How To Deal With Grief and Trauma

Nathalie Himmelrich

You can't go through life without experiencing loss and trauma the question is how do we deal and live with the grief and pain? Join Nathalie Himmelrich, grief expert and author, talking to people who have experienced grief and trauma first-hand. If you want to be inspired by others who traveled through their grief and trauma, found that healing is possible, and came out the other end knowing they can survive and thrive in life after loss. For more info: www.nathaliehimmelrich.com read less
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66 Nathalie Himmelrich | Navigating the Shadows: Understanding Developmental Trauma
5d ago
66 Nathalie Himmelrich | Navigating the Shadows: Understanding Developmental Trauma
HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is completely self-funded, produced, and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Consider making a small donation to support the Podcast: bit.ly/SupportGTPodcast. Thank you! For more information, please visit Nathalie’s website, join the podcast’s Instagram page, and subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates on future episodes here.About this week’s episodeAfter last week's conversation with Dr. Frank Anderson (S7 E65), where he shed light on his first-hand experience of the trauma he experienced throughout his childhood, I thought we could benefit from understanding the background of developmental trauma in more depth. So today, we're exploring this critical yet often misunderstood topic. We'll unravel what it is, its causes, how it manifests at different stages of life, and most importantly, how we can navigate through it, highlighting the resilience of the human spirit along the way.The following topics are being discussed: Defining Developmental TraumaThe Roots of Developmental TraumaSecure Attachment and the Impact of Insecure AttachmentManifestations of Developmental TraumaThe Lifelong Journey: Healing and ResilienceSupport the showSupport the show: Become a supporter of the show! Starting at $3/monthJoin Facebook Group - Grief and Trauma Support Network Download the FREE grief resource eBookBook a Discovery CallLeave a review Follow on socials: InstagramFacebookWebsite
65 Dr. Frank Anderson | Understanding Developmental Trauma and Its Lifelong Impact
Feb 20 2024
65 Dr. Frank Anderson | Understanding Developmental Trauma and Its Lifelong Impact
HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is completely self-funded, produced, and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Consider making a small donation to support the Podcast: bit.ly/SupportGTPodcast. Thank you! For more information, please visit Nathalie’s website, join the podcast’s Instagram page, and subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates on future episodes here.About this week’s episodeI have been personally impressed by Dr. Frank Anderson’s work for quite some time due to our shared interest in trauma. I’ve seen him speak with many other specialists, such as David Kessler or Matthias Barker, and feel like I already know him – or at least from those details that he shared openly so I’m very excited to bring you this week’s episode and a conversation I have been looking forward to having for months. Frank speaks about Developmental Trauma from both his personal experience as well as through the eyes of a professional trauma expert. I hope you enjoy today’s episode as much as I do. About this week’s guest Dr. Frank Anderson is a Harvard-educated psychiatrist, trauma specialist, and author of the upcoming memoir To Be Loved: A Story of Truth, Trauma, and Transformation. He is the go-to “Trauma Expert” and knows firsthand what it’s like to endure the pain. Dr. Anderson has spent the past three decades studying neuroscience and trauma treatment, working to heal trauma and bring more love, compassion, and unity to the world.Website: frankandersonmd.com/IG: @frank_andersonmd Resources mentioned in this episode:Dr. Frank Anderson’s first book: Transcending Trauma: Healing Complex PTSD with Internal Family SystemsRick Hanson: Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and HappinessAngela Duckworth: Grit: The Power of Passion and PerseveranceDesmond Tutu: The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our WorldThank you for listening!HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is produced and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Support the showSupport the show: Become a supporter of the show! Starting at $3/monthJoin Facebook Group - Grief and Trauma Support Network Download the FREE grief resource eBookBook a Discovery CallLeave a review Follow on socials: InstagramFacebookWebsite
64 Turiya Hanover Grief, Trauma, Essence, Connection and Safety
Dec 25 2023
64 Turiya Hanover Grief, Trauma, Essence, Connection and Safety
HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is completely self-funded, produced, and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Consider making a small donation to support the Podcast: bit.ly/SupportGTPodcast. Thank you! For more information, please visit Nathalie’s website, join the podcast’s Instagram page, and subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates on future episodes here.About this week’s episodeTuriya has been one of the first guests on the podcast in season one, and her first episode has since then been the most listened to episode ever which has just reached over 1000 individual downloads over the last 18 months.I love speaking with Turiya because we share a passion for healing from trauma and grief and understanding the self in a deeper sense. This is also why this is not just the second, but actually the third episode. Today we are going to delve into the connection between trauma and grief.About this week’s guest Turiya is the co-founder of Path Retreats and the transformational process – Path of Love with Rafia