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  • 00:30

    The Other Side of Grief

    in Self Help

    Today we will begin  a series of discussions about grief and the mililtary.


    So many of our returning soldiers and vets struggle with readjusting to life at home. Often  the key to rebuilding a life beyond war is elusive and frustrating.


    We will look and one of the key factors to this recovery. What is the grief of war? How is it  different from other forms of grief? How do we recognize it? How can we help.

  • 00:30

    The Other Side of Grief

    in Self Help

    Today's conversation will focus on rationalizations in grief. 


    One of the coping skills we use especially when we are dealing with the reality of loss is how to assign blame for the loss, especially when we are dealing with death.


    We will look at some of the most common  ways we use this; when is it useful; when it is not.


     

  • 00:30

    The Other Side of Grief

    in Self Help

    We start the new year with resolutions for grievers.


    Now that the holidays are over, we are often faced with the "reality" of grief. 


    This converstion will explpre the acceptance of the "reatity" which can often be the most difficult phase of grief.


    We will alos include some practical steps that can be implemented to help grievers along the  path of grief.

  • 00:29

    The Other Side of Grief

    in Self Help

    This week's episode will focus on  the recent shooting events that have taken place around the world and the most recent event that happened in San Bernadino


     Even though we may not have a personal loss in these situations, they impact us gretly.


    We will be exploring the impact of secondary loss and grief and how this can have a lasting impact in our lives.


    We will also see how this impacts oour holiday season and the ways our grief is effected.

  • 00:26

    The Other Side of Grief

    in Self Help

    This week's conversation  will be the next in the series "grief and war".


    When soldiers return from serving in an active theater of war it is difficult to return to the life they once had. we will look at issues of PTSD, physical injuries, substance abuse and why dealing with the grief of war and the loss issues of war can be key to healing and rebuilding life.


    What are the losses incurred by war?


    How does understanding your grief help you move on


    We will also be looking at how returing home impacts family and friends.

  • 00:19

    Grief- Talk

    in Religion

    Dr. Jones, Beneath the Grief Ministries will talk on procrastination. The reason why many people cannot get priorities in order is because they procrastinate. Procrastination can make one lose out on many opportunities in life and oftentimes it's is centered in a fear or anxiety that attacks one who is insecure about the task they are delaying to accomplish.  Denying the task can cripple and damage in more ways than one. 

  • 00:30

    The Other Side of Grief

    in Self Help

    Today's conversation will be the last in the series of "living with dying" We will wrap up with the rituals of death and mourning.


    In today's culture these rituals become more and more optional. Wakes funerals and memorial services serve a very important function as post death events.


    We will understand the difference between grief and mourning and why both are important in any culture.


    Listeners are welcomed to call in.

  • 00:29

    The Other side of Grief

    in Self Help

    This week we will continue our series on "living with dying"


    We began with the diagnosis of a terminal disease and the grief of the dying person.


    This week we will begin to explore the family dynamics when a loved oneis dying.


    Very often families are faced with this event without having any understanding or information about what this experience will be like.


    Emotions and needs run high and often out of control.


    We will look at how you can approach being with the dying in a fulfilling way.

  • 00:28

    Grief- Talk

    in Religion

    Dr. La-Renda Jones, Beneath the Grief Ministries will discuss the topic of Abandonment. Yes many feel abandoned by loved one and people in general. As beleivers we need to be aware how to help someone who is feeling abandoned. People leave God because they feel abandoned. 

  • 00:26

    Grief Stages with Pet Grief Coach, Judy Helm Wright

    in Pets

    There are very distinct, yet overlapping, phases of grief.  We go through the stages in various orders and in varying degrees on the road to recovering from any loss.  If we lose a jacket at the ballpark, we may go through all the stages in a few minutes.  If the jacket was one that was given to us by our brother on our birthday, it may take much more time.


    If the animal was a family pet and stayed outside, it may not hit us as hard as if he were our own companion and greeted us each night when we came in the door.  If your pet was a companion and best friend, the mourning will be a deep one.


    1. Shock/Denial/Numbness.  We can not believe this has happened to us.  Our body and emotions numb themselves against the pain.  The mind denies the loss.  Often we will say things like "This can't be true."  One of the valid reasos for memorials and funerals is to acknowledge that death did take place. 


    2. Fear/AngerDepression.  After the numbness wears off and we are once again able to feel, then all of our repressed feelings come roaring back.  Sometimes these feeling ared not rational at first and can seedk someone to blame, either an outsider or ourselves.  "I can't share how sad I am about my dog, because my co-workers will think I am crazy."  "But, on the other hand, I inquire about their child's cold and buy their stupid Girl Scout cookies to support them.  It isn't fair!"  "Oh God, please don't let me start crying at work again.  I heard someone call me a drama queen and say; It's only a dog, not a child." 


    3. Understanding/Acceptance/Moving on.  


    4. New Hurts May Trigger Old Wounds.


     


     


     

  • 00:30

    The Other Side of Grief

    in Self Help

    This week's conversation will focus on emotional resolutions of grief.


    Now that the new year has begun we can look at useful ways to work through the emotional turmoil that accompanies our loss experience.