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Grief and Loss Part 3 of 3
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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Grief and Loss
This Episode Covers A HEALTHY GRIEF PROCESS and what that looks like
Times are Approximate
:15 The first phase of grief is Shock and Denial. The first step is to acknowledge there was a loss.
1:00 When people first start feeling the very strong feelings of grief, they will fight off the feelings.
2:00 Even if you want to reconcile, the relationship you had did not work and has to be grieved.
2:40 The emotions of grief are intense.
3:00 It feels as if the Earth is moving beneath your feet.
3:25 What is a GRIEF PANG?
4:15 It is not physically possible not stop crying.
5:45 Anger is often a response to feeling deprived.
7:50 Are you being irritable or bitter? Check your expression of anger.
10:00 Magical thinking, a misguided belief that we have power over the situation
11:20 As the widows review the events leading up to the passing of the husband, many people review (obsessively) what happened before the breakup.
12:15 The Forgetful, Accident Prone, Distracted, Ineffective Griever
12:50 The whole world is disorganized.
17:00 If you break NO CONTACT, you will be stuck in searching. Resist the URGE TO SEARCH
17:50 The Relationship Inventory requires RIGOROUS HONESTY and you MUST go through the relationship and be honest about good, bad and indifferent.
19:00 The Goodbye Letter. After the Relationship Inventory, write the good bye letter and make sure everything is said.
19:45 The final phase of grief. Accepting the loss doesn’t mean forgetting or never feeling sad again.
23:31 Because grief is slow and requires great cathartic energy, you must take care of yourself.
25:00 Self-care while you are grieving is necessary.
27:00 It’s really important to find support and throw yourself into recovery.
28:00 The 3 Destinations for Recovery from a Breakup.
28:50 Right after a breakup allow yourself to cry, rest – be gentle with yourself. Balance grieving with self-care. You have to find time and give yourself cues to access your grief.
36;50 Why working through grief makes you a happier and lighter person.
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