How to Cope with Grief with Julia Samuel
Death is the last great taboo, and its consequence, grief, is profoundly misunderstood. We seem happy to talk about sex, or failure, or expose our deepest vulnerabilities, but on death we are silent. It is too frightening, even alien, for many of us, to find the words to voice it. That silence leads to ignorance, which means we often don’t know how to respond to grief in others, let alone ourselves. It is for these reasons that psychotherapist Julia Samuel wrote her book Grief Works. The lessons that follow are derived from that book. They offer basic understandings for you to support yourself if you are grieving.
In four video lessons, Julia explains what grief is, she describes the pillars for coping, she talks through pre-bereavement for those of us facing our own or a loved one’s death, and she advises how to be a good friend to someone who has been bereaved.
Lesson One: What is Grief? – 18.58 mins
Lesson Two: The Pillars – 22.43 mins
Lesson Three: Pre-Bereavement – 7.51 mins
Lesson Four: How to be a Friend – 14.46 mins