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Grief & Loss

Books

  • The Heart and the Bottle | Oliver Jeffers (2010)
    • Oliver Jeffers delivers a story book for children for when that special someone who encourages wonder and magic in their lives is no longer around.
  • Cry, Heart, But Never Break | Glenn Ringtved (2001)
    • This book is about grief and loss through a story about a grandmother and her 4 grandchildren saying goodbye.
  • Man’s search for meaning | Victor Frankl (1946)
    • Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. At the heart of his theory, known as logotherapy, is a conviction that the primary human drive is not pleasure but the pursuit of what we find meaningful.
  • The Day the Sea Went Out and Never Came Back: A Story for Children Who Have Lost Someone They Love | Margot Sunderland (2003)
    • The Day the Sea Went Out and Never Came Back is a book by Margot Sunderland narrating a story for children who have lost someone they love.
  • The Frog Who Longed for the Moon to Smile: A Story for Children Who Yearn for Someone They Love | Margot Sunderland (2000)
    • The Frog Who Longed for the Moon to Smile is a story for children who yearn for someone they love by Margot Sunderland.
  • When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death | Lauri Krasny Brown (1996)
    • This book is a comforting aid to help young kids and families through a difficult time in their lives, addressing death and loss in the family. This book offers advice and reassurance to provide children with answers to their most-asked questions about death and loss.

Therapists specialising in Grief & Loss

Yasmin Muscat Monsigneur

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Systemic Family Psychotherapist
Shirley Buttigieg

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Gestalt Psychotherapist
Sharon Grima

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Counsellor, Social Worker & EMDR Trainee Practitioner
Noelle Camilleri

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Art Psychotherapist
Maria Mifsud

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Systemic Family Psychotherapist
Maria Darmanin

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Health Psychology Practitioner & Gestalt Psychotherapist
Luana Aquilina

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Systemic Family Psychotherapist
Liya Aquilina

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Gestalt Psychotherapist
Leanne Attard

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Gestalt Psychotherapist
Kezia Aquilina

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Health Psychologist & Gestalt Psychotherapist

Resources about Grief & Loss

When adolescents experience the sudden death of a sibling due to murder, suicide or an accident

Written by Maria Mifsud
I can’t understand why my brother/sister is gone. The pain is too much to bear. If a brother or sister of ours were to die unexpectedly, heaven forbid, it could leave a traumatic and life-altering mark on us, regardless of how old or experienced we are at the time. We may feel as if we have lost a significant part of our own identity and ourselves. Whatever part our sibling would hav…

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The psychological impact of being diagnosed with a chronic or life threatening disease

Written by Mariella Meachen
When a person is diagnosed with a chronic illness such as diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, COPD or cancer, they often feel distraught. Within a few minutes their life is turned upside down and changed forever by an important and profound loss: the loss of health. The news comes as a shock especially if it is an unexpected diagnosis. What’s more, learning that a disease is treatable…

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Psychotherapy for Cancer Patients

Written by Adrianna Borowiec
When diagnosed with cancer, patients are faced not only with challenges to their physical health but a range of distressing and difficult emotions related to loss, sense of self, death, relationships, and so on. In this article, Adrianna Borowiec, Psychology intern from Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland, explains the role and importance of psychotherapy for patients diagnosed with cancer….

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Pet Bereavement: Grief and healing

Written by Maria Mifsud
Pets are often considered beloved members of the family as they offer companionship and unconditional love. Therefore, saying goodbye to them can be an extremely tough and emotional experience. In this article, Systemic Family Therapist, Maria Mifsud, talks about the significance of pets in our lives and provides some guidance on grieving their loss….

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Navigating your way through grief and loss

Written by Danjela Falzon
Grief never ends. But it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith. It is the price of love.Unknown Author Grief and mourning are the ways in which we assimilate significant losses. Loss refers not just to the death of a loved one but includes life events such as the end of a relationship, job loss, homelessness, moving home, in…

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Most of my clients do not want to complete suicide

Written by Charlene Camilleri Duca
Most of my clients do not want to complete suicide. Some of them contemplate death because they see dying as a way out – an escape from the anguish of living with a mental health condition or a difficult life situation. I’ve had clients tell me “I wish that I can sleep through all of this and wake up when everything is OK”. The wish here is not to stop experiencing life in its’ entirety, but…

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How to respond to loss and deal with grief in a healthy way

Written by Maria Mifsud
Responding to loss and dealing with grief in a healthy way is essential for our wellbeing. How we can do this, and support others who are experiencing loss and grief, is explored in this article by Maria Mifsud, Systemic Family Therapist….

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