Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief

A Revolutionary Approach to Understanding and Healing the Impact of Loss


By Claire Bidwell Smith

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With this groundbreaking book, discover the critical connections between anxiety and grief—and learn practical strategies for healing, based on the Kübler-Ross stages model.

If you're suffering from anxiety but not sure why, or if you're struggling with loss and looking for solace, Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief offers help and answers. As grief expert Claire Bidwell Smith discovered in her own life—and in her practice with her therapy clients—significant loss and unresolved grief are primary underpinnings of anxiety.

Using research and real life stories, Smith breaks down the physiology of anxiety, providing a concrete explanation that will help you heal. Starting with the basics questions—“What is anxiety?” and “What is grief?” and moving to concrete approaches such as making amends, taking charge, and retraining your brain, Anxiety takes a big step beyond Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's widely accepted five stages to unpack everything from our age-old fears about mortality to the bare vulnerability a loss can make us feel.

With concrete tools and coping strategies for panic attacks, getting a handle on anxious thoughts, and more, Smith bridges these two emotions in a way that is deeply empathetic and profoundly practical.


On Sale
Sep 25, 2018
Page Count
272 pages

Claire Bidwell Smith

About the Author

Claire Bidwell Smith is a therapist specializing in grief, and author of The Rules of Inheritance, a Books for a Better Life award nominee, After this: When Life is Over Where Do We Go?, and Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief. An expert in her field, she's spoken on countless news outlets, radio, and podcast shows, and consults companies like Twitter, GoodRx, Domani for Grief, and The National Funeral Home Association, and sits on the board of End Well. Her writing has been featured in many national publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic, Scientific American, Psychology Today, and Oprah Magazine. 

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