Conscious Grieving

A Transformative Approach to Healing from Loss
by Claire Bidwell Smith

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From one of the leading grief therapists, this compassionate and accessible guide to grieving offers a new framework for understanding and navigating loss.

An intimate guide to grieving that offers hope and healing within loss from one of the nation’s top grief therapists. 
Conscious Grieving is a book for anyone...

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Published By Workman Publishing Company

Format Paperback


Number Of Pages 240

Publication Date 03/12/2024

ISBN 9781523520282

Dimensions 5.75 inches x 8.5 inches

"This gentle book will walk you through the darkest valley. Warm, practical, and kind, it will lift your spirit and tell you the truth — you are not alone."
--Kate Bowler, New York Times bestselling author of No Cure for Being Human
“Claire’s latest is a gem, lifting grief into the light of consciousness.  Finally!  At its root, Conscious Grieving is a practical book, a workbook of sorts, while also being a joy to read.  Yes, joy.  You’ll learn much, with equal parts smiles and tears, and feel all the better for taking the time.”
--Dr. BJ Miller, physician, founder of Mettle Health, and author of A Beginner's Guide to the End
"Some books are moving, others pragmatic, but very few are both.  This field guide for those suffering from loss speaks to the mind and the heart.  Claire has given us all a precious gift of wisdom and comfort."
--Steve Leder, New York Times bestselling author of The Beauty of What Remains and For You When I Am Gone
Conscious Grieving is a vital read and an insightful practical guide. It offers clarity, inspiration, compassion, and the hope needed to traverse and even transform personal loss.”
--Tembi Locke, New York Times bestselling author of From Scratch
“A comforting hand in the dark…Claire Bidwell Smith alchemizes grief into an opportunity for healing.
--Alua Arthur, author of Briefly Perfectly Human 

“A beautiful invitation to open ourselves up to, and allow ourselves to be transformed by, our grief, this is a must read for anyone grieving a loss or supporting someone in grief.”
 --Colin Campbell, author of Finding the Words
“Conscious Grieving feels like an ongoing conversation with a grief expert where all your questions and concerns about grief and how it shows up are answered in real time.”
---Marisa Renee Lee, grief advocate and author of the bestseller, Grief is Love
“With new insights, solace, and guidance on every page, this book will be an invaluable companion for anyone navigating the challenging landscape of life after loss." 
-Litsa Williams, MA, LCSW-C, co-founder of What's Your Grief and co-author of What's Your Grief: Lists to Help You Through Any Loss