My Dog Has Died: What Do I Do?: Making Decisions and Healing the Trauma of Pet Loss (Paperback)
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Healing Trauma after the Death of a Pet is difficult if you try and do it alone. Start with the supportive tools and compassionate guidance in this book to help you go from grief to gratitude and a forever bond. You just arrived home and in an instant, you realize that something is very different. Your house is quiet and there is a cold feeling of emptiness. These feelings are taking on a life of their own, and suddenly reality hits you Your dog is not bounding through the house to greet you. Your dog is no longer enveloping you with unconditional love, kisses, and endless joy. Devastated you ask yourself, "What am I going to do?" The answer to this question and the good news is that Wendy is sharing her knowledge of pet grief, healing trauma, pet afterlife, pet heaven and more. By supporting you through your pet loss journey she offers you tools and compassionate guidance to help you heal from the trauma of pet grief. Sharing helpful ways to deal with all the changes that you are going to experience after the death of your dog. My Dog Has Died: What Do I Do? is the second book in the best-selling and award-winning Pet Bereavement Series. It deals with stages of pet grief, pet afterlife and ways to find gratitude in your heart forever. Also, ways to help you make difficult decisions and healing trauma of pet loss. If you are looking for a pet loss book to help you with special ways to prepare for the future, having difficulty making important decisions, and you want to do something special to never forget the life you shared with your dog then this book is for you. When you read this book then follow the actions steps at the end, you will experience something deep and forever. From grief to gratitude and a forever bond. Reviews of My Dog Has Died: What do I do? Making Decisions and Healing the Trauma of Pet Loss My Dog Has Died: What Do I Do? Making Decisions and Healing the Trauma of Pet Loss by Wendy Van de Poll, MS, CEOL, is the second book in The Pet Bereavement Series, following My Dog Is Dying: What Do I Do?: Emotions, Decisions, and Options for Healing. An expert in pet loss grief support, Van de Poll helps readers come to terms with the gravity of emotions they experience while grappling with the death of their beloved companions. Offering guidance and compassionate reassurances that most of what a reader is feeling is natural, she then reaches further, covering all the necessary details from helping children understand, making funeral and memorial arrangements, whether or not a reader might be ready to get another dog, and many other areas. These insightful and compassionate chapters include examples, case studies, and questionnaires at the conclusion to help assess where a person may be in the grieving process. Van de Poll ultimately allows readers insight into her expertise as a medium, educating those grieving on spiritual connections and afterlife. My Dog Has Died: What Do I Do? by Wendy Van de Poll is a jewel of a guide for anyone who has lost their dog, but will certainly prove useful even to those who are grieving over the loss of their cat, or another adored pet. Van de Poll writes with the compassion and caring one needs during a time such as this, and she achieves this while affirming her authority in the field. It's really important that people in these circumstances feel that the pain they are experiencing, and how they are coping with it on an individual level, is normal. Van de Poll validates the grieving process and allows readers with additional tools to assist them on the journey. Nobody ever wants to think about their need for a guide such as this one, but it will prove to be an invaluable resource to those who read it. Jaime Michele.
About the Author
Wendy Van de Poll is a pioneering leader in the field of pet loss grief support. Wendy is dedicated to providing a safe place for her clients to express their grief over the loss of their pets. What makes Wendy successful with her clients is that she get's grief! "Over the years I've dealt with my own grief and helping many families communicate and connect with their pets long after their loss. It's what I've done since I was just 5 yrs old!" She is compassionate and supportive to all who know her. Her passion is to help people when they are grieving over the loss of a pet and her larger than life love for animals has led her to devote her life to the mission of increasing the quality of life between animals and people no matter what stage they are in their cycle of life! She has been called the animal whisperer. She is a Certified End of Life and Pet Grief Support Coach, Certified Pet Funeral Celebrant, Animal Medium and Communicator. She is the founder of The Center for Pet Loss Grief and an international best selling and award-winning author and speaker. She holds a Master's of Science degree in Wolf Ecology and Behavior and has run with wild wolves in Minnesota, coyotes in Massachusetts and foxes in her backyard. She lives in the woods with her husband, two crazy birds, her rescue dog Addie and all kinds of wildlife.