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Tools to Heal from Loss with Sherry Cormier

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Tools to Heal from Loss with Sherry Cormier

When you lose someone, everything changes. The grief can be utterly crippling. Dr. Terri talks to Dr. Sherry Cormier, author of the new book, "Sweet Sorrow: Finding Enduring Wholeness After Loss and Grief," about the most effective tools for healing, and she knows firsthand that they work. She argues that the process of recovering is often misunderstood and misrepresented, and you never "get over it" - and you shouldn't.

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On today's episode:

What is sweet about sorrow? 2:30

Dealing with active grief 7:15

Tools to cope with loss 13:40

The importance of gratitude 19:00

When does healing begin? 22:15

Sherry_Cormier_198960758.jpgSherry Cormier (PhD) 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. She has cowritten and coproduced more than 50 training videos for Cengage Learning. Cormier writes about her own experience with loss, and combines it with proven strategies for overcoming the pain of grief, in her book, Sweet Sorrow: Finding Enduring Wholeness After Loss and Grief (Rowman & Littlefield).


About Dr. Terri Orbuch:

Dr. Terri Orbuch (aka The Love Doctor®) is an internationally recognized relationship expert, author, speaker, professor at Oakland University, and research scientist at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. She is also the director of a landmark study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she has been following the same couples for almost 3 decades.

Dr. Orbuch is widely published in scientific journals and the author of “5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage From Good to Great” and “Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship.” Her practical science-based advice has led to being featured in publications in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, USA Today, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and TIME magazine, and appearances on The Today Show, MSNBC, The Katie Couric Show, ESPN, HuffPost Live, and CNN.

She writes articles at Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other national outlets; and her relationship segments are aired on Fox-2 Detroit Morning News. She just launched a new video online course called, “How to Find Love in 7 Days: The Science of Finding Love.” Learn more about her at: