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The Anatomy of Grief by Dr. Dorothy P. Holinger

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By Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Thursday, August 19, 2021 7:00pm

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Over the past year, the US has experienced rates of death not seen in over a century, comparable to a daily 9/11. The rolls of the dead include many under 50, whose loved ones counted on decades together. In THE ANATOMY OF GRIEF (Yale University Press), psychologist Dorothy P. Holinger, PhD, describes grief’s impact on the bereaved. She covers the very real physical changes that happen to the brain and the body and discusses tools that help in beginning to process and heal after a deep personal loss. She uses examples from literature, music, poetry, memoir, personal experience, and patient narratives, to describe how language and clarity of thought become elusive, why life feels empty, and why grief surges and ebbs so persistently. While this book rests on a scientific foundation, it explores grief from multiple dimensions and shows us how sorrow can eventually transform into warm remembrance and how those in mourning can experience joy again.

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