Morgan. Together they also lead a one-year Holistic Counsellor training for therapists called Working with People – School of Counselling. She has been trained in many different modalities such as Gestalt, Bioenergetics, Psychodrama, Family Therapy (V. Satir), NLP, Hypnosis, Somatic Experiencing™ (Peter Levine), Ego Psychology, Family Constellation, Enneagram and Astrology, and Essence Work.Read more about Turiya's journey here on the website. The sudden, unexpected death of her husband and the death of her beloved friend marked a turning point in Turiya’s life. These profound experiences with death deeply influenced her own personal search and how she works with people today.Today Turiya has the joy of being a grandmother and spends her free time painting and is writing a book about the rising of the feminine and about Death as a friend and the realisation of Impermanence.Website: www.turiyahanover.net and pathretreats.comIG: @turiyahanoverIG: @pathretreatsResources mentioned in this episode:Turiya’s other episodes: S1E4 and S3E26 Thank you for listening!HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is produced and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Support the showSupport the show: Become a supporter of the show! Starting at $3/monthJoin Facebook Group - Grief and Trauma Support Network Download the FREE grief resource eBookBook a Discovery CallLeave a review Follow on socials: InstagramFacebookWebsite
63 Stephen Berkley Induced After-Death Communication
Dec 18 2023
63 Stephen Berkley Induced After-Death Communication
HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is completely self-funded, produced, and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Consider making a small donation to support the Podcast: bit.ly/SupportGTPodcast. Thank you! For more information, please visit Nathalie’s website, join the podcast’s Instagram page, and subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates on future episodes here.About this week’s episodeI came across Stephen and his film Life With Ghosts as part of a newsletter that a friend had forwarded me. I was so intrigued by the story behind the film that I decided to watch the film and listen to a panel discussion between key players in and around the documentary. You can go and watch it on the link provided in the show notes by offering your support in the form of a donation. Life With Ghosts has not yet officially been released.  It’s been selected to broadcast on PBS, and for that to happen, they need to make a 56-minute version, which is why they are raising money via private screenings. There is also a free short film version containing the basic information about the film’s featured therapy, Induced After-Death Communication. The film company believes it’s important to make this information available to everyone, regardless of their financial status.About this week’s guest Stephen Z. Berkley is a writer, director, and producer. Stephen has worked in multiple capacities in the entertainment/media industry for over 30 years. He’s done everything from writing promotional copy at MTV Channel to drafting talent agreements for television legend Aaron Spelling. His most recent endeavor is the production of a documentary film entitled Life With Ghosts, written and directed with Christopher Seward of Fahrenheit 911 fame. The idea for a ghost story came unexpectantly with the death of Stephen’s father when shortly afterwards, his mother began reporting interactions with whom she believed to be his father’s ghost — a real-life Mrs. Muir situation. The film won multiple awards in the film festival circuit including Best Documentary. The final product is a seven-year investigation into the nature of true love and the science behind after-death communication.·      Website: www.lifewithghosts.comResources mentioned in this episode:·      Ruth Montgomery: A Search for the TruthThank you for listening!HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is produced and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Support the showSupport the show: Become a supporter of the show! Starting at $3/monthJoin Facebook Group - Grief and Trauma Support Network Download the FREE grief resource eBookBook a Discovery CallLeave a review Follow on socials: InstagramFacebookWebsite
62 Julia Samuel Why Grief Works
Dec 11 2023
62 Julia Samuel Why Grief Works
HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is completely self-funded, produced, and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Consider making a small donation to support the Podcast: bit.ly/SupportGTPodcast. Thank you! For more information, please visit Nathalie’s website, join the podcast’s Instagram page, and subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates on future episodes here.About this week’s episodeJulia Samuel has such vast knowledge in the realm of grief that I feel incredibly lucky to have her as a guest on the podcast. The understanding she can share from her over 30 years of experience is exceptional. I’m sure that you will enjoy and learn a lot from today’s episode.About this week’s guest Julia was Psychotherapist for Paediatrics at St Mary's Hospital Paddington, the post she established in 1992, where her role for 25 years involved seeing families who have children or babies who die, and where she trained and supported the staff. In 1994 she worked to help launch and establish The Child Bereavement Charity, and as the Founder Patron was involved in many aspects of the charity's work, having a key role in fundraising, strategy, and training for 25 years.In 2016 Julia was awarded an MBE in recognition of her services to bereaved children and in 2017 Middlesex University awarded her an Honorary Doctorate. Later, Julia published her three books Grief Works, This Too Shall Pass, and Every Family Has a Story which all became Sunday Times bestsellers. Most recently, Julia produced the Grief Works