The Restorative Nature of Ongoing Connections with the Deceased is a guide to stimulating thought and discussion about ongoing attachments between bereaved individuals and their deceased loved ones.

Chapters promote broad, inclusive training and dialogue for working with clients who establish and/or maintain a restorative connection with their deceased loved one as well as those who find aspects of such connections to be psychologically or spiritually problematic or troublesome.

Bereavement professionals will come away from this book with a better understanding and a deeper skillset for helping clients to develop continuing bonds.

chapter |12 pages


ByEdward (Ted) Rynearson, Laurie A. Burke

part Section I|69 pages

Faith Tradition Perspectives

chapter 1|6 pages

Faith Traditions: A Historical and Contemporary Framework

ByDonald M. Mackenzie

chapter 2|11 pages

Buddhist and Attachment Perspectives on the End of Life

ByJohn E. Ruark

chapter 4|10 pages

A Christian Way of Making Sense of Life and Death

ByDonald M. Mackenzie

chapter 5|8 pages

Forming Paths of Continuing Connection from a Jewish Perspective

ByRabbi Ted Falcon

chapter 6|11 pages

Connecting through the Heart with the Deceased: A Muslim View

ByImam Jamal Rahman

chapter 7|11 pages

Eternal Bond with the Deceased: A Hindu Perspective

ByNeena Verma

part Section II|50 pages

Clinical Implications

chapter 8|10 pages

Restorative Internalization

ByEdward (Ted) Rynearson

chapter 9|16 pages

From Retelling to Reintegration: Narrative Fixation and the Reconstruction of Meaning

ByRobert A. Neimeyer, Edward (Ted) Rynearson

chapter 10|10 pages

Grieving in the Wind Telephone Booth

ByCraig Van Dyke

chapter 11|12 pages

Limitations of Traumatic Grief Therapy: The Palliative Embrace of a Homicidal Dying

ByEdward (Ted) Rynearson, John E. Ruark

part Section III|57 pages

Research Considerations

part Section IV|27 pages

Existential Experiences