Good Grief: Paradoxes and Practicalities of Loss

By Dr. Heidi Schreiber-Pan

How can loss lead to new life? Why does everyone grieve differently? How long does it take to heal?

Although loss and grief are universal to being human, everyone moves through them differently and often in unexpected ways. When we are drawn into the fellowship of loss, we feel vulnerable and tender. The loss of a loved one has the potential to turn our world into an unfamiliar, even scary, place. Daily routines become exhausting. The simplest task becomes a serious challenge. Grief affects us not only emotionally, but also physically.

On Monday, Oct. 17 (7-8:30 pm), I’ll discuss Good Grief: Paradoxes and Practicalities of Loss, including the nature of grief and the experience of loss, myths about grieving, and pathways to healing. I hope this program will offer strength and thoughtful words to comfort and inspire you, and to help you find hope in the movement through the grieving process.

Following my presentation, there’ll be time for a question and answer session.

Good Grief is co-sponsored by Well for the Journey and Towson Presbyterian Church. The program will be held at the Towson Presbyterian Church Chapel, 400 W Chesapeake Avenue. Cost: $30. Registration is required.

Dr. Heidi Schreiber-Pan  received her Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Maryland, where she is now an adjunct faculty member. She also has her own psychotherapy practice at Balanced Living Counseling. Heidi is particularly interested in topics that integrate spiritual growth, psychology, and nature. She currently leads several programs at the Well, including Letting Go: Spiritual Tools for Managing Anxiety and Stress and Crossing the Desert: Spiritual Wisdom for Resilience and Well-Being. She is a wife and mother of two boys.

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