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Power of Love Radio Show (9/7/16)

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For a second time, I was very honored and privileged to have been invited by the Dee Dee Jackson Foundation (DDJF) to appear on their Power of Love Radio Show to talk about grief and loss. The Power of Love Radio Show, broadcast on LA Talk Radio, shines a light on loss and grief and how it impacts our lives. It provides hope, resources and a community so no one feels alone in their grief.

Listen to the 9/7/16 broadcast archive here.

The Grief Recovery Method

The Grief Recovery Method® is an action program to move beyond death, divorce and other losses.  It was founded almost 30 years ago by John James and Russell Friedman. Grief Reiki, LLC leverages material developed by The Grief Institute®, which provides training coast-to-coast, border-to-border in the United States and Canada with affiliates in Australia, Mexico, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Some the things we spoke on the show about included what you can say to someone who is grieving:

“I can’t imagine how heartbreaking this must be for you.” – Grief is about a broken heart. How do you even begin to understand how that feels for your friend? This statement indicates that you respect how sad and difficult their grief must be for them.

“I really don’t know what to say.” – Words can’t even describe the feelings associated with grief. Saying you “don’t know what to say” is one of the most honest answers you can give. This way your friend knows you are not trying to judge, analyze or fix them.

“I am so sorry for your loss.” – Sorry in this sense means to be sad or mournful. It reminds your friend that you are also sad for their loss. It’s another way of answering them honestly. 

“Can I give you a hug?” – Virginia Satir, a respected family therapist, said “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth.” Hugs reduce the amount of stress in our bodies. Grieving is one of the most stressful events in our lives. Offering a hug (or two) to your friend will be good for their emotional, physical and spiritual health.

“What happened?” – Grievers need and want tell their story. They want you to hear and understand to what they have to say about their loved one. Don’t avoid talking about them. The most loving thing you can do for your friend is to listen without judgement. Be a “heart with ears.”

Henri’s Personal Journey

The producer of the Power of Love Radio Show, Henri Hebert, talked about her own grief journey. She is currently going through the 7-week one-on-one Grief Recovery Method® educational program. She spoke about some of the things she had already learned in just two weeks of attending the class.  Things she now realizes had affected her over the last five years like moving, changing jobs, going through a romantic break-up and losing her best friend to brain cancer. Henri will be sharing more of her journey on future radio shows.

 

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Pet Loss eBook (Download)

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Losing your pet is painful.

Grief is normal and natural, but society has taught you that it is not acceptable to feel sad. Most people consider their pet a part of the family, so losing your pet can be traumatic.

Because we live in a “feel good” society, we are raised with misinformation about how to recover from pet loss.

If you’ve tried to feel better, but still feel heartbroken and alone, there is nothing wrong with you. It’s simply a matter of using the wrong tools.

This eBook gives you the right tools to start on the path to recovery from the devastating loss of your pet.

Download the book instantly which includes information on:

What is grief?

Why am I having such a hard time?

Common responses to losing your pet.

How to know if you are grieving the loss of your pet.

Grieving the loss of your pet is normal.

There are no stages of grief.

You are not alone.

Misinformation you were taught about grief.

Moving pet loss from the head to the heart.

Unhelpful comments people say.

Helpful ways to express your grief.

Will I ever feel better?

When can I get a new pet?

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Myths About Grief

Myths About Grief eBook (Download)

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Have You Heard These Myths About Grief?

Most of us over the course of our lifetime have heard at least one or more of the following MYTHS after the loss of a loved one:

– Time Heals All Wounds

– Grieve Alone

– Be Strong

– Don’t Feel Bad

– Replace The Loss

– Keep Busy

Society has perpetuated the use of these terms so much so that they have become part of our vernacular.

If you think about it though, are these statements really helpful when you are grieving?

In reality, these myths can keep you stuck in the pain and sorrow following a significant emotional loss.

Download the book instantly which includes information on:

– How society minimizes our grief and how to avoid receiving these messages from others.

– The illusion that we can replace the loss with certain types of grief events and how to avoid this trap.

– How we learn to isolate with our grief and how that can hurt us.

– Why “being strong” is not beneficial to you or those around you following a loss.

– How keeping busy puts us further away from the goal of moving on.

– How time alone cannot and will not heal your broken heart.

eBook Table of Contents

– Introduction: Six Major Myths about Grief

– Myth 1: Don’t Feel Bad!

– Myth 2: Replace the Loss

– Myth 3: Grieve Alone

– Myth 4: Time Heals All Wounds

– Myth 5: Be Strong for Others

– Myth 6: Keep Busy

– Find a Grief Recovery Specialist in your area

– References

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