• Finding Peace in Sadness

  • Strategies to Deal with Grief and Loss
  • By: Aubrey Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Patricia Shade
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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By: Aubrey Lawrence
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A comprehensive 10-step guide on the aftermath of grief and loss and how best to manage your life when you feel least inclined to continue living.

In your darkest moments, when you feel most alone, isolated, and fragile - your loved one taken from you - it might feel like the pain is too much to bear. You know you can not go on like you are. Yet, thoughts of "moving on" and going back to "normal" feel dismissive and even disrespectful to the memory of your loved one.

What is there to be done then?

Grief is not something you will simply get over; it is you trying to come to terms with an unspeakable reality. That the person you love is gone. As unimaginable as it might seem, however, you will come to terms with it. Billions have in the past, and so shall you.

You will deny, you will lash out, you will be completely overwhelmed and immobilized, but sooner or later...the reality will hit you, and you will accept it. Then and there, you will find peace in the midst of your sadness.

A peace that is respectful and carries with it the memory of your loved one. One that signifies the new person you have become, for the old who has died, and the second you lost what matters most.

This book aims to provide you with the understanding and tools necessary to get you to that point in the least turbulent manner possible by delving into:

  • The truth behind the five stages of grief model
  • How cultural attitudes to death are affecting your grieving process
  • Practical strategies for dealing with the first few weeks after a loss
  • A bulletproof way to get your body on your side
  • What true support looks like - and why you need it
  • How to express your feelings when you can’t find the words
  • How to recognize grief triggers and be prepared for them
  • Strategies for coping with grief when you have children
  • Tips to help you keep your loved one’s memory alive
  • And much more...

Let this serve as a guiding light to help you through the darkness. A new type of peace awaits you. 

©2020 Aubrey Lawrence (P)2020 Aubrey Lawrence

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"It is OK to not FEEL OK"

I was attracted to this book because a member of my family has cancer and I am not dealing with it well. You could say I'm pre-grieving. and who could blame me?! The times are pretty bleak.

But I blamed me. I don't want to be sad right now, I want to be happy for the time we have left.

And you know what? This book helped me get there.

From the very first words of this book, I could not put it down. It was speaking to me. It was telling me that what I am experiencing had been experienced by others.

Aubrey is a therapist but she speaks from a familiar place because she lost a loved one. This book is lovingly crafted by an Author who understands what we are going through when we experience grief because she went through it!

Needless to say, this book is exactly like having your own personal therapist (it's a very close, cheap second at the very least) who is also a trusted friend.

I can't say that I am all better (because as this book points out, that isn't the point) but I can say that it helped me feel ready. And I know, with the strategies presented in this book, I'm going to be able to create my new normal when the time comes.

Thank you, Aubrey, from me and my family.

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Touching and personal

Grief comes in a variety of forms. It's not necessary just through death. I like that the book acknowledges this fact. I don't think the feeling of loss from our loved one's death will ever go away. It might not cause us as much sorrow as it used to but it is still there. I think this book is best for people who are dealing with recent grief. My favourite chapter is chapter 4, which talks about get moving, get fresh air and being in nature, and eating well. When we are grieving, we often forget to take care of ourselves; thus, making us feel worse. I think this book is a good reminder that tough time doesn't last and there are things we can do to be more at peace with ourselves.

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Timely guide amidst increasing grief worldwide.

With all of the turmoil happening in the world right now this is a timely audiobook to listen to. If you’re hurting, as I was, from a recent loss this audiobook will help you better cope with the grief.

The global pandemic is taking more lives than necessary. If you’ve been impacted by the loss of a loved one or friend this guide will provide you with a framework from which you can better manage your grief. For me, it helped shed some positive light on a deeply moving period in my life. I especially found Chapter 7 helpful as it focused on how to prepare for triggers and avoiding emotional ambushes.

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reassuring

struggling with the pain of grief has been one of the hardest challenges in my life and finding a way to deal with it has taken time. this book has reassured me that there is a way to manage this and recover and i am now a bit more confident that i will feel better soon.

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Healing, Powerful, Compassionate

After the recent passing of my grandfather, myself and my family have been struggling to deal with his loss. Particularly during COVID, there hasn't been a proper time to grieve his passing, and I've been seeking outlets for my grief. I came across this audiobook, and figured I would give a listen. It turns out this title has a wealth of techniques, processes, and insights for processing and letting go of grief/sadness.

The author's approach is to take a position of compassion and kindness towards yourself, allowing space for whatever emotions that need to be felt to come forward, be felt and released. Each section walks through each technique, and the narrator is even toned and engaging, keeping the listener's attention without droning on. For anyone going through a difficult emotional passage after some kind of loss, including the loss of a loved one or relationship, I would definitely recommend this title.

