The Open to Hope Show

Dr's. Gloria and Heidi Horsley now have a new radio show called The Open to Hope Show which replaces their popular show, Healing the Grieving Heart. Featuring experts who discuss the many aspects of grief, with a main focus on the death of a child and its effects on the family, the new show can be heard Thursdays at noon ET (9 a.m. PST) by going to All archives of shows can be heard at

The Compassionate Friends recommends The Open to Hope Show as a grief/loss resource for families going through the natural grieving process after the death of a child. The ongoing series is dedicated to Dr. Gloria Horsley's and Dr. Heidi Horsley's son and brother, Scott Preston Horsley. It keys on issues of importance to families that have experienced the death of a child.

Hosts of The Open to Hope Show are: Dr. Gloria Horsley, bereaved parent with 23 years in family therapy; and Dr. Heidi Horsley, bereaved sibling and an adjunct professor teaching graduate courses at Columbia University's School of Social Work, including Intervention for Grief, Loss, and Bereavement.

Shows cover such topics as: A Child Dies--What to Expect and How Long Does it Take?; Grief in the Workplace; Where Does Sadness End and Depression Begin After the Death of a Child?; Faith, Brokenness, and Healing After the Death of a Child.

These hour-long shows, broadcast live at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern Time) on Thursdays, feature experts in the bereavement field and your phone calls and questions are welcome during the live broadcasts. For more information and to listen to the live broadcasts, visit Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi previously hosted the popular show, Healing the Grieving Heart.


The Hosts

Dr. Gloria Horsley has worked in the field of family therapy for over 20 years, holding graduate degrees from the University of Rochester, Syracuse, Greenwich, and Holos Universities. Her early research involved Hospice and AIDS therapy. She has served on the faculty of the University of Rochester School of Nursing and has trained and practiced with leaders in the field of family therapy. Author of several books, Dr. Horsley has appeared on a number of radio and television shows including The Today Show.Dr. Horsley’s 17-year-old son, Scott, died in a one-car accident in 1983 prompting her relationship with The Compassionate Friends, which started out with the need for healing and has evolved into a commitment to help those families that have gone through the same tragic experience.

Dr. Heidi Horsley is a licensed psychologist and social worker who wrote her doctoral dissertation on the sudden death of a sibling. Her 17-year-old brother, Scott, died in an automobile accident when she was 20. Dr. Horsley is in private practice in Manhattan and works for the FDNY-Columbia University Family Guidance Program with families that lost a firefighter in the World Trade Center. She co-authored the book Teen Grief Relief: Parenting with Understanding, Support, and Guidance.