This is a unique time in our world for people who are experiencing grief and loss on many different levels. As a therapist who has specialized in grief and anxiety for over a decade, I hope to use the knowledge and tools I have amassed to help others who are struggling. These weekly discussions are open to anyone who wants to join, and each week I'll be bringing on a special guest to help explore our collective grief and anxiety. We will offer coping tools and techniques and take live questions from participants. If you can't make it to the call you will receive a recording.
After the discussion, we'll break people up into small breakout rooms to continue the conversation.
Claire Bidwell Smith is an internationally renowned author, speaker, and grief expert. She is the author of three books of nonfiction: The Rules of Inheritance, After This: When Life Is Over Where Do We Go? and Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief. Her books have been published in 18 countries and Claire lectures and writes regularly about grief.
Ira Byock, M.D., FAAHPM, is a pioneering palliative care physician, author, and advocate for improving care for all patients at all ages and stages of life.
Dr. Byock founded and serves as chief medical officer of the Institute for Human Caring at Providence, the nation’s third-largest health system. The Institute seeks to make caring for whole persons routine for all patients. He is an active emeritus professor of medicine and community and family medicine at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. His essays have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal among other national outlets. He has been featured on 60 Minutes, PBS News Hour, and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, Talk of the Nation, and On Being. His books include Dying Well, The Four Things That Matter Most, and The Best Care Possible.