For those who want to help someone who has suffered the loss of a loved one, Healing provides words of guidance and hope.
When I ask people who are grieving what comforts them, nearly every single person gives the same answer. 'Someone to listen.' They don't want someone to 'fix' it. They're not asking for answers, spiritual wisdom, or uplifting cliches. Nope, they just need you to be there.
When faced with a grieving co-worker, friend, or loved one, we're often at a loss for the right words or doubt our ability to comfort them. In Healing: The Essential Guide to Helping Others Overcome Grief and Loss, Alicia King combines her own wisdom and that of others who have "been there" to offer good advice for those who feel helpless when it comes to helping the bereaved. Included here are:
- The best ways to get involved on behalf of the grief-stricken
- 20 ways to pay tribute to the beloved
- How to care for young children in grief
- Interviews and advice from those who have suffered a loss
- 10 things never to say