In this episode of the BeREAL Podcast, Diana and Ednesha answer questions about grief, guided by the BeREAL producer, Don.
The duo discuss the many different forms of grief that many people are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic. They address grief due to the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, the loss of feeling safe, and the loss of routine. They highlight that it is important during this time to find ways to talk through grief, because many people cannot grieve together, and instead must experience the stages whilst in self-isolation. They go over different responses to grief such as attempting to return to normalcy, distracting oneself with work, and by letting oneself be angry.
The conversation shifts and your hosts talk about the future and life after the pandemic. They bring up the ways that the conversation of grief may shift in a post-coronavirus world, and advocate a slow return to the old routine. The pair also cover the topic of self-compassion and explain the importance of not being hard on oneself while in self-isolation, and instead shed light on the importance of putting mental health at the forefront of your to-do list. The episode concludes with your hosts telling the listeners how they have been spending their time during the stay-at-home order.
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