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Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is profoundly misunderstood. Hosted by Julia Samuel – a grief psychotherapist with over twenty five years’ experience of working with the bereaved – we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and loss – and survived.

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Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is profoundly misunderstood. Hosted by Julia Samuel – a grief psychotherapist with over twenty five years’ experience of working with the bereaved – we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and loss – and survived.

    Julia Samuel meets journalist and author Decca Aitkenhead

    Julia Samuel meets journalist and author Decca Aitkenhead

    In this episode, Julia meets journalist Decca Aitkenhead whose life changed forever on a beautiful beach in Jamaica when her four year old boy was pulled out to sea by a wave. Her partner, Tony, swam out and saved their son's life - then drowned before her eyes.
     
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    • 55 min
    Julia meets Cathy Rentzenbrink

    Julia meets Cathy Rentzenbrink

    Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society and grief is still profoundly misunderstood. Julia Samuel is joined by Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love and now A Manual for Heartache, to discuss how her happy family was torn apart by an unthinkable tragedy when she was a teenager.
     
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    • 31 min
    "Grief is the price we pay for love" - Julia Samuel meets Sir Anthony Seldon to discuss life as a recent widower

    "Grief is the price we pay for love" - Julia Samuel meets Sir Anthony Seldon to discuss life as a recent widower

    In this episode, Julia speaks to British schoolmaster and contemporary historian Sir Anthony Seldon about the recent loss of his wife, Joanna, who died at the age of 62 following a long illness.
     
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    • 38 min
    Teenage Grief: Losing Dad with Cariad Lloyd

    Teenage Grief: Losing Dad with Cariad Lloyd

    In this episode, Julia Samuel meets British comedian, actor and writer Cariad Lloyd to discuss the sudden death of her father while she was in her teens, and the repercussions of this loss through her adult life.
     
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    • 40 min
    Sudden loss and a life torn apart: Julia meets Victoria Milligan

    Sudden loss and a life torn apart: Julia meets Victoria Milligan

    Julia talks to Victoria, whose whole life changed in 2013 when her beloved husband, Nicko, and beautiful daughter, Emily, were killed in a speed boat accident. They discuss the aftermath, how to approach family and friends, and how to find respite from the agony of sudden loss.
     
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    • 42 min
    Grief Works Teaser

    Grief Works Teaser

    Stories of Life, Death and Surviving from grief psychotherapist Julia Samuel
     
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

nhoare ,

Like Oxygen

This podcast provides precious little pockets of space in which to access your own grief. No matter whether the interviewee’s situation is the same as your own or not, grief and it’s navigation is a universal affect. So much of daily life hastens us into disengaging with our grief, podcasts like this are vital in enabling us to let it back in - without it we are stunting ourselves emotionally and doing untold damage to our psyches.

nlwatt ,

A fantastic resource for all of us

Julia Samuel is one of our foremost voices on grief and bereavement. I cant recommend this podcast, or her book, enough for anyone affected by grief of any sort. There is something for all of us in Julia’s work and hers is a voice of compassion and understanding that can make all the difference if you feel yourself floundering. Please give it a listen ❤️

EmilySBV ,

Just wonderful. Solace found

Thank you for doing this Julia, you have helped so many and so much by creating these podcasts.

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