Please join us for our series, ‘A Conversation on Loss, Grief, Hope and Healing’.
- Watch Live (TV or Streaming Web)
- Watch a previously televised episode
- Episode 1 – The Grief Journey
- Episode 2 – Mary Lisa’s Personal Story
- Episode 3 – Surviving the Holidays
- Episode 4 – How Do I Heal?
- Episode 5 – A Loved One in Grief – Being There
- Episode 6 – Healing After Loss of Infant or Miscarriage
- Episode 7 – A Child in Grief – Being There
- Episode 8 – A Mother’s Love
- Episode 9 – My Healing Place
- Episode 10 – Hospice Austin - End of Life Services
- Episode 11 – Hospice Austin – Bereavement Services
- Episode 12 – The Christi Center
This series that ran from Fall 2011 through Spring 2012 and consists of twelve episodes covering the many facets of grief in hopes that we can promote hope and healing for those that are suffering loss, any kind of loss. The first series will focus on the loss of a loved one but we feel this information is invaluable to those grieving for differing reasons.
This series will try to answer some of the many questions asked by those in grief, such as ‘Will I ever heal?’ and ‘Will I ever be normal again’. It will address those questions often asked by their support systems, such as: ‘What do I do?’ or ‘What do I say?’. And it is our wish that we can raise awareness of the general public to lessen the stigma of these topics, to be better prepared to help ourselves or others if the need does arise, and to reduce the fear of the unknown.
Many episodes in the series will highlight an impressive panel and their dialogue on key topics and will offer the personal and poignant stories of loss of two of our panel members and how they have healed.
There will be specials on three caring organizations, Hospice Austin, My Healing Place, and The Christi Center as well as a special program on ‘Surviving the Holidays’.
Our panel lead is Charmiel Teresi, founding partner of the Grief to Peace Project. Our panel members are:
- Khris Ford, LPC, founder of My Healing Place, who suffered a tragic loss of her son
- Doran Oatman, LCSW, Bereavement Coordinator for HospiceAustin
- Mary Lisa, a registered nurse who suffered the devastating and sudden loss of her husband
Some episodes will include a live call-in session during the last segment of each program hosted by Charmiel Teresi with one of our panel members or a guest speaker who will be available to respond to your questions.
Episode 1 – ‘The Grief Journey?’ – 11/8/11 – This episode focuses on the many facets of the grief journey. This episode is available online.
Episode 2 – ‘Mary Lisa’s Personal Story’ – 11/15/11 – This episode featured Mary Lisa who shared her personal and poignant story of loss and healing. This episode is available online.
Episode 3 – ‘Surviving the Holidays’- 12/6/11 – This episode offers information on how one copes through the holiday season after suffering a significant loss. This episode is available online.
Episode 4 – ‘How do I heal?’- 12/13/11 – This Episode covers one of our most important topics followed by a live call-in session. The panel discusses ‘How do we heal?’ and ‘How did others heal?’ as well as the available resources and tools that are out there to help. This episode is available online.
Episode 5 – ‘A Loved One in Grief – Being There ’ – 12/20/11 – What do I say? What should I do? This episode tackles the most common questions we face when someone we care about is in grief. This episode is available online.
Episode 6 – ‘Healing after the Loss of an Infant or Miscarriage’ – 1/3/12- Sharon J. Wesch, PH.D will join Charmiel live in the studio for this very important topic on healing after a loss of an infant or miscarriage. Sharon has written two books on this topic entitled ‘Connected for All Time’ (Book One & Book Two). This episode is available online.
Episode 7 – ‘A Child in Grief – Being There’- 1/10/12 - This episode covers one of our most important topics in this series, ‘How children grieve’, ‘How they grieve differently from adults’, and most importantly, ‘How we can help them heal?’. This episode is available online.
Episode 8 – ‘A Mother’s Love’- 1/17/12 – This episode will explore one mother’s experience after her daughter was hit and killed while out jogging with her father. This episode is available online.
Episode 9 – ‘My Healing Place’ – 1/24/12 -This episode highlights ‘My Healing Place’. It is a story of how loss and pain can be transformed into a loving organization that offers much needed programs and services for those in grief. We are so honored to hear about this story of loss directly from Khris and then to see the amazing transformation that became ‘My Healing Place’. This episode is available online.
Episode 10 – ‘Hospice Austin – End of Life Services’ - 2/7/12 – This episode highlights the many wonderful services offered by the Hospice Austin organization, a community-based non-profit organization with over 30 years of service. These highlighted services are a great representation of similar programs offered by hospice organizations nationally. This episode is available online.
Episode 11 – ‘Hospice Austin – Bereavement Services’ - 2/21/12 – This episode highlights the many wonderful bereavement services offered by the Hospice Austin, a community-based non-profit organization with over 30 years of service. These highlighted services are a great representation of similar programs offered by hospice organizations nationally. This episode is available online.
Episode 12 – ‘The Christi Center’ - 2/28/12 – The Christi Center was established by Susan and Don Cox in 1987 to provide free, ongoing grief support to anyone who has suffered from the loss of a loved one. This organization was created in honor of their daughter Christi, who was tragically killed by a drunk driver in 1985. This episode is available online.
TV: View on Austin Community Access television, channelAustin, on channel 11 in Austin, TX.
1. In your browser: select www.channelAustin.org
2. On the 2nd tab at the top of the channelAustin home page, select ‘watch’
3. On the Watch page, select ‘Streaming channelAustin 11′ or ‘Streaming CA 11′
4. Show should display on your screen. If not working, may want to contace channelAustin
1. Do steps 1, 2 & 3 above
2. If first time, you must download & install Flip4Mac WMV (free download available
3. After the install, go back to the channelAustin Watch page
4. Do steps 3 & 4 above.