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Shapes of Grief is brought to you by Liz Gleeson, an Irish grief therapist. Liz hosts conversations with people about their experience of loss and grief in their lives. Through the recounting of our grief stories, integration can begin to happen, both for the teller and the listener. Everyone has a story of loss and everyone's story offers hope and inspiration to other grievers. Sharing these stories with each other can go a long way in normalising this human experience. Please do become a Patron on https://www.patreon.com/shapesofgrief for as little as $5 per month, help keep us going!

Shapes Of Grie‪f‬ Liz Gleeson, MSc Bereavement

    • Mental Health
    • 4.5 • 10 Ratings

Shapes of Grief is brought to you by Liz Gleeson, an Irish grief therapist. Liz hosts conversations with people about their experience of loss and grief in their lives. Through the recounting of our grief stories, integration can begin to happen, both for the teller and the listener. Everyone has a story of loss and everyone's story offers hope and inspiration to other grievers. Sharing these stories with each other can go a long way in normalising this human experience. Please do become a Patron on https://www.patreon.com/shapesofgrief for as little as $5 per month, help keep us going!

    Ep. 66 Sarah Corbett-Lynch, age 14, on children’s grief

    Ep. 66 Sarah Corbett-Lynch, age 14, on children’s grief

    Sarah’s first major loss happened when she was just twelve weeks old and her adoring mother Mags died as a result of an asthma attack. Sarah’s Dad raised her and her brother until he died tragically when Sarah was just eight years old. What followed next were several weeks of confusion and trauma before Sarah and her brother were put into the safe arms of their aunt and uncle, and travelled to the other side of the Atlantic ocean, where they are adored by a large, loving, blended family. Sarah is an incredible advocate for Children’s grief and has already published her first book for children on grief. Adults and children alike will find much wisdom and comfort in Sarah’s words about how to navigate grief.

    Sarah’s book is available to buy at https://www.easons.com/noodle-loses-dad-pb-lynch-sarah-corbett-9781916282407?gclid=Cj0KCQiA4L2BBhCvARIsAO0SBdbgBBGr7hRCoMxgHahG_V2Mp0wuGU1utRGtDV3BxO7SRvuiXZWFoP4aAqCEEALw_wcB

    #sarahcorbettlynch #grief #childrensgrief #bereavement #irishchildhoodbereavementnetwork

    • 59 min
    Ep. 65 Lord Mayor Hazel Chu on Racism, Discrimination and Grief

    Ep. 65 Lord Mayor Hazel Chu on Racism, Discrimination and Grief

    A conversation with Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu on Racism, Discrimination and Grief. 

    #grief #racism #discrimination 

    • 29 min
    Ep. 64 Adrienne Freeland on how horses supported her grief after her brother's suicide

    Ep. 64 Adrienne Freeland on how horses supported her grief after her brother's suicide

    An outdoor horse girl, the bereavement group in a dingy basement just didn't work for Adrienne Freeland after her brother died by suicide. Seeing a problem that needed fixing, Adrienne contacted her local hospice to talk about setting up an alternative kind of bereavement group; in her barn with the horses. In this episode, Adrienne explains some of the ways in which the people she supports find hope and moments of peace while with the horses. 

    #grief #bereavement #suicide #griefoutdoors #bereavementgroup

    • 54 min
    Ep. 63 Carrie Thompson on Climbing 48 Mountains following her son's death by suicide

    Ep. 63 Carrie Thompson on Climbing 48 Mountains following her son's death by suicide

    In 2019, Carrie Thompson's worst nightmare came true when her beautiful son Ben died by suicide. In December 2020, Carrie had an article published in the New York Times that documented her journey through the NH48 - the 48 highest peaks of New Hampshire, a challenge she set herself to pay homage to her son who adored the outdoors. Carrie shares some of her grief experience with Liz in this moving and important conversation about parental loss and suicide bereavement.

    #suicide #hiking #cherylstrayed #carriethompson #newhampshire48 #nh48 #suicidebereavement

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/28/opinion/hiking-grief.html

    • 53 min
    Ep. 62 Jill Campbell, Filmmaker, talks of Zoom Funerals, Lost Rituals, Parental Loss and her documentary Seat20D

    Ep. 62 Jill Campbell, Filmmaker, talks of Zoom Funerals, Lost Rituals, Parental Loss and her documentary Seat20D

    Filmmaker Jill Campbell talks to Liz about the making of the documentary Seat 20D, which tells the story of Suse Lowenstein, a bereaved mother whose son Alexi was one of 270 people killed in the Lockerbie terror attack thirty two years ago. Jill talks about making the documentary, what she learnt about grief. Jill also speaks about how her family are now dealing with the death of her father, Zoom funerals and the loss of ritual due to Covid19. 

    Watch the documentary here https://www.seat20d.com

    #lockerbie #grief #bereavement

    • 1 hr
    Ep. 61 Gill Mann, Mother, Author & Psychotherapist, talks of living with her son's mental illness & subsequent death

    Ep. 61 Gill Mann, Mother, Author & Psychotherapist, talks of living with her son's mental illness & subsequent death

    Psychotherapist, Mother and author Gill Mann speaks to Liz about living with her son's mental illness, how it impacted her and the family and the grief that followed his sudden and untimely death when travelling abroad as a young man.

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Growing with Grief ,

Great Stories to Help Find Hope

Liz Gleeson is an excellent host, working to look at all the different aspects of grief her guests share. She is empathatic and caring while making the listener both feel the story and get ideas for how to manage their own grief. In bringing on guests with their own grief story, Liz makes those who are grieving feel less alone.

charlottekeiko ,

Thoughtful, philosophical and practical look at grief and it’s many forms

Shapes of Grief is an incredibly thoughtful and important look at grief and the many forms that it takes. Liz, the capable and empathetic host, has a natural talent for supporting people in sharing their stories. The diversity of guest experiences creates a space of information and healing. A must listen.

Steelshamrock ,

Artist

What do you say to someone when their loved one has died? How do you deal with the empty space that now exists when your family member or best friend is gone? Grief and loss can be almost impossible to talk about, but Liz Gleeson, in her Shapes of Grief podcast, addresses this and many other issues head on, with grace. compassion and directness. This podcast is a must listen for anyone wrestling with tragedy, heartache and loss. I highly recommend Shapes of Grief.

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