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By Greg Yoder

ISBN-10: 1879651424

ISBN-13: 9781879651425

This consultant for counselors and lay caregivers explores the paintings of taking good care of the loss of life and their households. according to the tenets first articulated through popular grief educator Dr. Alan Wolfelt, this respectful and pleasurable advisor to caregiving contains own debts that debunk the parable of the "good loss of life" and train caregivers to discover the transformative capability of each second in each adventure. Written with wit and illustrated all through with the author's poetry and paintings, it contains recommendation for comforting sufferers and their households in addition to suggestion for facing the interior pressure universal to the occupation. The suggestions supplied can help counselors believe affirmed of their skills to "be with" the loss of life and help them and their households.

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Or we may honor their need to backtrack, frantically looking for answers around washed-out roadways of hope. No matter which highways or back streets the dying travel, honoring The Mystery can help liberate us from an urgency to always find the right answers. Companioning the dying never has to be an emergency. 37 Chapter 6 Tenet 3 Companioning is about walking alongside; it is less about leading or being led. ” — Ken Alstad E very person approaching death walks through the experience at her own pace.

Walking alongside means crediting the distance and pace walked together as meaningful regardless of whether we can immediately see results or not. My expe40 rience has been that most dying people and their families (unlike Janelle and Julie) respond very positively to being walked with. The value in companioning lies perhaps not so much in what may be readily identified as meaningful; it just may be more important that we were simply joined in relationship with the dying person for a period of time.

2. Paraphrasing is another active listing technique. It amounts to saying back to another what they have just told you, but in your own words. It confirms to the speaker that you indeed are hearing them and just to prove it, will give back what was just said. Sam: “The last few months have been so hard. I’ve been passed around from doctor to doctor. ” Sam nods affirmatively and continues his story. 3. Reflecting is another active listening feature. It is like holding a mirror up to another and offering back the feeling you hear behind their words.

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