Learn how grief over the death of loved one is compounded by other losses that occur simultaneously.
In this episode I share a conversation with Rev. Terri Daniel about the “other grief” that occurs throughout life with or without the death of a loved one. We’ll talk about this hidden grief and why it is important to acknowledge it as an important part of life.
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In this interview Rev. Terri Daniel and I talk about the big picture of grief throughout life’s transitions and how it often goes unnoticed as we focus primarily on grief after a death occurs. We talk about:
- Continuing Bonds Theory
- “Other” types of loss
- Material loss
- Relationship loss
- Intrapsychic loss
- Functional loss
- Role loss
- System loss
- Four additional types of grief
- Relinquishment grief
- Tribal/National grief
- Vicarious grief
- Collective grief
- The need for ritual and ceremony to process grief
- Are there avoidable vs. unavoidable losses?
Rev. Terri Daniel is a clinical chaplain and end-of-life educator certified in death, dying and bereavement by the Association of Death Education and Counseling. Her work focuses on assisting dying and grieving individuals to discover a more spiritually-spacious understanding of loss and trauma.
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