Based on Dr. Wolfelt's unique and highly regarded philosophy of "companioning" versus treating mourners, this self-care guide for professional and lay grief caregivers emphasizes the importance of taking good care of oneself as a precursor to taking good care of others. Bereavement care is draining work, and remaining empathetic to the painful struggles of mourners, death, and dying, day in and day out, makes caregivers highly susceptible to burnout. This book demonstrates how caring for oneself first allows one to be a more effective caregiver to others. Through the advice, suggestions, and practices directed specifically to caregiving situations and needs, caregivers will learn not to lose sight of caring for themselves as they care for others.
Companion Press; September 2012
- ISBN 9781617221675
- Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
- Title: Companioning You!
- Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
Imprint: Companion Press
About The Author
Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD, is a speaker, a grief counselor, and the director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition. He is the author of Companioning the Bereaved, Healing Your Grieving Heart, The Mourner’s Book of Hope, Understanding Your Grief, and many other bestselling books on grief and bereavement caregiving. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.