The grief process can vary with each individual, but sometimes it can be helpful to find commonalities in a journey similar to yours. In today’s episode, we talk about the loss of a spouse with Maureen McClelland, LPC, RN, BSN. Learning about different types of losses can help us better support someone in the midst of this experience, and Maureen draws on not only on her professional experience but also her life experience as a young widow, only parent to her now grown daughter, as well as a breast cancer survivor in order to help her clients strive to reach their full potential. Tuning in today, you’ll learn about the similarities between PTSD and grief, the differences between alone time and isolating yourself, and some of the resources Maureen found helpful during her personal journey with grief, as well as so much more! Make sure not to miss today’s profound and insightful conversation with Maureen McClelland.
Key Points From This Episode:
“Grief is always complicated and it is compounded.” — Maureen McClelland [0:03:09]
“A support group for me is so much more than the information given – it’s those relationships that you create.” — Maureen McClelland [0:12:19]
“Somebody else’s grief does not diminish yours.” — Maureen McClelland [0:14:41]
“Evidence-based research shows that a gratitude journal can help rewire your brain.” — Maureen McClelland [0:19:22]
“Those moments of sadness will not last. That moment of grief will not last. As long as we keep trying to be the best version of ourselves, we can be happy.” — Maureen McClelland [0:23:27]
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