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Hope for a difficult time

I really appreciate the way this book was written. "Finding Peace in Sadness, Strategies to Deal with Grief and Loss" tackles one of the most difficult experiences we will ever have in our lifetime. It is tenderly written and narrated. 
Whether you are grieving yourself or trying to support someone who is grieving, this book will help you to understand the many sides of grief.
The coping strategies offered are extremely helpful and comforting regardless of where you are in your grief journey.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is suffering from any kind of loss or grief.

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Relevant for Anyone Struggling

I appreciate this book so much. As someone who recently lost her mother-in-law, the grief that I feel is so different than the grief that my husband has felt. It is a very different outlook for him, however everyone's grief is so individual. This book is so relevant for anyone going through this hard season in life, as it guaranteed to happen at some point in life. It's a unique situation that no one can fully understand it until you go through it. Even though I lost my m-i-l, I still can't fully grasp losing a parent who you love so deeply. I am thankful to have this book now. This book feels so soothing and full of empathy.

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Informative and Precise!

The book" Finding Peace in Sadness Strategies to Deal with Grief and Loss" gives helpful information and tools necessary to get one through five stages of grief, how to express feelings when one can’t find the words and much more.

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Very comprehensive book

Grief is bound to come eventually in life, even having any kind of loss. Even having losses is inevitable. The author Aubrey goes through her personal experiences to help the reader overcome their own Loss and Grief in life. I absolutely loved this book and will definitely think this book can help any reader out there suffering from these things.

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A great comfort in difficult times

I can tell you that the last year has been very difficult.
We have lost 3 family members, jobs, houses and numerous other hurdles.
Sometimes - life just sucks.

But it's book like this one that help me find peace and stillness in my sadness.

I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a way to come to terms with things.
It really has helped me!

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  • 11-04-20

Great audiobook

Anyone can benefit from it.
I think the techniques for getting out of bad or sad experiences are interesting, and they really work.

I also appreciate the author shares tips for self-care.
Overall the audiobook is well structured, and the narration is enjoyable.
I like it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-02-20

reassuring

struggling with the pain of grief has been one of the hardest challenges in my life and finding a way to deal with it has taken time. this book has reassured me that there is a way to manage this and recover and i am now a bit more confident that i will feel better soon.

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  • Matty
  • 10-01-20

Great for dealing with grief

This audiobook explains very well the psychology behind grief and helps you to understand why we feel the things that we do when we experience loss. I personally believe that understanding your emotions is crucial for when it comes to processing and dealing with them. The strategies in this book are definitely useful and effective! For many people, a conscious effort is required to start the grieving process and it can feel overwhelming, but the strategies in this book are very effective at preventing this feeling. I would definitely recommend.

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  • Alex
  • 09-26-20

Insights into the psychology of grief

Grief is never an easy subject for anyone to deal with, but if you can find a way to work through it then the entire experience is a lot less painful than it has the potential to be.

This book deals with practical strategies and coping techniques for navigating daily life while grieving. It's heavy on the useful advice and negates the "woo woo" aspect that many books in this genre can fall into.

The narration is first class, Patricia Shade has a calming voice which really helps you get into the book. Highly recommend!

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  • YA
  • 09-04-20

a good reminder!!

I lost my sister a few months ago and listening to this book made me realise that what I went through and am going through is quite normal!! the chapter that especially resonated with me is about parenting while grieving. that is so true that's if I had been alone I probably wouldn't get out of bed but as I have children to let ok after, I have to make sure I get up and at least cook for them. I am so glad I bought this book and I would recommend it to anyone going through grief no matter what stage of grief you are in.

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  • Todd Strong
  • 09-01-20

Great and Relevant Book

This book does a wonderful job into diving into the psychology we all experience on a day to day basis. Everyone is struggling with grief and loss at some point in their life. This book provides useful strategies to help deal and recover from these issues. Coping with these feelings is essential to living a fulfilling life. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking to find resolution after a loss.

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  • SisB
  • 08-26-20

Relevant and Helpful Guide!

The book "Finding Peace in Sadness Strategies to Deal with Grief and Loss" is a guide on the aftermath of grief and loss .
It provides helpful tools necessary to get out of turbulence, the book gives insight into stages of grief model, practical strategies for dealing with the first few weeks after a loss, how to o express your feelings and how to recognize grief triggers and much more...

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  • Mark
  • 08-22-20

Great insight

Everyone has loss someone in their life. Most can recover on their own but some will need help. This book takes the time to reach those who need that help in dealing with loss.

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  • Abigail
  • 10-07-20

Helpful

I've recently lost my Nana would was like my mum. This book helped me feel less alone and more able to cope with what Im feeling currently.