The Grief Recovery Handbook
for Pet Loss
Russell Friedman, joined Tim in this episode to talk about his recently released book, The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss. Russell and Tim discussed what inspired him to write the book, the Grief Recovery Institute and Method and how people can better understand the grief of losing a pet. Find out more about Russell and all his great work in this episode.
Russell joined John at the Institute in 1986, on the heels of a second divorce and a devastating financial meltdown. After applying the principles and actions of The Grief Recovery Method to his own losses, Russell began learning how to help others. He and John co-authored the Revised Edition of The Grief Recovery Handbook and later the 20th Anniversary edition; and then they wrote When Children Grieve, and later Moving On and Moving Beyond Loss. Russell and John have also written scores of articles on recovery from loss that have been published around the world.
Along with John, Russell has pioneered more than 2500 Grief Recovery Outreach Programs throughout the world. He has appeared as the Grief Recovery expert on CNN following 9/11 and after other national and international grief producing events, as well as on the Today Show with Matt Lauer, as an expert on helping parents guide their children in dealing with losses of all kinds.
Russell is father to Kelly, spouse to Alice Borden, and human companion to Baxter, Hungarian Vizsla Extraordinaire, and MACH 6 Agility champion.