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
I think we can all agree that hardly a day passes by without us hearing of yet another case of sexual harassment on the news. And while we are bombarded with coverage about the accuser, very little is said about the emotional pain of the victims.
Coping with anticipatory grief is no different than coping with the grief you feel after someone dies. However, it does present some challenges as grieving can start before the loss occurs, and some people find themselves grieving for years.
Over 30 years ago Elizabeth Kubler-Ross wrote a book called 'on death and dying' in which she outlined the 5 stages of grief. She had been observing people who were living with terminal illness and how those stages are more likely to be experienced by a dying patient. However, they were never intended to be be used as a tool to move through grief.
Journaling through grief has many benefits, it can help you to process your thoughts and feelings because many people don't know what they are feeling until they write it down. Putting those thoughts and emotions into words gives you the time to deeply reflect and perhaps better understand that grief within you, it can also reveal things that you consciously haven't thought about.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.