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Before and After Loss


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Table of Contents

Preface I.The Before LifeChapter 1. But We Will
Chapter 2. We Are Sick
Chapter 3. We Are Dying II. The After LifeGrief and LossChapter 4. The Altered Life
Chapter 5. The Neurology of Grief
Chapter 6. Dreams and Dream Interpretation
Chapter 7. The Science of the Wounded Mind
Chapter 8. The Science of the Wounded Brain Healing and RestorationChapter 9. Developing Confidence in Managing Grief and Loss
Chapter 10. Journaling as a Tool of Emotional Healing
Chapter 11. Nontraditional and Traditional Therapies: Meditation to Medication
Chapter 12. Emotional Restoration: A Gateway to New Directions Acknowledgments

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An expert neurologist explores how the mind, brain, and body respond and heal after her personal experience with profound loss.

About the Author

Lisa M. Shulman, MD, is a professor of neurology at the University of Maryland. She is the author or editor of numerous books on neurologic disorders, including Parkinson's Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Families, 3rd edition.


This poetic and insightful, if heartbreaking, memoir from neurologist Lisa M. Shulman stems from her own bereavement of her late husband . . . Combined with the latest scientific studies in traumatic brain injury and holistic approaches to healing, Shulman has created a unique book that touches on all aspects of the process of grieving-the psychological, physiological, and overlap between neurology and psychiatry. Ultimately, Shulman points out that whether brain injury is caused by physical or emotional trauma, it results in similar long-term effects-and also that post-traumatic stress can become post-traumatic growth, with the right tools. In short, it could prove to be an invaluable aid to counselors, psychotherapists, and medical doctors, as well as anyone moving through grief toward wholeness.

-- Lauren LaRocca * Baltimore Magazine *

An interesting thought-provoking book, which describes the trauma experienced by the author of losing her husband to cancer and then provides psychological techniques to move forward from sorrow to healing and growth.

* Nursing Times *

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