MedCircle Original Series

Grief: How to Work Through Loss & Prevent Depression

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Series Overview

Why Grief Is so Complicated & When It Gets out of Hand 12 Min

This series starts with understanding why grief can be so complex, and how to spot when it gets out of hand and becomes clinical depression.

The 5 Stages of Grief (& How to Spot Which Stage You’re In) 12 Min

Grief affects you in all aspects of life: at work, in social situations, in day-to-day life, and more. Though grief can feel overwhelming, understanding the 5 stages of grief - and how to spot which stage you’re in - makes it manageable. Dr. Judy breaks down those stages in this session.

Grief vs. Your “New Normal”: How to Tell the Difference 11 Min

Despite the pervasive pattern of the 5 stages of grief, everyone experiences grief differently. The way you cope with a loss could look entirely different than the next person’s. And it’s difficult to tell the difference between your grieving process and your “new normal.” So understanding what your grieving process looks like is key to starting your journey to recovery. Dr. Judy walks you through just that in this session.

Self-Help Strategies for Working Through Your Grief 11 Min

Not only does grief manifest differently for all of us - it can also feel debilitating. Plus, it can strike you at the most unexpected times, regardless of when you experienced the loss you’re working through. But there are strategies you can use immediately to start to work through that grief, ease your pain, and move forward. Dr. Judy details the self-help strategies you can use right away in this session.

Professional Help for Grief: Signs You Need It & If It’s Working 10 Min

But what if the self-help strategies aren’t working? What are the signs you need professional help after grieving a loss? In this session, Dr. Judy highlights the signs it’s time for you to seek out a grief specialist or a mental health provider - and what to do next if that professional help isn’t working.

Long-Term Grief Management: Life After Loss 9 Min

What about long-term grief management? When are you supposed to start feeling better after grieving a loss? And how can you maintain mental health & avoid unhealthy coping strategies once you work through your grief? Dr. Judy walks through these key elements of successfully working through grief in our final session.


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About the Series

Grief: we all experience this resounding reaction to loss at some point in our lives. Whether it’s grief from the loss of a loved one, a co-worker, a relationship, or even a job, grief can severely impede everyday life and lead to depression. It’s so difficult to work through the confusing and complicated process of grief, but with the right education, it’s possible.

This series will show you how to lift yourself out of the depressed moods that accompany the grieving process, and learn to celebrate the lives of the ones you’ve lost. Welcome to your crash course for effectively coping with a loss.

Who is this series for?

This series is for anyone who is struggling with a loss - any loss. Whether you have lost a loved one, a job, or a pet, this series will explain the psychology behind grief and give you coping skills so that you can begin to enjoy your life again.

“Your series on grief was more helpful than I thought it would be. I felt like I could finally start to move on and focus on me without feeling bad about it. Thanks for the always.”
Katie C

In this series, you’ll discover:

  • The 5 stages of grief
  • How to move into your “new normal”
  • Self-help strategies to healthfully work through your grief
  • How and when to seek professional help
  • Long-term management strategies after a loss

“A big part of the process is that you feel like your experience is so unique. And in some ways it is and everybody’s grief process is going to be very individual but there is always somebody who can understand what you felt. You are not alone.”

Triple Board Certified Clinical& Forensic Neuropsychologist, Ph.D.


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You can get free access to all segments of this video series when you become a MedCircle Member. You’ll also get access to every video series from the MedCircle doctors.