Moving on with grief and loss expert Russell Friedman: January 24, 2013

 Dealing with loss – personal and business
Grief expert Russell Friedman guests

We all face loss in our lives, usually from a loved one, or a pet. But what about loss of a job, loss of our perceived future because our savings or retirement has been depleted through the economy or through medical expenses? Are these losses legitimate? Should we grieve over them, or do we need to just get over it and move on?

Russell Friedman, the co-author of the Grief Recovery Handbook and Moving Beyond Loss says that we would be surprised to discover what loss really is and does to us. And we may be under some strong misbeliefs about stages in grief, and how we should really handle it. Powerful stuff.

Click on the player below to listen to the conversation with Russell and Pam

 

About Russell Friedman:

Russell Friedman arrived at the Grief Recovery Institute in 1986 on the heels of a second divorce and a bankruptcy. After dealing with the emotions caused by those and other losses, he began a rigorous training under the guidance of the Institute founder, John W. James, eventually becoming a partner and co-author of The Grief Recovery HandbookWhen Children Grieve, and Moving On. Together, Russell and John co-developed the Grief Recovery Method Outreach Program, which has helped more than 500,000 people all over the country and abroad.

Russell has become the go-to Grief Recovery expert on CNN. He has appeared on that network many times, most notably in the wake of 9/11. He has made a number of media appearances in the aftermath of national tragedies, most recently on The Today Show, in response to the death of Michael Jackson to help guide parents when children suffer loss. He is also a guest lecturer at local academic institutions and has consulted with major companies who are learning that unresolved loss has a negative impact in the work place.

Check out Russell’s book Moving Beyond Loss: click here

And visit The Grief Recovery Method: Here

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  1. […] The interview also gave me a better perspective on grief and how to handle it when my friends and family are dealing with a loss. Not just a loss of a relative or pet but the loss of a job and our perceived future. Think about how you feel when you lose a job and how painful it is the grieving process you go through. Think about all the dumb things you have said when a friend or family member was in pain and how you could have said something differently. Pam’s interview with Russell is a must listen for anyone with a pulse or a conscious. Here’s a link to the interview. […]

  2. […] The interview also gave me a better perspective on grief and how to handle it when my friends and family are dealing with a loss. Not just a loss of a relative or pet but the loss of a job and our perceived future. Think about how you feel when you lose a job and how painful it is the grieving process you go through. Think about all the dumb things you have said when a friend or family member was in pain and how you could have said something differently. Pam’s interview with Russell is a must listen for anyone with a pulse or a conscious. Here’s a link to the interview. […]

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