6 episodes

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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    • 4.7, 30 Ratings

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

4.7 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

john&jack3554 ,

Hope for More!

Listened and hope that Julia decides to continue on. My 35yr old wife was in a tragic accident and i had to make the decision to withdraw care. Leaving me a widower at age 36 and single father to a 5 yr old boy. Really helpful in listening, a possible topic could be dealing with loss of spouse at a young age with children. Thanks

kallymama ,

Execellent

Lovely podcast. Julias voice is soothing and kind and patient. It is so brave and inspiring to hear people talk about the horrific loss they have endured and hear how they survived it. It is truly touching and im thankful for this podcast and the hoestly of these survivors. Keep on❤️

Miunoamore ,

Griefworks

This is my first ever podcast. I came upon it at 1 am on the 23rd day after losing my oldest son (18 years) to an accidental gun death. While my heart is still broken, hearing the experience of this wife and mother was endearing. Many of her feelings, thoughts, and pains parallel my own. Sudden death leaves so many unanswered questions. For me as his mother those questions keep me awake at night. Praying to one day find a peace that surpasses understanding. Thank you for sharing your story.

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