Loss can embed itself more deeply in the empath’s highly sensitive nervous system.
In this powerful and empowering conversation with Grief Therapist Edy Nathan, we talk about how to lean into our losses and heal our hearts.
Topics Covered with Edy Nathan
- Why grief is more than what we feel when we lose someone we love and more relevant today than ever
- How grief has been a teacher for Edy that she had learned to dance with
- Importance of naming and calling out grief rather than avoiding it
- Sometimes the thing we’re afraid of the most is the thing that going to give us relief
- What can we do with grief rather than treating it as a disorder and “westernizing” it
- Edy’s grief dents
- How pain that we feel from experiencing grief allows us to grow, find our truer self, and make us who we are
- How the Pandemic puts us in a complex grief reaction
- Not comparing yourself with how others experience their grief
- What listening in different levels mean for a grief journey
- Negative and positive Cognitions
- What is Double-bind grief
- Being reshaped and refined by experiencing grief
- Accepting and owning your grief dents with honor
- What are the differences of grief experience by empaths and normal persons
- Why Edy is a big believer of washing hands in order to have a release
- What can our sense of smell can activate in our nervous system
- How connecting and channeling strong animals has helped Lola to build strength
- What are the interesting excessive habits that men and women do as coping mechanisms
- How coping mechanisms are related to flight mode
- Why Edy talks to a parrot when she was in a deep grief
- Edy’s 3 Rs of trauma (response, repair, resources)
- Benefits of movement when we experience grief
- Importance of asking for help when you as an empath is also experiencing grief
Edy Nathan MA, LCSWR is an author, public speaker and licensed therapist. She brings a personal conversation to the topics of grief, loss and trauma as a survivor of abuse and the loss of her partner when she was in her 20’s. Edy’s expertise as a grief therapist is informed by her formal training as a psychotherapist as she interweaves this training with breathwork, guided imagery, ritual and storytelling.
She sees grief as an Unexpected Ally, causing people to grow and learn from their losses. Edy earned degrees from New York University and Fordham University, with post-graduate training at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy. Her book, “The Dance of Self-Discovery through Trauma and Loss” is used by many to help them navigate through the many phases of grief. Grief is a hero’s journey. You move from who you were into a new ordinary. She practices in New York City.