ISBN: 9781615193752
Published: March 21, 2017
Price: $15.95 US
Paperback: 256 pages
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Resilient Grieving
Finding Strength and Embracing Life After a Loss That Changes Everything

From the emerging field of resilience/well-being psychology, an alternative to the five stages of grieving: a proactive and mindful path to recovery

The death of someone we hold dear may be inevitable; being paralyzed by our grief is not. A growing body of research has revealed our capacity for resilient grieving, our innate ability to respond to traumatic loss by finding ways to grow—by becoming more engaged with our lives, and discovering new, profound meaning.

Author and resilience/well-being expert Lucy Hone, a pioneer in fusing positive psychology and bereavement research, was faced with her own inescapable sorrow when, in 2014, her 12-year-old daughter was killed in a car accident. By following the strategies of resilient grieving, she found a proactive way to move through her grief, and, over time, embrace life again.

Resilient Grieving offers an empowering alternative to the five-stage Kübler-Ross model of grief—and makes clear our inherent capacity for growth following the trauma of a loss that changes everything.

“A recommended new book for those who are grieving . . . [Hone’s] metaphor for life after loss is both powerful and apt: Think of it as a scattered jigsaw puzzle, where the pieces of one’s former life have been scattered and now must be reconfigured in a new way.”—The Wall Street Journal

“There is a wealth of empathetic information in this book that will undoubtedly be uplifting to all who are grieving or know of others in the process.”—Library Journal

“A touching account of loss and a practical, research-based guide for finding hope and strength.”
—Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Originals and coauthor of Option B

Dr. Lucy Hone received her master’s degree in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, the world-renowned home of the field. Today, she’s a researcher in resilience/well-being at the Auckland University of Technology.