Video: Navigating Conversations Around Personal Loss

Presenter: Rachel Kodanaz

People sometimes say surprising things to those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, often because they frankly just don’t know what to say. In reality, people stumble on words and gestures as they try to create a connection with a griever, possibly comparing a personal loss experience. While their intentions might mean well, how can they know how you feel? Your feelings of grief are yours and yours alone. Join Rachel Kodanaz in a conversation of how to navigate conversations with people whose remarks may feel insensitive. Learn how to develop meaningful ways to respond without feeling angry, guilty, or hurt, and guide the conversation to protect yourself and your feelings.

This video was recorded and presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®.

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