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How can we help our children understand grief and loss? How can we recover as adults, if no-one helped us make sense of grief and loss as a child?
Amanda Seyderhelm is an expert in innovative creative play therapy for children, and the author of a book called Helping Children Cope with Loss and Change. Amanda changed careers to work in play therapy after a life-threatening illness changed everything for her.
In this episode Amanda and Andrew discuss:
🌈 How to talk to children who are grieving.
🌈 How storytelling plays a part in personal and family grief.
🌈 Your “backpack of grief”: what’s inside, and how it’s affecting your life.
🌈 How children & adults learn to “grow around their grief” rather than recovering.
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Read Continuing Bonds: New Understandings of Grief by Dennis Klass
If you’re interested in diving deep into parenting, listen to Lisa Marchiano of the This Jungian Life podcast speaking with Andrew about meaning and motherhood.
Get Andrew’s advice on creating real change in your life and relationships in his book Wake Up and Change Your Life: How to Survive a Crisis and Be Stronger, Wiser and Happier.