Dr. Dorothy Holinger On Loss And Healing In The COVID Era


Manage episode 285717764 series 1541431
By WYPR Baltimore. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

As President Biden noted in his national address last night, we are struggling to comprehend the incomprehensible – that half a million of our fellow Americans – and another two million more people around the globe -- have lost their lives to the COVID-19 virus over the short span of a year. We have also lost, in many cases, the traditional ways of grieving these tragic deaths.

Tom's next guest is Dr. Dorothy Holinger. She is a psychotherapist in private practice, and a staff psychologist at two Harvard Medical School teaching colleges in Boston: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Department of Neurology and the Mass General Brigham Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry. She is the author of a new book called The Anatomy of Grief.

In it, she draws on science, patient narratives, the arts, and her own personal experience with loss to examine the parameters of grief, the range of physical and psychological changes grief can induce, and the tools we can use to heal after a wrenching personal loss.

Dr. Holinger joins us on Zoom.

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2243 episodes