When a loved one dies, the pain of loss can feel unbearable – especially in the case of a traumatising death that leaves us shouting “NO!” with every fibre of our body.
The process of grieving can feel wild and nonlinear- and often lasts for much longer than other people, the non-bereaved, tell us it should.
Organized into fifty-two short chapters, Bearing the Unbearable is a companion for life’s most difficult times, revealing how grief can open our hearts to connection, compassion, and the very essence of our shared humanity. Dr Joanne Cacciatore- bereavement educator, researcher, Zen priest, and leading counsellor in the field – accompanies us along the heartbreaking path of love, loss and grief. Through moving stories of her encounter with grief over decades of supporting individuals, families, and communities -as well as her own experience with loss - Cacciatore opens a space to process, integrate, and deeply honour our grief.
“Poignant and heart lifting. Bearing the Unbearable is for all those who have grieved, will grieve, or support others through bereavement.”