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How to come to terms with loss with Grief Recovery Specialist Kirsten Wallentin Brave New Girls - Healthy Life, Healthy Planet

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This week's guest is Kirsten Wallentin, a certified Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist and author of the book “When Dad Dies”. In 2016 her husband was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease for which life expectancy is 2-3 years. Her husband passed away only 18 months later leaving Kirsten a widow with two young daughters. 
 
In the beginning, her children were frightened as they heard people would die from Covid – and after losing their father, they were worried if she could get sick and die as well. As a family they chose to come & live in UK. It has given them chance to face their grief more fully.
Kirsten had a calm, happy childhood with lots of friends, and felt very carefree and self-reliant. Growing up she traveled, spent a time in advertising before becoming an IT consultant.

In 2016 her husband was diagnosed with MND. They way it showed up for him was more internal so the doctors, Kirsten and the girls weren't aware how bad things were getting for him. After 18 months he died suddenly, leaving his family feeling cheated and grieving their  terrible loss.
Kirsten had struggled to find help and advice from those who were going through the same as her so she decided to write a book and become a grief recovery specialist. Helping others , as well as herself and her girls, has given her a sense of meaning purpose.
Thank you so much Kirsten for the courage you have shown in taking your own experience of grief and turning that into a way of helping children and parents going through grief and into recovery. Thanks also for showing us that when those times of grief come to us, there are ways to help us into recovery and beyond.
You can find out more about Kirsten’s work on  https://griefcoach.uk/ and follow her on Linkedin @kirstenwallentindamgaard



Join Lou on Linkedin, or go to her website for a free podcast guesting masterclass. Her online podcast guesting course is available at www.silk-studios.co.uk/pitch-to-podcasts

Follow her @brave_newgirl on Instagram and get her books Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless, FEAR LESS and her Internationally Bestselling book DARE TO SHARE on Amazon or Waterstones or Barnes & Noble. UK & US versions available.

Lou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media putting your story in the spotlight, showcasing your vision and supercharging your impact by guesting you on global podcasts  https://bravenewgirlmedia.com

Music by Melody
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This week's guest is Kirsten Wallentin, a certified Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist and author of the book “When Dad Dies”. In 2016 her husband was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease for which life expectancy is 2-3 years. Her husband passed away only 18 months later leaving Kirsten a widow with two young daughters. 
 
In the beginning, her children were frightened as they heard people would die from Covid – and after losing their father, they were worried if she could get sick and die as well. As a family they chose to come & live in UK. It has given them chance to face their grief more fully.
Kirsten had a calm, happy childhood with lots of friends, and felt very carefree and self-reliant. Growing up she traveled, spent a time in advertising before becoming an IT consultant.

In 2016 her husband was diagnosed with MND. They way it showed up for him was more internal so the doctors, Kirsten and the girls weren't aware how bad things were getting for him. After 18 months he died suddenly, leaving his family feeling cheated and grieving their  terrible loss.
Kirsten had struggled to find help and advice from those who were going through the same as her so she decided to write a book and become a grief recovery specialist. Helping others , as well as herself and her girls, has given her a sense of meaning purpose.
Thank you so much Kirsten for the courage you have shown in taking your own experience of grief and turning that into a way of helping children and parents going through grief and into recovery. Thanks also for showing us that when those times of grief come to us, there are ways to help us into recovery and beyond.
You can find out more about Kirsten’s work on  https://griefcoach.uk/ and follow her on Linkedin @kirstenwallentindamgaard



Join Lou on Linkedin, or go to her website for a free podcast guesting masterclass. Her online podcast guesting course is available at www.silk-studios.co.uk/pitch-to-podcasts

Follow her @brave_newgirl on Instagram and get her books Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless, FEAR LESS and her Internationally Bestselling book DARE TO SHARE on Amazon or Waterstones or Barnes & Noble. UK & US versions available.

Lou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media putting your story in the spotlight, showcasing your vision and supercharging your impact by guesting you on global podcasts  https://bravenewgirlmedia.com

Music by Melody
Support the showLou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media, helping put your expertise, vision & mission in the spotlight by helping you launch and grow your podcast. https://bravenewgirlmedia.com

PODCASTING SERVICES:
Podcast production service

COURSES:
Podcast planning workbook
Podcast Guesting course

HEALTHY LIFE, HEALTHY PLANET
Get Creative Inner Transformation support from Lou to work with what's holding you back- with 1:1 coaching and our holistic, healthy, heart-led eco-retreats


BOOK A CALL:
Get in contact to book a 30 minute discovery call with Lou.

Books by Lou Hamilton:
Dare to Share- International bestselling guide to podcast guesting FEAR LESS- coaching guide to living more bravely Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless Co-author: Women Excelling Everywhere #1 International Best-seller Paintings by Lou @LouHamiltonart

42 min