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Bringing Wellbeing to Life – the show that takes the science of wellbeing off the page and into your life.

Bringing Wellbeing to Life Denise Quinlan

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Bringing Wellbeing to Life – the show that takes the science of wellbeing off the page and into your life.

    Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Coping with Loss - 12 - Forgiveness and other strengths in coping with loss

    Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Coping with Loss - 12 - Forgiveness and other strengths in coping with loss

    ‘Forgiveness can be important in order to re-build our sense of who we are after a significant loss.’

    Tayyab explains that loss is universal and most people recover from those losses over time. When a grieving person blames themselves or someone else for the loss and is unable to forgive, or is unable to forgive a person who has died for something they did or didn’t do - this can get in the way of healing and recovery.

    Tayyab discusses strategies for helping people come to forgiveness. He shares the strengths he has seen people draw upon after loss – including perspective, persistence and courage.

    Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz

    Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Coping with Loss - 11 - How gratitude can help grieving and living

    Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Coping with Loss - 11 - How gratitude can help grieving and living

    ‘The ultimate act of gratitude is to live the wisdom they have given us from that moment forward.’

    Dr Kerry Howells explains gratitude as a process that connects us to the world through giver, receiver, and gift. She encourages us to notice what we have received and the importance of expressing our thanks – in some way - so that gratitude can flow in the world. Listen as Kerry explains how building gratitude in some areas of life can protect us going through adversity like grief.

    Kerry says it’s not about trying to cover grief with gratitude, ‘it’s respectfully accepting that grief is there, and that gratitude can help us move through the grief’.

    Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz

    Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Coping with Loss - 10 - Grief on the Run – a story of active grieving to cope with loss

    Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Coping with Loss - 10 - Grief on the Run – a story of active grieving to cope with loss

    “I wasn’t running away from grief, I was running with my grief”.

    Denise talks to Julie Zarifeh, clinical psychologist about life after the heart-breaking loss of her husband and son in 2017. Julie shares her experience of active grieving which she says was not running away from grief, but running with her grief. She shares the strategies that worked for her including: deep emotional connection, helping others, learning, and focusing on the good.

    Listen to how Julie ran with her grief through a marathon, a 1000km hike and a country-wide bike trip.

    Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz

    Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Coping with Loss - 09 - An appreciative inquiry approach to loss

    Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Coping with Loss - 09 - An appreciative inquiry approach to loss

    ‘Surrender is not giving up, rather it is opening up to the emergent to what is unfolding’.

    Denise talks to Dr Neena Verma about the learning and growth that can occur when we are able to accept what is unfolding in our lives, even when that’s hard. Neena talks about her own challenges and personal loss and how she has learned to ‘be present to what life is presenting’. A long-standing practitioner of Appreciative Inquiry, she has been a pioneer of turning this appreciative focus to the shadow side of our lives and using it to find acceptance and growth through challenge.

    Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz

    Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Coping with Loss - 08 - When loss is not acknowledged - disenfranchised grief

    Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Coping with Loss - 08 - When loss is not acknowledged - disenfranchised grief

    Denise talks to Mairie Cregan, co-founder of the Feileacain, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland about the silence around the loss of her two babies that led to her setting up the organisation. Determined to provide acknowledgement and support to bereaved parents, Feileacain now offers rituals including hand and footprints of the baby, memory boxes for parents to fill, and remembrance services where every parent says their baby’s name out loud.

    Listen to Mairie describe why hearing their baby’s name may bring a tear to the eye of a bereaved parent, but also brings music to their heart.

    Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz

    Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Coping with Loss - 07 - Growth Through Loss and Adversity - Helping through ‘Connect, Care, and Challenge’

    Bringing Wellbeing to Life - Coping with Loss - 07 - Growth Through Loss and Adversity - Helping through ‘Connect, Care, and Challenge’

    Denise talks to Rob Fazio, founder of Hold the Door, a not-for-profit that helps people coping with significant loss or adversity. Learn how Hold the Door is Rob’s way of honouring his father’s memory and keeping his legacy alive. Committed to the idea of helping people grow and grieve, Hold the Door’s strategy is one of connecting and caring with those involved, and then offering challenge to grow – in whatever way is appropriate. Rob says we all need ‘hope and a plan’ and this is what they offer through their service.

    Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz

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