The Journey from Grief to Healing: Finding Hope and Encouragement in Times of Loss with Dr. Gail Gross & Gary Roe

Original Air Date Wednesday, Sept 18, 2019

The purpose of this episode is to explore hope and encouragement in difficult times of loss and determine how to best mend our broken hearts. Humans tend to run from suffering but we are designed for impact and connection. Allowing ourselves to have grief and to feel sadness is key when we experience a loss. To regain our energy and transcend a disappointment, we need to do the inner work and process our thoughts to calm our minds. Preparing ourselves for the person we will be on the other side of grief is a healthy part of the grieving process.  To unpeel integral parts of the process, Positive Psychology Podcast Host, Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with two grief specialists who wrote books about their journeys through grief. Dr. Gail Gross encourages embracing grief as part of a healthy healing process. And, Gary Roe shares the physical, mental, and emotional ways grief may leak out even when we are unaware of it.


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Dr. Gail Gross — The Journey from Grief to Healing:
  • Dr. Gross created a model designed to navigate transitions and losses. [1:37]
  • The book, The Only Way is Through is part of Gail’s personal journey through grief. [6:52]
  • The return on self-investment and how to get your creative energy back. [10:55]
  • How to regain energy after a loss and use it to heal your life and libido. [15:59]
  • The early patterns developed in childhood color every relationship throughout our lives. [22:08]
  • The hero’s journey comes from experience, loss, and transcendence. [26:05]

Gail Gross, PhD, EdD, MEd, is a nationally recognized family, child development and human behavior expert, author, and lecturer.




Book: The Only Way Out is Through: A Ten-Step Journey from Grief to Wholeness

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Gary Roe — Finding Hope and Encouragement in Times of Loss:
  • Understanding everyday grief. [35:01]
  • How to AIR your feelings to let grief express itself. [36:57]
  • How we acknowledge our suffering offers us the ability to heal. [42:18]
  • Humans are designed for impact and connection with one another. [46:36]
  • Gary shares the many ways grief may express itself. [50:15]

Gary Roe is an author, speaker, and grief specialist with eight books and over 500 articles in print. A former missionary and pastor, he now serves as a hospice chaplain and grief counselor for Hospice Brazos Valley in central Texas.



Book: Comfort for Grieving Hearts: Hope and Encouragement in Times of Loss


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