Factions of a Mind: Understanding the Physical and Psychological Effects of Caring

  • 2h 27m
  • Maria Katsarou-Makin
  • LID Publishing Ltd
  • 2020

In suffering the unexpected loss of her husband in the space of three months, Maria has navigated this passing into an honest awakening to the stages of grief. She explores the changes to one’s character, its effects on those around them and the difficulties we face as carers when confronted with the responsibility to manage and comfort our loved one in this process.

In Factions of a Mind, Dr Katsarou-Makin examines our role as the carer, learning how to manage the responsibilities as well as the suffering and pain that comes with it, thoughtfully and honestly discussing our duty to care. As carers, our obligation to ‘care’ for the other has inexplicably meant that we do not equip ourselves with the tools and resources to ‘care’ for ourselves after their passing. Our inability to comprehend their loss and the stages of grief we are experiencing leave us vulnerable and open to further pain.

About the Author

Dr. Maria Katsarou-Makin is the founder of the Leadership Psychology Institute and has more than 20 years of experience in organizational development and executive coaching. She combines business and consulting experience and has done extensive work and research in team dynamics.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • The Remains of a Person … But I am Alive
  • The Beginning of the End
  • The Diagnosis
  • The Person I used to Know
  • Poison
  • Departure Lounge to Heaven
  • Our Darkest Hour …
  • Dignity and Autonomy in Death – How to Facilitate Your Loved one's Death
  • Stages of Death
  • The Right to Die with Dignity
  • The Ritual of a Funeral Service
  • Premonitions, Superstitions and Other Supernatural Phenomena
  • Who Cares for the Carers?
  • Death in the Digital Age
  • Coping with Grief and Loss
  • And Now What? Life after Death
  • About Me
  • The Epicurean Cure
  • The Psychology of Illness
  • Closing Thoughts