- Stop Being Afraid Of Talking About Grief with Colin Campbell Emily Thiroux Threatt 28:56
Once we stop being afraid of the pain, talking about those we lost and focusing on our love for them becomes easier.
In this episode, I’m joined by Colin Campbell, the father of Ruby and Hart, who were killed by a drunk driver when they were 17 and 14. Colin is a renowned writer and director for film and theater, nominated for an Academy Award, and winner of Best Writer, Best Director, and several Best Film Awards. He is currently presenting “Grief: A One Man Shitshow,” written and performed by him with tremendous success.
Colin also wrote “Finding The Words: Working Through Profound Loss with Hope and Purpose,” which offers an alternative way of coping with loss and Grief based on his experiences and pain processing.
We had a fantastic conversation about society’s inability to talk about Grief, Colin’s decision to explore this issue through art with his tragic-comic solo show, and the importance of taking action and doing something with our Grief instead of being passive recipients.
In addition, we chat about Colin’s book, how facing the fear of pain can help us move forward, and so much more.
Listen to episode 132 of Grief and Happiness to hear more about Colin’s Grief story and the tools he used to avoid being paralyzed by it.
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
- A bit about the tools Colin discovered while navigating his Grief (3:20)
- Part of being humans is talking about the events in our lives, including the traumatic ones (8:10)
- How to allow ourselves to experience joy without compartmentalizing Grief (11:10)
- Colin shares advice on how to approach someone grieving (15:00)
- How Grief groups and therapy can help us navigate Grief (22:10)
- How facing the fear of pain can change our lives (25:20)
- Book: Colin Campbell – Finding the Words: Working Through Profound Loss with Hope and Purpose
Connect with Colin:
- The Grief and Happiness Alliance
- Book: Emily Thiroux Threatt – Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief
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