Grieving is Loving: Embracing Our Response to Loss

December 17, 2020
Hosted by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

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We are in a time of extraordinary loss of loved ones. Worldwide, more than a million people have died from Covid-19. Countless others have died of other causes. With extraordinary loss of loved ones there is extraordinary grief. In this episode, Dr. Joanne Cacciatore helps us understand and handle our grief. Drawing upon her new book, Grieving is Loving: Compassionate Words for Bearing the Unbearable, Dr. Cacciatore invites us to consider grief as something that can’t be ignored, rushed or diagnosed away as it is the natural reflection of the love we feel for the loss of a loved one. She invites us to recognize that we don’t work to reduce the grief, we own it and increase our capacity to cope. We embrace the here and now, we muster the courage to join with others who can be with us in the dark and we recognize that grief and happiness are not incompatible. Drawing upon extraordinary quotes, stories and reflections, Dr. Cacciatore offers us a path to grieving, loving and living.

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Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips has been a practicing psychologist, psychoanalyst, group therapist and professor for over 35 years. She is the co-author of three books and over 40 articles and chapters. Most recently, she co-authored "Healing Together: A Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress." She has written and presented on a wide range of topics including couples, marriage, divorce, trauma, teens, bullying, pets, military, managing stress, infidelity, sexual violence, bereavement and building resilience. Her work has been recognized with awards such as The Suffolk County Psychological Association Psychologist of the Year Award, The Rutgers University GSAPP Lifelong Distinguished Achievement Award, and The American Group Psychotherapy Association Social Responsibility Award. She has given testimony before Congress for the needs of military families. Suzanne is a weekly blogger for Psych Central with over 340 original blogs. She has also blogged for This Emotional Life on PBS, has appeared on television programs such as Fox 5 Good Day New York and Good Day Street Talk. She has been a radio guest on many shows including Military Mom Talk Radio,Tom Matt’s Boomer Rock and NPR. From 2013- 2015, Suzanne hosted Psych Up on CoSozo radio and on WMIQ 1450 AM in Michigan. Starting in 2015, her show, "Psych Up Live," airs globally on VoiceAmerica and has had 140 episodes, available as podcasts on VoiceAmerica, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher,etc.

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