Give Grief A Chance Podcast
A podcast about bringing grief awareness out into the open. A project to help people connect, and share their experiences with grief and loss
At times it can be hard to find the right words to say to a person who is grieving. And when it comes to grief support, words can either heal and connect us or they can shut the griever down and hurt them. It is not helpful to minimize people's grief with statements of comparison, people need to be allowed to express the depth of their grief without feeling that they shouldn't feel as bad as they do.
As a grief recovery coach I've learned that many people become good at holding onto and trying to hide their emotional pain. Some people have unresolved loss of trust from childhood experiences that keeps them on a perpetual state of being okay with their pain, and sadly it becomes a permanent condition in their life.
There is no right or wrong way to grieve but thank goodness there are ways to support the grieving process, and mindfulness is one of them. Choosing to live in the past or the future not only robs you of the enjoyment of today, but it robs you of truly living in the only important moment... which is now.
When it comes to loss and trauma, studies show that the body remembers and stores from our life experiences. Some believe that the mind might forget but the body never does. The truth is, our bodies speak to us all the time but the chances are, we might not hear those messages as it's usually in difficult times like when a significant loss happens to us that we begin to tune into it.
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