app and released her new podcast Therapy Works. She also has a private practice where she sees families and individuals.I recommend you head over to the podcast website to find the gift for today’s episode filled with Julia’s wisdom and make sure to check out all the links in the show notes. Website: juliasamuel.co.ukGrief Works App: illumeapps.com/griefworksTherapy Works Podcast: juliasamuel.co.uk/podcasts/guest-appearances-2Resources mentioned in this episode:Julia’s book Grief Works:  Stories of Life, Death and SurvivingThank you for listening!HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is produced and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Support the showSupport the show: Become a supporter of the show! Starting at $3/monthJoin Facebook Group - Grief and Trauma Support Network Download the FREE grief resource eBookBook a Discovery CallLeave a review Follow on socials: InstagramFacebookWebsite
61 Charlene Lam Curating Grief After Mother Loss
Dec 4 2023
61 Charlene Lam Curating Grief After Mother Loss
HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is completely self-funded, produced, and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Consider making a small donation to support the Podcast: bit.ly/SupportGTPodcast. Thank you! For more information, please visit Nathalie’s website, join the podcast’s Instagram page, and subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates on future episodes here.About this week’s episodeCharlene impressed me through the creativity with which she dealt with the sudden loss of her mother. She used her professional background as a curator and brought it with her when she took the time to empty the dream house her mother spent the last years of her life. Charlene describes the process of carefully honoring and making decisions about physical objects holding memories and deciding how she wanted to remember her mother and supports others to do the same.      About this week’s guest Charlene Lam is a certified grief coach, speaker, and the founder of The Grief Gallery. After her mother died suddenly in 2013, Charlene leaned into her creativity and curatorial instincts to guide herself through grief. Since then, she’s curated and presented multiple exhibitions featuring the belongings of loved ones lost at international events in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, and London. Charlene believes we are ALL curators after a loved one dies, and developed her Curating Grief coaching framework to help people process grief in a creative, accessible way. She speaks about the power of creativity and storytelling for healthy grieving and post-traumatic growth. Originally from NYC, she's currently based in Lisbon, Portugal.Website: www.curatinggrief.comInstagram: @curating_griefPodcast Curating GriefThank you for listening!HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is produced and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Support the showSupport the show: Become a supporter of the show! Starting at $3/monthJoin Facebook Group - Grief and Trauma Support Network Download the FREE grief resource eBookBook a Discovery CallLeave a review Follow on socials: InstagramFacebookWebsite
60 Heidi Horsley From Sibling Loss, Identity Loss to Opening to Hope
Nov 27 2023
60 Heidi Horsley From Sibling Loss, Identity Loss to Opening to Hope
HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is completely self-funded, produced, and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Consider making a small donation to support the Podcast: bit.ly/SupportGTPodcast. Thank you! For more information, please visit Nathalie’s website, join the podcast’s Instagram page, and subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates on future episodes here.About this week’s episodeLike Reid and Jon in the previous two episodes, Heidi has turned dealing with the loss, in her case the loss of her brother at a young age into purpose-driven work to support others. Heidi and her mother have created this amazing hub in the form of the Open to Hope Foundation, which has offered support in various ways for the past 20 years. Even before podcasts were a thing, they offered regular support through Open to Hope radio and TV shows. What this mother-daughter combo has created is a beautiful legacy of support in honor of their brother and son. Make sure to check it out! About this week’s guest Dr. Heidi Horsley is a licensed psychologist, social worker, and bereaved sibling. She is the Executive Director of the Open to Hope Foundation and co-hosts the award-winning weekly cable television show and podcast, Open to Hope. Dr. Heidi is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, an award-winning author, and has a private practice in NYC. She has co-authored eight books and has been interviewed on numerous television and radio shows, including 20/20. She serves on the Advisory Boards for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors of military loss (TAPS), the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation, and Peace of Mind Afghanistan (POMA). In addition, for 10 years she worked for the FDNY-Columbia University Family Guidance Program, helping families of firefighters killed in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. Her psychology doctoral dissertation was on the sudden death of a sibling.Website: www.opentohope.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/OpentohopeResources mentioned in this episode:Book Viktor Frankl: Man’s Search for MeaningNathalie on Open to Hope: https://www.opentohope.com/nathalie-himmelrich-peer-support-groups-fb-live/Thank you for listening!HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is produced and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Support the showSupport the show: Become a supporter of the show! Starting at $3/monthJoin Facebook Group - Grief and Trauma Support Network Download the FREE grief resource eBookBook a Discovery CallLeave a review Follow on socials: InstagramFacebookWebsite
