Finding meaning through the attitude one takes Book Section


Authors: Lichtenthal, Wendy G.; Breitbart, William
Editor: Neimeyer, R. A.
Article/Chapter Title: Finding meaning through the attitude one takes
Abstract: (from the chapter) This chapter explores a meaning-centered therapeutic approach to managing grief and loss, and invites clients to turn their attention to various sources of meaning to help endure the pain of grief-through connecting with creative and experiential values, but also, importantly, through the attitude one chooses. Clients are viewed as the creators of the meaning in their lives. They may, for example, alter their meaning of their grief so that it is viewed as a reflection of the strength of the lost relationship or as a driving force to engage in a greater good, such as becoming active in a social cause. Highlighting this to bereaved clients can empower them; although their loss was beyond their control, what is within their control is how they face their suffering. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved).
Keywords: attitude; psychotherapy; grief; therapeutic approach; bereaved clients; social cause
Book Title: Techniques of Grief Therapy: Creative Practices for Counseling the Bereaved
ISBN: 978-0-415-80725-8
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group Us  
Publication Place: New York, NY
Date Published: 2012-01-01
Start Page: 161
End Page: 164
Language: English
ACCESSION: Book: 2012-14157-041
PROVIDER: Ovid Technologies
PROVIDER: psycinfo
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Notes: --- -Book Chapter: 41 - Neimeyer, Robert A [Ed - xx, 388 - "Source: PsycINFO"
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