This booklet, a grandfather’s touching fairy tale, is illustrated with heart-felt simplicity. It’s a story that soothes the aching hearts of children and adults alike, as it reveals the process of healing after the death of a loved one.
The afterward, written by a psychotherapist, seeks to help individuals understand the grieving process so they can return to a life with purpose and meaning. Further insight is provided by a mother who lost her 16-year-old daughter. She shares the ways in which she is trying to move forward to honor the memory of her child.
This message of hope enables readers to begin speaking of their own losses, whether by discussing the fairytale or identifying with the mother’s experience. The portion on understanding and coping with the natural process of grief gives individuals tools for healing.
Surviving Loss: A Woodcutter’s Tale is ideal for anyone who has experienced loss and provides professionals with an invaluable resource for assisting the bereaved.