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If you’re reading this, chances are that you’ve experienced at least one painful loss that continues to limit your life and leave an ache in your soul. The Heart of Grief exposes why the normal ways we respond to loss typically fail to help. Lorri Penner RSW, and Brian Magee are recovering grievers and active Certified Grief Recovery Specialists® You’ll hear bits of their personal grief journeys, but more, you’ll learn about practical actions you can take to move toward healing. Contact us: -email: feedback@theheartofgrief.com. -Mail: Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels Ltd. 610 4 St S Lethbridge AB Canada T1J 4P3 -www.mbfunerals.com-The Grief Recovery Institute: www.griefrecoverymethod.com

The Heart of Grief Cover Art: "Big" Jim Miller; Program Music: Georgia Sound "Something New"

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If you’re reading this, chances are that you’ve experienced at least one painful loss that continues to limit your life and leave an ache in your soul. The Heart of Grief exposes why the normal ways we respond to loss typically fail to help. Lorri Penner RSW, and Brian Magee are recovering grievers and active Certified Grief Recovery Specialists® You’ll hear bits of their personal grief journeys, but more, you’ll learn about practical actions you can take to move toward healing. Contact us: -email: feedback@theheartofgrief.com. -Mail: Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels Ltd. 610 4 St S Lethbridge AB Canada T1J 4P3 -www.mbfunerals.com-The Grief Recovery Institute: www.griefrecoverymethod.com

    Season 2, Episode 2, Nobody died, Why am I feeling so bad?

    Season 2, Episode 2, Nobody died, Why am I feeling so bad?

    When someone close to us dies, we grieve. We all understand that. However, we all encounter many other loss events that leave us feeling sad in ways that are like a death. It’s important to acknowledge these losses as bereavement events and to respond to them in accurate, helpful ways. Lorri and Brian discuss some of the more than 40 losses that can come our way and explain why addressing these appropriately is a great gift to ourselves and those we love.

    Allison James Blog: Over 40 life events that cause heartache.
    Stephen Moeller Blog: With video featuring Cole James and Russell Friedman.
    -Website: theheartofgrief.com
    -paper mail: The Heart of Grief C/O Martin Brother Funeral Chapels 610 4 St S Lethbridge AB Canada T1J 4P3. Ph 403-328-2361
    -The Grief Recovery Institute

    • 14 min
    Season 2, Episode 1, STAGES? REALLY?

    Season 2, Episode 1, STAGES? REALLY?

    This is the first episode of our Second Season for the Heart of Grief.
    Most people have heard something about grief as being experienced in a predictable series of stages. At least there is a  theory that this is the case.
    Anyone who  has been through an introductory psychology course either in High School or college will be familiar with the acronym  DABDA. This comes from the research work of Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross into our human responses to death and dying. Over a period of time, the suggested stages of Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance came to be applied to the experience of grief as well. But is that a fair and accurate understanding? Is it a helpful idea for us when dealing with a difficult loss? In spite of the wide popularity of the idea,  we believe the answer is "no, it is not."  This episode is our explanation of why we and many others, hold that conviction, and why it holds such importance for grieving people.
    -Website: theheartofgrief.com
    -paper mail: The Heart of Grief C/O Martin Brother Funeral Chapels 610 4 St S Lethbridge AB Canada T1J 4P3. Ph 403-328-2361
    -The Grief Recovery Institute
    -Debunking-stages-grief
    -Stages of Grief, Time for a New Model

    • 18 min
    Episode 19, Unresolved Grief - Why even good memories may still carry pain.

    Episode 19, Unresolved Grief - Why even good memories may still carry pain.

    In this short, solo re-mix episode, Brian revisits the topic of unresolved grief. When all the normal reactions, activities, ceremonies, responsibilities, and adjustments have taken place following a loss, there is sometimes a deep pain that continues with us. It is important to distinguish between the usual sadness over a loss and this enduring pain. Brian explains how to recognize the difference, and directs listeners toward a helpful response.
     
    -How to identify unresolved grief
    -email: feedback@theheartofgrief.com
    -Website: theheartofgrief.com
    -paper mail: The Heart of Grief C/O Martin Brother Funeral Chapels 610 4 St S Lethbridge AB Canada T1J 4P3. Ph 403-328-2361
    -The Grief Recovery Institute

    • 10 min
    Episode 18, Remix #4 - Be Strong and Give it Some Time

    Episode 18, Remix #4 - Be Strong and Give it Some Time

    This program is a re-take of two of our previous episodes dealing with common, yet unhelfpful ideas.
    “Be Strong” is a message that calls grievers to somehow deny the normal human feelings of vulnerability, fear and inadequacy at times of difficult loss. Our call is to be more real.
    The suggestion "Just Give it time" is normally offered with genuine, good intentions, however, it too is quite unhelpful when experiencing grief. We will offer suggestions on how time may be used in ways that benefit the grieving process. An on-location interview with mechanic and tire expert, Ken Fast provides a light-hearted illustration of our message.

    -email: feedback@theheartofgrief.com
    -paper mail: The Heart of Grief C/O Martin Brother Funeral Chapels 610 4 St S Lethbridge AB Canada T1J 4P3.
    -The Grief Recovery Institute:
    -The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation:
    -FAST TIRE SERVICE, LETHBRIDGE

    • 16 min
    Episode 17, Kids and Grief: "Monkey See, Monkey Do."

    Episode 17, Kids and Grief: "Monkey See, Monkey Do."

    This is a remix of an earlier episode about how children deal with loss. We believe that the way we deal with loss as adults is significantly influenced by childhood experiences.  This then becomes the pattern for helping the children in our lives. That makes this topic relevant for all of us, first in understanding our own grief responses, then in how we care for the children near to us. We share some pertinent insights from an article in Social Work Today. Then we offer 7 practical things that we can do to assist the hurting kids we care so deeply about.
     
    -email: feedback@theheartofgrief.com
    -Website: theheartofgrief.com
    -paper mail: The Heart of Grief C/O Martin Brother Funeral Chapels 610 4 St S Lethbridge AB Canada T1J 4P3. Ph 403-328-2361
    -The Grief Recovery Institute
    -How Children Grieve, by Kate Jackson, Social Work Today

    • 15 min
    Episode 16, Alone Again? Helpful Choices for a Natural Experience

    Episode 16, Alone Again? Helpful Choices for a Natural Experience

    This short episode is a re-mix of our previous program on the problem of isolation in grief. We review why grieving alone is such a common occurrance among grievers and recognize how the covid-19 pandemic restrictions have made this even more difficult an issue.  As always, we offer suggestions on how to address this tendency and an invitation to some helpful choices.
    -email: feedback@theheartofgrief.com
    -paper mail: The Heart of Grief C/O Martin Brother Funeral Chapels 610 4 St S Lethbridge AB Canada T1J 4P3. https://www.mbfunerals.com
    -The Grief Recovery Institute: https://www.griefrecoverymethod.com/

    • 10 min

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