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A podcast for grieving parents looking for spiritual support on their grief journey as they find their purpose after loss. We are a community for grievers, discussing all aspects of the grief journey, connecting with your deceased child and Spirituality. The host, Whitney Samorano, has been a grieving mom since June 2020 when her first-born twin son Orion died in an accident when he was two years old. You will hear interviews with grievers on similar paths and experts in Spirituality. Connect with us on IG @theselfishgriever & www.theselfishgriever.com

The Selfish Griever Whitney Samorano

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

A podcast for grieving parents looking for spiritual support on their grief journey as they find their purpose after loss. We are a community for grievers, discussing all aspects of the grief journey, connecting with your deceased child and Spirituality. The host, Whitney Samorano, has been a grieving mom since June 2020 when her first-born twin son Orion died in an accident when he was two years old. You will hear interviews with grievers on similar paths and experts in Spirituality. Connect with us on IG @theselfishgriever & www.theselfishgriever.com

    Yoga Nidra A Gentle Practice To Support Your Grief | Kenna Cox 059

    Yoga Nidra A Gentle Practice To Support Your Grief | Kenna Cox 059

    Grieving takes so much energy, and sometimes even when we want a break we can't find a way to stop our brains from running a million miles. I remember when I couldn't sleep at night, or would finally manage to fall asleep only to wake with my mind thinking about Orion and the devastation I felt at his death.

    Today's guest, Kenna Cox, is a certified yoga instructor sharing a yoga technique that most haven't heard of Yoga Nidra, which has nothing to do with moving the body and everything to do with quieting the mind. She shares the technique that is used, a guided meditation that you can do in person or using a recording, and the ways it can take your mind to different states of consciousness.

    This is a practice that is easy to implement immediately, for free even using recordings you can find online, and I hope is of service to you anytime but especially during the holiday season that can be a hard time for so many of us.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Signs From Orion & Unique Ways to Honor Your Loved One During The Holidays 058

    Signs From Orion & Unique Ways to Honor Your Loved One During The Holidays 058

    Being Spiritual, knowing your child is still with you in Spirit helps but it doesn't replace the feeling of holding them in your arms and the absence seems stronger over the holidays. Whitney shares ways that she honors Orion during the holidays, in ways you might not have thought of, and why it's important to her to do so.

    If you are doing acts in honor of your child during the holiday season and are sharing them on Instagram, please let Whitney know by tagging her @theselfishgriever or #selfishgriever. She will be sharing on her Instagram and would love to see all the ways other parents are bringing more kindness into the world because of their child they grieve.

    You can watch this episode, as well as other episodes and clips on The Selfish Griever YouTube Channel. If you stop by please subscribe so you'll be alerted each time Whitney shares new content!

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    • 27 min
    Using Breathwork to Release Trauma - Greg Moran 057

    Using Breathwork to Release Trauma - Greg Moran 057

    If you have never heard of breathwork then this episode is for you. Whitney shares how she was first introduced to breathwork in an unexpected setting that did lead to a beautiful mystical experience but also caused some distress to her nervous system. Today's guest, Greg Moran, explains that there are different techniques to breathwork and he uses a more gentle approach so as not to cause the "fight or flight" response to the nervous system like Whitney did.
    Whitney and Greg also discuss how important is it to work with a certified practioner? How often should you do breathwork journeys? What will the experience be like? And can it really help you work through your trauma?

    Greg Moran is a Breathwork Facilitator certified through Sacred Breath Academy in their trauma-informed, holistic breathwork facilitator training program. Greg now facilitates virtual breathwork journeys with the Sacred Breath Academy, as well as teaches and facilitates at SBA’s in-person facilitator training intensives around the world.

    Click here to check out Greg's website
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    Are you a huge fan of the show? Just 20 patrons sponsoring $4.99/month can cover our monthly production costs. Will you join this circle of support? Your gesture is more than monetary; it’s a commitment to helping others find strength in their grief journey. Click Here to support

    We hope you enjoyed this episode Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate, and select “Write a Review.” Let me know what you liked most about the episode and what you’d like to hear more of.

    Connect with Whitney directly on Instagram @‌theselfishgriever or at www.theselfishgriever.com
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    Thank you for your support!
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    • 1 hr
    Self-Care is Grief Support 056

    Self-Care is Grief Support 056

    The holiday season is here and its a hard time of year for grieving parents. Whether its the first holiday season without your child or the 20th, their absence is always noticed. Whitney wants to remind you of something that can be so simple but it absolutely important: Self-Care.

    Self-care doesn't have to be complicated or expensive, but it can make a difference in how you move through the holiday season carrying your grief.

    For support with handling holiday invitations and some ideas for honoring your child during the holiday season register for the Healing Hearts Bundle to get access to Whitney's free guide, "How to Handle Grieving During the Holidays" Click Here to Register

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    Connect with Whitney directly on Instagram @‌theselfishgriever or at www.theselfishgriever.com
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    • 19 min
    Free Grief Resources for Grieving Moms - Healing Hearts Bundle | Alex Suriano (Bonus Episode)

    Free Grief Resources for Grieving Moms - Healing Hearts Bundle | Alex Suriano (Bonus Episode)

    Alex Suriano works to support grieving women after her son Phillip died at one month old. She has brought together 21 other grief support providers to contribute free resources you can download to support you on your grief journey, including a guide I created "How to Handle The Holidays While Grieving" and a "Guided Meditation For Connecting With Deceased Loved Ones" by Dr. Lenore Matthews who has been a guest on this podcast.
    This is a short bonus episode from The Selfish Griever podcast interviewing Alex about this amazing offer she has created.

    Contact Alex directly at support@alexsuriano.com

    Register for the offer by November 12, 2023 at www.alexsuriano.com/healing-hearts

    We hope you enjoyed this episode Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate, and select “Write a Review.” Let me know what you liked most about the episode and what you’d like to hear more of.

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    Podcast hosted on Spreaker

    • 10 min
    Suicide Loss & Spirit Communication - Widow & Medium Dr. Lenore Matthew 055

    Suicide Loss & Spirit Communication - Widow & Medium Dr. Lenore Matthew 055

    If you have been receiving messages from your deceased loved one but dismissing them because you think "I'm not a medium I can't be speaking with people on the Other Side," you might be surprised to learn communication with the Other Side isn't reserved only for mediums.

    Dr. Lenore Matthew has been using her background in social work to study grief and the effects of mediumship and afterlife communication since her husband Bruno died by suicide three years ago. Dr. Matthew shares about the detailed messages she started recieving from Bruno almost immediately after his death, her journey to develop her mediumship capabilities more and the work she is doing now to help those curious to know more about their own abilities.

    Dr. Matthew is a returning guest, her first episode she shared details about the studies she was conducting on grievers and the impact of mediumship in processing grief.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

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40 Ratings

CynCoSean ,

046 Intuition

This whole episode resonated with me. Following and trusting our intuition is a critical step in self care for everyone.

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Loved the Death Cafe Episode

I loved that there are people like Alice working to normalize this topic. This was a superb episode.

MegTuc ,

Good for my soul

This is so honest and authentic…exactly what I’ve been needing to hear for years. I’ve been bing listening and keep nodding my head as Whitney and her guest talk right to my soul.

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