260: Claire Bidwell Smith | Grief Therapist On Handling The Passing Of Others In “Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief”

Handling the stages of grief after a loss is challenging, but grief therapist and author Claire Bidwell Smith brings her knowledge and experience to the table in this category with her latest book Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief. In it, Claire details how one can handle the anxiety that is associated with a loss. She lost her mother and father to cancer by the time she had turned 25, bringing about a level of understanding normally reserved for those at a much later time in their lives.

Claire has written multiple books, including The Rules of Inheritance and After This: When Life Is Over, Where Do We Go? As an author, speaker, and grief expert, she has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, and many more publications. She has a Master’s Degree from Antioch University.

Show notes:

  • how to deal with the loss of loved ones, whether from family or friends
  • why anxiety is one of the key stages of grief to be addressed
  • some of Claire’s story regarding how she got to be a grief therapist
  • what kinds of issues she normally helps clients with
  • what people are currently facing in New York and other regions due to the epidemic, and how they can better handle end-of-life management
  • the way to prepare for a loss prior to it being a huge issue

You can check out Claire on her website, Instagram @clairebidwellsmith, or on Amazon for her book. Glad to have her on~.