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ALI: Author Talk, "Before and After Loss: A Neurologist's Perspective on Loss, Grief, and Our Brain"

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA 22031
United States

Contact: Shari Berman

Phone: 703.537.3068

Email: Shari.Berman@theJ.org

(in collaboration with Thursday at the J and the J’s Community Engagement Department)

Presented by Lisa M. Shulman, MD, professor of neurology at the University of Maryland and author

In Before and After Loss, neurologist Dr. Lisa Shulman describes a personal story of loss and her quest to understand the science behind the mind-altering experience of grief. Part memoir and part scientific discovery, this moving book combines Shulman’s perspectives as an expert in brain science and behavior, with her experience as a clinician, caregiver, and widow. Drawing on recent studies of emotional trauma, she explains how the mind, brain, and body respond and heal following traumatic loss. The experience of loss not only applies to the death of loved ones, but also a range of difficult life experiences including a new diagnosis, a divorce, an assault, or financial instability. The “fog of confusion” after loss reflects the brain’s protective response to trauma and can be reversed by interventions (journaling, dream interpretation, mindfulness, and spiritual practices) that help us integrate difficult times into our life story. Shulman’s frank and empathetic account helps readers regain their emotional balance by navigating the passage from the disorientation of loss to healing and growth. Dr. Shulman’s book, Before and After Loss will be available for purchase at the event, and she will be happy to sign purchased copies.

Fee:     $5
Code: #10293

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