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  • 00:46

    Coping with grief during the holidays

    in Self Help

    There's a right way and a wrong way to deal with grief. And even with the very best coping skills, grief is still painful. The holidays can be very challenging for people who have recently lost someone near and dear to them.
    Sometimes people never deal with the grief, and are still suffering years after a loved one has died. We can show you some techniques and ways of thinking through grief, so that you can reduce your suffering while still honoring the memory of the person you loved. Clarissa and Jennifer will discuss some right ways and wrong ways to deal with grief.

  • 00:31

    Coping with Loss and Loneliness During the Holidays

    in Women

    It's the most wonderful time of the year! Well... maybe not.


    The holidays, with all their goodwill and cheer, may incite unpleasant memories and uncomfortable feelings for you. It's often during this time of year when the focus is all about giving, celebrating and togetherness that you may become more acutely aware of the voids in your life. Perhaps you've experienced a recent loss, such as the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, or the loss of a job or an opportunity. Maybe it's not loss but loneliness that you feel, and no matter how many parties you attend or how many people you're around, you still feel disconnected.


    If any of this describes you, then you need to tune in today. There is a way to unplug yourself from the dread of the holidays, and my guest, Licensed Psychotherapist, Nettie Jones, is here to help you learn to cope with the voids in your life, particularly during the holidays.


    Call in, 646-716-6910 or log on to our Javammunity chat room during our LIVE broadcast!

  • 00:59

    Live:Dr.Nivischi&David Desamour-Dealing with Grief and Loss during the holidays

    in Music

    Guest:David Desamour- Dealing with Grief and Loss during the holidays.Desired outcome for the program- Provide listeners with a blueprint to understand, cope, and overcome grief when dealing with the loss of a love one during the holidays.Myth and Fact about grief MYTH: The pain will go away faster if you ignore it.Fact: Trying to ignore your pain or keep it from surfacing will only make it worse in the long run. For real healing it is necessary to face your grief and actively deal with it. Myth It’s important to be “be strong” in the face of loss.Fact: Feeling sad, frightened, or lonely is a normal reaction to loss. Crying doesn’t mean you are weak. You don’t need to “protect” your family or friends by putting on a brave front. Showing your true feelings can help them and you.MYTH: If you don’t cry, it means you aren’t sorry about the loss.


    Fact: Crying is a normal response to sadness, but it’s not the only one. Those who don’t cry may feel the pain just as deeply as others. They may simply have other ways of showing it.MYTH: Grief should last about a year.Fact: There is no right or wrong time frame for grieving. How long it takes can differ from person to person.Source: Center for Grief and Healing :Understanding and coping Stages of Grief:In 1969, psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross introduced what became known as the “five stages of grief.”The five stages of grief:Denial: “This can’t be happening to me.”Anger: “Why is this happening? Who is to blame?”Bargaining: “Make this not happen, and in return I will .”Depression: “I’m too sad to do anything.”Acceptance: “I’m at peace with what happened.”Steps in overcoming grief! Take care of yourself Celebrate life by doing good deeds, because you can.Confine in someone.Find a New Hobby.


     


     

  • 00:31

    Nurturing YOU Beyond Grief

    in Self Help

    Most people define nurturing as self care . What if that is just the start? When there is loss, there are also new possibilities for creating  something different . Something beyond what you knew was possible before your life changed . What if grief could be a catalyst for new choices that create even more for you and your life ? Join me as I interview Lisa Murray, Founder of Creativity Lab about ways we can begin to nuture a new life into being .  What is it that your grief is contributing to you? Lets find out! and have some fun with Lisa .


    A little about Lisa


    Today I've invited Lisa Murray from Creativity lab to join me in an exploration  of the contribution that grief can be to our life if we will allow it .  What could  be different if you would nuture new possibilities into place with ease? Grief often comes from loss. Lisa lost much of her old life within a very short time, including her job, her house, her dog , and her relationship.as she states " She didn't quite lose her mind but it was close ". Lisa plays with people to nuture ideas into reality. She offers events and online adventures which invite you to create your life from a kinder, gentler space . How did we get  so lucky to have the Gift that Lisa is in the world !


