52 episodes

In this podcast series Eleanor Haley and Litsa Williams, the two mental health professionals behind the grief website What's Your Grief, seek to leave no stone unturned in demystifying the complicated and sometimes crazy experience of living life after loss.

One digestible topic at a time, Haley and Williams distill topics ranging from grief theory to coping. Grievers and grief professionals alike will find their approach practical, relatable, informative and engaging. Grief is sad and confusing, but your grief support doesn't have to be.

What's Your Grief Podcast: Grief Support for Those Who Like to Listen Eleanor Haley & Litsa Williams

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In this podcast series Eleanor Haley and Litsa Williams, the two mental health professionals behind the grief website What's Your Grief, seek to leave no stone unturned in demystifying the complicated and sometimes crazy experience of living life after loss.

One digestible topic at a time, Haley and Williams distill topics ranging from grief theory to coping. Grievers and grief professionals alike will find their approach practical, relatable, informative and engaging. Grief is sad and confusing, but your grief support doesn't have to be.

    Navigating Social Media While Grieving

    Navigating Social Media While Grieving

    With over 150 million social media users in the US alone, we can no longer conceptualize grief support and support systems without considering online social interaction.
    As the co-founders of multiple online spaces, we believe online platforms provide grieving people with powerful tools for connecting and coping in the wake of loss. However, just like in real life, online spaces and interactions can, at times, be difficult to navigate.
    Intro by tom_luft (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/tom_luft/34080
    Notes: www.whatsyourgrief.com/wygpodcast

    • 36 min
    Grief Themes in Pixar's Coco

    Grief Themes in Pixar's Coco

    Pixar must have a secret deal with Kleenex. They seemed determined to bring audiences to tears with every movie they make. This is fine by us, though, because these tender and relatable films make great teachable moments for children and adults alike.
    In this episode of the WYG podcast, we take a look at themes related to grief and death in Pixar's latest movie, Coco.

    Intro by tom_luft (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/tom_luft/34080

    • 30 min
    Grief in TV, Movies, and Pop-Culture

    Grief in TV, Movies, and Pop-Culture

    We're back after a brief hiatus with an update on WYG and our plans for the future of this podcast. We're especially interested in talking about grief in current events, pop-culture, and the world around us and the ways these depictions help us and hurt.
    Intro by tom_luft (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/tom_luft/34080

    • 19 min
    Coping with Identity Changes After a Loss

    Coping with Identity Changes After a Loss

    A loss of any kind can lead to difficult identity changes. Shifts in one's sense-of-self, roles that no longer need to be fulfilled, and added responsibilities culminate to create overwhelming stress and confusion as a person has to figure out who they are in the context of life after loss.
    In this podcast, we discuss the many ways that loss leads to identity changes. We also discuss ways to stay focused on the pieces of you that will stay the same and how to remain flexible towards the elements of your life that will have to change.
     

    • 34 min
    Grief and Defense Mechanisms

    Grief and Defense Mechanisms

    Sigmund Freud first proposed the concept of ‘defense mechanisms’ as an element of his influential theory of personality. For those of you who took Psych 101, think back to the Id, Ego, and Superego in which all elements, with the exception of the ego, reside in the unconscious. Since their introduction, the concept of defense mechanisms has been expanded quite a bit, and they are still used today to try to understand certain behavioral patterns. In this episode of the What’s Your Grief Podcast, we discuss how people sometimes use defense mechanisms to cope with grief.
     
    0:00 - 4:30: Introductions
    Ongoing and Upcoming eCourses
    Upcoming events
    4:30 - 29:00: Using Defense Mechanisms in Grief
    Denial
    Regression
    Projection
    Displacement
    Intellectualization
    Undoing
    Humor
    Sublimation
    Altruism
    Post: Using Defense Mechanisms in Grief
    Post: 31 Psychological Defense Mechanisms via Psychologist World
     

    • 31 min
    Returning to Work After the Death of a Loved One

    Returning to Work After the Death of a Loved One

    Many people have to return to work within days after experiencing the death of a loved one. Others have a little more flexibility, but must eventually take the step to return to the workplace and workforce.
    In this podcast the girls of What's Your Grief discuss returning to work after the death of a loved one. They address some of the common barriers and offer suggestions for reducing stress during this transition.
    0:00 - 5:40: Announcements
    5:40 - 15:00: Things we've watched and read about grief
    15:00 - 35:00: Returning to work after the death of a loved one
    What's Your Grief

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

Calisunshine123 ,

Audio needs improvement

Great content and such a novel, important concept! Loved the episode on losing “home.” There is a persistent “buzz” in the background that makes it hard to listen; perhaps invest in a better mic, as this content is great and would be wonderful for people to be able to listen to.

Rachyyyxox ,

author

i love this podcast. i truly relate to everything. my only complaint is the constant "right" and "yeah" and "yes" and little words that the one woman says while the other is speaking. very annoying. kind of makes it tough to listen to once you're aware of this happening throughout the whole podcast.

amywms ,

Wanted to love it

The banter back and forth takes the topic of grief and makes it flippant and almost comical. If you are really needing support through something this isn't it.

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