Sibling Grief: Healing after the Death of a Sister or Brother P. Gill White, Ph.D. Sibling Grief is White’s validation of the emotional significance of sibling loss. She draws on clinical experience, research, and wisdom from hundreds of bereaved siblings to explain the five healing tasks specific to sibling grief. Grief Counseling for Adults. If an individual does seek out grief counseling, this section describes what they can expect from their sessions. The main goal of most grief counseling is to help the client integrate the reality of their loss into their life going forward, and helping them to maintain a healthy bond to the loved one they lost.
Feb 26, · Having always taken comfort in words, I scoured the internet for a book for someone like me -- an adult whose (barely) adult brother had died. What I found was unimpressive: There were more books on losing a pet than losing a brother or sister. A few books existed for surviving children after a death in the family, but they were for small children. Grieving the Death of a Sibling is one of the most neglected types of grief. Grieving the Death of a Sibling One of the great losses in life is the death of a brother or sister, and many of us will face the loss of a sibling more than once. Yet this is one of the most neglected types of grief, especially in adulthood.
The loss of adult siblings is often known as “disenfranchised grief”. This loss is often overlooked. There is a failure to see the sibling relationship just as profound in adulthood as it is in childhood. Grief is so strange, it’s difficult and all consuming and also it sneaks up on you. I would recommend this book to anyone who (as an adult) has lost an adult sibling. The author understands why sibling loss is so especially painful. “When an adult loses a brother or a /5.