How To Deal With Grief and Trauma

69 Mary-Frances O’Connor | The Grieving Brain

March 18, 2024 Season 7 Episode 69
How To Deal With Grief and Trauma
69 Mary-Frances O’Connor | The Grieving Brain
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HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is completely self-funded, produced, and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich.
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About this week’s episode

Mary-Frances’s book The Grieving Brain has inspired me from the moment I started reading it. I recommend it to so many of my therapy clients who express a desire to understand grief – I’ve lost count. As a neuroscientist, she shares groundbreaking discoveries about what happens in our brain when we grieve, providing a new paradigm for understanding love, loss, and learning.
So I’m very excited today to be speaking with Mary-Frances, neuroscientist and author of the book The Grieving Brain: The Surprising Science of How We Learn from Love and Loss, and to find out even more about the science behind grief and all that Mary-Frances and her colleagues have researched in their lab. 

I have been excitedly and patiently waiting for today’s episode to find out even more of my favourite topics: grief and trauma and to have Mary-Frances enlighten our brains on those topics in a language that we can all understand. 

About this week’s guest

Mary-Frances O’Connor, PhD is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Arizona, where she directs the Grief, Loss and Social Stress (GLASS) Lab. 

Her research focuses on the physiological correlates of emotion, in particular, the wide range of physical and emotional responses during bereavement, including yearning and isolation. She believes that a clinical science approach toward the experience and mechanisms of grieving can improve interventions for prolonged grief disorder, newly included in the revised DSM-5. 

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