Founders of the Open to Hope Foundation Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi to Present "Handling the Holidays"

Top Quote Dr Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley, Executive Director and Co-Founder for the Open to Hope Foundation and co-host of Open to Hope Radio a nationally syndicated talk radio program, to present a Holiday Webinar. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 20, 2010 - New York, New York and San Francisco, California - The Compassionate Friends and the Open to Hope Foundation invite you to a webinar on Handling the Holidays After Loss, Monday Nov. 22nd from 8-9 pm EST time. Please join us for this event. It's just a click away:

    Pat Loder, the Executive Director for Compassionate Friends and sponsor for this webinar, points out that sadly, hundreds of thousands of families will be grieving the loss of a child during this holiday season. With the holidays upon us, those who are dealing with loss need practical suggestions on getting through this time of year. The hosts for this hour long webinar will be Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley, who are hosts of the popular web radio show, "Open to Hope." We invite you to bring your questions

    The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.

    The Compassionate Friends was founded 40 years ago when a chaplain at the Warwickshire Hospital in England brought together two sets of grieving parents and realized that the support they gave each other was better than anything he, as a chaplain, could ever say or provide. The Compassionate Friends jumped across the ocean and was established in the United States and incorporated in 1978 in Illinois.

    Each chapter, along with the supporting National Office, is committed to helping every bereaved parent, sibling, or grandparent who may walk through our doors or contact us.

    Today more than 600 chapters serving all 50 states plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico offer friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents, and other family members during the natural grieving process after a child has died. Around the world more than 30 countries have a Compassionate Friends presence, encircling the globe with support so desperately needed when the worst has happened.

    Both The Open to Hope Foundation and The Compassionate Friends want you to know you are not alone on your grief journey. We understand and care about you, comments Dr. Heidi Horsley and we know that bereaved families truly share "A Journey Together".

    About Dr. Heidi Horsley

    Dr. Heidi Horsley, PsyD, MSW, MS, is a bereaved sibling and a licensed psychologist and social worker. Dr. Heidi is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Open to Hope ( ) Foundation and an adjunct professor at Columbia University. She has a private practice in Manhattan, NY specializing in grief and loss. She is also author of "Teen Grief Relief" and "Real Men Do Cry". She holds graduate degrees from the University of San Francisco, Columbia University, and Loyola University.

    About Dr. Gloria Horsley

    Dr. Gloria C. Horsley, PHD, MFT, CNS, is a bereaved parent, and has worked in the field of family therapy for over twenty years. Dr. Gloria is Founder and President of the Open to Hope Foundation. She serves The Compassionate Friends in a number of roles, including as a Board Director. She is co-author of "Teen Grief Relief" and "Real Men Do Cry." She holds graduate degrees from the University of Rochester, Syracuse, Greenwich and Holos Universities.

    Dr. Heidi Horsley
    125 West 72nd Street, Suite 6F
    NY NY 10023
    (646) 269-1664

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