59 Jon Lefrandt Father Loss Leading to Purpose-driven Work
Nov 20 2023
59 Jon Lefrandt Father Loss Leading to Purpose-driven Work
HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is completely self-funded, produced, and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Consider making a small donation to support the Podcast: bit.ly/SupportGTPodcast. Thank you! For more information, please visit Nathalie’s website, join the podcast’s Instagram page, and subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates on future episodes here.About this week’s episodeJon has blown me away from the moment we met and when he shared about what he was involved in:- For Grief.com - A resource hub for grievers to find what they individually need with their specific kind of grief. This was so meaningful to me as it was so much like the mission held in 2015, just before I was dealing with my first burnout, where I had envisaged the idea of creating a Google for grievers. Hearing Jon giving life to a vision I had in my mind was so touching. As mentioned last week I’m excited to speak to yet another man on the podcast and today we’ll find out from Jon how he turned his experience with the early death of his father into offering support through his purpose-driven work.  About this week’s guest After experiencing the passing of his father, Jon took a leap of faith to join the funeral profession in 2011. Since then, he has been dedicated to developing solutions that help families plan funerals in advance and offering support for people who are grieving the loss of loved ones. These efforts continue to grow through For Grief, as more people benefit from the support they need to experience comfort, connections, and peace as part of their journey. Jon lives in Utah with his wife and children.Website: ForGrief.comInstagram: @for_grief LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jonlefrandt/Resources mentioned in this episode:Domani CareThank you for listening!HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is produced and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Support the showSupport the show: Become a supporter of the show! Starting at $3/monthJoin Facebook Group - Grief and Trauma Support Network Download the FREE grief resource eBookBook a Discovery CallLeave a review Follow on socials: InstagramFacebookWebsite
58 Reid Peterson Dealing with Father Loss Twice
Nov 13 2023
58 Reid Peterson Dealing with Father Loss Twice
HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is completely self-funded, produced, and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Consider making a small donation to support the Podcast: bit.ly/SupportGTPodcast. Thank you! For more information, please visit Nathalie’s website, join the podcast’s Instagram page, and subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates on future episodes here.I’m so glad that my next two guests on the podcast are men. Both are speaking about father loss, and both have created purpose-driven businesses after those losses supporting others. Reid experienced the loss of his father who died from suicide. Having experienced the loss of a significant male person in his life, Reid thought he knew how to handle this grief, when a few years later his stepfather died from cancer, but he had to experience it all again in a new and unexpected way. Why did he experience those two losses so differently? Find out from Reid telling his story. As this week’s podcast gift Reid offers one of the meditations that can also be received through his Grief Refuge App. Go to the podcast gift page on my website and enter the number of the episode in a word and you will receive the gift now. About this week’s guest Reid Peterson is a grief companion and educator whose mission is to help people find peace and purpose after loss. He is the founder of Grief Refuge and the creator of the Grief Refuge app.Website: griefrefuge.comInstagram: @griefrefugeappThank you for listening!HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is produced and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Support the showSupport the show: Become a supporter of the show! Starting at $3/monthJoin Facebook Group - Grief and Trauma Support Network Download the FREE grief resource eBookBook a Discovery CallLeave a review Follow on socials: InstagramFacebookWebsite
57 Kelly Cervantes Dealing with the Loss of a Child after a Medically Complex Life
Nov 6 2023
57 Kelly Cervantes Dealing with the Loss of a Child after a Medically Complex Life
HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is completely self-funded, produced, and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Consider making a small donation to support the Podcast: bit.ly/SupportGTPodcast. Thank you! For more information, please visit Nathalie’s website, join the podcast’s Instagram page, and subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates on future episodes here.About this week’s episodeKelly and her family went through different losses. Her daughter Adelaide whom she cared for while she lived a medically complex life died as a young child. Kelly and I talk about the complex topic of making a decision to take your child off life support and when to do this. She shares how she dealt with her grief at the time COVID came around, which kept her locked in and separate from her surroundings.  Hearing Joe Biden’s words: ‘To heal we must remember’ had a big impact on her grieving journey towards accepting her grief instead of fighting against it, and allowing herself to move forward by remembering.  