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Let's Talk Death! ... a HealGrief® program

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Let’s Talk Death is a series of conversations created to normalize, educate and demystify the taboo around death, dying and the journey of grief. Let’s Talk Death is brought to you by HealGrief, a non-profit providing the tools and resources to support one's journey with grief. We seek to empower individuals to achieve a healthy post bereavement growth. Everything we do is inspired by our core belief that no one should ever grieve alone.

Let’s Talk Death is a series of conversations created to normalize, educate and demystify the taboo around death, dying and the journey of grief. Let’s Talk Death is brought to you by HealGrief, a non-profit providing the tools and resources to support one's journey with grief. We seek to empower individuals to achieve a healthy post bereavement growth. Everything we do is inspired by our core belief that no one should ever grieve alone.

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Let’s Talk Death is a series of conversations created to normalize, educate and demystify the taboo around death, dying and the journey of grief. Let’s Talk Death is brought to you by HealGrief, a non-profit providing the tools and resources to support one's journey with grief. We seek to empower individuals to achieve a healthy post bereavement growth. Everything we do is inspired by our core belief that no one should ever grieve alone.

Twitter:

@healgrief

Language:

English


Episodes

Let's Talk Death with Tracy Chang

11/24/2021
In this episode, Tracy speaks on why grief and loss became her specialty and focus in her practice. She talks about the importance of empowering people to grieve honestly. Tracy Chang, MA, LMFT, is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Los Angeles who works with individuals throughout California. She specializes in working with high-achieving adults who are navigating personal and professional existential challenges. In addition, she supports individuals grieving a death loss...

Duration:00:17:42

Let's Talk Death with Gina Harris

11/12/2021
In this episode, Gina shares about her grief and how it transformed her creative path. She now believes that everyone you miss is waiting inside you. Gina Harris is a singer/songwriter and actor who has performed in theaters and jazz clubs in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. A protégé of Columbia Recording Artist, Lilian Loran, and a veteran of the Groundlings, Gina had a lead role in Peter Ustinov’s Broadway and national touring productions of Beethoven’s Tenth. “The Magic of...

Duration:00:21:44

Let's Talk Death with Amanda Alvarez

9/15/2021
In this episode, Amanda addresses the vital need to care for lactating mothers whose child did not survive. Amanda Alvarez, a graduate of the University of South Alabama and Spring Hill College, is an IBCLC, International Board of Lactation Consultant dedicated to helping families achieve informed, safe, and comfortable lactation and infant feeding goals. Amanda currently works at Mothers' Milk Bank of North Texas as an Education and Enrichment Manager. She provides clinical lactation...

Duration:00:17:37

Let's Talk Death with Theresa Anthony

9/15/2021
In this episode, Theresa shares why she chose to reopen the wounds of grief as she wrote My 13th Station, a memoir to her son whose life was lost to suicide. Theresa Anthony is the author of two books and has a twenty-five-year career as a freelance writer. In the mid-nineties, Ms. Anthony began writing as an op-ed guest column contributor, sharing her musings about parenting, education, cultural issues, and much more. In 2019, Theresa changed genres and tackled a very personal and...

Duration:00:19:00

Let's Talk Death with Mark Anthony

8/20/2021
In this episode, Mark shares his childhood experience as a psychic medium and what it was like being the child of psychic medium parents. He also shares the importance of signs and how we should trust them as messages from those who have transitioned. Mark Anthony, Psychic Explorer (also known as The Psychic Lawyer), is a fourth-generation psychic medium who communicates with spirits. He is an Oxford-educated attorney licensed to practice law in Florida, Washington D.C., and before the...

Duration:00:32:50

Let's Talk Death with Julie Ryan

7/22/2021
In this episode, Julie shares how her career as a medical device industry inventor sparked her interest in energetic healing and how that led her into the psychic world. Julie Ryan is an inventor, entrepreneur, and author who learned to be a psychic and medical intuitive more than 25 years ago. Julie can sense what medical conditions and illnesses a person has and facilitate energetic healings. She can tell how close someone is to death and can communicate with spirits, both alive and...

Duration:00:22:32

Let's Talk Death with Bryan Jung

7/22/2021
In this episode, Bryan shares his story remembering back to nine when his father was shot and then confusion over his death just before his 11th birthday. Bryan Jung is the Founder of 'This is Why,' a creative platform for individuals who have lost a parent as a child or teenager. His goal is to provide a safe space for individuals of all ages to share emotions, thoughts, and experiences with the option of anonymity. In turn, a community can be built with others who've undergone similar...

Duration:00:22:21

Let's Talk Death with Barbara Becker

6/26/2021
In this episode, Barbara shares how she witnessed her friend, after being diagnosed with a terminal illness, living her fullest life. It was that experience that Barbara began to learn how to live with the end in mind. Barbara Becker is the founder of EqualShot, a strategic communications consultancy specializing in strengthening the voice of the non-profit community, a writer, and an interfaith minister who has dedicated over 25 years to partnering with human rights advocates around the...

Duration:00:18:08

Let's Talk Death with Kara Bowman

6/26/2021
In this episode, Kara speaks about the importance of diving deeper than just questioning what's wrong? Instead, she encourages an answer to the question, what happened to you? In that answer, healing begins. Kara Bowman is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in grief and trauma. Years after achieving an MBA and a career in finance, Kara returned to school to earn a Master's in Counseling Psychology. She did her internships primarily in hospice grief counseling. Today,...

