Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Guide to Coping with Loss by Sameet Kamur, Ph.D. is a wonderful book about coping with any type of loss. I like that it addresses the many types of loss that we experience throughout life such as breaking up, moving away, growing apart, and of course, when someone passes away. If you’re already familiar with the traditions of mindfulness then this book will be a great fit for you. If you are not familiar with the traditions of mindfulness Dr. Kamur does an excellent job of introducing you to this wonderful practice. Though I focus on cognitive behavioral therapy in my practice, mindfulness has been and continues to be one of the primary coping skills that I teach for distress tolerance. I often feel like CBT and mindfulness are two sides of the same coin. They are how we learn to not let our thoughts and feelings control us.
Dr. Kamur describes loss as rupture to our identity. …read more