When Meghan Riordan Jarvis's mother died suddenly, just two years after her father died of cancer, she watched herself grieving from two perspectives. One as a daughter and the other as a trauma-informed therapist. As a daughter she was devastated and deeply impacted on all levels. As a therapist, she recognized in her grief signs of PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder. The therapist part of her also realized she wasn't getting better on her own and needed the next level of care. Meghan's new book, End of the Hour, A Therapist's Memoir, chronicles the unresolved trauma of her early life, how it resurfaced after her parents died, and how she tended to both her grief and trauma.
- Meghan's relationship to memories of her parents
- How she grieved differently for her father and mother - and why
- Her childhood experience of grief and how that led to her developing PTSD
- The signs that let her know she needed the next level of care
- How she came to write her new memoir
- The various trauma interventions she tried - and which ones helped
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