Dealing with Loss and Survival
June 4, 2009
Hosted by Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley
Kathrin Stengel lost her husband at age 33 and was left with two young children . She is the author of November Rose: A Speech on Death, a personal yet philosophical book on death, love, survival. The stigmatization of the survivor and the survivor’s search for a new identity. www.westside-philosophers.com Michele Longo Eder began a journal to record what daily life was like for her while her husband and sons were out commercial fishing. Personal tragedy struck, in 2001 with the death of her son, Ben. Her book Salt In Our Blood: The Memoir of a Fisherman’s Wife is an offer of healing to her family, her community, and to fishing families everywhere. www.saltinourblood.com/index.html
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.