April 9, 2009
Hosted by Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley
Howard Winokuer reminds us that the grief is normal, and that no one needs to grieve alone. Dr. Winokuer has helped thousands of people work through their grief and continue their life in a positive way. He is a writer for the Open to Hope Foundation and is the incoming president of ADEC Association of Death Educators and Counselors. Karen James is the widow of Kelly, a veteran mountain climber who was trapped in a snow cave on Mount Hood in December 2006. She is the author of the book “Holding Fast: The Untold Story of the Mount Hood Tragedy,” In her book, Karen discusses the tragic climb and how her faith comforted her through the tragedy.
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.
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.