A recent Shattered Lives Radio podcast featured frequent guest, Duane Bowers, Licenced Professional Counselor (LPC). I take pride in featuring cutting edge topics designed to assist victims of crime. Often the emotional pieces are never discussed. Families are mystified about how to deal with truly understanding grief and loss and how it applies to them.
In this podcast, Duane Bowers and I delve into long-term family relationships and the grief that remains. Does it get better or worse? Is grief and loss the tie that binds us so that down the road we are restored in a new way?
Below I pose a “laundry list” of intriguing questions, issues that may be reality or myth for what’s upcoming as you are invited to listen to this valuable show. You may even have a couple of revelations in the furtherance of understanding just what happens after a traumatic loss!
A Sample of What You Will Learn from this Podcast
- The difference between grief and traumatic loss
- What it takes to feel in control
- The roles family members take on after traumatic loss
- Nurturing and the meaning and value assigned to an event
- When the role of an advocate impacts someone who has “filed it away” and emotions get stirred up
- Expectations in how to grieve
- Your willingness to change and the effort required versus hanging on to the pain
- When is the moment of death?
- Resiliency models and communication styles
- Will we become a more cohesive family with time, or not?
- Grief and support resources
Further information about grief as a victim of crime is available in my book, Grief Diaries: Loss by Homicide, which includes the stories of others who, like you, are traveling this long journey.
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