Mar 16, 2021
Today’s conversation is one I am honored to share with you, and also one that many of us often feel far more comfortable avoiding. Today’s episode is about opening to grief, with one of the most compassionate souls I have ever come across- Claire Willis.
Claire is a clinical social worker who has worked in the fields of oncology and bereavement for more than 20 years. A cofounder of the Boston nonprofit Facing Cancer Together, Willis has led bereavement, end-of-life, support, and therapeutic writing groups. Willis maintains a private practice in Brookline, Massachusetts. As a lay Buddhist chaplain ordained by Joan Halifax, she focuses on contemplative practices for end-of-life care. In addition to Opening to Grief, Willis is the author of Lasting Words: A Guide to Finding Meaning Toward the Close of Life.
In this episode we examine the
nature of grief; what it is, why we fear it, and how we can honor
it in our day to day lives. Plus, Claire discusses the collective
grief we are feeling as a world as we face a pandemic and the loss
of so many loved ones and ways of being that we hold dear.
In This Episode You’ll Learn:
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