The GriefWork Companion aims to help adults who are grieving heal from their losses. The GriefWork Companion contains worksheets, quotations, and educational and journaling pages. It is a user-friendly book and self-help resource. We live in a society where people are expected to get over their losses quickly, and we understand this is unrealistic. We know there are many ways that people grieve, and we support each person's right to grieve in an individual and unique fashion.
Everyone experiences loss. The authors call grief work the process of coping with a significant loss. Throughout the book, it is emphasized that everyone's grief has a unique expression. The typical range of behaviors, emotions, and attitudes is varied. Use those exercises that seem appropriate and relevant for you.
It is also a companion book for mental health professionals' clients to use in conjunction with GriefWork—Healing from Loss. Clients will appreciate having therapeutic support at home and having all their materials in one place. Activities can be assigned knowing that the page number will correspond to the same page in the facilitator's book, GriefWork, and that the instructions to the client will be readily understood.
Seven Chapters guide the reader through the grieving process:
• Let's Get Started
• Getting in Touch
• Telling Your Story
• Special Days
• A New Normal
The GriefWork Companion also coordinates with the GriefWork Group Starter Card Game, appealing to those who learn in several ways.