Grief Dreams: How They Help Us Heal After the Death of a Loved One
January 2005, Jossey-Bass
The universal experience of grief dreams can help us heal after the death of a loved one. T.J. Wray and Ann Back Price show how dreams can be uplifting, affirming, consoling, and inspiring. The authors guide readers in ways to understand and value their dreams, how to keep a grief dream journal, and how to use dreams as tools for healing and consolation. This book is designed to help mourners reclaim some measure of power in navigating the most difficult journey of their lives. And, because it is helpful for any type of loss, Grief Dreams is an ideal condolence gift.
Introduction: Why a Book About Grief Dreams?
1. The Journey of Grief.
2. About Dreams.
3. The Visitation Dream.
4. The Message Dream.
5. The Reassurance Dream.
6. The Trauma Dream.
7. Other Types of Grief Dreams.
8. Faith and Grief Dreams.
9. How Grief Dreams Help Heal Us.
About the Authors.
Ann Back Price is a Jungian psychoanalyst and clinical teaching associate in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island.
“This book is a rare find—one that both clinicians and bereaved persons will find not only thoughtful but helpful. This book is a wonderful gift that expands our knowledge of the experiences that arise as we mourn.” --Kenneth J. Doka, professor, the College of New Rochelle, and senior consultant, the Hospice Foundation of America
“In Grief Dreams T. J. Wray and Ann Back Price have written a sensitive, intelligent guide for people who are grieving the death of a friend or family member and who want to learn more about the strange dreams they are experiencing. Grief Dreams is a trustworthy companion in the mourning process.”--Kelly Bulkeley, former president, the Association for the Study of Dreams, and author, Visions of the Night and The Wilderness of Dreams
“Beautifully written and eminently practical, Grief Dreams is a groundbreaking healing resource for anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. A wonderful and consoling guide to the world of dreams and how they help us move through bereavement.”--Tom Golden, LCSW, author, Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing, and creator of Webhealing.com