Help and Healing Through Advocacy and Help and Healing Through Music

February 5, 2009
Hosted by Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley

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Episode Description

Heidi Snow’s fiancé Michel Briestroff died in the 1996 airplane crash of TWA Flight 800. Shortly after Michel’s, death Heidi founded the non-profit organization AirCraft Casualty Emotional Support Services (ACCESS) dedicated to partnering Volunteer Grief Mentors with those who have survived or lost loved ones in air disasters. Gary Malkin is an Emmy award-winning composer and producer. In 1992, with the near death of his daughter, Gary committed himself to help others heal through the creation of inspiring music, events, and resources including the acclaimed book and CD set, Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying.

Open to Hope

Open to Hope

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“Open to Hope” is a show dedicated to those who have suffered a loss. The show is hosted by Dr. Gloria Horsley, Marriage and Family Therapist and her daughter Dr. Heidi Horsley, adjunct professor at Columbia University’s school of Social Work. Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi are published authors and international experts in grief, loss and recovery. Hear bereaved family members and experts share inspirational stories of loss, hope and recovery. Learn what you can do to cope and to establish a new normal. Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi dedicate their show to their deceased son, and brother Scott, and to all those who have lost loved ones and are looking for hope. They welcome you to lean on their hope until you have found your own.

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Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley

Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley

Dr. Gloria Horsley, BSN, MS, MA, CNS, MFT, MIM, Ph.D. is a bereaved parent and has worked in family therapy for 22 years. She holds graduate degrees from the University of Rochester, Syracuse, Greenwich and Holos Universities. Dr. Gloria serves The Compassionate Friends in a number of roles, including Board Director and chairperson for TCF’s annual program for professionals. Dr. Heidi Horsley, BS, MS, MSW, Psy.D. is a bereaved sibling and adjunct professor at Columbia University’s school of Social Work where she teaches courses including grief, loss, and bereavement. She holds graduate degrees from Columbia University, Loyola, and University of San Francisco. She also conducts seminars & workshops at The Compassionate Friends annual bereavement conferences.

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