Hannah Velten met her grief in 2003 when her brother, Christian disappeared on a solo expedition to Mali, Africa while retracing the footsteps of the Scottish explorer, Mungo Park. Christian vanished without a trace: no hard evidence, very few clues, no closure. His story and his future were lost with him. For more than a decade, Hannah lived in the stagnant waters of grief, unable to speak about Christian. His disappearance consciously and subconsciously consumed every aspect of her life until she hit a point where she had no choice but to surrender. To find the courage to look inwards for what was missing.
Hannah connected with Christian in spirit, and together they embarked on a new expedition to find all that was lost to them and heal their grief. She was able to retrace his last steps through trance-mediumship, finding the missing pieces of his story and along the way finding the missing pieces of herself. In their remarkable journey together, Hannah and Christian discovered an eight-step healing process that completely transformed Hannah’s life.
Amidst today’s trying times, the world is faced with the relentless challenge of overcoming the chaos and pain brought on by Covid-19 and social division. As a result, we are met with a second pandemic, one of individual and collective loss. This grief is real. The pain is valid. But this is the perfect time for wholeness to be found. Hannah has been called to share her story now, in a time when people have little choice but to sit in stillness with their loss.
Join Hannah (and Christian and guests!) as she tells her incredibly uplifting story and learn how you too can find your lost things. You can heal your grief and bring back joy and purpose to your life by looking inward, receiving support, and trusting deeply in yourself.
Full show notes: www.finderoflostthingspodcast.com
Hannah's private website: www.hannahvelten.online
Episode #15 - Talking With The Animals (Healing Pet Loss) - with Karen Anderson
Hannah's joined this week by pet loss specialist and animal communicator, Karen Anderson. From a young age, Karen was able to hear animals speaking to her, but she soon learnt that this was a gift to keep hidden. Over the years she worked in a variety of roles, but every so often she would have a conversation with an animal which called her back to this work. We discuss how to speak to animals, how best to heal the loss of a beloved pet and what we can learn from animals (both in the physical and in Spirit). With the recent passing of her own dog, and the new arrival of a puppy, Hannah also has questions for Karen.
Episode #14 - Trusting Yourself
Probably the hardest thing to let go of during a healing journey is mistrust. We've all experienced events in our lives which have caused us to lose trust in ourselves, in others and in life; you know, those happenings which shatter our expectations, assumptions and world view. Hannah explores how she lost and regained her trust, by taking back control and by releasing control, by letting go and by opening up to learning and growth. We all know how to heal ourselves and trusting yourself to make the decisions, based on your feelings and inner guidance, is something Hannah wishes to pass on. Perhaps this episode is what you need to hear right now as we move into 'The Growing Time', when establishing firm foundations now can help you achieve your highest potential.
Episode #13 - Unwrapping The Gifts of Loss - with Karen Chaston
"Their death contains a gift, which has to be opened to be truly received" - Hananh got this message from Spirit after her own healing and this week's guest, Karen Chaston from The Chaston Centre, on the Gold Coast, in Australia, speaks about 'The Gift of Loss'. When you're in a place of loss it's not easy to see the gifts - when Karen experienced the sudden loss of her 27yr old son, Dan, she denied her grief and went straight back to her corporate job. But eventually Karen was forced into confronting all the losses in her life, and Dan was with her every step of the way as she faced and moved through her grief. Karen is now a passionate advocate of unwrapping the gifts contained in loss and asks, "Will you let go of your suffering?". Christian and Dan definitely brought Karen and Hannah together!
Episode #12 - Remembering Our Sacred Connection - with Niki Shefras
Have you ever felt there's more to life than you can see? Are you drawn to being in Nature? Are you yearning for more connection? Well, this week's show could be just what you've been waiting for! Hannah's joined by Niki Shefras from 'The Vida Sana' who provides practical guidance for a purposeful, balanced and beautiful life. They will be discussing how to step out of our comfort zones to remember our connection to nature and our ancestors, honouring the magic in all life and finding guidance during ancient rituals, such as sitting in circle around a fire. This will be an expansive and uplifting conversation, asking you to consider your daily habits and quesion whether you are open to receiving all the joy and sacred connection that's calling out to you.
Episode #11 - Mission... Possible (Accessing Insider Knowledge) - with Natasha Harris
When you feel alone, stuck or lost, wouldn't it be great to know that a whole support team has your back? Well, we all have that support team - unseen, but very much present. Hannah chats to Natasha Harris this week about the Akashic Records which hold all the information about your past, present and future; everything you need to know about your unique past lives, your soul gifts and your spirit guides. But how do we access this information and how can it support us?
Episode #10 - Actively Tending To Your Grief - with Rochelle Bugg
Having lost both parents by her mid-20s, Rochelle Bugg felt there wasn't much support for people her age. She found that nobody was talking about how things affect young people, as if they were too busy enjoying life to ever worry about losing someone they loved. Rochelle wanted to change that, which is why she started her blog chronically her journey while nursing her mum through a terminal brain tumour, having already lost her dad to pancreatic cancer when she was just 14. Her new book Handle with Care (Bonnier Books) shows how she navigaged changing family dynamics with her two younger sisters, the financial and emotional pressure of being a full-time carer, and the challenges of rebuilding her life after the loss of her parents. Rochelle is open, honest, engaging and truly inspiring for the way she's actively tended to her grief and built up a toolkit to help herself, and her young audience.