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Reviewed by Renee Guill for Readers' Favorite
Harnessing the Power of Grief by Julie Potter is a non-fiction self-help book. The author tells you what grief is and the different types of grief. She uses stories from different people to show how unique each form of grief is. She has summaries and tasks to help you. Julie Potter also lets you know how to assess whether you need professional help or not. The book is formatted into sections, so you do not have to read it all in order; you can skip to a chapter that resonates with you. She also uses tips from other psychiatrists and lists other books for more help, if needed.
I thought that Harnessing the Power of Grief by Julie Potter was informative and inspiring. My favorite part is how she tells you if you need professional help at the end of each chapter. I loved the format. It makes it easier to navigate. The summary at the end of each chapter was a nice touch. I loved that Julie Potter used stories from other people to show how each person's grief is unique. I really loved that she reminded us how grief is unique and that there are many types of grief. I had a couple of a-ha moments, which I extremely appreciated. I liked that she described in great detail what each type of grief is. Julie Potter used advice from other professionals too, which I thought was a nice touch. I loved the tasks she had as well, like journaling. If you are grieving from any kind of loss, like a family member's death or a divorce, then I highly recommend this book.