What is the book ‘Bridging The Grief Gap’ about?
Having worked with both the bereaved and their support circle (family members, friends, and the professionals dealing with the bereaved) for many years, it has become apparent that one of the biggest gaps there is to bridge to support grieving and healing and lead to integration back into life is a better mutual understanding.
Healthy grieving is about finding ways to integrate back into life.Nathalie Himmelrich
First, this might feel like surviving but in the end it can be thriving.
Bridging The Grief Gap is the latest book by Nathalie Himmelrich, aimed at fostering and supporting this improved mutual understanding by
- encouraging the bereaved to voice their needs.
- enabling the support circle in their understanding of those needs.
Bridging The Grief Gap is like a guide book and dictionary in one that will help you navigate the land of grief and loss.Nathalie Himmelrich
For the Bereaved
From personal and professional experience it is obvious that the initial support greatly affects the bereaved in the grieving and healing, their resilience for future challenges, and their overall dealing with their loss.
This book will allow the bereaved to feel understood, to be seen, to truly be supported!
For family members, friends and professionals grief supporters
The members of the support network truly long to support the bereaved. They are trying to do their best, sometimes lacking information and skills to truly be there. They are also unsure and yearn to understand how to best support the bereaved. Those who are not willing to support (or it might simply exceed their personal capacity to do so) usually more or less obviously distance themselves.
This book will support the support circle members to gain access to ways to truly support and be present, a gift the bereaved will be eternally grateful for.
Please help us build a strong bridge for healing
Bereaved? Dealing with a loss?
Reading this book will widen your perspective on understanding the helplessness of your supporters. Then, share the book with them or give them one to read.
Supporting someone grieving?
This book is equally if you, whether you are a
- Grief counsellor
- Grief support group facilitator
- Therapist supporting clients dealing with grief and loss in any form: separation, divorce, death of a loved one, loss of health, identity, dream, vision or loss of any other form
- Health care provider dealing with bereaved people, such as social worker, physical therapist, doctor, nurse, etc.
- Funeral director
- Clergy, pastor, priest, rabi, or
- Friend or family member
Reading the book will open your eyes to the tips and suggestions given by numerous grieving who shared their views on what wasn’t and what would have been helpful in their situation.
Once you’ve read it, suggest this book to your clients. Have a few copies ready so you can lend them one.
Please share this page and those links with your bereaved friends and/or with members of your support circle.