7. Mourning, depression, anger, anxiety and happiness (Index)

MOURNING, DEPRESSION, ANGER, ANXIETY AND HAPPINESS

INDEX

 

 

 

CHAPTER 1:  THE TRADITIONAL APPROACH TOWARDS MOURNING                              

·         Typical mourning phases                                                                                                 

·         The four grief tasks                                                                                                    

o        Acceptance of reality                                                                                           

o        Experiencing the pain of the grieving process                                                    

§         Manifestations of normal grief                                                                 

-          Emotions                                                                                            

-          Physical sensations                                                                           

-          Mind                                                                                                  

-          Behaviour                                                                                            

§         Manifestations of complicated grief                                                         

-          Chronic grief reaction                                                                        

-          Delayed grief reaction                                                                       

-          Exaggerated grief reaction                                                                

-          Masked grief reaction                                                                        

-          Avoiding of memories                                                                       

o        Adapting to the new environment                                                                       

o        Reinvestment of emotional energy                                                                      

 

CHAPTER 2: THREE PHASES OF GRIEF AND MOURNING                                                 

Therese Rando

·         Three phases of grief and mourning                                                                         

·         Avoidance phase                                                                                                      

·         Confrontation phase                                                                                                  

·         Accommodation phase                                                                                             

·         The six "R" processes of mourning in relation to the three phases of grief and mourning          

o        Avoidance phase                                                                                                       

§         Recognize the loss                                                                                  

o        Confrontation phase                                                                                            

§         React to the separation                                                                           

§         Recollect and re-experience the deceased and the relationship            

§         Relinquish the old attachments to the deceased and the old

 assumptive world                                                                                   

o        Accommodation phase                                                                                       

§         Readjust to move adaptively into the new world without forgetting

the old                                                                                                     

§         Reinvest                                                                                                  

 

CHAPTER 3:  RESISTANCE TO THE MOURNING OF TRAUMATIC LOSS

Judith Herman

·         Trauma inevitably brings loss                                                                                    

·         Resistance to mourning can take on numerous disguises                                         

  • Revenge                                                                                                              
  • Forgiveness                                                                                                         
  • Compensation                                                                                                     

 

CHAPTER 4:  DEPRESSION                                                                                              

John and Paula Sandford                                                                                                 

·         The depressed person cannot help himself                                                               

·         Neurotic depression                                                                                                   

·         Manic depression                                                                                                      

·         Questions that could help with the diagnosis                                                            

·         Things not to do when counseling depressives                                                         

·         Some causes of depression                                                                                       

 

CHAPTER 5:  BASIC GUIDELINES FOR  OVERCOMING DEPRESSION                               

Frank Minirth & Paul Meier                                                                                              

·         Committing your life daily                                                                                         

·         Meditating on God’s Word                                                                                         

·         Get rid of grudges                                                                                                      

·         Spend time with those close to you                                                                           

·         Spend time with Christian friends

·         Maintain a daily a daily routine that brings personal satisfaction                             

·         Do something nice for one special person each week                                              

 

CHAPTER 6:  HOW DO YOU HANDLE ANGER AND ANXIETY?                                           

Frank Minirth & Paul Meier                                                                                              

·         Anger                                                                                                                         

  • Analyze whether the anger is appropriate or inappropriate                               
  • Verbalize the anger and forgive                                                                          
  • Leave all vengeance up to God                                                                          

·         Anxiety                                                                                                                      

  • Symptoms of anxiety                                                                                           
  • Causes of anxiety                                                                                                
  • Behavior patterns and attitudes from Scripture that will decrease anxiety         

·         Some other ways for overcoming anxiety                                                                 

 

CHAPTER 7:  GUIDELINES IN THE PROCESS OF FINDING LIFELONG

HAPPINESS                                                                                                                     

Frank Minirth & Paul Meier                                                                                              

 

CHAPTER 8:  CHARACTERISTICS OF SPIRITUALLY AND MENTALLY

HEALTHY PERSONS                                                                                                         

·         Characteristics found in a person who is mentally healthy (Paul Meier et al)            

·         Characteristics that are consistently found in mentally healthy families

 (Paul Meier et al)                                                                                                       

·         Guidelines for staying mentally healthy (Dempsey & Zimbardo)                                

·         Characteristics of the mentally and spiritually healthy Christian (Darling)                 

 

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