Why is Grief Therapy Valuable?
I’ve learnt something valuable about Grief Therapy by working so intimately with my clients for a decade.
As human beings, we are all grieving something. This is why I passionately believe that Grief Therapy is essential for all of us in life, not just in death.
Grief came to find me in my early twenties when I least expected it, and it completely changed the direction of my life. I went from working in broadcast television, to becoming a hypnotherapist and grief author because grief took over my world.
How did your own experience of grief lead you to writing Good Grief and Planet Grief?
It was a hot day in May, just after my 24th birthday when I was sitting at my desk in Television Centre at the BBC in London. The phone rang… That phone call turned my world upside down.
P.S. The oncologist was spot on, my dad died on September 9th 1998, just after Google was born.
Good Grief, my debut book was literally a self-help book to help myself deal with loss – and from the success of this book, I was commissioned to write my second book Planet Grief, 5 years later.
Can you remember how you felt in the first few months after you lost your dad – and was there anything that was particularly helpful in this time? Or was it all about simply getting through?
What in your opinion, are some of the biggest misconceptions about grief?
The biggest misconception is that grief is a problem. It isn’t. It is in-fact the solution. Grief Therapy will help you understand this.
Are there some common stages that someone is likely to go through after losing a close family member?
Shock – Feeling numb, empty, no emotions. Much like a shock absorber on a car, this protects our system from damage from further bumps and potholes in life.