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Before and After Loss

A Neurologist's Perspective on Loss, Grief, and Our Brain

Author: Lisa M. Shulman   Series: A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book

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An expert neurologist explores how the mind, brain, and body respond and heal after her personal experience with profound loss.

Combining the science of emotional trauma with concrete psychological techniques-- including dream interpretation, journaling, mindfulness exercises, and meditation--Shulman's frank and empathetic account will help readers regain their emotional balance by navigating the passage from profound sorrow to healing and growth.

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An expert neurologist explores how the mind, brain, and body respond and heal after her personal experience with profound loss.

Combining the science of emotional trauma with concrete psychological techniques-- including dream interpretation, journaling, mindfulness exercises, and meditation--Shulman's frank and empathetic account will help readers regain their emotional balance by navigating the passage from profound sorrow to healing and growth.

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An expert neurologist explores how the mind, brain, and body respond and heal after her personal experience with profound loss.

Winner of the Best Book Award (Health: Death & Dying) by American Book Fest

In Before and After Loss, neurologist Dr. Lisa M. Shulman describes a personal story of loss and her journey to understand the science behind the mind-altering experience of grief. Part memoir, part creative nonfiction, part account of scientific discovery, this moving book combines Shulman's perspectives as an expert in brain science and a keen observer of behavior with her experience as a clinician, a caregiver, and a widow. Drawing on the latest studies about grief and its effects, she explains what scientists know about how the mind, brain, and body respond and heal following traumatic loss. She also traces the interface between the experience of profound loss and the search for emotional restoration.

Combining the science of emotional trauma with concrete psychological techniques— including dream interpretation, journaling, mindfulness exercises, and meditation—Shulman's frank and empathetic account will help readers regain their emotional balance by navigating the passage from profound sorrow to healing and growth.

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Awards

Winner of American Book Fest Health: Death & Dying Award 2019 (United States)

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Critic Reviews

“"This poetic and insightful, if heartbreaking, memoir from neurologist Lisa M. Shulman stems from her own bereavement of her late husband... Combined with the latest scientific studies in traumatic brain injury and holistic approaches to healing, Shulman has created a unique book that touches on all aspects of the process of grieving--the psychological, physiological, and overlap between neurology and psychiatry. Ultimately, Shulman points out that whether brain injury is caused by physical or emotional trauma, it results in similar long-term effects--and also that post-traumatic stress can become post-traumatic growth, with the right tools. In short, it could prove to be an invaluable aid to counselors, psychotherapists, and medical doctors, as well as anyone moving through grief toward wholeness."”

This poetic and insightful, if heartbreaking, memoir from neurologist Lisa M. Shulman stems from her own bereavement of her late husband . . . Combined with the latest scientific studies in traumatic brain injury and holistic approaches to healing, Shulman has created a unique book that touches on all aspects of the process of grieving—the psychological, physiological, and overlap between neurology and psychiatry. Ultimately, Shulman points out that whether brain injury is caused by physical or emotional trauma, it results in similar long-term effects—and also that post-traumatic stress can become post-traumatic growth, with the right tools. In short, it could prove to be an invaluable aid to counselors, psychotherapists, and medical doctors, as well as anyone moving through grief toward wholeness.
—Lauren LaRocca, Baltimore Magazine
An interesting thought-provoking book, which describes the trauma experienced by the author of losing her husband to cancer and then provides psychological techniques to move forward from sorrow to healing and growth.
Nursing Times

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About the Author

Lisa M. Shulman, MD, is a professor of neurology at the University of Maryland. She is the author or editor of numerous books on neurologic disorders, including Parkinson’s Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Families, 3rd edition.

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In Before and After Loss, Dr. Lisa M. Shulman, a neurologist, describes a personal story of loss and her journey to understand the science behind the mind-altering experience of grief. Part memoir, part creative nonfiction, part account of scientific discovery, this moving book combines Shulman's perspectives as an expert in brain science and a keen observer of behavior with her experience as a clinician, a caregiver, and a widow. Shedding light on the disconnect between conventional wisdom about loss and emerging knowledge on the neuroscience of emotional trauma as the cause of brain injury, Shulman explores not only the experience but also the science and psychology of loss. Drawing on the latest studies about grief and its effects, she explains what scientists know about how the mind, brain, and body respond and heal following traumatic loss. She also traces the interface between the experience of profound loss and the search for emotional restoration. Throughout the book, Dr. Shulman describes effective therapies, both traditional and nontraditional, that promote healing and confidence in managing loss, including dream interpretation, journaling, mindfulness exercises, and meditation. Combining the science of emotional trauma with concrete psychological techniques, Shulman's frank and empathetic account will help readers regain their emotional balance by navigating the passage from profound sorrow to healing and growth.

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Product Details

Publisher
Johns Hopkins University Press
Published
8th February 2019
Pages
184
ISBN
9781421426952

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

30 Sep, 2023
Such a comprehensive scientific yet deeply personal coverage of this universal but often unacknowledged traumatic event we must all eventually face.
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