Krista St. Germain

A Balanced Approach to Processing Grief With Krista St. Germain

Most of us are familiar with the five stages of grief—denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.


But what if your experience doesn’t follow this linear pattern?


Whether you’re grieving the loss of a loved one or navigating a divorce, you need tools to move through the trauma of loss and get to life on the other side.


Krista St. Germain is a Master Certified Life Coach, post-traumatic growth and grief expert, and host of The Widowed Mom Podcast.


When her husband was killed by a drunk driver in 2016, Krista's life was unexpectedly flipped upside down. Therapy helped her learn the tools she needed to move forward and build a future she could get excited about.


And now, she coaches other people through their grief and helps them love life again, too.


On this episode of Divorce Dialogues, Krista joins Katherine to explain why the pop culture theory of grief doesn’t describe everyone’s experience, challenging us to reframe our emotions not as problems to be solved but a valuable part of being human.


Krista offers advice on taking care of yourself after a divorce, describing the dual process theory of grief’s balanced approach to healing.


Listen in for insight on leveraging post-traumatic growth to change your life after a loss and learn Krista’s strategies for creating calm through the stress of divorce.

Topics Covered 

How her husband’s death led Krista to a career in life coaching


The similarities between becoming a widow and getting divorced


Why the 5 stages of grief doesn’t describe everyone’s experience


Krista’s tips for taking care of yourself after a divorce


Why Krista likes the dual process theory of grief’s approach to healing


Tools for creating calm when you’re feeling anxious or stressed


The concept of disenfranchised grief and why it can be so isolating


How Krista helps people embrace post-traumatic growth


Making conscious decisions re: the direction of your life post-divorce

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