Everyone experiences loss in their life. Loss of a loved one often comes to mind, but loss comes in many forms and dealing with any loss can be very difficult. Now, there is a show to help navigate areas of loss and it is found weekly right here on Alternative Talk 1150!
“I’ve been asked several times, ‘why a show on loss? Won’t it be too sad for people to listen to?’ My response is absolutely not,” said Cathy Cooper, host of Loss and Found. She employs experience, common sense, and even humor in helping people deal with loss.
Cathy aims to create a community whereby people who have experienced not only death, but all types of losses, can come together for an hour and at the end of that hour walk away feeling their spirit refreshed. Cathy uses her professional and personal experiences along with expert guests and engaging callers to soothe the wounds of loss.
Cathy says her goal each week is to educate, validate and support grieving people. She has worked with grieving individuals for almost 30 years as a Masters prepared Social Worker, therapist and grief counselor. She has extensive experience working with adolescents in a psychiatric hospital setting, with families in their homes and she even ran a group home for young boys for nearly five years.
Cathy has worked in hospice for 10 years, six of those years as a Grief Counselor and Bereavement Coordinator and then Bereavement Manager.
“Through all of these experiences, I came to learn just how much effect loss has on an individual, especially when one is not supported through it,” she said, adding, “I am a person who has experienced my own losses. And I am a person who has a heart for grieving people. I don’t have all the answers, I don’t have all the knowledge, but I feel I do have something important to offer.”
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