13 episodes

The Mourning Session podcast is a place where open and honest conversations about grief, loss, death & eco friendly burials happen. We live in a death denial society. This podcast aims to increase your knowledge about end of life care & to normalize discussions about it.

The Mourning Session Tara Tooley

    • Society & Culture

The Mourning Session podcast is a place where open and honest conversations about grief, loss, death & eco friendly burials happen. We live in a death denial society. This podcast aims to increase your knowledge about end of life care & to normalize discussions about it.

    Are We Doing Enough?

    Are We Doing Enough?

    In this episode, hospice social worker, Scott Janssen discusses the struggle that end of life care workers face daily.  Scott is a clinical social worker at University of North Carolina Hospice. He has over 30 years experience counselling terminally ill patients and their families. He has written over 80 articles for professional & literary magazines as well as two books.

    https://www.facebook.com/themourningsession

    https://www.jscottjanssen.com

    • 7 min
    Disenfranchised Grief & The Financial Impact of a Breast Cancer Diagnosis with Jan James

    Disenfranchised Grief & The Financial Impact of a Breast Cancer Diagnosis with Jan James

    Today's guest on The Mourning Session podcast is Jan James,. Jan is the founder of Hope After Breast Cancer and the Provision Project.  We discuss the financial impact of a cancer diagnosis as well as the disenfranchised grief that comes with cancer.

    For more information about Jan's organizations:
    https://provisionproject.org
    https://www.hopeafterbreastcancer.com

    For more information on The Mourning Session
    https://www.facebook.com/themourningsession

    • 28 min
    Music Therapy in End of Life Care

    Music Therapy in End of Life Care

    In this episode, we discuss the benefits of music therapy in end of life care with Lauren Beemer, MA, MT-BC.  Music therapy is used in many fields. The use of music therapy in end of life care is increasing as there have been many studies that show a positive impact with the dying and their loved ones.

    For more information about music therapy:
    https://www.musictherapy.org/about/musictherapy
    http://www.kcmmt.org

    For more information on The Mourning Session:
    https://www.facebook.com/themourningsession

    • 29 min
    The Importance of Trauma Informed Care in End Of Life Care

    The Importance of Trauma Informed Care in End Of Life Care

    In this episode, Scott Janssen discusses the importance of trauma informed care in end of life care.  Scott is a clinical social worker at University of North Carolina Hospice. He has almost over 30 years experience counseling terminally ill patients and their loved ones. He has written over 80 articles for professional & literary magazines as well as two books.

    For more information on Scott:
    http://www.jscottjanssen.com/

    For more information on The Mourning Session:
    https://www.facebook.com/themourningsession
    https://www.instagram.com/themourningsession

    • 18 min
    Deathbed Visions with Scott Janssen

    Deathbed Visions with Scott Janssen

    In this episode, Scott Janssen discusses deathbed visions. Scott is a clinical social worker at University of North Carolina Hospice. He has almost over 30 years experience counseling terminally ill patients and their loved ones. He has written over 80 articles for professional & literary magazines as well as two books. 

    For more information on Scott's work:
    http://www.jscottjanssen.com

    For more information on The Mourning Session
    https://www.facebook.com/themourningsession
    https://www.instagram.com/themourningsession

    • 26 min
    Racism in Death Care & Cultural Competency with The Grave Woman

    Racism in Death Care & Cultural Competency with The Grave Woman

    In this episode, Joel Simone Anthony AKA The Grave Woman discusses alternative funeral options (including space burial),  racism in death care, cultural competency and death in the movies. Joel is a Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer in Atlanta, GA.  It is her mission "to  educate everyone –regardless of faith, race, age, or status – that death, dying and grief are sacred and transformative to our journeys as human beings."

    For more information on The Grave Woman:
    https://www.instagram.com/thegravewoman
    https://www.thegravewoman.com

    For more information on The Mourning Session:
    https://www.facebook.com/themourningsession
    https://www.instagram.com/themourningsession

    • 22 min

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