Friday - July 19th, 2024
Apple News

What can we help you find?

Open Menu
July 9th, 2024

How To Provide the Support Grievers Need to Restart with Andrea Betschart

  1. How To Provide the Support Grievers Need to Restart with Andrea Betschart Emily Thiroux Threatt 36:29

Let me know if you need anything is a phrase people usually mean when they say it, yet grievers will never say what they need. Some don’t have the energy to, and others might not be aware of what exactly they need.

In today’s episode, I’m joined by Certified Business Coach, Founder and CEO of Essential Coaching, and Grief survivor, Andrea Betschart. Andrea lost her husband about 9 years ago in a mountain climbing accident in the Netherlands. The loss of her husband didn’t take away her love for the mountains, where she feels powerful and safe; instead, it helped her find her inner strength, enticed her Resilience, and brought a wonderful opportunity to learn how to manage her emotions.

Throughout this episode, you’ll hear about Andrea’s unique approach to Grief, and her methods to cope with the loss of her husband. Andrea also talks about her relationship with the mountains, where she and her husband taught their children to climb, why she kept mountain climbing despite the sorrow she might encounter there sometimes, and the beautiful dynamic she developed with her children to deal with sadness.

Tune in to episode 248 of Grief and Happiness to discover new ways of offering support and care for those in pain. You’ll also hear Andrea’s thoughts on what to do and say and what to avoid doing and saying to grievers, how to provide help to those in pain, and so much more.

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Andrea talks about how meeting inspiring people saved her life (2:50)
  • Grief and happiness is about emotional management (9:50)
  • How to figure out what grievers need (14:00)
  • Andrea talks about what made her feel lighter after her husband’s death (21:50)
  • How to support someone dealing with Grief (26:00)

Connect with Andrea Betschart:

Let’s Connect:

Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Emily Thiroux Threatt Podcast Host, Facilitator, Author

Having gone through the experience of the deaths of so many loved ones, I have learned to face life with love, optimism, and joy.

I have kept journals and written to express myself most of my life which led me to a career of teaching writing and writing books. I naturally turned to writing to help deal with my grief, then I discovered I could use writing to help friends deal with grief, too.

In contemplating how I could best help the grieving people I was working with, my Ignite moment came when realized the importance of helping people understand the importance of happiness and how they could grieve and be happy at the same time.

To share my message, I host the Grief and Happiness podcast, I wrote the book Loving and Living Your Way Though Grief, I facilitate weekly meetings of the Grief and Happiness Alliance, I founded the Grief and Happiness nonprofit foundation, I publish a weekly newsletter and blog, and my new book, The Grief and Happiness Handbook is coming out soon.

Register to become a Member of

Recent Active Contributors

Show More

Keep Up To Date With Our Latest Baby Boomer News & Offers!

Sign Up for Our FREE Newsletter

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.