BBC Hereford & Worcester Radio
interview for National Grief Awareness Week 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Videocast: This is the first of 5 Conversations Around Grief' that I have organised as part of 'National Grief Awareness Week' 2nd-8th December 2021. Introducing the lovely and inspirational Sarah Williamson. This is my first ever recorded interview/conversation and boy oh boy I have learnt so much. So many what NOT to do's next time. Huge appreciation to Sarah for giving me her time and for sharing with me her very honest and emotional account of her grief after the devastating death of Reuben, Sarah and Pete's dear baby boy.

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Warning - some viewers may find some of this content upsetting and triggering; especially those with previous trauma around baby/infant loss. Contains reference to babyloss, sudden death and bereavement.

If you are struggling with a bereavement due to baby/infant/childloss please do reach out for help. There are many national organisations and helplines available. I have listed just a few below.

#hfdsands #grief #unexpectedparenthood #bereavement #NGAW #babyloss

SANDS: Helpline@sands.org.uk

CALL: 0442074365881

A Child of Mine on 07803 751229 from 9:00am – 5:00pm

Telephone: 01785 283 434

Email: hello@achildofmine.org.uk

Website: www.achildofmine.org.uk

At A Loss: Website: http://www.ataloss.org/find-support/search

Child Bereavement UK; National Helpline: 0800 02 888 40

Monday to Friday, from 9:00am – 5:0pm

Email: support@childbereavementuk.org

Live chat via website

Website: www.childbereavementuk.org

The Compassionate Friends: National Helpline: 0345 123 2304 (Daily 10:00am-4:00pm, 7:00pm-10:00pm)

Northern Ireland Helpline: 0288 77 88 016 (Daily 10:00am-4:00pm, 7:00pm-9:30pm)

Website: www.tcf.org.uk

Email: helpline@tcf.org.uk

Lullaby Trust: Bereavement Support Helpline: 0808 802 6868

Info & advice: 0808 802 6869

Open Monday – Friday 10:00am – 5:00m

Weekends and Public Holidays 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Email: support@lullabytrust.org.uk

Website: www.lullabytrust.org.uk

Petals: Tel (counselling queries): 0300 688 0068 (local charges apply)

Email: counselling@petalscharity.org

Website: www.petalscharity.org

https://www.facebook.com/dawnfordlossandwellbeing/videos/3134445590211292

 

Videocast: Introducing  Iain Cunningham the talented creative director & producer of 'Irene's Ghost'. A personal story of a dear boy whose mum Irene died when he was only 3 years old and how youthful imagination often fills in the 'blanks' when you have no memories of your own. Iain shares the importance of 'Saying their Name' and the cathartic journey researching and recording his film had on him, his dad and the very many friends of Irene's too. Irene's Ghost

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Warning - some viewers may find some of this content upsetting & triggering; especially those with previous trauma around losing a parent as a child. Contains references to postpartumpsychosis, mental health, death.

Please reach out for help if you are struggling. Below are a few of the many national support organisations available to help.

Child Bereavement UK

Call: 0800 02 888 40

Email: helpline@childbereavementuk.org

Winston's Wish

Freephone: 08088 020 021

Email: ask@winstonswish.org

The Compassionate Friends

Call Helpline: 0345 123 2304

Email: helpline@tcf.org.uk

#IrenesGhost #motherchild #death #bereavement #SayTheirNames #NGAW #postpartumpsychosis #mentalhealth #iaincunningham

https://www.facebook.com/dawnfordlossandwellbeing/videos/456152162569520

 

 

 

 

Videocast: Introducing Ange Tyler another inspirational lady and her Conversation Around Grief takes us on a journey of the devastating experience of the death of their dear daughter Emma Louise Young, the setting up of the 'ELY Memorial Fund Charity' and her crucial contribution to the awareness campaign that is

'Dying to Drive'.

https://ely-memorial-fund.org.uk/about

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Warning some viewers may find some of this content upsetting and triggering; especially those with previous trauma around road traffic fatalities.

Contains reference to road accident fatalities, death, bereavement, police, inquest, coroner, mental health.

National Helplines:

CRUSE Bereavement UK

tel:08088081677

The Compassionate Friends:

0345 123 2304 helpline

helpline@tcf.org.uk

The Samaritans:

freephone 116123

admin@samaritans.org

Mind

0300 123 3393

Email: info@mind.org.uk

#NGAW #grief #ShareTheWarmth #elymemorialfund #motherchild #RoadAccident #roadfatality #mentalhealth

https://www.facebook.com/dawnfordlossandwellbeing/videos/1577255562608160

 

Videocast: Introducing Juli Moran a wedding & funeral celebrant who is based in the South West of England. Personally I can not imagine the amount of emotional energy used in leading funerals and supporting the grieving in those early days of their loss; and only last week Juli took 4 funerals. This Conversation Around Grief emphasises the importance of taking 'time out' from her work as a funeral celebrant, the need to relax with friends and to 'feed her soul' with activities such as river swimming.

