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Sweet Sorrow with Sherry Cormier

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Sweet Sorrow with Sherry Cormier

Grief is one of the hardest and heaviest of the human emotions and the process of recovering from loss is often misunderstood and misrepresented. Dr. Sherry Cormier shares her wisdom as a bereavement counselor, grief expert and psychologist, as well as one who has personally experienced the profound loss of her husband, parents, sister and beloved dog, about how to navigate the terrain of grief, and come out the other side more expansive, whole, peaceful, wise and loving.

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On this episode:

Finding Balance 6:30

Taking breaks from grief 8:00

Volunteering 10:30

How long does grief last? 13:45

Catalyst for growth and overcoming PTSD 15:00

Change for the better 19:45

Sherry_Cormier_198960758.jpgSherry Cormier is the author of Sweet Sorrow: Finding Enduring Wholeness after Loss and Grief. Cormier is a psychologist and consultant who engages in public speaking, training, and grief mentoring. She is former Professor at both the University of Tennessee and West Virginia University. Cormier holds a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University and both her master’s and doctoral degrees are from Purdue University.

She is the author of Counseling Strategies and Interventions for Professional Helpers (Pearson Education, 9th edition), and the co-author of Interviewing and Change Strategies for Helpers (Cengage Learning, 8th edition). She is the co-writer and co-producer of over 50 training videos for Cengage Learning.


About Tammi Baliszewski:

Tammi Baliszewski is an ordained minister, has a Ph.D. in Holistic Life Counseling, is a Certified Hypnotherapist and a Certified Polarity Practitioner.  She holds Bachelors of the Arts in Psychology and has completed the Masters Program in Spiritual Psychology at the University of Santa Monica and a second Masters Program entitled “Consciousness, Health and healing”.  Tammi is a certified Art 4 Healing Facilitator and is Mandala Art Facilitator and Trainer.  She is currently studying and teaching with Paul Heussenstamm world renowned artist, author, healer and teacher.

Tammi is an accomplished artist and published writer.  Her first manuscript “Manifesting Love - From the Inside Out,” is now available.  “Manifesting Love” is a spiritual, psychological, self-help book, that supports readers in coming into loving relationship with themselves, so they naturally and easily attract their ideal life partner.   

As a spiritual counselor and a workshop facilitator, Tammi assists clients and participants in releasing blocks so that they might more fully claim, embrace and live up to their fullest potential.  Through gentle direction and guided meditation Tammi helps those she works with tap into profound states of inner wisdom and inspired states of creativity.  Her comprehensive teaching style and simple techniques bring about transformation on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.

Prior to pursuing her education in psychology, spirituality and the healing arts, Tammi worked as a licensed cosmetologist, image consultant, makeup artist, and personal trainer.  Tammi has also worked as an actress, model and spokesmodel.  She has also been featured in many commercials, television shows and films. As a cosmetologist, makeup artist, stylist, model and actress, Tammi’s focus was on beauty, fitness, nutrition, and health. Now as a hypnotherapist, Mandala Facilitator, Artist, Writer and Teacher, her focus is on beauty, healing and wholeness.  However, rather than focusing on physical beauty and health, it is consciousness and the beauty of the soul that most intrigues her - beauty from the “inside out”.

Now Tammi is adding another dimension to her work with her show "Journey to Center" on Empower Radio. 

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