Bereavement and grief
Some resources on the psychology of bereavement and grief from The Psychologist and Research Digest...
How continuing traditions can help us deal with loss
Erica Crompton in conversation with Anjali Singh-Mitter, on coping with bereavement.
See also the role of rituals, even for non-believers and What can bereavement cards tell us about cultural differences in the expression of sympathy?
Painfully precious moments – Petra Boynton on dealing with pregnancy loss
‘It’s not an easy conversation to have with a kid who thinks they’re invincible’
Dr Carla Sofka is a Professor of Social Work at Siena College, Loudonville, New York, with an interest in the role of digital and social media in supporting bereaved students.
What is the difference between healthy grief work and unhealthy rumination? Margaret Stroebe and Henk Schut investigate.
Personal reflections on coping and loss
Professor Adrian Furnham writes.
"up to 60 per cent of cases of bereavement are associated with some kind of hallucinatory experience, of which 32–52 per cent were felt presences"
"during bereavement ‘sights and sounds are commonly misperceived as evidence of (the) return’ of the deceased"
On loss and mourning
Renee Lertzman talks with psychoanalyst and author Darian Leader
Beauty and the beast
An exclusive extract from 'With the End in Mind: Dying, death and wisdom in an age of denial'
Bianca Neumann-May wrote to us, suggesting her work at the Bereavement Café in Bury St Edmunds
A most sensitive and profound portrayal
Barbara and Michael Wilson, who lost their own daughter in a tragic accident, watch 'A Love That Never Dies’.
One to one... with Sheila Payne
Help the Hospices Chair in Hospice Studies, Lancaster University
Eye on Fiction: The Babadook and maternal depression
Pamela Jacobsen considers a metaphor in a horror film, where the main character’s husband dies
In a recent episode of the Adam Buxton podcast, Derren Brown made the point that the Kubler-Ross ‘stages of grief’ were originally about the person dying, and have become generally assumed to be about those left behind.
What doesn't kill us...
Stephen Joseph discusses the psychology of post-traumatic growth
- Engage with us on Twitter to share your own resources. Visit the Good Grief Trust to find out more about Grief Awareness Week.
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