Gloria Horsley

Dr. Gloria Horsley is an internationally known grief expert, psychotherapist, and bereaved parent. She started "Open to Hope" to help the millions in the world with grief. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Nurse Specialist, and has worked in the field of family therapy for over 20 years. Dr. Horsley hosts the syndicated internet radio show, The Grief Blog which is one of the top ranked shows on Health Voice America. She serves the Compassionate Friends in a number of roles including as a Board of Directors, chapter leader, workshop facilitator, and frequently serves as media spokesperson. Dr. Horsley is often called on to present seminars throughout the country. She has made appearances on numerous television and radio programs including "The Today Show," "Montel Williams," and "Sallie Jessie Raphael." In addition, she has authored a number of articles and written several books including Teen Grief Relief with Dr. Heidi Horlsey, and The In-Law Survival Guide.


TCF Keynote

Finding Hope After Spouse Loss

Hard to believe it has been five months since my husband Phil, passed away of a staph infection post back surgery.  Phil loved Open to Hope and all the wonderful […]

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Griefspotting Losses For a Post-COVID Era

As we have gone from days to weeks to months dealing with the Covid epidemic, I have become increasingly concerned that our unresolved issues around grief and loss are mounting.  […]

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Personal Growth and Trauma

Trauma does create post-traumatic stress, but it also can lead to extraordinary personal growth. On today’s Facebook Live, Heidi and I explored this idea with Dr. Richard Tedeschi, a professor of […]

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Death, Loss and Spiritual Growth

Are you having a difficult time coping with the loss of a loved one during these traumatic times? Today, on Facebook Live, Heidi talked with Galen Goben, Grief Support Director […]

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Join Us for an International Day of Coping with Grief Event

Today, on our Facebook Live discussion, Heidi and I talked about how to cope with the fact that all of the upcoming bereavement conferences have been cancelled due to the […]

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Bereavement Struggles During COVID-19

As we know, we are experiencing life and death during unprecedented times. That means that all the things we did do to address bereavement and loss aren’t possible right now. […]

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Happiness After Loss is a Choice

Are you afraid you will never be happy again after experiencing a loss? Many people feel that way after losing a loved one or they feel guilty at the thought […]

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Grief From Darkness to Light

Grief impacts all of us in different ways. But, one of the best ways to visualize it is to see grief and the movement through grief to healing is going […]

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Handling Emotions During COVID-19

Are you wondering what to say or how to respond to others during this stressful time? Sheltering in place for this extended amount of time can create some uncomfortable interactions […]

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End of Life Issues During COVID-19

Do you have a family member who has recently died?  Due to visitation restrictions, sheltering in, and social distancing, bereaved families are experiencing isolation and loneliness.  Barbara Karnes, RN, author, […]

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