GB Season 1 Ep. 12 || Take a Deep Breath, Let’s Grieve Better Together
w/ Libby Carstensen December 22, 2020
One of the first tools I recommend to help grievers is to breathe. Our breath is the first thing to go when we are shocked by a change we didn’t ask for and it’s also the first thing we can consciously choose to bring back in as we move forward.
How we breathe is how we grieve and to the extent we give ourselves permission to grieve, is how fully we end up living.
Coping with change is something we can all get better at navigating. Neuroscience research teaches us that uncertainty registers in our brain much like an error does. It (the uncertainty) needs to be corrected before we can feel comfortable again, so we’d rather avoid it.
In this episode, we explore the power of our own breath and how learning to self-regulate with breath practices when things get uncertain can lead us to the liberation that we are seeking.
Take a deep breath, and let’s Grieve Better (together).
TOOLS: GRIEVE BETTER Guide to Loss
TOOLS: 4-7-8 Breathing for anxiety
SUPPORT: Dear Libby
SUPPORT: Join the Grieve Better community