59 min

Geraint John on navigating dark times and embracing life after loss Therapy Works

    • Mental Health

My first conversation with Geraint John on this podcast had a big impact on you all. You were moved by his honesty and the psychological difficulty he faced for himself and his whole family when his beautiful wife Debs was terminally ill. This conversation is as heartrending, letting you know how he, Debs and his family have navigated her devastating loss. 

This is a powerfully emotional episode which will help you understand yourself as a griever and the grief of others. You will see again, that grief is by no means tidy - it’s messy, chaotic but can also be profoundly beautiful. 

In this episode we discussed:


The complexity of talking about dying with the person who is dying and the tricky navigation of wanting to be protective and yet truthful.

There is no easy way to bear the pain of witnessing the death of a partner and parent, it is hellish, and yet it’s important to have no regrets.

The importance of the funeral which was both a performance and an intimate act of love. 

How to find a way of having birthdays and ordinary days when your whole life and the life of your children is irreversibly changed. 

Wanting a house full of love for the whole family, where the perception of what matters is forever changed, on the whole for the good. 


Bring your hankies, cups of tea and hugs of others for afterwards. 

Julia’s Website: https://juliasamuel.co.uk/
Julia’s Instagram: @juliasamuelmbe
Grief Works app: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/grief-works-self-care-love/id1558867513

Important links:

If you are in need of bereavement support please visit Cruse: https://www.cruse.org.uk/
Please visit Child Bereavement UK if your children are in need of support: https://www.childbereavementuk.or

A big thank you to Drowsy for sponsoring this episode. If you're in need of the best night's sleep ever, then head to www.drowsysleepco.com and use the code JULIA for a very generous 25% off.

A big thank you to Youth & Earth for sponsoring this episode. Head to www.youthandearth.com now and take advantage of a very generous 25% off when using the code JULIA25 on your first order. 
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Produced by Georgie Rutherford

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My first conversation with Geraint John on this podcast had a big impact on you all. You were moved by his honesty and the psychological difficulty he faced for himself and his whole family when his beautiful wife Debs was terminally ill. This conversation is as heartrending, letting you know how he, Debs and his family have navigated her devastating loss. 

This is a powerfully emotional episode which will help you understand yourself as a griever and the grief of others. You will see again, that grief is by no means tidy - it’s messy, chaotic but can also be profoundly beautiful. 

In this episode we discussed:


The complexity of talking about dying with the person who is dying and the tricky navigation of wanting to be protective and yet truthful.

There is no easy way to bear the pain of witnessing the death of a partner and parent, it is hellish, and yet it’s important to have no regrets.

The importance of the funeral which was both a performance and an intimate act of love. 

How to find a way of having birthdays and ordinary days when your whole life and the life of your children is irreversibly changed. 

Wanting a house full of love for the whole family, where the perception of what matters is forever changed, on the whole for the good. 


Bring your hankies, cups of tea and hugs of others for afterwards. 

Julia’s Website: https://juliasamuel.co.uk/
Julia’s Instagram: @juliasamuelmbe
Grief Works app: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/grief-works-self-care-love/id1558867513

Important links:

If you are in need of bereavement support please visit Cruse: https://www.cruse.org.uk/
Please visit Child Bereavement UK if your children are in need of support: https://www.childbereavementuk.or

A big thank you to Drowsy for sponsoring this episode. If you're in need of the best night's sleep ever, then head to www.drowsysleepco.com and use the code JULIA for a very generous 25% off.

A big thank you to Youth & Earth for sponsoring this episode. Head to www.youthandearth.com now and take advantage of a very generous 25% off when using the code JULIA25 on your first order. 
---

Produced by Georgie Rutherford

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

59 min