Bob Willis. A former Southern Baptist pastor, Bob has served as Bereavement Coordinator for Hospice of Oklahoma County since June of 1995. He provides grief support and counseling for families, facilitates grief support groups for the community and is a frequent speaker on grief and loss issues. Bob is a certified Grief Recovery Specialist and a Certified Funeral Celebrant - trained to meet the needs of families during a time of loss through the planning of a funeral service.
Bob has contributed the articles below:
Caregiver or Care- GRIEVER? Bob explains that the on-going physical, emotional and psychological changes of those we care for initiate our grieving process as we caregive.
Normal Responses to Change Bob explains the signs and symptoms of grief as individuals experience change.
Secondary Loss- Many other things feel lost when we are grieving. Bob reminds us of the multi-faceted loss experience we may have when we grieve.
What Do I Say? Suggestions for important communication for the caregiver.
Grief vs. Mourning The importance of open expression of grief in a spiritual context.
More about Bob:
Bob has been a sculptor for over 12 years, and has a studio in Edmund, OK. He and his wife, Lynn, have presented “The Gospel in Clay” for churches, civic groups and other venues for several years. Topics include: “Offering the Ministry of Presence to Someone on a Difficult Journey in Life,” “Softening the Pain: Will it Always Hurt This Much?” and “The Caregiver's Bandage: Holding us Together When We Are Falling Apart.”