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Grief is a natural response to loss, and it can have a profound impact on your mental health. Whether it is the loss of a loved one, a job, a relationship, or even a pet, the emotions that accompany grief can be overwhelming and can often lead to mental health challenges.
Understanding the connection between grief and mental health is crucial in seeking the help and support needed to navigate through this difficult journey. To help us understand the role of grief and mental health is author, speaker and coach, Michele Mariscal.
Michele Mariscal’s professional experience spans several disciplines – fitness, worksite wellness, training and development. In her personal life, she has always been a seeker asking the questions that most people ask at some point. “Who am I?” “Why am I here?”
Several devastating experiences of grief over the past 25 years pushed her deeper into these questions. She consistently applied her own learning to the continued healing of depression, anxiety, and grief.
Now, she directs her professional skills and experiences combined with several spiritual healing modalities to serving others. It’s a multi-faceted approach, combining experience and background to help people live a life of vitality. She specializes in helping people move through grief and loss, to find meaning and contribution in life.
Insight Gold Timestamps:
02:22 Great book called Growing Through Grief
02:30 There’s over 40 other types of losses
02:48 Definition of grief is the conflicting feelings brought on by any emotional loss
03:52 When our heart is registering some emotion that triggers fear….
07:30 Incomplete grief
09:16 Recognize when grief is present
11:00 I would never have anybody compare any of their losses
13:52 What’s the connection between grief and personal identity?
16:00 Grief has a cumulative effect
18:23 Is there a positive purpose to grief?
20:40 Our hearts don’t break apart, they break open
22:18 The simple technique is called heart focused breathing
24:44 How does grief affect the working person and the workplace atmosphere?
27:26 I think if everybody took this mindset and heart set….
29:20 That myth is it just takes time
31:11 We are all, 100% of us, grievers
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