About this week’s guest Kelly Cervantes is an award-winning writer, speaker, and advocate best known for her blog Inchstones, where she shared the stress, love, and joy that came with parenting her medically complex daughter, Adelaide. Since Adelaide’s passing, Kelly has continued to write candidly about her arduous and, at times, contradictory grief journey.She has been published in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, and Cosmopolitan, as well as quoted in the New York Times, CNN, and People. She is the current board chair for the nonprofit CURE Epilepsy and hosts their biweekly podcast, Seizing Life, where she interviews scientists, doctors, and individuals affected by epilepsy. Kelly currently resides in Maplewood, NJ, with her husband, Miguel Cervantes currently starring in Hamilton on Broadway, four children, and their two dogs, Tabasco and Sriracha.Website: normalbroken.comInstagram: @ kellygc411 Facebook: www.facebook.com/kellygc411Resources mentioned in this episode:Normal Broken (Kelly Cervantes book)Thank you for listening!HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is produced and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Support the showSupport the show: Become a supporter of the show! Starting at $3/monthJoin Facebook Group - Grief and Trauma Support Network Download the FREE grief resource eBookBook a Discovery CallLeave a review Follow on socials: InstagramFacebookWebsite
56 Mindy Meiering Cumulative Losses: Health, Infertility and Pet Loss
Oct 30 2023
56 Mindy Meiering Cumulative Losses: Health, Infertility and Pet Loss
HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is completely self-funded, produced, and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Consider making a small donation to support the Podcast: bit.ly/SupportGTPodcast. Thank you! For more information, please visit Nathalie’s website, join the podcast’s Instagram page, and subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates on future episodes here.About this week’s episodeMindy has experienced multiple forms of grief: loss of health (cancer), unexplained infertility, loss of friends through death or life transitions, and pet loss. Having specialized in pet loss, Mindy says as a society we just don’t have the rituals and the support to support those who lost a pet in the same way we do when we lose a human being. As a therapist, she focuses on supporting clients after pet loss and shares with us what she has learned from those people dealing with their losses. About this week’s guest Mindy Meiering, LCSW is a licensed therapist, certified coach, and mindfulness teacher who specializes in grief and loss. She began her career as a psychotherapist in 1995 and over the last three decades, she has supported countless individuals and families as they face serious illness, end-of-life issues, and other significant losses and life transitions. Despite her extensive experience with grief, she was blindsided by how devastated she felt after losing her first dog, Ellie. Her personal experience helped her understand how heartbreaking the loss of a pet can be and inspired her to become a Pet Loss & Grief Specialist and create the Rainbow Bridge Pet Loss Deck. She lives in Colorado with her husband and their two scruffy terriers, Izzy and Charlie. Website: www.mindymeiering.com and www.rainbowbridgedeck.comInstagram: @rainbowbridgedeck Resources mentioned in this episode:Rainbow Bridge Card Deck for pet lossThank you for listening!HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is produced and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Support the showSupport the show: Become a supporter of the show! Starting at $3/monthJoin Facebook Group - Grief and Trauma Support Network Download the FREE grief resource eBookBook a Discovery CallLeave a review Follow on socials: InstagramFacebookWebsite
55 Emma Payne Dealing with Suicide Partner Loss Led to the Development of Help Texts
Oct 23 2023
55 Emma Payne Dealing with Suicide Partner Loss Led to the Development of Help Texts
HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is completely self-funded, produced, and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Consider making a small donation to support the Podcast: bit.ly/SupportGTPodcast. Thank you! For more information, please visit Nathalie’s website, join the podcast’s Instagram page, and subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates on future episodes here.About this week’s episode Emma lost her husband Barry through suicide. In the first part of the episode, Emma candidly shares how she dealt with his death while living in a foreign country, without any family around. She describes how people reacted to the suicide and stopped being in contact with her. Ten years after Barry’s death, attending their best friend’s funeral she reconnected with so many people and one after the other apologized for not knowing what to say or do. This meeting changed Emma’s life and led to the creation of Help Texts, which supports grievers after all kinds of losses. I’m not easily recommending grief resources, but I will absolutely put my hand up for this amazing support and have provided my expertise and the content of my grief books to be used in Help Texts. So I am a proud supporter – Go check out Help Text here: helptexts.com/griefandtrauma and get a discount if you’d like to sign up. About this week’s guest Emma Payne is a seasoned technology entrepreneur and MIT graduate who started building online communities before Netscape was born. She is the founder and CEO of Help Texts, a game-changing SaaS, short for software as a service, business that delivers ongoing, accessible, expert grief and mental health support globally, via text message. Every single day, Emma combines her personal grief experience and her more than 25 years in the tech space to provide people with thoughtful, practical support that really works. Straight to their phones.Website: helptexts.comInstagram: @help.texts Facebook: www.facebook.com/helptexts LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/helptextsResources mentioned in this episode:·      Bridging the Grief Gap (The latest book by Nathalie Himmelrich)Thank you for listening!HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is produced and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Support the showSupport the show: Become a supporter of the show! Starting at $3/monthJoin Facebook Group - Grief and Trauma Support Network Download the FREE grief resource eBookBook a Discovery CallLeave a review Follow on socials: InstagramFacebookWebsite
