“A person never gets over their grief,” says Dr. Raymond Moody, father of the near-death experience and grief counselor to thousands in his 45+ years of service to the bereaved. A hole is created in the griever that always stays the same. The part of the person around the “hole of grief” just expands. Coping with grief is the only therapy that works. Dr. Moody offers his knowledge and advice on grief in the film, When Loved Ones Die, available on our digital media page.
Much has been written by many prominent professionals. A listing of recommended books is below. If in your grief you are unable to read or for those who prefer media solutions several DVDs and On Demand media is available. Among them is Dr. Moody’s talk “When Loved Ones Die” available on the Course page of this website.
Coping with Grief and Loss: A Guide to Healing
Grieving presents itself in modes other than loss of human life. Ending a job, divorce, aging or loss of a pet are just a few of the forms suffered by millions. Grief is arguably one of the few emotions shared across time, across cultures, and all of humankind.
At LALI, we are not grief counselors, nor do we dispense any medical diagnosis and treatment. We do intend to keep a listing of approved grief counselors by geographical location. Please check back when we will have posted a listing.
Grieving sometimes leads to a sense of heightened awareness. People grieving the loss of a loved one might even perceive signs and messages from their crossed-over loved ones. ADC (After Death Communication, term coined by Bill and Judy Guggenheim in their Hello from Heaven research and book in 1995) is not uncommon. While ADC is a perceived spontaneous phenomenon of communication from a deceased loved one, there are many other forms of communications possible in the practice of mindfulness and other meditative processes.
We also recommend books such as: Grieving for the sibling you lost , for sibling grieving, by Erica Goldblatt Hyatt.
The Kamlak Center offers good insights on birth, death and what the miracle of embracing both can lead to. Dr. Betty J. Kovacs is an amazing researcher who has written many books on the subject of death and dying. Listen to Dr. Kovacs here:
You can also reach out for immediate assistance:
Call 911 – for any immediate assistance if you are in need of medical attention.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 (800) 273-8255
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Languages: English, Spanish
Grief hotline: www.compassionatefriends.org
When Loved Ones Die
DVD Price: $29.95
a guide for the grief stricken
Raymond A. Moody
Description: Spend an hour with Raymond Moody as he discusses the focus of his life’s work. From the comfort of his living room Dr. Moody relates stories, observations and insight into this subject which all too many of us face alone. This DVD is chaptered and indexed for easy viewing.
Available on DVD or On Demand.
Topics discussed include:
- Grief and its origins
- What is Grief
- How We Grieve
- Acute and Chronic Grief
- Anniversary Reaction
- Contact with Deceased
- Denial, Anger, Guilt & Acceptance
- Empathetic Death Experience
- Forgetting the Loss
- Life After Life
- Near Death Experience
- Searching, Signs
- Taking on Departed Characteristic
Raymond Moody On Suicide
DVD Price: $29.95
In a one hour discussion Dr. Moody presents his thoughts on the meaning of suicide, how we all, in ways unspoken, are committing slow motion suicide. He presents information about stages to be traveled by the living. A persuasive argument about God’s involvement and judgment of those desperate enough for relief that they would take their own life. One hour.