Grief is a topic that we don’t talk about much publicly. We talk about loss. We talk about moving on. But we don’t talk about grief itself.
When we don’t talk about and process grief, it lingers and can cause problems for us in the future.
This week I have a conversation with Lynne Staley. Lynne is a tapper and certified Grief Recovery™ Specialist. In this podcast episode we cover:
- Why we experience grief
- The difference between grief and mourning
- All of the experiences that can cause grief in addition to the death of a loved one (and the list is longer than you might think)
- Practical steps you can take to work through your own grief and how to help someone else through theirs
- How to use tapping while using these steps
This interview is a must-listen because every single one of us has experienced grief and will experience it again. Our conversation is practical and you will be able to use what you learn right away.
Note: Here is the the feelings inventory from the Center For Nonviolent Communication that we talked about in the interview.
About: Lynne Staley has been a Companion to Grievers since 2002 and has a wealth of knowledge about grief, loss and life transitions. She is a Certified Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner and incorporates tapping in her work with clients to address grief-related stress. Lynne recognizes that grief is not just related to death; there are more than 40 losses identified by The Grief Recovery Institute, including health diagnoses, job loss, family estrangement, etc. In addition to Grief Integration, she teaches EFT to elders, hospice staff, school personnel, student athletes, student musicians, other “creatives”, etc. She is the author of In Death Is the Secret to Life: A Tribute Journal.