Apr 20, 2022
In this episode of Change It Up Radio, I talk about grief, how to support people in emotional pain, and what to avoid saying to someone that's grieving.
Today, I want to talk about some of the things that are helpful to say to someone who is dealing with grief, but even more importantly, what things are not at all helpful to say. Sometimes we don’t realize that the words we say in an attempt to comfort someone we care about are actually causing more pain, because they were said to us at some point and just feel like the “norm.”
Remember, there is a world of grievers out there. We are all going through so much right now, and I guarantee you that if you haven’t already, you’re going to encounter someone who is dealing with grief. Let’s all take the initiative to sharpen our skills and learn how we can be there for others who are in emotional pain by giving them the dignity to feel what they feel without judgment or criticism.
With just a little extra effort, we can create a sympathetic and reassuring environment so that those who are grieving can feel safe enough to express their pain, process their feelings, and begin to heal the devastation, fear, and confusion that they are going through.
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