A Grief Workbook with practices and reflections for healing and growth
When the unthinkable happens, how do we move on? How can we face the next ordinary day, when it seems nothing will ever be ordinary again? Certified chaplain Beryl Schewe has stood with hundreds of families and individuals at these heartbreaking yet defining moments. Her compassionate and tender stories take us into hushed waiting rooms, peaceful hospices, and hopeful candlelight vigils. We meet those in sorrow, denial, anger, contemplation, and healing. Through their stories, we learn 13 practices of resilience that can move us beyond our grief and toward a full, rich life. Regardless of our disposition, says Schewe, resilience is a skill that can be developed strengthened and cultivated.
Written for those who grieve as well as for caregivers and pastoral ministers, this powerfully insightful and practical book includes sections on decision making, speaking to the dying, helping children cope with loss, and the importance of community support. Reflection questions and a gentle, 21-day challenge make this book a sure companion for anyone who seeks healing, and for all who need to remember that love always triumphs over death.
A board certified chaplain and director of pastoral care in a parish setting, Beryl Schewe has helped hundreds of families plan funeral liturgies, grieve their loved ones, and learn to live more fully after loss.
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Beryl Schewe works with faith groups, healthcare professionals and the bereaved to explore strengthening resilience through grief work. She speaks frequently at conferences, churches and grief groups on aging, grief and loss. She has been a panelist on Twin Cities Public Televisions Honoring Choices: End of Life Series and spoken at The National Conference on Aging. She currently serves on advisory boards for two Minneapolis hospitals and directs pastoral care for a 8,000 member Catholic Community.
Beryl holds a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Duke University, a MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, and a Masters in Divinity from the School of Theology and Seminary at St John’s University. She is an ACPE Board Certified chaplain.
Beryl is the author of Habits of Resilience: Learning to Live Fully in the Midst of Loss and writes a Spiritually Speaking column for her local newspaper. She lives and works in Minneapolis, MN.