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.