8 episodes

Inspired by his bestselling book, First Year of Grief Club: A Gift From A Friend Who Gets It, Addison Brasil uses the experiments and offerings as a launching point for deeper conversations with friends and experts. Equal parts "honour the journey" and "find the funny," this is for real people navigating real-life grief. You in? Stay tuned for all things mental health, resilience, comedy, mindset, and life after-loss ideas. (mygriefclub.com)

Grief Club: The Podcast with Addison Brasil Addison Brasil

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Inspired by his bestselling book, First Year of Grief Club: A Gift From A Friend Who Gets It, Addison Brasil uses the experiments and offerings as a launching point for deeper conversations with friends and experts. Equal parts "honour the journey" and "find the funny," this is for real people navigating real-life grief. You in? Stay tuned for all things mental health, resilience, comedy, mindset, and life after-loss ideas. (mygriefclub.com)

    The Power of Movement in Grief with Jared Tavasolian

    The Power of Movement in Grief with Jared Tavasolian

    What should I do when I feel stuck? How do I move with my grief? What are the benefits of daily movement? What's one way to get moving every day? Does grief take a toll on us physically?
     
    In this episode, we talk to holistic coach Jared Tavasolian, friend and the founder of Heal Strong - which helps busy adults become pain-free, gain energy, and create a life they love without strict diets and long workouts! An honest and in-depth conversation about grief, the power of movement, and recovery for the mind, body, and soul.
     
    "Because you are worthy of thriving, not surviving. Because our bodies aren’t meant to be in chronic pain. Because when you feel good, you can make an impact in the way you were meant to. Because, like dozens of my clients, you CAN heal yourself.  Let me show you how." - Jared Tavasolian  

    Where can we find more of Jared?
    www.heal-strong.com
    https://www.instagram.com/jaredtavasolian
    Free recipe and nutrition guide for people
    https://heal-strong.ac-page.com/quick-start-guide

     www.mygriefclub.com
    @sharemygriefclub
    @addisonbrasil 

    • 49 min
    The Sleep Doctor Talks To Grief Club with Dr. Michael Breus

    The Sleep Doctor Talks To Grief Club with Dr. Michael Breus

    Does grief affect sleep? Will I ever sleep again? What is normal sleep? How can I sleep naturally? Why is it so hard to sleep since they died? How do I know if I am sleeping too much?  What is a sleep chronotype?

    In this episode, we get a very special visit from Dr. Michael Breus a.k.a. The Sleep Doctor. For many of us, finding time to rest and getting quality sleep becomes an overwhelming concern during a life transition or while grieving the loss of a loved one. Today we talk all things sleep with the Doctor who knows it best.
     
    "Quality sleep is critical to your physical and mental health. Your body and mind essentially recharge while you sleep, allowing you to wake up feeling refreshed and alert in the morning. This is why not getting enough sleep can lead to sluggishness, trouble concentrating, low mood, and other negative outcomes. Current guidelines recommend seven to eight hours of nightly sleep for adults, but surveys suggest more than one-third of adults in the U.S. don’t reach this benchmark on a regular basis." - The Sleep Doctor

    Dr. Michael J. Breus is a clinical psychologist with more than two decades of experience in his field. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Breus is one of the only psychologists to pass the Sleep Medicine Specialty board without attending medical school. In 2021, Reader’s Digest named him the best sleep specialist in the state of California.
    Dr. Breus is also a best-selling author. His publications include four book

    Where can I find more of Dr. Breus?

    @thesleepdoctor
    www.thesleepdoctor.com

    • 57 min
    Free Guided Grief and Loss Meditation (Bonus Episode)

    Free Guided Grief and Loss Meditation (Bonus Episode)

    In Episode 4, we were lucky enough to have Jason Henderson lead us through a meditation that we can use in grief club to slow down, align, and get grounded. Many members of Grief Club have been asking if there is a way to just have the free guided meditation as a bonus episode for those moments we need it most. 

    Meditation has many benefits, and it can be hard to do alone when dealing with grief and loss. Here's a gift from a couple of friends "who get it." 