54 Julia Warren Navigating Stigmatized Loss
Oct 9 2023
54 Julia Warren Navigating Stigmatized Loss
HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is completely self-funded, produced, and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Consider making a small donation to support the Podcast: bit.ly/SupportGTPodcast. Thank you! For more information, please visit Nathalie’s website, join the podcast’s Instagram page, and subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates on future episodes here.About this week’s episode I met this week’s guest Julia through Instagram, where she candidly shares about stigmatized loss and widowhood. I felt intrigued by what and how Julia shares and clearly felt that we need to know and understand more about this topic. Her husband’s way of dying brings about people’s judgments and ideas, often without looking a bit deeper behind the veil. I invite you to be mindful of your thoughts and feelings and investigate your own assumptions when listening to today’s episode.If you'd like to know more about stigmatized loss, go to the website and find the podcast gifts page. There you can download Julia’s e-book about the topic. Simply enter the podcast number – as in a word – where it asks you for the password.      About this week’s guest Julia became a widow on September 1, 2021, when her husband, Doug, succumbed to his lifelong battle with addiction and died of an accidental overdose. This left her a solo mom of two young boys, with a deeply unregulated nervous system, a burning desire to live life fully in his absence, and a passion to help many women just like her along the way by sharing her truth. She is deeply passionate about speaking about the intricate layers that come along with losing someone to addiction to help educate others and soften the stigma while providing a safe landing for those looking for support as they navigate stigmatized loss and widowhood. As a trauma-informed yoga teacher with extensive training in guided meditation, energy work, yogic philosophy, as well as nervous system regulation and somatics, she helps her clients find healing by teaching them how to get in touch with their bodies, their emotions, and the felt sense through gentle somatic work and support.Julia’s links:Website: www.juliawarrenyoga.com Instagram: @juliainvisionsThank you for listening!HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is produced and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Support the showSupport the show: Become a supporter of the show! Starting at $3/monthJoin Facebook Group - Grief and Trauma Support Network Download the FREE grief resource eBookBook a Discovery CallLeave a review Follow on socials: InstagramFacebookWebsite
53 Erica Messer Normalizing and Acknowledging Pet Loss Grief
Oct 2 2023
53 Erica Messer Normalizing and Acknowledging Pet Loss Grief
HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is completely self-funded, produced, and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Consider making a small donation to support the Podcast: bit.ly/SupportGTPodcast. Thank you! For more information, please visit Nathalie’s website, join the podcast’s Instagram page, and subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates on future episodes here.About this week’s episode Today’s episode is about the impact of pet loss. Pet loss often goes unacknowledged, is compared with other losses, or is met with statements that invalidate the grief that is experienced. ‘It was just a cat’ and other unhelpful comments minimize the real experience of grief pet owners go through. Both Erica and I describe the connection we had with our cats and how their loss affected us. Erica’s cat Wolfgang had such an impact on her life and when he died, she could not find suitable support to help her navigate grief, so she created a beautiful card deck. Erica’s mission is to support others in dealing with pet loss and normalize pet loss grief as a valid sort of grief.     About this week’s guest After the sudden passing of her cat, Wolfgang, Erica couldn’t find a simple product to help her cope, so she created her own: Pet Loss Grieving Cards. Thus, her company Wolfie’s Wish was born. Grieving Cards have since won “Best New Product” at the Superzoo tradeshow. When she’s not paw-sitively rocking it in her business, Erica enjoys performing pop and rock covers on her harp or scratching and mixing on the turntables.Erica’s links:Website: www.wolfieswish.comInstagram: @wolfies_wishResources mentioned in this episode:Pet Loss Grieving CardsThank you for listening!HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is produced and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Support the showSupport the show: Become a supporter of the show! Starting at $3/monthJoin Facebook Group - Grief and Trauma Support Network Download the FREE grief resource eBookBook a Discovery CallLeave a review Follow on socials: InstagramFacebookWebsite
52 James Fish Gill Bringing Loving Awareness To Your Pain Part 2
Sep 25 2023
52 James Fish Gill Bringing Loving Awareness To Your Pain Part 2
HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is completely self, funded, produced, and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Consider making a small donation to support the Podcast: bit.ly/SupportGTPodcast. Thank you! For more information, please visit Nathalie’s website, join the podcast’s Instagram page, and subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates on future episodes here.About this week’s episode This amazing conversation with James Fish Gill from Australia comes to you in the form of a double episode. Fish, as he refers to himself, has so much wisdom to share, I already knew from before we started recording that it would not fit into the usual 45 minutes of this podcast. I knew Fish from Instagram, where I became intrigued with his approach of conscious communication. Listening to some of the podcasts where he had been a guest, I’ve been so drawn to what he shared in his capacity as a coach and through his unique approach. In episode 51 and 52 he takes us through how he dealt with his own grief, using the approach of conscious communication with himself: first he honestly acknowledged and validated all his thoughts, then felt into the actual emotional experience. From there, he entered the field of his yearning, and the longing in his heart which he recognized and honored, even when it – in the case of his loss – could not be met. Bringing loving awareness to the whole experience, without wanting to change it, makes every component of the experience matter. Fish says we are not usually bringing loving awareness, but we are trained to respond to pain by usually dismissing, minimizing, comparing, assigning fault, understanding, or fixing when what it actually needs is validating it.  Ok, I won’t say more but I can promise you with certainty that if you listened to one episode, you would want to listen to the other too.  About this week’s guest James Gill (aka ‘Fish’) is a heart coach, yoga teacher and transformational facilitator based in Australia and working internationally. He is committed to the global spread of conscious communication practices that enable all beings to experience love in every moment which appears to have gone missing.Fish’s links:Website: leadbyheart.comInstagram: @james_fish_gillResources mentioned in this episode:The Guest House, poem by Jelaluddin Rumi Thank you for listening!HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is produced and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Support the showSupport the show: Become a supporter of the show! Starting at $3/monthJoin Facebook Group - Grief and Trauma Support Network Download the FREE grief resource eBookBook a Discovery CallLeave a review Follow on socials: InstagramFacebookWebsite
51 James Fish Gill Bringing Loving Awareness To Your Pain Part 1
Sep 18 2023
51 James Fish Gill Bringing Loving Awareness To Your Pain Part 1
HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is completely self-funded, produced, and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Consider making a small donation to support the Podcast: bit.ly/SupportGTPodcast. Thank you! For more information, please visit Nathalie’s website, join the podcast’s Instagram page, and subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates on future episodes here.This amazing conversation with James Fish Gill from Australia comes to you in the form of a double episode. Fish, as he refers to himself, has so much wisdom to share, I already knew before we started recording that it would not fit into the usual 45 minutes of this podcast. I knew Fish from Instagram, where I became intrigued with his approach of conscious communication. Listening to some of the podcasts where he had been a guest, I’ve been so drawn to what he shared in his capacity as a coach and through his unique approach. In episode 51 and 52 he takes us through how he dealt with his own grief, using the approach of conscious communication with himself: first he honestly acknowledged and validated all his thoughts, then felt into the actual emotional experience. From there, he entered the field of his yearning, and the longing in his heart which he recognized and honored, even when it – in the case of his loss – could not be met. Bringing loving awareness to the whole experience, without wanting to change it, makes every component of the experience matter. Fish says we are not usually bringing loving awareness, but we are trained to respond to pain by usually dismissing, minimizing, comparing, assigning fault, understanding, or fixing when what it actually needs is validating it.  Ok, I won’t say more but I can promise you with certainty that if you listened to one episode, you would want to listen to the other too. About this week’s guest James Gill (aka ‘Fish’) is a heart coach, yoga teacher and transformational facilitator based in Australia and working internationally. He is committed to the global spread of conscious communication practices that enable all beings to experience love in every moment which appears to have gone missing.Fish’s links:Website: leadbyheart.comInstagram: @james_fish_gillResources mentioned in this episode:The Guest House, poem by Jelaluddin Rumi Thank you for listening!HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is produced and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Support the showSupport the show: Become a supporter of the show! Starting at $3/monthJoin Facebook Group - Grief and Trauma Support Network Download the FREE grief resource eBookBook a Discovery CallLeave a review Follow on socials: InstagramFacebookWebsite
50 Rachel Tenpenny Cultivating Healing Versus Coping Mechanism
Sep 11 2023
50 Rachel Tenpenny Cultivating Healing Versus Coping Mechanism
HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is completely self, funded, produced, and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Consider making a small donation to support the Podcast: bit.ly/SupportGTPodcast. Thank you! For more information, please visit Nathalie’s website, join the podcast’s Instagram page, and subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates on future episodes here.About this week’s episode Rachel was my first guest on the podcast so I’m excited to have her back for episode number 50 – halfway to 100. She shares how she supports the bereaved with her tried and true methods which she found to be helpful in her own personal loss (check out Rachel’s personal story in Episode 1, Season 1). Also, today we are starting something new: some of my guests will have a gift for you which you’ll receive by going to my website (nathaliehimmelrich.com) and finding ‘Podcast gift’ in the navigation bar. Simply enter the password, which in Rachel’s case is the word fifty, (as in the episode number) and you’ll receive her ebook about grief myths. But for now, make sure to make notes of what Rachel is going to share with us. About this week’s guest Helping people through grief is Rachel's passion. After her baby daughters died in 2008, she made a promise to them that she'd learn how to heal after loss and share what she learned with everyone who wants to heal too. Rachel has spent more than a decade making good on her promise and has helped hundreds of clients build a meaningful and purposeful life after loss.Rachel’s links:Website: thegriefgal.com Instagram: @the_grief_galFacebook: @rachelthegriefgalThank you for listening!HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is produced and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Support the showSupport the show: Become a supporter of the show! Starting at $3/monthJoin Facebook Group - Grief and Trauma Support Network Download the FREE grief resource eBookBook a Discovery CallLeave a review Follow on socials: InstagramFacebookWebsite
49 Meghan R Jarvis Review of Trauma and Grief Modalities
Sep 4 2023
49 Meghan R Jarvis Review of Trauma and Grief Modalities
HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is completely self-funded, produced, and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Consider making a small donation to support the Podcast: bit.ly/SupportGTPodcast. Thank you! For more information, please visit Nathalie’s website, join the podcast’s Instagram page, and subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates on future episodes here.About this week’s episode This is the second episode with Meghan and this time; we speak about all kinds of support modalities that are on offer to treat grief and trauma. This is by far the best episode if you want to get clarity on how grief and trauma work and to find out what kind of treatment is out there and might be the right way to support yourself personally and professionally. Just listen and sense into what feels or sounds good for you and try it.  Also, check out episode 41 to listen to Meghan’s personal story.      About this week’s guest Meghan Riordan Jarvis, MA, LCSW, is an author, podcast host, TEDx Speaker, and psychotherapist specializing in trauma, grief, and loss. After experiencing PTSD following the deaths of both of her parents within two years of each other, Meghan began speaking on a larger scale about the importance of understanding grief and supporting grievers. Founder of Tacking Point Partners, Meghan, and her team consult regularly with companies addressing grief in the workplace. Meghan’s “Grief is My Side Hustle” platform includes her popular podcast of the same name, her blog, and her free grief writing workshop “Grief Mates.” Meghan’s memoir. “The End of The Hour,” will be published in December 2023.Meghan’s links: Website | InstagramResources mentioned in this episode:EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)Brain SpottingSensory Motor PsychotherapySomatic ExperienceIFS (Internal Family Systems)Thank you for listening!HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is produced and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Support the showSupport the show: Become a supporter of the show! Starting at $3/monthJoin Facebook Group - Grief and Trauma Support Network Download the FREE grief resource eBookBook a Discovery CallLeave a review Follow on socials: InstagramFacebookWebsite
48 Gina Moffa on Motherloss, Divorce, and Acknowledging Loss Upon Loss
Aug 28 2023
48 Gina Moffa on Motherloss, Divorce, and Acknowledging Loss Upon Loss
HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is completely self, funded, produced, and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Consider making a small donation to support the Podcast: bit.ly/SupportGTPodcast. Thank you! For more information, please visit Nathalie’s website, join the podcast’s Instagram page, and subscribe to the newsletter to receive updates on future episodes here.When I spoke with Gina, I was surprised at how moved I was by the depth of our conversation even though we just met for the first time. Gina has not only experienced multiple losses herself, but she is also working as a therapist with clients dealing with loss. Just last week she published her first book, a practical guide giving tools and resources helping people while they are grieving.       About this week’s guest Gina Moffa is a licensed psychotherapist, mental health educator, and media consultant in New York City. In practice for nearly two decades, she has helped thousands of people seeking treatment for trauma, and grief, as well as challenging life experiences and transitions. She received her master’s degree in social work with a specialty in trauma from New York University. August 22nd, 2023, her book, Moving On Doesn't Mean Letting Go: A Modern Guide to Navigating Loss, will be on bookshelves around the world.Gina’s links:Website: www.ginamoffa.com Instagram: @ginamoffalcswResources mentioned in this episodeMoving On Doesn't Mean Letting Go: A Modern Guide to Navigating LossThank you for listening!HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is produced and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich. Support the showSupport the show: Become a supporter of the show! Starting at $3/monthJoin Facebook Group - Grief and Trauma Support Network Download the FREE grief resource eBookBook a Discovery CallLeave a review Follow on socials: InstagramFacebookWebsite