The UNcivilized Podcast

| Jun 11, 2020

How To Deal With Grief And The Death Of A Loved One With Christina Rasmussen

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What happens when we pass away? How do we overcome grief of lost loved ones? You’ll hear about that and more on this episode with guest Christina Rasmussen. Christina is an author, acclaimed grief educator and podcast host. She founded The Life Reentry Institute to help people rebuild their lives after grief. Christina and I discuss the concept of the waiting room and why so many people get stuck there. She talks about why you should never minimize the pain of others and how validation from those around you can help you heal. She talks about her book-writing process, why you need to find your tribe and how you can navigate grief during the current pandemic.

About Christina Rasmussen

Christina is an acclaimed grief educator, author of Second Firsts and Where Did You Go?. She is also the host of The Dear Life Podcast.

She is the founder of The Life Reentry Institute and has helped countless people break out of what she coined the “waiting room” of grief to rebuild their lives through her Life Reentry Model. With this, she introduces a new model of grief based on the science of neuroplasticity. She describes grief as a catalyst for redefining identity, and outlines the process of “reentry”, or returning to life. Her mission is to change the way we grieve, the way we live, and how we define our potential in this life, and the hereafter. She has consulted on the 2019 movie short.

Her Institute’s mission is to bring forth a new way of speaking about and embracing loss within the medical, corporate and social environments.

Connect with Christina

Life Reentry Institute:
Instagram: @christinarasmussen7
Dear Life Podcast:
Dear Life Instagram: @dearlifepodcast
Twitter: @secondfirsts

What You’ll Hear

6:08 Who Christina is and what she does
8:51 What the waiting room is and why so many people get stuck into it
12:37 The problem with what’s happening right now during the pandemic
14:23 How to distinguish between fear leading, ego leading and society leading
19:06 How you can get yourself out of the waiting room
25:05 Why you should never minimize someone else’s pain
26:29 How validation helps us heal
28:16 How we’re actually killing each other by not listening enough
30:02 Where we go when we die
35:06 Why there’s so much controversy around her book
45:08 Her advice for people dealing with grief on top of the pandemic


Where Did You Go?
Second Firsts
Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe
Beyond Biocentrism: Rethinking Time, Space, Consciousness, and the Illusion of Death

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