Duration:00:19:19

Let's Talk Death with Reid Peterson

6/21/2021
In this episode, Reid shares how surprised he was about the level of grief he experienced after his step-fathers death and how it brought to surface grief from his Dad's death from years earlier. Reid Peterson achieved a Masters's Degree in Transpersonal Psychology at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in 2007. He was later trained by Dr. Alan Wolfelt from the Center for Loss & Life Transition. Reid's approach utilizes Dr. Wolfelt's Companioning philosophy, emphasizing presence,...

Duration:00:15:08

Let's Talk Death with Anthony Mercer

6/21/2021
In this episode, Coach Mercer shares how he thought his father was coming back at the age of six. It wasn't until he was ten that he realized he wasn't, and grief set in, and how then, sports became his grief therapy. Anthony Mercer directed the Eastern North Carolina Basketball Exposure Camps for college basketball prospects from 2000 to 2010. In addition, he has directed the “Total Skills” Basketball Instructional Camps since 2003. These camps, conducted with NBA All-Stars Carmelo...

Duration:00:17:44

Let's Talk Death with Martha Calihan

6/21/2021
In this episode, Martha shares how her witnessing the terminal diagnosis and the end-of-life of her husband was an experience that was a mindful one. She shares her intimate story to show others how the conversation of death can be meaningful and powerful. Martha Calihan is a Board Certified Integrative and Holistic Medicine Physician and a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. She studied Mind-Body Medicine at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC, and she studied...

Duration:00:21:02

Let's Talk Death with Jacob Cooper

6/16/2021
In this episode, Jacob shares his near-death experience as a young child of three years old and how that experience led him into his career and writing. Jacob Cooper, a Clinical Social Worker, Certified Reiki Master, and Certified Hypnotherapist who specializes in Past Life Regression Therapy, works privately with clients through online services. Inspired by his childhood near-death experience and transformative experiences, he facilitates spiritual awareness and empowerment through...

Duration:00:23:31

Let's Talk Death with Grace Rector

6/16/2021
In this episode, Grace shares how her writing, The Rector Girls, about her and her mother's life was cathartic and painful at the same time, evoking hours of tears. Grace Rector is a graduate of Georgetown University and hopes to work in the field of education and facilitation. Grace believes that dialogue is key to relationships and work. She created a dialogue series at the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation to highlight vulnerability as a strength in the workplace, not a...

Duration:00:20:42

Let's Talk Death with Joshua Black

5/18/2021
In this episode, Dr. Black shares how life after his father's death had no color. Until one morning, he remembered his dream of having a loving and peaceful exchange with his father. Life was full of color again. Dr. Black is a grief researcher, speaker, author, consultant, online course instructor, and host of the Grief Dreams Podcast. He has focused all his MA and Ph.D. research in psychology on investigating dreams in bereavement, also known as grief dreams, and continuing bonds from...

Duration:00:19:28

Let's Talk Death with Tara Ferriola

5/11/2021
In this episode, Tara explains, as she got older, she wishes she had more memories and connections to her grandmother, who died when she was nine. She shares how her children's book became that tool to create them during her mother's end-of-life. Tara Ferriola is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides compassionate therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families. Dr. Ferriola incorporates grief concepts into her work with clients as they experience loss, transitions, and...

Duration:00:15:30

Let's Talk Death with Akanksha Sharma

5/11/2021
In this episode, Akanksha shares how a patient under her care became the inspiration for her work in palliative medicine. She shares her perspective on the need for doctors to have "the conversation" with patients facing a terminal illness and their families. Akanksha Sharma, MD, is board-certified in neurology, neuro-oncology, and palliative medicine. She is experienced in treating primary/metastatic brain tumors, neurological complications of cancer, and disease-related burden and...

Duration:00:22:22

Let's Talk Death with Dr. Santosh Kesari

4/14/2021
In this episode, Dr. Kesari talks about his 20 years of working with patients suffering a deadly disease. He speaks about how his patients and their families are like his own and how his connection to them gave him a deep understanding of living and dying. Dr. Santosh Kesari is a board-certified neurologist and neuro-oncologist and is currently Chair and Professor, Department of Translational Neurosciences and Neurotherapeutics, Saint John’s Cancer Institute. He is also Director of...

Duration:00:19:25

Let's Talk Death with Carol Schoneberg

4/6/2021
In this episode, Carol shares an experience of grief. She was in her early 20's when a friend jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge. It was the first suicide or death she had experienced of a close friend. She remembers how nobody talked about it; no one talked about anything. Originally from San Francisco, Carol Schoneberg has been a hospice educator and grief counselor in Maine since 1992. She has served as an End-of-Life Educator, Bereavement Services Manager, and grief counselor at Hospice...

Duration:00:20:45

Let's Talk Death with Ronnie Walker

4/6/2021
In this episode, Ronnie shares about the suicide of her 21 year old step-son. She says, "when he ended his life, it was like a grenade that exploded in our household." Although she was a counselor at the time, she said nothing had prepared her. Ronnie Walker MS, LCPC is a seasoned mental health professional who lived through devastating grief after losing her stepson to suicide in 1995. In 2008, she founded the Alliance of Hope as a labor of love. It has become a leading online support...

Duration:00:16:18