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Book details
  • Genre:SELF-HELP
  • SubGenre:Death, Grief, Bereavement
  • Language:English
  • Pages:249
  • eBook ISBN:9781483505152

Expressions of Healing:

Embracing the Process of Grief

by Sandra L. Graves-Alcorn, Ph.D

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This is a supplement for a therapist or a self help book for anyone dealing with a major loss. It follows a development of information and activities which guide the reader through the many processes and issues involved with grief.


This workbook is designed to assist the reader in dealing with major losses, such as death, divorce and other life changes. It explains the processes involved in grieving from the physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual levels. Each chapter has clear easy to follow directions for doing the activity and then asks questions for the reader to consider and answer as it guides toward understanding and healing. Illustrations are provided.

About the author

Sandra is a retired professor emeritus from the University of Louisville, where she founded the first Master's program in Art Therapy and a few years later created The Institute for Expressive Therapies. Her background has rendered her approach, both in practice and theory as very integrated, from the neurobiological model to the psychoanalytic . She is a specialist in grief, trauma and forensics, having testified and been an expert witness in numerous wrongful death, PTSD, sex abuse and custody cases. She is past president of The American Art Therapy Association and on the board of Expressive Media, Inc.