Debbra Bronstad is a psychotherapist and life coach in Arroyo Grande, California who specializes in helping people complete the unfinished business of their losses. These losses may include the death of a loved one, divorce, relationship break up, loss of a home, job, career, health and any number of other losses that disrupt our lives.
It is common for most adults to have experienced as many as twenty losses before "the BIG one" that overwhelms their life and causes them to seek support. These previous losses accumulate making the current loss that much more difficult to process. Debbra helps people sort through these losses to find peace and hope again.
Debbra is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist® and frequently gives presentations in person and through teleclasses on grief related topics. For additional resources visit her website at http://www.Stages-of-Grief-Recovery.com
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book, "Hope for the Holidays: 14 Tips for Creating Your Holiday Plan When You're Grieving" originated after grappling with holidays that were intensely lonely after the loss of my in-laws. My hope is inspire people who are grieving this holiday season that they can ask for what they need and advocate for what they don't want as they deal with their loss. I love to contribute to healing broken hearts.
What are you working on next?
My next book is "Get Beyond the Myths of Grief to Heal Your Broken Heart". I'm also working on a book for those dealing with loneliness and isolation.
Dreading the holidays after losing a loved one? The first year is especially difficult. Reliving family traditions when someone is missing who played a special role is painful. For others, it has been many years since the loss and it has been hard to regain your equilibrium. This book includes tips and a Create My Holiday Plan Worksheet to help you be proactive as the season approaches.