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When we lose someone, everything changes. The experience is a milestone that can bring everything to a standstill for a time. To move forward, we need the tools that help guide us ahead and lend support through our ups and downs.
The only guarantee in life is that it doesn’t go on forever. For those left behind after a loved one dies, the loss can be overwhelming. But the process of recovering is often misunderstood and misrepresented. We never “get over it” — and we shouldn’t.
Whether or not we can free ourselves from the weight of grief or even just muster the energy to take care of things often depends on our capacity to find the resources we need — both internal and external — to help us cope, develop resilience, grow, and even thrive. Today's specail guest, sychologist, grief expert and widow Sherry Cormier explains why no one should expect a grieving person to “get over it and move on.” She offers the 8 most effective tools for healing — and she knows firsthand that they work.
Sherry Cormier, Ph.D. is a psychologist, consultant and public speaker. Formerly on the faculty at the University of Tennessee and West Virginia University, she is the author of Counseling Strategies and Interventions for Professional Helpers, and coauthor of Interviewing and Change Strategies for Helpers. Today we will be discussing her new book, Sweet Sorrow: Finding Enduring Wholeness After Loss and Grief.