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Grief Works – Julia Samuel

Leading physiotherapist Julia Samuel, discusses the taboo nature of death, reciting many of her patient stories as an insight into grief and loss. As a Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller, Samuel’s compassionate book discusses both the sudden and ‘expected’ forms of loss, providing advice for those seeking help and guidance.

Reviews: “The book will allow us to stop feeling awkward and uncertain about death – and why we should talk honestly about grief” – Guardian

“Psychotherapist Julia Samuel’s case studies provide vital and compelling insights into bereavement (…) fascinating and affecting.” – Observer

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Embracing Life After Loss – Allen Klein

Inspired by the loss of his wife, Klein’s book explores the link between depression and grief, talking the reader through strategies and advice snippets that help you smile again. Klein focuses on using his personal experiences as a tool to help others find joy in life again after the loss of a loved one.

Reviews: “Like a dear friend, this beautiful book takes us by the hand and walks us through the stages of loss and recovery. ” – Susan Sparks, author.

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Being Mortal – Atul Gawande

Gawande’s Being Mortal focuses on our changing relationship with death from a medical perspective. As a surgeon, Gawande discusses how scientific and medical advances have changed our perception of life, and eventually death. Including our cultural denial of aging and mortality.

Reviews: “Being Mortal is not only wise and deeply moving, it is an essential and insightful book for our times.”  – Oliver Sacks

‘An impassioned, broad-ranging and deeply personal exploration’ – Guardian

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It’s Okay That You’re Not Ok – Megan Devine

After witnessing the tragic loss of her partner, Devine found her professional experience as a therapist useless. Instead, she began focusing on grief and bereavement not as something that needs to be solved or fixed, but as something that should be honoured and appreciated.

Review- “Megan Devine shows us that rather than treat grief as an illness to recover from, we can approach it with warmth and understanding. This is an invaluable book.” – Jack Kornfield, author.

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Image quote - "I personally prefer books to come from a more clinical perspective. Being Mortal helped me understand the unavoidable situations life brings, and this in turn allowed me to be able to let go of some of the 'what if?' questions. I could then focus more on the good life that was experienced instead of its ending. " co-founder choice

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