A groundbreaking book exploring the little-known yet critical connections between anxiety and grief, with practical strategies for healing, following the renowned Kübler-Ross stages model
If you're suffering form anxiety but not sure why, or if you're struggling with loss and looking for solace, Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief offers help -- and answers. Significant loss and unresolved grief are primary underpinnings of anxiety, something that grief expert Claire Bidwell Smith discovered in her own life and in her practice with her therapy clients. Now, using research and real life stories, Smith breaks down the physiology of anxiety, giving you a concrete foundation of understanding in order to help you heal. Starting with the basics of What Is Anxiety? and What Is Grief? and moving to concrete approaches such as Making Amends, Taking Charge, and Retraining Your Brain, Anxiety takes a big step beyond Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's widely accepted five stages to unpack everything from our age-old fears about mortality to the bare vulnerability a loss can make us feel.
With concrete tools and coping strategies for panic attacks, getting a handle on anxious thoughts, and more, Smith bridges these two emotions in a way that is deeply empathetic and eminently practical.
Link to Amazon - Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief: A Revolutionary Approach to Understanding and Healing the Impact of LossI love this book so much I already bought a second copy for a friend. I lost an aunt who was like a second mother to me in April and felt like I was struggling through the grief process. I love that not only did this make me feel like everything I was going through was not only normal, but also gave me exercises to help me work through my grief in a healthy way. I'm now a bit more than six months out from the loss and I feel like it's helped me to find the gift in all of this and become more resilient. This is a really helpful book that I now recommend to anyone who's struggling through a loss.