    Here you go. 

    -Addison & Jason 

    • 13 min
    Explaining Grief To Your (Inner) Child with Jason Henderson

    Explaining Grief To Your (Inner) Child with Jason Henderson

    How do you explain grief to a child?  What is an inner child?  How do I talk to my inner child about grief?  Can I sit with my grief in meditation?  Where can I find a free meditation right now? 

    In this episode, Jason Henderson, Facilitator, and Co-Founder of The Boulder Man, leads us through a grief meditation we can go back to whenever we need it. Jason
    chats with us about your Inner Child and plants seeds for beginning to get to know yourself within loss and grief. 

    Jason Henderson is a Men’s Work Facilitator at The BOULDER Man, whose focus is on helping men transform their lives and follow their hearts and embrace life - “Let your heart decide your fate”.  He is committed to bringing men together in potent connection to shift their perspectives of self and others, and move forward in their lives with purpose and fulfillment. He operates regularly within the Mental Health realm as an advocate, as well as facilitating Men’s Groups for Men’s Mental Health Organisations. He also facilitates Men’s Groups aimed at supporting men to connect, challenge themselves, and heal their conditioning within the setting of other conscious, like-minded men.


    Where can you find more of Jason Henderson? 
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/theboulderman/
    Website: www.TheBoulderMan.ca

    • 51 min
    The Science of Grief with Mary Frances O'Connor, PhD

    The Science of Grief with Mary Frances O'Connor, PhD

    You may be asking what is happening to my brain right now?  What is the difference between grief and grieving? Why do I feel like my spouse or loved one is going to come home any minute? Will grief ever get any easier? 


    In this episode, we dive deep on the neurobiology of grief - aka the science behind all that seems unexplainable and unbearable as we navigate grief. 


    “Loss of a loved one is something everyone experiences, and for as long as humans have existed, we have struggled when a loved one dies. Poets and playwrights have written about the dark cloak of grief, the deep yearning, and devastating heartache of loss. But until now, we have had little scientific perspective on this universal experience.  In THE GRIEVING BRAIN: The Surprising Science of How We Learn from Love and Loss (HarperOne; February 1, 2022; Hardcover) renowned grief expert, neuroscientist, and psychologist Mary-Frances O’Connor, Ph.D., shares groundbreaking discoveries about what happens
    in our brain when we grieve, providing a new paradigm for understanding love, loss, and learning.”


    Where you can find more of Mary Frances O’Connor? 
    www.maryfrancesoconnor.com/book
    Twitter: @doctormfo
    FaceBook: @maryfranceso
    Instagram: @doctormfoconnor
    LinkedIn: Mary-Frances O’Connor
    https://www.neurobiologyofgrief.org/research

    This podcast launch was produced by stuartproduces.com and Conscious Concierge. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Finding Friends Who Get It with Ashley Olivia Nelson (Learning About Grief)

    Finding Friends Who Get It with Ashley Olivia Nelson (Learning About Grief)

    What can I learn about grief? Why is grief so lonely? Why does it feel like no one gets it? Where can I find other people struggling with grief? What are some grief learning resources for free? 


    In this episode, we speak to someone who gives me hope for social media and grief. A go-to friend who gets it is found in Ashley, founder of Learning About Grief. 


    Ashley Olivia Nelson became a two-time widow in her twenties. In between those losses, she said goodbye to ten other relatives and friends. These experiences gave her deep insight into our broken grief culture and led her to become a certified grief specialist. Today, she leads her organization, Learning About Grief, which provides loss-specific groups, one-to-one grief sessions, and free education. The organization hosts a community of over 20,000 people from 50+ countries. 
    Where you can find more of Ashley Olivia Nelson? 


    www.learningaboutgrief.com
    Instagram @LearningAboutGrief
    Twitter @LearnAboutGrief

    This podcast launch was produced by stuartproduces.com and Conscious Concierge. 

    • 37 min

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Such powerful work

To tackle such a deep and difficult topic is no small feast, Addison does it with humor and elegance. These critical conversations are changing people’s lives.

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