The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss (Paperback)
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The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 28/12/2010
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We tend to understand grief as a predictable five-stage process of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. But in The Other Side of Sadness , George Bonanno shows that our conventional model discounts our capacity for resilience. In fact, he reveals that we are already hardwired to deal with our losses efficiently,not by graduating through static phases. Weaving in explorations of mourning rituals and the universal experiences of the death of a parent or child, Bonanno examines how our inborn emotions,anger and denial, but also relief and joy,help us deal effectively with loss. And grieving goes beyond mere sadness: it can deepen interpersonal connections and often involves positive experiences. In the end, mourning is not predictable, but incredibly sophisticated. Combining personal anecdotes and original research, The Other Side of Sadness is a must-read for those going through the death of a loved one, mental health professionals, and readers interested in neuroscience and positive psychology.

Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
ISBN: 9780465021901
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 254 g
Dimensions: 209 x 144 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Fascinating and readable ... a sensitive and sensible view of loss."--New York Times
"A deep and intelligent book.... It's heartening to discover that grieving is not 'work, ' we don't have to be successful at it, and we're stronger than we know."--Double X, Slate
"This is a valuable book for Bonanno's application of the scientific method to a field that badly needs it."--New Scientist
"Perhaps the most renowned grief researcher in the United States ... Bonanno's work ... has redefined the science of grief research."--The Atlantic
"The Other Side of Sadness is a game changer. Bonanno carefully assembles scientific evidence to show that most of what we thought we knew is just plain wrong. If you want to know the truth about the human experience of loss, there's only one book on the shelf."--Daniel Gilbert, professor of psychology, Harvard University, and author of Stumbling on Happiness
"Brilliant and moving."--Dacher Keltner, professor of psychology, University of California, Berkeley, and author of Born to Be Good

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