Reporting Marie Osborne
BINGHAM FARMS (WWJ)- Can a crushing grief be the catalyst to change a life for the better? “Yes” says psychotherapist and filmmaker Judith Burdick of Bingham Farms – her movie ‘Transforming Loss‘ focuses on people who have experienced terrible loss.
She speaks from experience having lost her husband not long after starting a family.
“I was widowed at the age of 31 – I lost my husband then in a scuba diving accident and I was left with two small children to raise,” she said.
She went back to school to become a psychotherapist specializing in grief and loss. The movie features six families. She knows many people suffer in silence and never share their grief – the movie is a way to touch more people.
“So I’m trying to reach as many people as I possibly can with this film and I think film is just such a powerful medium,” said Burdick.
Burdick says she is always amazed at how strong the human spirit is: “We really don’t know what we are made of until we are tested. Anybody, anybody is capable of transformation if they believe it’s an option.
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