The American Book of Dying: Lessons In Healing Spiritual Pain

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Dying raises fears and questions as old as humanity: What is a "good death"? What can the dying teach us? How do we prepare for death? How can you best support a dying friend or relative? Written for the non-professional caretaker, THE AMERICAN BOOK OF DYING is an invaluable resource that offers comfort, direction, and hope for those living and those dying. Drawing from real-life experiences, authors Richard F. Groves and Henriette Anne Klauser present a collection of nine stories, each illustrating a common archetype, as well as insightful, timeless lessons gleaned from each experience. THE AMERICAN BOOK OF DYING gives you permission and courage to trust your deepest instincts, as well as a reminder that, by telling the stories of those who have died, we remember and continue to learn from their experiences.A collection of nine stories written for the nonprofessional caretaker, addressing common questions that arise when caring for someone who is dying. Features extensive information and resources, including various therapies that ease the pain of the person you are caring for. Includes a historic overview of the hospice movement, tracing the principles of the sacred art of dying back to ancient roots in the monastic, Celtic, Tibetan, and other traditions.

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*A collection of nine stories written for the nonprofessional caretaker, addressing common questions that arise when caring for someone who is dying. *Features extensive information and resources, including various therapies that ease the pain of the person you are caring for. *Includes a historic overview of the hospice movement, tracing the principles of the sacred art of dying back to ancient roots in the monastic, Celtic, Tibetan, and other traditions.

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HENRIETTE ANNE KLAUSER, Ph.D., is the author of the best-selling books Writing on Both Sides of the Brain and Put Your Heart on Paper. Dr. Klauser is dedicated to helping people use the power of the written word to build relationships, bring families together, and heal emotional wounds. She lives in Edmonds, Washington.
RICHARD F. GROVES and his wife, Mary, are the founders of the Sacred Art of Living Education and Retreat Center. The center offers a series of national training programs called the Sacred Art of Dying, which trains healthcare professionals and the general public in supporting and acknowledging the essential role of spirituality at the end of life. He lives with Mary in Bend, Oregon.

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