A Mother Loss Workbook

A Mother Loss Workbook: Healing Exercises for Daughters 

By Diane Hambrook, CSW, MSW. and Gail Eisenberg with Herma M. Rosenthal. (1997)

From Amazon.com – To tell you how to use this workbook would be like giving you instructions on how to grieve. Impossible. The only thing we know for sure is that no two people will approach this work in the same way. If there’s one thing you should remember as you begin this process, it is this: You are not alone. With that knowledge, you’ve already begun to heal.
–from A Mother Loss Workbook

Inspired by Hope Edelman’s bestselling Motherless Daughters, authors Diane Hambrook and Gail Eisenberg have created a sensitive, accessible workbook for women suffering the wounds of early mother loss. A Mother Loss Workbook is designed to help the, motherless daughter tell the story she needs to tell–her story. Its varied exercises, open-ended questions, writing topics, and activities, drawn from Hambrook’s years of work with motherless daughters, provide both careful direction and generous room for self-expression. This book is a safe place where no one will judge a woman, where the work she must do can be done in her own time, at her own pace, and at any stage of mourning.

A Mother Loss Workbook is an ideal supplement for personal therapy and support groups, but it is an important–and perhaps the only–tool for women just starting their journey or who are hesitant to go public with their feelings. Whether a woman uses it privately or shares it with a group, no matter how long its been since her mother died, A Mother Loss Workbook will guide her toward fully understanding her loss and taking charge of her future.

Healing the Adult Sibling’s Grieving Heart

Healing the Adult Sibling’s Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Brother or Sister Dies (Healing Your Grieving Heart series)

By Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD. (2008)

From Amazon.com – Compassionate and heartfelt, this collection offers 100 practical ideas to help understand and accept the passing of a sibling in order to practice self-healing. The principles of grief and mourning are clearly defined, accompanied by action-oriented tips for embracing bereavement. Whether a sibling has died as a young or older adult or the death was sudden or anticipated, this resource provides a healthy approach to dealing with the aftermath.

Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt is a noted author, educator, and grief counselor. Recipient of the Association for Death Education and Counseling’s Death Educator Award, he serves as the Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is also a faculty member of the University of Colorado Medical School’s Department of Family Medicine.

Healing a Parent’s Grieving Heart

Healing a Parent’s Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Child Dies (Healing a Grieving Heart series) 

 by Alan D. Wolfelt PhD. (2002)

From Amazon.com – Presenting simple yet highly effective methods for coping and healing, this book provides answers and relief to parents trying to deal with the loss of a child. It offers 100 practical, action-oriented tips for embracing grief, such as writing a letter to the child who has died; spending time with others who will listen to stories of grief; creating a memory book, box, or Web site; and remembering others who may still be struggling with the death. The guide also addresses common problems for grieving parents, including dealing with marital stress, helping surviving siblings, dealing with hurtful advice, and exploring feelings of guilt. This compassionate resource will aid parents who have been through the death of a child—whether the passing happened recently or many years ago, whether the child was young or an adult.

The Worst Loss: How Families Heal from the Death of a Child 

The Worst Loss: How Families Heal from the Death of a Child 

by Barbara D. Rosof, MS. (1995)

From Amazon.com – The death of a child is like no other loss. The Worst Loss will help families who have experienced this to know what they are facing, understand what they are feeling, and appreciate their own needs and timetables.

Fatherloss: How Sons of All Ages Come to Terms with the Deaths of Their Dads 

Fatherloss: How Sons of All Ages Come to Terms with the Deaths of Their Dads 

by Neil Chethik. (2001)

From Amazon: FatherLoss is a nuanced look at one of the most common and least-studied events in men’s lives. Offering a fresh view of the grieving process and practical advice, this book contains information on: how a son can prepare for his loss; coping immediately following the death; a woman’s role in helping men through it; and the different ways men grieve.