Complicated losses give people psychological wounds. Healing Pain investigates why the process of grief is such a dramatic turning point for those who undergo it, and why they can never remain as they were before. Some people become so strained, depressed or anxious that in one way or another they turn into patients. Others become healthier than before and gradually acquire a freer life by means of the psychological forces that are latent in the healing pain of grief.Healing Pain is based on ten years of intensive work with people affected by, or at risk from, pathological grief. It describes in simple terms with many examples, the therapeutic methods of treatment they have found most effective in helping such people.A very moving book, Healing Pain is addressed to psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers and anyone who wishes to understand feelings of grief at a deeper level.