Webinar: Modern Loss - A Conversation with Rebecca Soffer

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Join author and Modern Loss cofounder Rebecca Soffer for a candid conversation on how we can stay connected to our people, ourselves, and the world around us in the wake of a loss. Her book, The Modern Loss Handbook: An Interactive Guide to Moving Through Grief and Building Your Resilience, is what Rebecca wished she had after her parents died, offering a welcoming space in which to grow thoughts and feelings as they evolve and create a personal roadmap toward resilience. With warmth, wit, and disarming humor, Soffer and Allison Gilbert, TAPS advisory board member and author of Listen, World!Passed and Present, and other books, will discuss how the long arc of loss can be woven into our lives in ways that are practical, creative, comforting, and, finally, hopeful.

This webinar is presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®.




Rebecca Soffer

Rebecca Soffer

Rebecca is cofounder of Modern Loss, which offers creative, meaningful and encouraging content and community addressing the long arc of grief. She is also the author of the bestselling The Modern Loss Handbook: An Interactive Guide to Moving Through Grief and Building Your Resilience, which CBS's Gayle King named one of her two favorite books of 2022. Rebecca is also coauthor of the book Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome, which The Strategist named a best book on loss for a younger generation. Her writing has appeared in outlets such as The New York Times, TIME, Glamour, and NBC. Rebecca is a Peabody Award-winning former producer for The Colbert Report and a Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism alumna.


Allison Gilbert

Allison Gilbert

Allison Gilbert is the critically-acclaimed author of Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive and co-author of Listen, World!: How the Intrepid Elsie Robinson Became America’s Most-Read WomanListen, World! is the first biography of Robinson, a single mother who survives the death of her only son and becomes the most-read woman in the country and highest-paid woman writer in the William Randolph Hearst media empire. Allison is a sought-after speaker and her work helps the bereaved all over the world. Her work extends to helping to build and launch the For Grief Speaker Bureau, bringing high-quality grief support to communities across the globe, including remote regions where no other support is readily available. A survivor of the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center, Allison is host of "Women Journalists of 9/11: Their Stories," a 20-part documentary series produced in collaboration with the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City. She is also co-executive producer of the companion 2-hour film that featured, among many others, TODAY Show's Savannah Guthrie and New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman. Allison is the official narrator of the 9/11 Memorial Museum's historical exhibition audio tour, the only female journalist to be so honored. Allison is founder of Pub Day, a boutique literary consultancy that helps emerging and established writers realize their book publishing goals. Allison Gilbert proudly serves on the Advisory Board for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors and is a past Board Member for the National Alliance for Children’s Grief.

Program Details

This webinar is free and open to the public. Continuing education credit is not available. A "Certificate of Attendance" is available for $10. Instructions for obtaining a Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the end of the program.


About the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®

The TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is positioned to be the national and worldwide leader in training and education for bereavement professionals, bereaved individuals, and grieving military, veteran and civilian families. The Institute serves as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration among professionals working in the field of grief and loss.

The Institute is where practical information on coping with loss are accessible for all who seek current strategies, the most effective tools, and best practices for supporting those who are grieving and those who serve the grieving. 

The Institute provides workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more to educate caregivers, mental health professionals, clergy, funeral directors, casualty officers, the bereaved themselves, and so many others on the best ways to travel the grief journey.

TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is located at TAPS Headquarters, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201

Email us at Institute@taps.org or give us a call at 800-959-8277 (TAPS) with any questions.