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.
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
Do you heal someone by handling their frantic responses to life, or do you look to respond to their inner child who isn’t fulfilled? Therapist and healer Satya Ya Atma joins on episode 227 to discuss healing and the inner person that we can respond to.
Satya brings both a healing practice and a matching style to the framework. I first noticed her having what might be called a chic jungle type of look, and it matches her larger scale message of connecting. She comes from Israel, and was recently in Peru and Brazil in relation to setting up her practice.
how healing is like getting to some of the inner layers of an onion or one of those Russian dolls
where Satya came from, and how that influences her personality or connection with people of that area and elsewhere
why you are only able to see as far as you have traveled mentally or physically thus far
how adults can either be like their inner child or be trapped in a crippling comfort zone
who you should try to change, and whether that should only be you
how rationalization might be a method to keep away from feeling one’s own internal emotions
Glad to have Satya on the show~. You can check out her site at Open To Love.