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Living Through Personal Crisis [Paperback]

By Ann Kaiser Stearns (Author)
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Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.85" Width: 4.2" Height: 0.56"
Weight:   0.23 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 31, 1985
Publisher   Ballantine Books
ISBN  0345322932  
EAN  9780345322937  

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"The best all-purpose self-help book I have seen in years."
In this invaluable book, a noted professor of psychology explains how grief, as agonizing as it may be, is a natural response to life's tragedies that helps us along through anger and isolation to a lasting healing process. Professional yet compassionate, drawn from actual case histories as well as the author's own experience of living through personal crisis, it provides comforting guidance and practical day-to-day advice for those who suffer--and loved ones and friends who care.

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More About Ann Kaiser Stearns

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Ann Kaiser Stearns, Ph.D., is the author of "Counseling the Grieving Person" in the textbook, Pastoral Counseling; the best-selling Living Through Personal Crisis (published in seven languages); Coming Back Rebuilding Lives After Crisis and Loss; and Living Through Job Loss. She has authored articles on police officer and first responder exposure to traumatic events risk factors and resilience as well as a case study on resilience in the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Stearns is a noted professor of psychology who has received awards for "Excellence in Teaching" from Loyola College, Johns Hopkins University, and the Maryland Psychological Association. Earlier in her career, she was a chaplain at Michigan State University and a behavioral scientist in the Family Practice Residency Program at Franklin Square Hospital. She lectures widely around the country and has been interviewed on more than 200 radio and television programs in the U.S. and Canada.

Ann Kaiser Stearns currently resides in Towson.

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Living through it all  Dec 6, 2007
Learning to live past the death of a child is the hardest moment in ones life. This book helped us! Read it and let it help you! This book is good for ANY Crisis not just the death of a loved one. Any life crisis is covered. Read it and get better!
A wonderful gift to give others  Feb 1, 2006
When my mother faced a battle with cancer over 20 years ago, she sent me this book to comfort me when the inevitable time came. What wisdom. I've given away so many copies to grieving friends that I can't keep my own. I've been told by many of them that it helped them so much that they too gave copies to others. Just knowing you're not alone in your feelings of grief, and that there are ways to work through it, provide such comfort and hope. Buy it now for when you need it later.
Good  Oct 13, 2002
I have a slightly older addition, which is why I'm not giving this book five stars. Some of the references are a little out of date.

Overall, this is a really useful book. Dr. Stearns clearly understands the grieving process. She provides a balanced exploration of what happens to to people during times of crisis, and helps readers to cope. I say balanced in that this isn't a typical 'self-help' book, lacking in depth, yet it isn't an overly technical, dry psychology book. The case histories and the overall writing style make the book very read friendly. Her arguments make sense and are backed up by good research. Readers who've read other work on the subject of grief, death, loss, crisis, etc., will find they may be familiar with some of the ideas already, but the presentation is fresh enough to keep this from being a big drawback. If you've gone through a major loss, or if you are personally or professionally trying to support someone who has, this is a great book to pick up.

Living through Personal Crisis  Feb 22, 2000
This book is great for both people who are experiencing loss (it could be losing your house in a tornado) and for people who want to know how to be a friend to those who are grieving.

I keep giving my copy away and ordering more. This is not a "take a warm bubble bath and it'll be all better" book. The book makes several important points; you go through a whole range of emotions, it takes at a long time, you should take it easy on yourself, not expect too much of yourself, and you shouldn't make any life-changing decisions for at least a year.

But even more significant is that the book gives you permission to grieve in your own way and time -- there is no right or wrong way to grieve. This should also be required reading for well-meaning friends and family and co-workers and the book gives them permission to be tolerant and understanding of the person who is grieving.

It is a quick read, liberally sprinkled with case histories and examples.

Definitely a must have for one who is grieving!  Apr 4, 1999
I came across this book when I divorced. It not only helped me understand and accept the process of grieving, it helped me through other times in my life when personal crisis led me to heavy grief. I have bought it and given it to friends who also have been grieving for one reason or another. This easy to read book is surely a difinitive guide for those searching to heal.

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