The cost of *not* grieving


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By Dr. Melissa Ming Foynes. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

On today's episode we discuss important findings from scientific research that can deepen our understanding of grief and help us work toward a compassionate conceptualization of grief and the purpose it serves in our lives. We also focus on 5 key considerations that can not only support us as we navigate grief individually and collectively but also enhance the support and solace we offer to others who are grieving.

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References & Additional Resources


  2. Stroebe, M., & Schut, H. (2010). The Dual Process Model of Coping with Bereavement: A decade on. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 61(4), 273–289.

  3. Wolfelt, A. (2018). Grief Day by Day: Simple, Everyday Practices to Help Yourself Survive and Thrive. Companion Press: Fort Collins, CO.

  4. Cacciatore, J., & Flint, M. (2012). ATTEND: Toward a mindfulness-based bereavement care model. Death studies, 36(1), 61-82.

Please note that the information provided in this episode does not constitute professional advice or therapy, mental health services, or health care services, and is not intended to serve as a substitue for professional advice or services. If you are struggling with a mental health crisis or need immediate assistance, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

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