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You can't go through life without experiencing loss and trauma the question is how do we deal and live with the grief and pain? Join Nathalie Himmelrich, grief expert and author, talking to people who have experienced grief and trauma first-hand. If you want to be inspired by others who traveled through their grief and trauma, found that healing is possible, and came out the other end knowing they can survive and thrive in life after loss. For more info: www.nathaliehimmelrich.com

How To Deal With Grief and Trauma Nathalie Himmelrich

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You can't go through life without experiencing loss and trauma the question is how do we deal and live with the grief and pain? Join Nathalie Himmelrich, grief expert and author, talking to people who have experienced grief and trauma first-hand. If you want to be inspired by others who traveled through their grief and trauma, found that healing is possible, and came out the other end knowing they can survive and thrive in life after loss. For more info: www.nathaliehimmelrich.com

    73 Marc Hauser | How Adverse Childhood Experiences Shape Vulnerable Minds

    73 Marc Hauser | How Adverse Childhood Experiences Shape Vulnerable Minds

    HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is completely self-funded, produced, and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich.
    Consider making a small donation to support the Podcast: bit.ly/SupportGTPodcast. Thank you! 
    For more information, please visit Nathalie’s website, join the podcast’s Instagram page, and subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates on future episodes here.
    About this week’s episodeIf you’ve been listening to the How to Deal with Grief and Trauma Podcast for a while you will have heard me or our guests speak about the term ACEs, short for Adverse Childhood Experiences before. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic experiences that children experience before the age of 18 that can have lasting impacts on their mental health, physical health, and general well-being. As a psychological therapist and grief and trauma expert, I am faced with people’s life experiences on a daily basis and can see the impact and effect Adverse Childhood Experiences have on a person’s life, both past and present. 
    About this week’s guest Marc Hauser’s scientific research, including over 300 published papers and seven books, has focused on how the brain evolves, develops, and is altered by damage and neurodevelopmental disorders, with an emphasis on the processes of learning and decision-making, as well as the impact of traumatic experiences on development. His educational and consulting work has focused on the implementation of quantitative, brain-based methods for teachers, clinicians, and doctors working with children who have different disabilities, including especially those that result from a history of traumatic experiences. 
    Marc has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Bucknell University, a PhD from UCLA and Post-doctoral fellowships from the University of Michigan, Rockefeller University, and University of California-Davis. For almost 20 years he was a Professor at Harvard University. In 2013, he founded the company Risk-Eraser, dedicated to providing software and consulting to programs focusing on students in special education. 
    Website: marcdhauser.comLI: @mdhauserFB: www.facebook.com/MarcDHauserResources mentioned in this episode:Marc’s book: Vulnerable Minds: The Harm of Childhood Trauma and the Hope of Resilience  Support the show
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    • 44 min
    72 Hope Edelman | Motherless Daughters, Motherless Mothers

    72 Hope Edelman | Motherless Daughters, Motherless Mothers

    HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is completely self-funded, produced, and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich.
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    About this week’s episodeMany motherless daughters or motherless mothers will have heard of Hope Edelman, who has written books to support bereaved women worldwide for many, many years. Her book Motherless Daughters was written almost 30 years ago and to this day it is being recommended to women, young or old, who are dealing with the loss of their mothers. More than that, I had the chance to meet Hope through mutual connections more than a year ago, and I've been touched by her gentleness and the passion with which she serves her community of bereaved women. 12 1/2 years ago I lost both my mother and my daughter in the time of 4 1/2 months. So, this upcoming conversation is very dear to my heart. 
    About this week’s guest Hope Edelman is the author of eight nonfiction books, including the bestsellers Motherless Daughters and Motherless Mothers, and The AfterGrief: Finding Your Way Along the Long Arc of Loss. Her books have been published in 17 countries and 11 languages and have sold over 1 million copies. 
    Hope speaks at venues and conferences worldwide and has taught nonfiction writing for more than 25 years. Her articles and essays have been published widely, including in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Psychology Today, Parade, Real Simple, and CNN.com. 
    She is a certified life coach with additional training in narrative therapy and trauma support services. In 2020 she was the recipient of the prestigious ADEC Community Educator award. As the founder and CEO of MotherlessDaughters.com, she creates and leads online support groups, in-person retreats, webinars, and Mother's Day programs that reach thousands of women each year.
    Website: www.hopeedelman.comIG: @hope_edelmanFB: www.facebook.com/hopeedelmanauthor Resources mentioned in this episode:Hope’s book: Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of LossMother’s Day Luncheon and Conference – Check info on Hope’s website Support the show
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    • 49 min
    71 Emma Pearson | Still Living Open-Heartedly After Loss