    You can find Lisa Murray at www.CreativityLab.tv


    Any Questions please feel free to email me at swmulder@bigpond.net.au

  • 00:10

    The Other Side of Grief

    in Self Help

    The only radio show dedicated tothe issues of grief and loss.


    This week's conversation will tribute the men and women who have served in the miliary. We will lookat our history of service in the past 70 years and how our perspective  of soldiers has changed ove the last 70 years,


    We will also look at how our personal live are affected by the decision to be part of military service and what it means to lose a loved one who dies in the service of our couontry.


     

  • 00:28

    The Other Side of Grief

    in Self Help

    The only radio show dedicated to the issues of grief and loss.


    This week's conversation grief and the caregiver; the role and relationship that takes place at he end of life.


    Listeners have written in with questions concerning this relationship; how it affects families and loved ones.


    What are the responsibilities and the consequences for all involved.


    We will also discuss planning for this experience at the end of life soas to make this a cooperative expeerience.


    Listeners are welcomed to call in.

  • 00:51

    Coping with Grief during the Holidays with Judy Brizendine

    in Self Help

      “Who’s going to carve the turkey this year now that Dad has died?”
    Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Ramadan, Kwanza and New Year’s Day are annual holidays that can be a very difficult time for people who have experienced the death of someone loved.  Holidays force us to realize how much our lives have been changed by the loss of our loved one. Particularly in the first year, many bereaved are left with having to develop new holiday rituals and traditions.  Judy Brizendine,  author of award-winning books, STUNNED by Grief and STUNNED by Grief Journal, will gently guide us through the chaos and confusion of coping with grief, especially during the Holidays, in a realistic, revealing, personal, and practical way. 
    Judy Brizendine--author, blogger, and speaker--is a woman with a passionate mission that developed as a result of a tragic loss.  The statement, “Out of your deepest pain comes your greatest gift,” describes her experience. 
    Judy’s goal is to meet you wherever you are, and connect with you in such a way that you’ll know you can make it through this experience and discover a new sense of hope and direction.
    Contact Information for Judy Brizendine:
    Judy Brizendine
    Author of STUNNED by Grief and STUNNED by Grief Journal
    P.O. Box 296
    Lake Forest, CA 92609-0296
    949.281.6933 (business phone)
    http://www.StunnedByGrief.com
     

  • 00:30

    The Other Side of Grief

    in Self Help

    The only radio show dedicated to the issues of loss and grief.


    This week we will  be answering questions listeners have written in. Some of the topics include caregivers and grief and choosing to die. We will talk about the impact of dying and death on relationships in particular family relationships and friendships and co-workers.


    Listeners are welcomed to call in.

  • 00:23

    My Dragonfly: a Mother's Grief

    in Books

    My Dragonfly was written by Kathy Zengolewicz and represents the son she lost in September of 2012. Kathy’s son Walter died from a drug overdose at the age of 33. Kathy explains in her book how the loss of her child, his unexpected and sudden death affected her and her family. She explains how she dealt with the grief caused by his death and how she found a way to get through the dark days of mourning and the depression that threatened to take her down to a place filled with darkness and despair. Kathy will share with you how she got through the anguish and heartache and discovered how to find the will to live life to the fullest with the help of her Dragonfly.

  • 00:30

    The Other Side of Grief

    in Self Help

    The only radio show dedicatehe issues of grief  and loss.


    This week's conversation will focus on grief and the caregiver.


    We will take a look at the special relationship between the dying and the caregiver and the impact the caregiver role has on grief.


    Listeners are welcome dto call in.


     


     

  • 00:30

    An Introduction To Dealing With Grief

    in Family

    Welcome to another broadcast of "Chat With Kat!" Join us and hear as begin an introduction to Dealing With Grief!


    We all experience moments in life that hurt and can take a toll on us at many different levels. Today we take some time to briefly overview some of the steps we can take to dealing with grief and starting a healing process. We will have future programs where we will share examples and ways of moving through moments of hurt. Please continue this conversation with us by sharing what you may be struggling with.


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