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Being Well Podcast: Being with Grief with Dr. Joanne Cacciatore
May 24, 2021

In this conversation from the Life After COVID Summit, Dr. Joanne Cacciatore joins Forrest to help us put the past in perspective, and relate in healthier and more whole ways to the many things we’ve lost over the past year.

Key Topics:

  • 2:00: Mortality salience
  • 5:00: Putting “little stresses” in context alongside the big ones
  • 6:40: The problems with “getting back to normal,” and our new opportunities
  • 12:10: Remember what has happened, and turning toward grief
  • 15:30: Practices that support us during grief
  • 20:30: The importance of social support
  • 26:50: How we can support people who are grieving
  • 30:15: Should we name the people who are no longer here?
  • 31:55: Understanding the trauma associated with grief
  • 39:50: Working with anger
  • 43:40: Using the body as a tool for healing
  • 48:00: Caregiver fatigue
  • 53:30: Survival guilt
  • 57:30: Advice for the future
  • 59:20: Recap

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