    71 Emma Pearson | Still Living Open-Heartedly After Loss

    HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is completely self-funded, produced, and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich.
    Consider making a small donation to support the Podcast: bit.ly/SupportGTPodcast. Thank you! 
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    About this week’s episodeFor today’s episode, I speak with Emma who I’ve met through email as she reached out to me as a podcast listener, where she shared about her multiple significant losses. Something in her email touched me and interested me. I felt that her specific story – the combination of grieving a child at the same time as grieving her husband and the father of their child - would be very interesting to share in an episode in the hope of fostering a community of widowed parents grieving a child.  
    About this week’s guest Emma is a Brit who has been living in France, just outside Geneva, for the past 25 years. She grew up in Brussels in the 1970s and 1980s then headed to the UK for university studies, specialising in organisational psychology - a field she still loves and works in as an independent practitioner. Between 2015 and 2019 Emma had a series of four significant losses - starting with her best male friend, Don; then her youngest brother, Edward; then her husband, Mike; and then their youngest child, Julia. It's been a lot. Too much. And yet the world keeps spinning and somehow life carries on. There is much to live for and much to enjoy about life. Emma still has her two surviving children, now young adults. There is a lovely new man in her life who goes by the name of Medjool (dates!) And at the time of writing, still has both parents, now in their mid-80s.
    Website: kaleidoscopedevelopment.comWebsite: www.widowingemptynests.comLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/emmapearson Resources mentioned in this episode:Episode 64 with Turiya: Grief, Trauma, Essence Connection and Safety Support the show
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    • 45 min
    70 Nathalie Himmelrich | Person-centred Grief Support

    70 Nathalie Himmelrich | Person-centred Grief Support

    HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is completely self-funded, produced, and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich.
    Consider making a small donation to support the Podcast: bit.ly/SupportGTPodcast. Thank you! 
    For more information, please visit Nathalie’s website, join the podcast’s Instagram page, and subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates on future episodes here.
    About this week’s episodeToday’s episode is a profound journey into the world of person-centred grief and trauma support.
    To start you off right: I highly recommend downloading the 33-step guide from my website, a simple guide that will teach you to feel supported or give support while grieving. It contains the wisdom collection from my latest book Bridging the Grief Gap. If you want to find out more about it, check out my website. 
    Grief and trauma are universal experiences, yet deeply personal. Each journey through them is unique, but one thing remains constant—the need for empathy, understanding, and support. Today, we'll explore the challenges faced by those navigating these tumultuous waters and the people beside them, offering insights and strategies for meaningful support.
    The following topics are being discussed:
    Understanding Grief and TraumaThe Challenges of Navigating Grief and Trauma Supporting Yourself Through Grief and Trauma The Challenges for Supporters Strategies for Effective SupportResources mentioned in this episode:A simple 33-step guide on giving or feeling supported while grieving. Episode overview pageResources for grieversResources for supporters   Support the show
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    • 30 min
    69 Mary-Frances O’Connor | The Grieving Brain

