You Are Not Alone: A Heartfelt Guide to Grief, Healing, and Hope by Debbie Augenthaler – published May 1st, 2018 by Everystep Publications. Are you grieving? Do you know someone who is grieving and you don’t know how to help them? You Are Not Alone takes readers into Debbie’s personal journey of grief, from the first gripping chapter, when her husband dies unexpectedly in her arms. Throughout the book, Debbie takes readers by the hand and offers them gentle insights and suggestions for healing and hope, while sharing her powerful story of loss and the spiritual journey that led her to know love never dies.
This book is a life raft in a grief storm. Just as she has helped many as a psychotherapist specializing in trauma and grief, Debbie and her wisdom can help you too.
She wants you to know: It’s okay to be a griever. Don’t feel like you have to hold it together for others. Grief is not linear. There is no timetable. Your experience of grief is as unique as you are. Beginning to heal and adjust to your new life doesn’t mean having to let go of the person you love. You Are Not Alone will gently guide you from grief to healing, to hope and transformation.
About the author: Debbie is a psychotherapist with a private practice in New York City, where she has specialized in trauma, grief, and loss. Interweaving eastern philosophy, energy healing, and spiritual practices from cultures around the world, Debbie bridges together traditions of ancient and modern, east and west, the wisdom of the ages, and the many different ways people have ritualized grief and healing. She uses time-honored practices to inform the tools she shares with readers and clients.
Debbie holds a deep curiosity and interest in how people have been dealing with grief and loss since the beginning of time. She helps normalize common feelings and experiences for people who are grieving and holds space for each of us to experience grief in our own way and time because grief is not linear. There are many gifts that accompany loss, including spiritual awakenings, discovering the connection with forever love, developing deep compassion, and grateful appreciation for the blessings along the way – from grief to healing to transformation and joy. Debbie has walked this path throughout her life and wants to help you on your path from grief to joy.
Prior to becoming a therapist she had a successful career in the financial industry for over twenty years. Debbie has a Master’s Degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from New York University and completed a two-year post-graduate Advanced Trauma Studies program at the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy. In 2012 she received the NYU Steinhardt Award for Outstanding Clinical Service.
With the connection of a shared experience, Debbie guides the reader through grief to transformation and a new beginning. Amazon Authors Page
My thoughts: You Are Not Alone is a heartfelt read that shows the journey one must take during their grieving process. Debbie writes with a loving hand and a heartwarming personal touch as she shares her own grief and personal stories. A book that shares practical insights and suggestions for healing not forgetting. Many people feel that forgetting is the best way to hand grief but Debbie shares the truth and struggles that many face when choosing this way to handle grief. You Are Not Alone is a good guide for anyone who is facing a loss of a loved one. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**