Exposing Grief with Brittany Squillace

Episode #14 (Trauma Series Ep. #2): "It Could've Been A Lot Better"

October 10, 2022 Brittany Squillace Episode 14
Exposing Grief with Brittany Squillace
Episode #14 (Trauma Series Ep. #2): "It Could've Been A Lot Better"
Show Notes

When you hear someone is grieving, what do you think they've experienced? The death of a loved one right? What about grieving the loss of identity? Or grieving the loss of living your life the way you're used to due to a traumatic accident?

My guest, Jennifer, is a traumatic brain injury survivor and continues to walk/honor her grief journey around the ambiguous losses (to learn more about these types of losses, read my blog article There's More Than One Type of Loss/Grief?) experienced following her injury. Join me as she highlights the specific ambiguous losses she experienced, as well as discusses:

  • The importance of feeling, not just intellectualizing, grief 
  • Grief being something not to fear, avoid, or run away from as it is a part of the human experience

Jennifer mentioned a blog post during our conversation when discussing comparison within grief. It turns out, she actually created a video title "It Could Have Been Worse" discussing how to navigate the comparison trap experienced all too often in grief. Other resources she mentioned are:

If you'd like to learn more about Jennifer, her services, or you wish to connect with her, you may visit her website.

If you resonated with this episode and you believe someone else would benefit from listening, please share it! I'd also love for you to connect with my on Instagram @exposing_grief so I can thank you personally for playing a big part in removing the stigma of grief and creating a world where it is accepted and welcomed.

If you're in need of guidance around your grief journey, or would like to connect further, I encourage you to take advantage of my FREE 30 minute consultation to begin exploring what walking and honoring your grief journey with me might look like.

If you're not quite ready for this step, I invite you to check out my grief blog and Exposing Grief YouTube Channel for great free resources that will assist you along your journey. 

I love connecting with my listeners any chance I can! Feel free to email me (bsquillace@bestselftherapy.net) with any questions or comments you may have.