    69 Mary-Frances O’Connor | The Grieving Brain

    HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is completely self-funded, produced, and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich.
    Consider making a small donation to support the Podcast: bit.ly/SupportGTPodcast. Thank you! 
    For more information, please visit Nathalie’s website, join the podcast’s Instagram page, and subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates on future episodes here.
    About this week’s episodeMary-Frances’s book The Grieving Brain has inspired me from the moment I started reading it. I recommend it to so many of my therapy clients who express a desire to understand grief – I’ve lost count. As a neuroscientist, she shares groundbreaking discoveries about what happens in our brain when we grieve, providing a new paradigm for understanding love, loss, and learning.
    So I’m very excited today to be speaking with Mary-Frances, neuroscientist and author of the book The Grieving Brain: The Surprising Science of How We Learn from Love and Loss, and to find out even more about the science behind grief and all that Mary-Frances and her colleagues have researched in their lab. 
    I have been excitedly and patiently waiting for today’s episode to find out even more of my favourite topics: grief and trauma and to have Mary-Frances enlighten our brains on those topics in a language that we can all understand. 
    About this week’s guestMary-Frances O’Connor, PhD is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Arizona, where she directs the Grief, Loss and Social Stress (GLASS) Lab. 
    Her research focuses on the physiological correlates of emotion, in particular, the wide range of physical and emotional responses during bereavement, including yearning and isolation. She believes that a clinical science approach toward the experience and mechanisms of grieving can improve interventions for prolonged grief disorder, newly included in the revised DSM-5. 
    Website: maryfrancesoconnor.orgTwitter: @doctormfo Instagram: @doctormfoconnor Resources mentioned in this episode:Mary-Frances’ book: The Grieving Brain: The Surprising Science of How We Learn from Love and LossThank you for listening!HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is produced and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. 
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    • 53 min
    68 Helen Morris | The Beautiful Side of Grief

    68 Helen Morris | The Beautiful Side of Grief

    HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is completely self-funded, produced, and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich.
    Consider making a small donation to support the Podcast: bit.ly/SupportGTPodcast. Thank you! 
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    About this week’s episodeI first met Helen when I was being a guest on her podcast called The Beautiful Side of Grief and in my opinion, we connected on a deeper level. As you can guess from the title of her podcast, Helen is also fluent in the language of grief and loss. After losing her 18-year-old daughter and only child, Helen has managed to create new meaning in a way that inspired me.  Not because of her loss but despite it. 
     So here we go: For today's episode, we've got two podcast hosts, two bereaved mothers who have made it their lives' mission to bring hope and meaning into life after loss. Not just their own, but also to those people they touch with their messages.
    About this week’s guestHelen Morris hosts a podcast called The Beautiful Side of Grief and is a certified Emotion Code and Body Code practitioner based out of Rotorua, New Zealand. She came across this healing modality after tragically losing her 18-year-old daughter, and only child, in a motor vehicle accident in 2017. Prior to this, she worked in the health sector in Health Intelligence, supporting general practices in Hawke’s Bay with national health initiatives and programs. In March of 2021, Helen launched a podcast called The Beautiful Side of Grief where she interviews guests who have moved through heart-wrenching loss or those who are at the coalface supporting this process. It is diverse, and heart-warming, though most of all it is positive and filled with go-tos for anyone experiencing to use. She is also about to launch an 8-week grief support resource called A Letter of Hope & Aroha.
    Website thebeautifulsideofgrief.comYouTube: www.youtube.com/@thebeautifulsideofgriefFacebook: facebook.com/thebeautifulsideofgriefInstagram: @thebeautifulsideofgriefThank you for listening!HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is produced and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. 
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    • 50 min

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Katy_Grace ,

A space to navigate grief with kindness, care, and wisdom

Nathalie combines personal stories with expert guides to shed light on the painful and deeply human journey through grief. Her expertise, compassion, and wisdom establish a safe environment for us to delve into and understand some of the darkest and most painful experiences that arise in times of loss. She has curated a space that not only addresses death but also encompasses various types of grief encountered daily. If you are navigating grief or supporting someone who is, this podcast is for you.

Eden1771 ,

One of the best of its kind

There are so many griefcasts to choose from … I encourage you to make this one of yours. Nathalie’s gentle wisdom, experience, and dedication make each interview is own little gem. I learn something new and valuable each time I listen to a new one. ❤️❤️

charclam ,

Conversations that Matter

Grief has a way of helping us cut to the heart of what matters. Nathalie’s gentle, welcoming energy as a host has a way of getting guests to the essence of their stories and experiences with grief in a way that’s very supportive and helpful. I love how human the conversations are. Thank you for offering this incredible resource!

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