Renowned Grief Recovery Experts Now Blogging on Psychology Today

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Grief Recovery experts, John W. James and Russell Friedman, co-founders of The Grief Recovery Institute, and co authors of the million-selling Grief Recovery Handbook - 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition, are blogging on Psychology Today under the very appropriate heading, Broken Hearts.

founders of The Grief Recovery Institute, and co authors of the million-selling Grief Recovery Handbook - 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition, are blogging on Psychology Today under the very appropriate heading, Broken Hearts.

The blog, primarily written in Russell's voice, reflects the principles and actions of Grief Recovery as originated by John, the founding father and heart and soul of the organization. John and Russell have appeared as Grief Recovery experts on hundreds of radio interviews and scores of TV news programs. Russell is often featured on CNN as a Grief Recovery expert, most notably on the Saturday following 9/11; when Andrea Yates drowned her children in Houston; and in July, 2009, in the aftermath of Michael Jackson's death.

Cumulatively, John and Russell have spent more than 50 years in the emotional trenches with grieving people. During that time they've trained and certified thousands of mental health professionals, clergy, funeral and cemetery personnel, and others through their Grief Recovery Certification Training Program.

They are most proud of having trained chaplains from all branches of the US Military.

This unique blog exposes and debunks the many myths that limit grievers from even realizing that recovery or completion of the unfinished emotional business that is the byproduct of death, divorce, and other losses is even possible. Events of the past year have made it clear that many other grief events affect us emotionally, as we reel under the impact of the devastating financial and career losses that have ravaged this nation, and the world.

Russell's chatty, "over-the-backyard-fence" writing style, makes reading the blogs on grief, loss, and recovery accessible, and sometimes even humorous, without diminishing the seriousness of the topics. In addition to educating and bringing hope that recovery is possible, the posts will respond in real time to some of the major grief-related events that affect us all.

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