New York, NY (PressExposure) October 11, 2011 -- "Loss can lead us down very unfamiliar pathways," says Laurel Rund, "and with no guideposts to show the way, we have to learn how to be this new person that is emerging." For Laurel, the death of her husband, Marty, led her to the Expressive Arts and a new creative "voice". Her book, Emerging Voices is Laurel's journey on this pathway of loss, but the theme is a universal one we can all relate to: the desire to move through the devastation of grief and come out on the other side not just intact but joyful. Emerging Voices is filled with Laurel's original artwork and poems, and readers can use the intentionally blank pages to express their own thoughts and feelings about loss and life transitions.
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About Dr. Heidi Horsley
Dr. Heidi Horsley, PsyD, LMSW, 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 serves as a member of the board for the Compassionate Friends, http://www.compassionatefriends.org and on the advisory board for TAPS, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors of those who died in the military. She is also author of "Open to Hope: Inspirational Stories of Healing After Loss," "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 served The Compassionate Friends as a Board Member. She is co-author of "Open to Hope: Inspirational Stories of Healing After Loss," "Teen Grief Relief" and "Real Men Do Cry." She holds graduate degrees from the University of Rochester, Syracuse, Greenwich and Holos Universities.
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