How To Deal With Grief and Trauma

Nathalie with Sharon Ehlers on Dealing With Suicide | Episode 13

October 03, 2022 Nathalie Himmelrich Season 2 Episode 13
How To Deal With Grief and Trauma
Nathalie with Sharon Ehlers on Dealing With Suicide | Episode 13
Show Notes

Today Sharon Ehlers and I dive into the topic of loss by suicide. We both share how we dealt with losing close people who took their own lives. 

Sharon has lost multiple people in her life, two of which died by suicide. She shares so generously about all the tools and resources she found along her way that helped her deal with the losses after she realized that she wasn’t coping at all with the first loss of her best friend Joy. Attending to her grief and learning about death opened things for Sharon she wouldn’t want to miss and she says: 

‘The one thing that has changed that I wouldn’t want to miss is the fact of finding what feeds your soul. Certainly, as an intellectual person, it's been about work all of my life and achieving to the point of craziness. And so now it's like, what feeds your soul, and, in many cases, it may not be what you currently do. It may not be your work, maybe something else. And finding that is important.’

About this week’s guest 

Sharon Ehlers’ grief and trauma journey began when her best friend as well as her former fiancé both died by suicide within two years of each other. Then her beloved Dad died unexpectedly from a fall.
Read the full bio in the show notes... 

Sharon's books:
Grief Reiki® - An Integrated Approach to the Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Components of Grief and Loss
Grief Diaries: Surviving Loss by Suicide

Sharon’s Website: www.grief-reiki.com 

Topics discussed in this episode

  • Suicide: Sharon’s best friend Joy and ex-partner John both died by suicide
  • The death of Sharon’s father 
  • Dealing with the topic of suicide and the grief and trauma following a suicide
  • Trying to understand suicide and depression
  • ‘How did it happen?’ - the repercussions of this question 

Resources mentioned in this episode

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