume for those mourning any sort of loss. To listen to Ellen's radio show: Click Here Visit Ellen on her website at http://www.LNGerst.com where she has various free downloads on coping with grief and finding love after loss. Join Ellen on Facebook for every day tips on finding love after loss and coping with grief. Finding Love After Loss http://bit.ly/cxipZ0 Words of Comfort To Pave Your Journey Of Loss http://www.facebook.com/WordsOfComfortToPaveYourJourneyOfLoss

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  • josephine sarange nyakweba says:

    i am a widow, i lost my husband three years ago. most of the time i am desparate. please pray for