Based in Wicklow, Ireland, Shapes of Grief is a Podcast/blog by Liz Gleeson, Bereavement Therapist. Her conversations with guests explore grief in all its facets, with an aim to normalise the grief experience and share the many ways that people manage and transform their suffering.

Ep. 23 Siobhan Daffy on bereavement overload; when it seems like everyone is dying

Ep. 23 Siobhan Daffy on bereavement overload; when it seems like everyone is dying

Listen to the episode here https://anchor.fm/shapes-of-grief/episodes/Ep--23-Siobhan-Daffy-on-bereavement-overload-when-it-seems-like-everyone-is-dying-e53864/a-aljc2q

In 2000, a bus carrying 7 young tourists in Bolivia crashed into a ravine killing all of the 9 passengers on board; the driver had fallen asleep. Among them were two young Irish sisters. In this episode, Musician and Poet Siobhan Daffy, talks about the sudden death of her best friend, the importance of getting the girls home to Ireland and how community and poetry supported her in coming to terms with her bereavement. Two years later, Siobhan’s little brother Donnacha died suddenly, leaving a bereft family. They were barely coming to terms with their grief when their father also died. Siobhan speaks about the magnitude of love and loss that hit her family and how they coped together, somehow finding a way to grieve, to find the courage to move forward with their enormous grief and to take heart in the love and life that still remained for them.

The accident was widely covered in the Irish press at the time https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/driver-in-ravine-horror-deaths-may-have-dozed-off-26118447.html

To access Siobhan’s work, please see the links bellow

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/poetry-bath-tickets-62211226453

https://siobhandaffy.bandcamp.com/releases

Ep. 24 Siobhan Overson on being orphaned at 2yrs old and a life-long grief for the parents & brother she doesn't remember

Ep. 24 Siobhan Overson on being orphaned at 2yrs old and a life-long grief for the parents & brother she doesn't remember

Ep. 22 Bebhinn Ramsey on her search for a 'cure' for grief and how a spiritual path helped her to navigate her loss

Ep. 22 Bebhinn Ramsey on her search for a 'cure' for grief and how a spiritual path helped her to navigate her loss

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