Building resilience during loss and trauma
How to Build Resilience and Find Joy After Loss
Cutting-edge research and advice on how to move forward after life’s inevitable setbacks, and how to build up your own resilience practically. Applying the lessons she learned after the unexpected death of her beloved husband, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg explains how to lean into those uncomfortable conversations with friends and loved ones after loss.
Every Word You Cannot Say
'May this book find the person it needs to. May they find every word they were looking for.
I know you don’t want to talk sometimes. Sometimes because it hurts and sometimes because you’re just not supposed to talk about what you want to talk about. Sometimes it can be hard to say, “this is beautiful,” when no one else can see what you see. Or, “Here, this is where the pain is.” But some part of you knows, the truth about the words you cannot say is that they only hurt until you say them.'
The Other Side of Sadness
Until now, we have come to understand grief as a predictable and straightforward process of denial; anger; bargaining; depression; and, acceptance. But in this paradigm-shifting new look at loss and life, George Bonanno argues that this process discounts our universal ability to be resilient. He offers a refreshing new discussion of cultural differences surrounding loss and healing and argues that we are much more capable than we know.
The death of someone we hold dear may be inevitable; being paralysed 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.
You can find further support in our Self help guide for bereavement