Anxiety (Hardcover)

The Missing Stage of Grief: A Revolutionary Approach to Understanding and Healing the Impact of Loss

By Claire Bidwell Smith

Da Capo Lifelong Books, 9780738234779, 272pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 2018

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Description

A groundbreaking book exploring the little-known yet critical connections between anxiety and grief, with practical strategies for healing, following the renowned Kübler-Ross stages model

Anxiety disorders are on the rise; many people are looking for resources to help them cope with anxiety, yet most people aren't aware that unresolved grief is a primary underpinning--or that the two are related at all. In her therapy practice and in her own life, Claire Bidwell Smith discovered the connections between anxiety and grief. Now, backed by research, case studies, and interviews, Bidwell Smith breaks down the physiology of anxiety, giving readers a concrete foundation of understanding in order to help them heal the anxiety caused by loss. Taking a big step beyond Elisabeth Kübler-Ross' widely accepted five stages, Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief explains the intimate connection between death and grief and how they specifically cause anxiety--unpacking everything from our age-old fears about mortality to the bare vulnerability a loss can make us feel.

With concrete tools and coping strategies for panic attacks, getting a handle on anxious thoughts, and more, Bidwell Smith bridges these two emotions in a way that is deeply empathetic and eminently practical.


About the Author

Claire Bidwell Smith, LCPC, is a therapist specializing in grief and the author of two books of nonfiction. Claire holds a bachelor's degree from The New School University and a master's degree from Antioch University. She is a licensed therapist in both California and Illinois and has a thriving private practice in Los Angeles.


Praise For Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief: A Revolutionary Approach to Understanding and Healing the Impact of Loss

"In Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief, Claire Bidwell Smith has found yet another way to powerfully illuminate and deepen our understanding of what it means to grieve. Drawing upon her personal experience with deep loss as well as her many years of working as a grief counselor, Bidwell Smith offers fresh insight into the connection between grief and anxiety. Bidwell Smith's profound compassion for those who've experienced loss has already helped so many people. This trailblazing book will help many more."—Cheryl Strayed, New York Times bestselling author of Wild

"The world of grief--rote with repeated thoughts over what happened, what might have been, and what might be--provides the perfect breeding ground for anxiety. In pinpointing the connections between the two, Claire Bidwell Smith is the warm and wise friend guiding you toward deeper control over your thoughts, instead of your thoughts wielding control over you."—Rebecca Soffer, coauthor of Modern Loss: Candid Conversation about Grief. Beginners Welcome.