Grieving for the Sibling You Lost
- A compassionate guide to help teens understand their grief, deal with overwhelming emotions, and find constructive ways to manage their loss
- Describes different ways teens might experience grief, and provides advice, exercises, and tools for coping with loss
- Offers support to honor their deceased loved one, and adapting to their loss, and even finding meaning in it
by Erica Goldblatt Hyatt DSW, Foreword by Kenneth Doka PhD
If you've lost a sibling, you feel sad, confused, or even angry. For the first time, a psychotherapist specializing in teen and adolescent bereavement offers a compassionate guide to help you discover your unique coping style, deal with overwhelming emotions, and find constructive ways to manage this profound loss so you can move forward in a meaningful and healthy way.
Losing a loved one--at any age--is devasting. But if you are a teen who has lost a sibling, this loss can feel even more so. Siblings are also lifetime playmates, confidants, role models, and friends. After losing a brother or sister, you may feel like a part of yourself is missing. You may also feel lonely, depressed and anxious. These are all normal reactions. But even through the pain feels unmanageable now, there are ways you can start to heal.
Grieving for the Sibling You Lost will help you understand your own unique coping style. You'll also find effective exercises based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you work through negative thoughts, and learn the importance of creating meaning out of loss and suffering. Most importantly, you'll learn when and how to ask for help from parents, friends or teachers.
If you've lost a sibling, the pain can feel unbearable, but there are ways you can start to heal. This book will show you how.
200 pages, 8 x 6 x .2 inches, paperback.
About the Author:
Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW is assistant professor and department chair of psychology at Bryn Athyn College. Over the course of her career, she has served as a hospital administrator, mental health clinician, academic advisor, family-informed trauma treatment therapist, and clinical oncology social worker to both adult and pediatric populations.