By Michelle Wright

In a recent ‘Challenges That Change Us’ podcast, guests and Feel the Magic founders James and Kristy Thomas, shared their experiences of loss, advice for dealing with grief, how grief affected them in different ways and using the analogy of seasons for understanding grief.

“Grief has no time frame.”

“Just be there. You don’t have to do anything, it’s not about fixing them, it’s just about being there

“Reach out to Feel the Magic…join community groups…connect with others who know exactly what you are going through and you’ll find peace knowing that other people understand what you are going through.”

Listen to James’ advice for dealing with grief in this video snippet.

Kristy shared the analogy of the seasons in understanding grief in this podcast. During Talk Time sessions at our Feel the Magic Camps the analogy of the seasons helps grieving kids unpack their grief. The journey and time taken through the seasons is different for everyone. Children are given an opportunity to explore their thoughts and emotions through characteristics of the seasons within their grief.

Listen to Kristy talk about the analogy of seasons in this audiogram.

Listen to the full podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or iHeartRADIO

James and Kristy founded Feel the Magic in 2013, driven by their personal experiences with grief and a mission to make sure no Australian child goes through grief alone. We proudly continue this mission and have helped more than 1,200 kids and their families.