Grief is a personal journey, never the same for any two people and as unique as your life and your relationships. Although loss is an inevitable part of life, how you approach this fact can make the difference between meaningless pain and the manifestation of understanding and wisdom. This book describes a mindful approach to dealing with grief that can help you make that difference.
By walking this mindful path, you will discover that you are capable of transforming and healing the grief you carry and finding the spiritual and emotional resilience you need to move through this challenging time. These mindfulness practices, explained here in simple and practical language, will help you bear your time of grief. But they will do more than that, too. They will guide you to a life more fully lived, with more meaning. These simple practices will help you experience what richness comes from asking deeper questions about loss and about life.
About the Author
Sameet M. Kumar, Ph.D., is a psychologist and Buddhist whose areas of expertise include palliative care, spirituality in psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation, stress management and relaxation, and grief and bereavement. He received his doctorate at the University of Miami and has trained with several leading Tibetan Buddhist teachers. He has traveled extensively in India, China, and Tibet and works at the Mt. Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami Beach and Aventura, FL, and at the Wellness Community in Miami, FL. Foreword writer Jeffrey Brantley, MD, is a consulting associate in the Duke University Department of Psychiatry in Durham, NC. He is founder and director of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at Duke University's Center for Integrative Medicine, as a spokesperson for which he has given many radio, television, and print media interviews. He is the author of Calming Your Anxious Mind.