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The Mary Mac Show | How to Console a Grieving Friend or Relative | Emotional Support

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

In Episode 128, we discuss how to lend emotional support to a grieving friend or relative after they have experienced a loved one’s death.

To help a newly bereaved person, you must be especially sensitive and kind. This just isn’t about you and your problems. It needs to be about them, their pain and their needs.

In the beginning, all hell is breaking loose around them and your job, if you choose to accept it, is to make sure they are shielded from as much additional trauma as possible.

Additional Notes:

To help bring you to emotional stability, visit Julie Schiffman’s youtube channel will teach you the Emotional Freedom Technique. Her videos calm your spirit and help you release emotional and physical pain as you move forward. She has many videos to chose from.

If you need to speak with someone who will understand your pain, visit my Crisis Connection page and find a Crisis Hotline near you. These amazing individuals are trained to help, so do take advantage of their knowledge and help.

Here are some meditation music to help you rest.

You can order your Bach’s Rescue Remedy by clicking on the link on this site to calm you. Remember, these do have alcohol in them.

I use the Rescue Remedy 20ml drops but they have spray and other versions which might work better for you. And…they also have products to calm pets, too.

*To find a homeopathic doctor, visit here or here. Many offer phone consultations if you cannot find one in your area. They work with patients around the globe. You can also research in your area of the world.

Please share my podcast with anyone who may need to know this. Also rate and review this podcast on whichever podcast platform you listened in.

Bless you for helping your special friend or loved one.

xoxo

The Mary Mac Show | Honoring Mothers

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

In Episode 127, we look at all the mothers and mother figures in our life and how their deaths have affected us as well as the grief felt by those who lost children and those waiting to be called “Mom”.

The pain we feel when our mothers die is severe especially if we had a wonderful relationship with them.

But, sometimes, our relationship wasn’t as we would expect and we struggle with the ‘what if’s’ and perhaps guilt that may bring.

Yet whatever the relationship, good or bad, that we had with her, we must forgive ourselves and even her for what you needed that she didn’t or couldn’t give you, for what you and she said to each other that stung, and all the unfinished business that might still linger that neither of you can do anything about anymore.

We also recognize all the mother figures – grandmothers, aunts, stepmothers, foster mothers, older female siblings and others – who raised you and cared for you if your Mom died younger than expected.

We also talk about bereaved mothers who have buried their child, children or even all their children.

Let us not forget all the fathers who raised children and became their mothers as a result of their wives’ deaths, incapacity or abandonment.

Lastly, we look at women who struggle to have children, those who miscarried or had a stillborn child, as well as those who deal with infertility and/or the knowledge that they may never have children of their own. We also remember women who are older now and wished they had children years ago when it was still possible, or those who never found the right husband to raise a family.

This can be a very melancholy day for some. Let us acknowledge them all.

xoxo

Additional Notes:

To help bring you to emotional stability, visit Julie Schiffman’s youtube channel will teach you the Emotional Freedom Technique. Her videos calm your spirit and help you release emotional and physical pain as you move forward. She has many videos to chose from.

If you need to speak with someone who will understand your pain, visit my Crisis Connection page and find a Crisis Hotline near you. These amazing individuals are trained to help, so do take advantage of their knowledge and help.

Here are some meditation music to help you rest.

*To find a homeopathic doctor, visit here or here. Many offer phone consultations if you cannot find one in your area. They work with patients around the globe. You can also research in your area of the world.

Please share with anyone who may need to know this. Also subscribe, rate and review this podcast on whichever podcast platform you listened in.

The Mary Mac Show | How to Console a Grieving Friend or Relative

The Mary Mac Show Podcast

In Episode 126, we look at various ways to console a friend or relative who is dealing with the extreme fallout caused by the death of a loved one.

There are times in the grieving process where we completely break down and collapse.

We collapse into the arms of someone we feel safe with. Someone we can cry our eyes out with; someone who will not judge us for how it all comes out of us.

Is that you? Could that be you?

Have you ever done that for someone who was completely overwhelmed after someone they loved died?

