When we least expect it, grief and trauma can completely upend our lives. Join me for a raw and powerful conversation with Litsa Williams, a compassionate guide in the grief community, as she shares her own grief journey and the importance of understanding trauma and grief. We explore how Litsa's childhood losses shaped her, the impact of her father's death when she was 18, and how grieving her sister's heroin addiction taught her that one can grieve someone who is still alive.
Litsa offers her valuable insights on the differences between traditional grief support and trauma-specific support, as we delve into the complexities of trauma and unexpected loss. We also discuss the power of creative expression in processing emotions, the importance of supportive grief communities, and how even the tiniest joke can provide comfort during difficult times.
Lastly, we explore self-care and coping with overwhelm in the face of grief. Discover the importance of granting ourselves permission to switch gears and take a break when emotions become too intense. Learn from Litsa's own experiences with meditation and finding balance during moments of turmoil. Tune in for this heartfelt and insightful conversation with Litsa Williams, and learn how understanding trauma and grief can help us build self-compassion and navigate life's challenges.
Whats Your Grief's mission is to promote grief education, exploration, and expression in both practical and creative ways. We achieve this mission by providing:
Resources related to understanding and coping with grief and lossGuidance on how to help a grieving friend or family memberOnline courses about grief and supporting someone who’s grievingResources, education, and training for grief counselors, grief volunteers, and other professionals working in fields related to grief and loss.A podcast about griefA supportive communityThis week's episode is inspired by Week 29 in First Year of Grief Club about community and pro-social shame.
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Author of First Year Of Grief Club: A Gift From A Friend Who Gets It
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