How To Deal With Grief and Trauma

14 Simone Surgeoner on Loss of Significant Men

October 10, 2022 Nathalie Himmelrich Season 2 Episode 14
How To Deal With Grief and Trauma
14 Simone Surgeoner on Loss of Significant Men
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Show Notes

Today Simone and I talk about losing the most significant men in her life. She dealt with the loss of her life partner through cancer, the sudden death of her father, and the dissolution of two marriages. After all these losses she investigated into the masculine, and she found an appreciation for the male aspect in her life and in herself.  

She describes the experience of grief’s intensity in the following way:

‘The pain and intensity of it has not lessened in those moments. Yes, there are fewer and further between, but … it's okay now because I know that it comes up like a huge wave and it feels so overwhelming in the moment, but I know that it's going to leave now so it doesn't topple me over. But I'm still always quite… It's almost like impressed with that level of grief does not abate when it comes up.’

About this week’s guest 

Simone Surgeoner is a therapist and mentor who has helped thousands of people find their own authentic path in life.  She enjoys nothing more than exploring the depths of what it means to be human. Using herself as her own guinea pig, Simone demonstrates beingness as arising from integrity with one’s essence. Helping people find their inner truth, through their own direct experience, is the core of Simone’s work. 

Simone’s website: 

Topics discussed in this episode

  • Loss of life partner
  • Loss of her father 
  • Loss of relationships, divorce
  • Loss of a lifestyle, home, relationships, values, dreams, identity, religion
  • Supporting children who lost their father
  • Child’s experience of grief
  • Giving herself a full year of grief

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