By Lisa Miller
“Wonderful…. a wise and obtainable tackle the last word query: what's Heaven? Lisa’s ebook is an effective start line to discover an answer.”
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“A infrequent mixture of journalism, memoir, and ancient learn … this clever but heartfelt e-book leads us into the guts of 1 of the best conversations of all time. And Lisa Miller is the appropriate dialog partner.”
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A groundbreaking background of the hereafter, Heaven by means of Newsweek reporter and faith editor Lisa Miller attracts from either heritage and pop culture to bare how earlier and presage visions of heaven have developed and the way they motivate us to either stable and evil.
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Normal reactions to bereavement In the following discussion, the term grief should be understood to refer to subjective responses to bereavement and their outward expression, while mourning denotes the process of feeling and expressing grief and the cultural and institutional forms which this may take. R. Smith, Social Work with the Dying and Bereaved © British Association of Social Workers 1982 Knowledge about Bereavement: the Data 25 should be viewed as a 'disease' or 'mental disorder' (Parkes, 1965; Engel, 1961 ).
Pollack (1961) suggests that bereavement may lead to ego disruption and regression to the early pleasure-pain principle as a determinant of behaviour. When this happens the individual's need for satisfaction demands the release of excitement and tension. Knowledge about Dying and Bereavement 41 Such a release is blocked, however, because the lost person is no longer available to provide a focus for the discharge of this energy. Thus, the undischarged tension results in pain. If this pain is repressed and the individual fails to recognise the reality of loss, energy may be invested in fantasies and day dreams so that the lost person continues to exist as a separate and important focus of emotional attachment.
Freud's ideas have mainly been criticised on the grounds that they emphasise regression to an early narcissistic oral phase of development and that libido is conceptualised as a fixed quantity of energy which must somehow be 'used up' through an investment in emotional attachment. Lindemann ( 1944) has defined grief-work as 'emancipation from the bondage to the deceased' although he does not explain this by reference to the withdrawal and reinvestment of libido. He does suggest, however, that grief-work involves pain since it depends on recognising the reality of loss in such a way that the bereaved can readjust to an environment from which a significant person Is missing.