Coping With Physical Loss -- a workbook

by Rick Ritter

cover of 'Coping With Physical Loss'

Published by Loving Healing Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-932690-18-7 / ISBN-10: 1-932690-18-2 $17.95
104 pages, includes Bibliography and Index

   When your body no longer works the way it is supposed to, you lose far more than physical function. While some people can focus on what they have left and get on with life, for most of us physical loss involves grieving, changes in how we value ourselves, even disgust and shame.

   This is why Rick Ritter's workbook will be invaluable for anyone who has been damaged in any of a very wide range of ways: surgery, accident, violence, disease, even aging. Helping professionals working with people whose problems focus on physical losses will need this book on a daily basis.

   Rick developed the exercises in the book over a long time. When he uses them himself, his own example as a survivor of physical loss is no doubt enough to lead and inspire his client. To achieve the same end, he has enlivened the book with many individual examples and case stories. This lifts the book from the useful to the indispensable.

   I edited this book for the publisher, Loving Healing Press, and feel honored to have been associated with it.


   Rick Ritter, MSW, a disabled veteran and social worker, has worked with more than a hundred clients who have experienced physical loss and disability. He has competed in international events for disabled athletes. Ritter was also a major contributor to got parts? An Insider's Guide to Managing Life Successfully with Dissociative Identity Disorder. He currently resides in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

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