Release Date: July 12, 2022
ISBN: 9781632280763
eISBN: 9781632281333

Light After Loss: A Spiritual Guide for Comfort, Hope, and Healing

by Ashley Davis Bush

From the office of a seasoned grief counselor, this book is an essential guide to grief. It shines a light into the darkness and illuminates the lifelong journey of integrating loss into life. It is a spiritual companion to higher healing that offers a shift, a redirection from pain and suffering to the sacred qualities of compassion, love, connection, gratitude, and transformation.

This book takes Ashley Davis Bush’s seminal Transcending Loss grief model and elevates it to a new level by providing a light-filled lens with which to process and metabolize loss. Bush describes a dimension of higher healing which provides an essential balm to the shattered heart. She will lead you to a broad experience of support, to a source of light within and beyond the self that is essential to a healthy grieving process.

A guide on your journey from shock to transcendence, this book shows you how Love, Connection, Compassion, Faith, and Transcendenceorient and soothe a broken spirit. At the end of each chapter, you will be introduced to five specific “Light-Shift Practices” that integrate the chapter’s concepts and facilitate the healing process.

Grieving is a universal yet disorienting and devastating experience. But like the ancient Japanese art form of kintsugi which repairs broken pottery with golden lacquer, grief is healed by filling the cracks in your life with light, creating beauty from brokenness. Embracing a higher perspective makes the journey more bearable, the experience more meaningful, and the future more expansive.

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About the author ASHLEY DAVIS BUSH

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW is a psychotherapist with thirty years of experience in the mental health field. She is the author of ten self-help books, including the classic Transcending Loss and the Daily Reader, Hope and Healing for Transcending Loss. She is also a trained spiritual director and Reiki master with a specialization in contemplative practices. Ashley founded the Antigua Threshold Singers, a chapter of the Threshold Choir, who sing for dying patients...

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Light After Loss is a beautiful compilation of spiritual comfort, psychological wisdom, and practical tools for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Ashley Davis Bush’s latest work represents over thirty years of experience working with grief and is a must read and great gift to those navigating unimaginable loss.


—Erica Komisar, LCSW, Psychoanalyst and author of Being There and Chicken Little The Sky Isn’t Falling


This practical book is both guide and companion, offering warm accompaniment and the tools necessary to generate light after loss. Of the many books about grief, this one is pure gold.   


—Rev. Leaf Seligman, author of Opening the Window and From the Midway


This book is a treasure, an essential guide if you’ve lost a loved one, whether recently or many years ago. When you are most lost, this book—like a flashlight in the darkness—will help you navigate the grief journey. Ashley Davis Bush offers practical tools along with her trademark down-to-earth, accessible wisdom.  


—Diane Poole Heller, PhD, Psychologist and author of The Power of Attachment


Brilliant! As an avid reader of and long-time fan of Ashley Davis Bush’s work, her new book, Light After Loss, is another must-read. . . Whether a loss was sudden or expected, recent or long ago, readers will discover how to shift into the light of higher healing and engage in life again no matter how much darkness they may be experiencing now. 


—Chelsea Hanson, Author of The Sudden Loss Survival Guide


This is a beautiful book. Ashley Davis Bush shares guidance, stories and practical advice for living and growing through loss. Taking these chapters in your mind and heart will be time well spent. You will want to keep this transformational book in your life for a long time.

—Elisha Goldstein, PhD, psychologist and author of Uncovering Happiness 


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