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Anticipatory Grief and the Corona Crisis

  • 25th Mar 2020
  • Esther Ramsay Jones

Denial, anger, depression, bargaining… we are likely to be encountering all of these reactions to the current covid-19 pandemic in our clients, as well as in ourselves. Dr Esther Ramsay-Jones, a psychotherapist and lecturer in Death Dying and Bereavement, suggests how the concept of anticipatory grief might help us to understand our shifting emotional positions at this time – and begins to imagine what acceptance might look like.

Pillars of Strength 8/8: Focusing

  • 28th Jun 2019
  • Julia Samuels

Psychotherapist Julia Samuel MBE has spent 25 years working with bereaved families. Over the last eight weeks, the author of Grief Works has been sharing her concept of the ‘pillars of strength’, which we can use to help clients grieve and rebuild their lives. In her final blog of the series, Samuel introduces the eighth pillar – focusing.

Pillars of Strength 6/8: Limits

  • 14th Jun 2019
  • Julia Samuels

Psychotherapist Julia Samuel MBE has spent 25 years working with bereaved families. In this weekly blog series, the author of Grief Works is sharing her concept of the ‘pillars of strength’, which we can use to help clients grieve and rebuild their lives. Today, Samuel introduces the sixth pillar – recognising and asserting our limits.

Pillars of Strength 5/8: Mindbody

  • 7th Jun 2019
  • Julia Samuels

Psychotherapist Julia Samuel MBE has spent 25 years working with bereaved families. In this weekly blog series, the author of Grief Works is sharing her concept of the ‘pillars of strength’, which we can use to help clients grieve and rebuild their lives. Today, Samuel introduces the fifth pillar – the mindbody – and offers tips on how to regulate this while grieving.

Pillars of Strength 4/8: Time

  • 31st May 2019
  • Julia Samuels

Psychotherapist Julia Samuel MBE has spent 25 years working with bereaved families. In this weekly blog series, the author of Grief Works is sharing her concept of the ‘pillars of strength’, which we can use to help clients grieve and rebuild their lives. Today, Samuel introduces the fourth pillar – time.

Pillars of Strength 3/8: Ways to Express Grief

  • 24th May 2019
  • Julia Samuels

Psychotherapist Julia Samuel MBE has spent 25 years working with bereaved families. In this weekly blog series, the author of Grief Works is sharing her concept of the ‘pillars of strength’, which we can use to help clients grieve and rebuild their lives. Today, Samuel introduces the third pillar – the importance of expressing grief.

Pillars of Strength 2/8: Relationship with Oneself

  • 17th May 2019
  • Julia Samuels

Psychotherapist Julia Samuel MBE has spent 25 years working with bereaved families. In this weekly blog series, the author of Grief Works is sharing her concept of the ‘pillars of strength’, which we can use to help clients grieve and rebuild their lives. Today, Samuel introduces the second pillar – our relationship with ourselves.

Pillars of Strength 1/8: Relationship with the Person Who Has Died

  • 10th May 2019
  • Julia Samuels

Psychotherapist Julia Samuel MBE has spent 25 years working with bereaved families. Over the next eight weeks, the author of Grief Works will share what she has learned about helping people to grieve and, in time, to rebuild their lives. Key to this is her concept of the ‘pillars of strength’ – in today’s blog, Samuel explains how she developed these, and introduces the first pillar.

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