Denise shares part 2 of her discussion with renowned grief expert Dr Bob Neimeyer. Bob explains why grief is so personal and why we each need to find our own GPS (Grief Positioning System!) to help us live in the world again. He shares strategies that many people have found helpful when rebuilding their lives after difficult losses.
Anyone who has found themselves at a loss for what to say to the bereaved will appreciate the simple but beautiful questions Bob uses to help the grieving open up and share stories of their loved ones.
Dr Robert Neimeyer’s work on meaning making after loss, and grief and growth has advanced understanding of grief and improved our ability to support those experiencing it. A Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, Bob is both a researcher and a therapist with an active clinical practice. He is Director of the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition, which offers training and certification in grief therapy. Author of 30 books and over 500 articles and book chapters, his enormous contribution to this field has been recognised with Lifetime Achievement Awards by both the Association for Death Education and Counselling and the International Network on Personal Meaning.