Demystify Grief; Creating Meaning and a Continuing Bond

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We all experience loss in life, and where there’s loss, there’s grief. How can people find meaning while grieving? How can they maintain continuing bonds with their loved ones?

In this episode, Prof. Robert Neimeyer, Director of the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition, will help us demystify grief.

0:00 Learning outcomes.
2:40 What are some of your philosophies and beliefs that drive and guide your work in grief, loss, and transition?
7:04 What are some popular but misleading beliefs and interventions of grief?
18:35 What advice would you give grieving parents who have lost a young child?
25:00 Grief is a natural and normal response to loss. But are there such things as normal and abnormal grief? Healthy or unhealthy grief?
28:27 When should a person seek professional grief counselling or therapy?
31:04 In light of the easing of Covid restrictions, should people hold funerals for those who missed it to grieve properly?
37:58 What do you mean by grieving as a meaning-making process? And how can we help people reconstruct meaning after significant losses?
46:27 What is one thing that you have been doing this week to look after your wellbeing?