What's Your Grief Podcast: Grief Support for Those Who Like to Listen
About This Show
In this podcast series Eleanor Haley and Litsa Williams, the two mental health professionals behind the grief website What's Your Grief, seek to leave no stone unturned in demystifying the complicated and sometimes crazy experience of living life after loss.
One digestible topic at a time, Haley and Williams distill topics ranging from grief theory to coping. Grievers and grief professionals alike will find their approach practical, relatable, informative and engaging. Grief is sad and confusing, but your grief support doesn't have to be.
Most Recent Episode
Grief and Defense Mechanisms
Sigmund Freud first proposed the concept of ‘defense mechanisms’ as an element of his influential theory of personality. For those of you who took Psych 101, think back to the Id, Ego, and Superego in which all elements, with the exception of the ego, reside in the unconscious. Since their introduction, the concept of defense mechanisms has been expanded quite a bit, and they are still used today to try to understand certain behavioral patterns. In this episode of the What’s Your Grief Podcast, we discuss how people sometimes use defense mechanisms to cope with grief. 0:00 - 4:30: Introductions Ongoing and Upcoming eCourses Upcoming events 4:30 - 29:00: Using Defense Mechanisms in Grief Denial Regression Projection Displacement Intellectualization Undoing Humor Sublimation Altruism Post: Using Defense Mechanisms in Grief Post: 31 Psychological Defense Mechanisms via Psychologist World
Rated 5 out of
Most relateable grief podcast
I lost my father 20 years ago and recently lost my mother to leukemia. I wanted to go through the grieving process in a healthier, more productive way this time, and this podcast has been a great help in understanding how to grieve in a healthy way. The hosts are much more relateable to me than hosts of other shows (probably because they are younger and use good intro music) and have a very realistic take on the grief process. The accompanying blog is excellent as well.
Date published: 2015-08-14
Rated 5 out of
I just started listening to your show and am so glad I found it,your show has really helped me to understand what the heck I have been going through.My Dad died last year and I am finally curious about my grief and can actually talk about it.Learning about secondary grief was like a light bulb going off.Things seem a little clearer.Thank you.
Date published: 2015-08-01