Personality and Bereavement: Weaving a Life
(PRWEB) August 1, 2007 -
help book. ItÂs 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 personÂs 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 oneÂs 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 personÂs distinct life path:
Step 1 With courage, admit that your lifeÂs web has been significantly damaged.
Step 2 Evaluate the damage to your lifeÂs web.
Step 3 Allow yourself permission to weave a new lifeÂs web.
Step 4 Vigorously begin to weave a new lifeÂs 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.
Dr. Gwendolyn Stevens
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