Welcome to the 118th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. In today’s episode, we are going to be talking about turning grief into fuel.
This month’s focus has been managing adversity, and grief is a huge part of it. With the Covid-19 pandemic, grief has been at the forefront perhaps more than in the last 40 plus years.
It is usually incredibly challenging to cope with the grief and the bereavement of a loved one, a friend or someone you knew. Suffering a loss during shielding or lockdown restrictions may have prevented you from being able to spend final precious moments with them before they passed away or being able to say goodbye in person, perform religious ceremonies or attend a funeral.
Grief also spreads beyond bereavement and into any kind of change and in fact even joyous moments. It is essentially a part of everyday life, but do we acknowledge this.
To join me in talking about this more is grief expert Dipti Tait.
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About my guest Dipti Tait
Dipti Tait is the author of Good Grief and Planet Grief, she is a Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist, Sleep Expert and Mental/Emotional Health Lecturer. She has over 15 years of experience as a therapist and runs a very busy online hypnotherapy practice and sees around 100 clients a month.
She has founded her own Hypnosis system called Free Flow Transformation Therapy™ and uses this powerful system with all her clients. You will find Dipti sitting on the Breakfast TV Sofa as well as a regular guest on BBC Radio. She is a Relaxation Ambassador and is known for her powerful demonstrations in Free-Flow Trance / Deep Hypnotic Relaxation.
Dipti has helped thousands of people with all aspects of grief and mental and emotional health, specialising in helping people with sleep disorders as well as supporting people to cope with all aspects of loss, cancer and terminal illness.
She is truly passionate about the human mind and helps people successfully navigate emotional overwhelm. Dipti teaches her clients how to manage their minds well, so they can manage their lives better.
There’s no easy way to manage grief, and there is no one “right” way but you can do things to avoid making your suffering worse.
In today’s show on turning grief into fuel
- About Dipti and how she became a hypnotherapist and a grief expert. [03:06]
- Her process and thoughts around turning grief into fuel. [15:06]
- How we can all have conversations about grief and loss. [26:00]
- What businesses could be doing to acknowledge grief in the workplace. [28:07]
- Her top 3 tips for looking after her mental health. [32:43]
Quotes on turning grief into fuel
- I became a grief expert purely because I went through grief.
- Hypnotherapy is teaching people to reconnect and revisit with their imagination in a positive way rather than a negative way.
- We can’t force anybody else to like grief or be comfortable with it.
- I think books, podcasts and YouTube videos are really useful because people can get the help they need without having to go to a therapist and talk things through, if that’s not what they really want to do.
- So I basically practice what I teach.
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