Well in today’s episode, I talk about how to help someone who really needs you.

Someone who needs a safe place to just let it all out.

The overwhelming sorrow and the all consuming anger if your friend or relative is completely devastated by the actions of the person who died or was killed.

If you have what it takes to be that for someone, this episode will teach you how.

Only unique individuals need apply.

Here are some places to visit:

To help bring you to emotional stability, visit Julie Schiffman’s youtube channel will teach you the Emotional Freedom Technique. Her videos calm your spirit and help you release emotional and physical pain as you move forward. She has many videos to chose from.

Here are some meditation music to help you rest.

*To find a homeopathic doctor, visit here or here. Many offer phone consultations if you cannot find one in your area. They work with patients around the globe. You can also research in your area of the world.

Please share with anyone who may need to know this. Also subscribe, rate and review this podcast on whichever podcast platform you listened in.

Bless you for helping your special friend or loved one.

xoxo

The Mary Mac Show | What Not to Say to Comfort a Grieving Friend or Relative

The Mary Mac Show PodcastIn last week’s Episode 124, we talked about what to say to comfort a loved one or friend who are bereaved.

In this week’s Episode 125, we discuss how a grieving friend or relative’s life has changed and what you should NOT say if you want to comfort and support them through their grieving process.

Some of us have never experience the death of a loved one and do not know how to comfort another.

If this is the case, these episodes will be extremely beneficial for you especially if this bereaved person is very close to you and will be counting on your support as they move through this very difficult time in their life.

We may think that we can ‘wing it’ but often times that only leaves to more hurt feelings. Don’t leave that to chance.

This is very sensitive time and if you don’t want to leave behind more damage, learn what to say and especially what not to say to comfort and help them.

They rely on their friends and relatives to do the right thing, to learn what that is, and to do it.

They are already in enough pain and are counting on you not to make it worse.

Also in this episode, we discuss how life is changing for them now. They are slowly building a new life and reevaluating who and what should be in it.

So listen in to Episode 125 where we give you specific language to help you support that special friend or relative who is grieving a loved one’s death.

Much Love,

Mary Mac
xoxo

Additional Notes:

You can obtain my free ebook entitled 21 Things You Must Know About The Grieving Process, available for immediate download right here on this site, to help you learn more about what they are going through.

If you need knowledge as to what to expect when you’re grieving, visit www.GriefAuthority.com and pick up my 3 Book Bundle of Hope which you can immediately download 24/7 anywhere in the world. It is important to not guess if what you’re feeling is part of this process. With my books, you will know what happens during this time so you’ll have your mind at ease. Go get them now.

If you are grieving a loved one’s death, take the time to research a hotline with trained counselors to speak with.

The Mary Mac Show | What to Say to Comfort a Grieving Friend or Relative

The Mary Mac Show PodcastExactly what do you say to a friend or relative who is grieving a loved one’s death?

If you have never experienced this situation or if you have in the past and realized you really needed more knowledge on how to be more sensitive to the bereaved needs, this podcast is for you.

People who have experienced a loved one’s death need our love and compassion, our tenderness, sensitivity and, above all, to not make the pain worse.

If this is their first loss, they may not know what they need from you.

They may not know what the right words are that will comfort them.

But we do. We’ve been down this road way too many times.

Learn from us!

So listen in to Episode 124 where we give you specific language to help you support that special friend or relative who is grieving a loved one’s death.

Much Love,

Mary Mac
xoxo

Additional Notes:

You can obtain my free ebook entitled 21 Things You Must Know About The Grieving Process, available for immediate download right here on this site.

If you need knowledge as to what to expect when you’re grieving, visit www.GriefAuthority.com and pick up my 3 Book Bundle of Hope which you can immediately download 24/7 anywhere in the world. It is important to not guess if what you’re feeling is part of this process. With my books, you will know what happens during this time so you’ll have your mind at ease. Go get them now.

If you are grieving a loved one’s death, take the time to research a hotline with trained counselors to speak with.