Reclaiming humanity through grief is necessary for our ability to intentionally create a world that honors each person’s humanity. Understanding and having space to grieve and support each other through our grief helps us to connect to our shared humanity. In so many often unconscious ways, we are encouraged to dehumanize ourselves and others. One way this happens is a disconnect from our emotions and especially a lack of understanding and space to honor grief, not just our individual grief but also our communal grief. To rehumanize ourselves and overcome the pressures to dehumanize others, we must allow the space necessary for grief and healing.
In this episode of Unlimited, I’m exploring understanding grief, engaging our grief, and reclaiming humanity through grief.
Some of what I’ll cover in this episode include:
- Types of grief: traumatic grief, communal grief and historical grief
- Understanding anger and processing grief
- Algorithms and community
- Discernment in media
- Reclaiming humanity
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LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:
PSYCHOLOGY TODAY ARTICLES:
The Lived Experience of Traumatic Grief
Why Historical Trauma Is Critical Understanding Black Mental Health
The Link Between Trauma and Anger
The Process of Grief
Why Clients Smile When Talking About Trauma
Social Media, The Matrix, and Digital Tribalism
Misinformation and Trauma: How to Watch a War Online
See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love by Valarie Kaur
My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem
The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture by Gabor Maté
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk
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