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I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye Workbook: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One (I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye, 1) Paperback – October 1, 2003


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Product Details

  • Series: I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye, 1
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Champion Press (WI); Workbook edition (October 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1891400509
  • ISBN-13: 978-1891400506
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.4 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,221,441 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Brook Noel or Pamela D. Blair
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Customer Reviews

I found this book to be outstanding.
Janet Cummings
There are helpful guides for anyone helping others with loss and the section on Learning through Loss provides an excellent list of positive affirmations.
Rebecca of Amazon
This book is strongly focused on a recent loss, but will be useful to anyone who is grieving the death of a loved one.
Patrick D. Goonan

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 16, 2003
Format: Paperback
Wow. I just finished going through this workbook and I can't believe the difference between when I started and when I finished. These exercises are so penetrating--they go to the heart of grief and help you to truly explore sadness, mind games, questions, guilt, sadness, dreams, communication and so much more. I am going to use this as the main book we work through in the support group I conduct at our local hospital. This is by far the best book I have seen on healing grief. It's not some cookie cutter formula, but a true look into the heartaches, trials and triumps of those living with grief.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Harold McFarland HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on December 30, 2003
Format: Paperback
If you liked the book "I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye" but wanted a way to help you actually work through the loss and grief process, the workbook is finally here. To a certain extent this workbook stands alone and can be used without the primary book but you would lose a lot of the benefit if you did it that way. When used in conjunction with the book you gain a much greater understanding of what is going on and the process of working through the workbook is greatly enhanced. The workbook is full of insightful questions and exercises to help you understand what you are going through and appreciate and accept yourself. From there you can learn, grow, and heal. The workbook is very helpful with getting out the grief, anger, guilt, and anything else you may need to work on. If you are dealing with sudden, unexpected loss the book "I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye" is one of the best resources you can pick up. Now, this companion workbook helps you apply the book to your life and start the healing process.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 28, 2003
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I read the first book I Wasn't Ready To Say Goodbye and when I saw that a new workbook came out I just had to buy it. I am so happy I did because this workbook is not like other workbooks. I am not a person that can write thoughts down on paper but when I started to read this I was able to and found that it does help and make things more bearable. It helped me see things in a new light and work thru some issues that were very difficult for me to face and get thru without help from their workbook. You must buy this workbook and let it help you too.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 19, 2003
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I have always been skeptical of workbooks but I so enjoyed the book I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye, I wanted to give it a try. I couldn't be more glad that I did. I am only half way through the book, but I can already feel a change in my perspective. I was so angry and hurt and bitter and now, for the first time in a long while, I am feeling hope. Thank you once again Brook and Pam.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on November 14, 2003
Format: Paperback
I Wasn't Ready To Say Goodbye is a fact-filled resource and a consumable, self-help oriented, interactive companion workbook designed to assist the reader in coming to terms with the sudden death of a loved one. From getting through the first few weeks; to helping children cope; to special challenges that sudden and unexpected widowhood can bring; to the support groups and resources to be found locally, regionally, and nationally; to getting past grief blocks, and more, I Wasn't Ready To Say Goodbye is very highly recommended reading and can prove essential to successfully facilitating the grieving process and eventually moving on with our lives after the death of a loved one.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Patrick D. Goonan on June 14, 2007
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This is an excellent grief resource that provides a solid roadmap to go along with the book. The activities are meaningful and help one who has recently suffered a loss go through the grieving process faster.

You will get the most benefit if you read the book and do the activities provided in this workbook. However, you could work with each of these separately.

The The Grief Recovery Handbook : The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death Divorce, and Other Losses is also quite popular and geared toward losses of all types. This book is strongly focused on a recent loss, but will be useful to anyone who is grieving the death of a loved one.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca of Amazon HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 25, 2006
Format: Paperback
"As we live our life, we can choose to become a light for those we have lost. We can carry their memory, their hopes, their dreams into the future." ~Brook Noel

The need to talk about loss can lead to a deeper healing process and having a comforting workbook provides a place of understanding. In order to move through the grieving process, Brook Noel and Pamela Blair explain the process of grief.

They start the book with notes for the first few weeks, lists of calls that need to be made and information on who needs to be notified. There are place to write all the information you need to remember.

They explain the emotions of fear, anger and depression and also provide calming exercises. There are helpful guides for anyone helping others with loss and the section on Learning through Loss provides an excellent list of positive affirmations. There are ideas about Memory Books and ways to honor someone through donations or a living memorial.

The third chapter answers many questions that need to be answered. Should you take medication to get through the process or would a natural therapy work better? I have found the Bach Rescue Remedy to be very effective and comforting.

Explaining the situation to children and dealing with the holidays are also issues to consider. Writing poetry and memories in a journal are also ideas that are helpful and healing. The quotes and poems throughout the workbook are beautiful and carefully chosen.

Understanding grief can also help you with all areas of loss in your life, because I think we go through them when we lose anything or anyone we truly love. So in that regard, this book is for everyone and will be appreciated by counselors, pastors, family members, friends and especially by anyone who is currently experiencing the affects of loss. Additional books and CDs are also available.

~The Rebecca Review
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