In Before and After Loss, neurologist Dr. Lisa Shulman describes a personal story of loss and her quest to understand the science behind the mild-altering experience of grief. Part memoir, part creative nonfiction, part scientific discovery, this moving book combines Shulman’s perspectives as an expert in brain science and behavior with her experience as a clinician a caregiver and a widow. Drawing on recent studies of emotional trauma, she explains how the mind brain and body respond and heal following traumatic loss. She also traces the interface between the experience of profound loss and the search for emotional restoration. The fog of confusion after loss reflects the brain’s protective response to trauma and can be reversed by mindful interventions that help us integrate difficult times into our life story. Combining the science of emotional trauma with approaches to healing — including journaling, dream interpretation, mindfulness, and religious and spiritual practices — Shulman’s frank and empathetic account will help readers regain their emotional balance by navigating the passage from the disorientation of loss to healing and growth.
Before and After Loss: A Neurologist’s Perspective on Loss, Grief and Our Brain
- From the Publisher
January 1, 2013
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