New Book 'Personality and Bereavement' Describes Why Each of Us Grieves Differently

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Grounded in the theories of Abraham Maslow and Carl Jung, "Personality and Bereavement" is holistic; it addresses the emotional, physical, and spiritual pain of bereavement and illustrates how bereavement impacts the unique life path of the survivor.

Personality and Bereavement: Weaving a Life

help book. It’s a new approach to healing the self. Instead of telling readers how to go about coping with the death of a loved one or that they will eventually get through their bereavement, this book explains how a person’s approach to grieving is shaped by his/her unique personality.

Grounded in the theories of Abraham Maslow and Carl Jung, "Personality and Bereavement" is holistic; it addresses the emotional, physical, and spiritual pain of bereavement and illustrates how bereavement impacts the unique life path of the survivor. Because there is no quick fix, no speedy solution for putting one’s life back together after surviving a death, specific guidelines are needed that address each person's unique personality.

By using the metaphor of life as a web, the author, Dr. Gwendolyn Stevens, created the Five Step WEAVE Path to recovery, an action plan for healing and re-building a person’s distinct life path:

Step 1    With courage, admit that your life’s web has been significantly damaged.

Step 2    Evaluate the damage to your life’s web.

Step 3    Allow yourself permission to weave a new life’s web.

Step 4    Vigorously begin to weave a new life’s web.

Step 5    Examine your progress, create new connections, move forward on your path to recovery.

"Personality and Bereavement: Weaving a Life" (Infinity Press; 2007) is available on the Web at http://www.bbotw.com

About the Author

Dr. Gwendolyn Stevens, a retired full professor of psychology at the United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT, is currently an adjunct professor at Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA, and at Coastal Georgia Community College, Brunswick, GA. She makes her home on Saint Simons Island, GA.

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912-638-0453

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