She will also share some very useful tips on how to write an eulogy.

You can find Juli at https://soulshineceremonies.co.uk/

Please note that there is some slight 'light changes'/flashing from 8min-9mins - due to a technical mystery. Apologies.

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Warning some viewers may find some of this content upsetting and triggering; Contains reference to death, funerals, bereavement.

Please seek support if you are struggling, I have listed a few organisations below.

#soulshineceremonies #grief #bereavement #funerals #celebrant #memorial #timeout #emotions #griefawarenessweek #sharethewarmth

National Helplines:

CRUSE Bereavement UK

https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-support/helpline/

tel:08088081677

The Compassionate Friends:

0345 123 2304 helpline

helpline@tcf.org.uk

Dying Matters

https://www.dyingmatters.org/

The Samaritans:

freephone 116123

admin@samaritans.org

https://www.facebook.com/dawnfordlossandwellbeing/videos/345580150710264

 

 

 

 

 

Videocast: Introducing Puja Vashisht an Ayurvedic Practioner from London. Puja shares with me what Ayurveda is in a nutshell, (it's far too complex to go into on here) how it helped her in the early throws of her grief following the sudden and devastating death of her dear mum. She also talks Rituals & Acts of Remembrance that helped her in her grief. This is the final of the 5 'Conversations Around Grief.'

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Warning some viewers may find some of this content upsetting and triggering; Contains reference to sudden death, heart attacks, funerals, bereavement.

Please seek support if you are struggling, I have listed just a few organisations below.

#grief #bereavement #funerals #ayurvedic #emotions #griefawarenessweek #remembrance #rituals

National Helplines:

CRUSE Bereavement UK

https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-support/helpline/

tel:08088081677

The Compassionate Friends:

0345 123 2304 helpline

helpline@tcf.org.uk

Dying Matters

https://www.dyingmatters.org/

The Samaritans:

freephone 116123

admin@samaritans.org

https://www.facebook.com/dawnfordlossandwellbeing/videos/648628142817106

 

 

PODCAST with Menopause Mindset Mentor Sally Garozzo December 2021

In many cultures, we are shown that a display of sadness and grief is unpalatable and unwelcome.  As people that go through menopause, this is bad news.  

 

Grief occurs when we experience any kind of loss or change.  It is not limited to death and bereavement.  So a rising of grief during menopause is natural. 

Learning how to navigate this internal change can often mean allowing ourselves to experience the sadness of loss.  But how do we do that when we are so biased towards 'getting over it' as quickly as possible.  

If you want to learn to understand grief a little more and how it might relate to your life, then this episode of The Menopause Mindset Podcast might be for you.   

 

In this episode with Dawn Ford, grief and loss specialist, we discuss:

💔 Making keepsakes out of loved ones clothes
💔 Why grief doesn't mean that we are broken.
💔 Why there is no way to grieve properly
💔 What helps us grieve.
💔 The definition of grief
💔 Why grief and loss work is not just for bereavements and deaths. 
💔 The consequences of not dealing with grief.
💔 The link between menopause and grief.
💔 Grief happening in layers.
💔 Fear of the tears never stopping.
💔 Deconstructing the word recovery (do we ever fully recover?)
💔 What not to say when someone is grieving 

If you're ready to soften your edges and allow yourself to melt into full acceptance of your feelings, then this episode is for you.

Links:

Listen on Apple: https://apple.co/3pjTNSy

Listen on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3suv6Vd

Listen on Website: www.sallygarozzo.com/podcast

https://www.buzzsprout.com/983761/9753470-ep-86-the-healing-power-of-grief-with-dawn-ford.mp3?download=true

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ep-86-the-healing-power-of-grief-with-dawn-ford/id1506366775?i=1000545544323

https://open.spotify.com/episode/56Nz4Ekxl8wm76iY5RqvX7?si=a6b5c918bbd047ae&nd=1

https://www.sallygarozzo.com/podcast

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A short audio on why I think sharing with me is different from sharing with a counsellor

It is my honest response to a great question from a lady I met recently. I believe counselling, therapy and the Grief Recovery Method all share some common and essential ground, but I also know there are certain elements to the GRM that are pretty unique or that follow a unique and successful format.