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The Motherhood Village Podcast

Nov 24, 2022

Ilana Shapiro Yahdav, MPA, and Kim English Hanlon, MA, are Grief Advocates and Advanced Certified Grief Recovery Specialists, fueled by their own personal loss experiences. They co-founded Yahdav & Hanlon Grief Support out of a shared passion for offering individual grief support and enhancing corporate wellness programs to support employees around loss and life changes. Their tools and programs help increase productivity, emotional resilience, retention, and engagement both in the workplace and in one’s personal life.

Ilana and Kim take what can be a very difficult topic and through gentleness, humor, and vulnerability, make it accessible for all. They have worked with corporations, higher education institutions, law firms, and individuals; and have recently consulted on a film about suicide loss to bring insight, tools, and support to process the difficult themes throughout the film. With the belief that it is important to meet grievers exactly where they are, Ilana and Kim continue to create new ways to engage and support them, from workbooks to online courses and workshops.

They are the authors of the digital workbook: Grief & Gratitude: Building Your Coping Action Plan Workbook , with the goal of having it in print by the end of 2022.

In this episode, Ilana, Kim and I discuss:.

  • Their inspiration/motivation to support other people going through their own grief process.
  • How to define grief and the different types of grief.
  • The misconceptions of grief and loss. 
  • The importance of working through our unresolved grief.
  • How we can support our loved ones through their grief and loss.
  • The difference between grief support and therapy. 

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