Resilient Grieving

Positive Psychology-Based Healthy Adaptation to Loss


The worst that can happen to a parent is a phone call saying your child is dead. What do you do? How do you cope? Is it possible to find meaning and a way forward? Lucy Hone shares her journey through the loss of her daughter to the research and completion of a PhD, leading to her investigation of a conceptual model that turned into a book and a way to help others. 


Author: Lucy Hone

Dr Lucy Hone is co-director of the NZ Institute of Wellbeing and Resilience and an adjunct professor at Canterbury University, New Zealand. She has had her work published in leading academic journals, authored Resilient Grieving (2017) and co-authored The Educators’ Guide to Whole-school Wellbeing: A practical guide to getting started, best-practice process and effective implementation (2020). 


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