Conversations in Grief is a podcast series from Anam Cara, where we hear from parents as they share their own unique stories of their children, and their journey through grief. We know the power of hearing the stories of other parents, and how this can help us in navigating our own grief.
We would like to thank all the parents who have spoken to us and shared their stories for this series.
Episode 1 – The Impact of Loss on the Family
In this episode we will be talking with Mac about the loss of his daughter Annabelle, the different ways people grieve in a family, and in a relationship, and the impact that grief has on those relationships.
Episode 2 – A Sudden Loss
In this episode we speak with Collette about the loss of her daughter Sarah, the experience of a sudden death and her grief journey.
Episode 3 – The Journey Through Treatment and Eventual Loss
In this episode we hear from Jarlath about the loss of his son Cian, and their journey through diagnosis, treatment, loss and grief.
Episode 4 – Loss of Your Only Child
In this episode we will be talking with Catriona about the loss of her daughter Emily, the experience of her grief journey having no surviving children.
Episode 5 – Bereavement by Suicide
In this episode we speak with Larry about the loss of his son Dick, and the experience and impact of bereavement by suicide.
Episode 6 – The Experience of Multiple Losses
In this episode we hear from Kathleen about the loss of her children Grainne, Darragh and Fergal; the experience of multiple losses and her journey in grief.
Episode 7 – Reflections
In this episode we are joined by Brid Carroll, a counsellor and psychotherapist for over 30 years, focusing on bereavement and loss. She works with bereaved parents and children and adolescents who have gone through grief. She is also a bereaved parent herself. As we conclude this series, we want to look at some of the themes that have emerged over the course of our conversations with the parents who have spoken to us, and look at some useful tools and models in grief.