Eight-Time Award-Winning Book
– Mindy Daffron
Crisis Team Manager,
Trauma Intervention Program
Wayne Fortin, Founder . Trauma Intervention Programs Inc
This incredibly useful book helps you understand what to say (and avoid) when offering condolences
If you’ve ever been caught unaware of what to do or say when a family member, friend, colleague or acquaintance passed away, Anne-Marie Lockmyer’s When Their World Stops is the book for you. Lockmyer gives the reader heartfelt, personal insight into the grief, disbelief and confusion of the sudden death of her husband, and the ups and downs of subsequent months and years – you’ll find out why the second is often more difficult than the first – of mourning and emotional healing. This incredibly useful book helps you understand what to say (and avoid) when offering condolences, how to provide much-needed assistance during the blur of funeral arrangements and early days of grief, and, perhaps most importantly, how to remain a steadfast presence in the bereaved one’s life as they forge a new life without their loved one. You’ll want to keep this valuable book on hand, ready to consult or share as the need unfortunately arises.
Quick, easy read filled with helpful insights and perspectives
This is a quick, easy read filled with helpful insights and perspectives. I appreciate that Anne-Marie recognizes there isn’t a one-size-fits-all formula that applies to everyone, but she offers plenty of ideas on how to avoid offending and find out what will help your grieving friend the most.
Dr. Clair MacMillan, National Director, Church of the Nazarene Canada
Bobbi Rill, Licensed professional counselor, National Trainer for the Grief Recovery institute
What a personal, yet widely applicable book. You can search for areas you are struggling with or read it front to back. I bought one for myself, and one to give away. We do so many things wrong when we are trying to do the right thing. It is a gift to hear what really helps instead of hurts.