A major new book on grief by global expert and founder of the Mariposa Trust offering practical support to the bereaved and those around them
Beyond Goodbye walks people through their darkest days of suffering and gives them hope for the future. Written by Zoe Clark-Coates, CEO of the Mariposa Trust and a leading expert on grief who has experienced huge loss in her own life.
Beyond Goodbye is split into two sections: the first examines different types of loss and the second provides a practical 60-day support guide. The issues covered range from the loss of loved ones (parents, partners, children and friends). The book will answer common questions the author is asked each week, including how to survive the initial period after loss and how to support yourself or someone else immediately after a death. Zoe will tackle topics that are rarely discussed, including how to maintain intimacy following loss and how to return to work when grieving. The book also addresses myths and misconceptions about grief. Each section in the first half will interlace practical advice with personal stories from individuals to help readers relate.
Provides lived experience from a leading expert
Explains myths of loss
Asks and answers key questions in one place
Offers practical advice for the grieving and those supporting the bereaved
Includes a 60-day support plan
Following the devastating loss of five babies, Zoe decided to use her counselling qualifications and twenty years of experience in the business and charity sectors to improve support for anyone who suffers baby loss. She founded the Mariposa Trust with her husband, which in just five years has become one of the leading support charities in the UK, reaching over 50,000 people each week across the world. The Secretary State for Health appointed Zoe to co-chair a new national review of loss across the NHS and the UK. She conducts 3-5 TV and radio appearances each week and has become a regular guest and commentator on BBC Breakfast and ITV.