• Navigate Grief with Humor

  • Feb 8 2021
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Podcast
  • Summary

  • Dr. Melissa Mork is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement at the University of Northwestern, St. Paul. She teaches courses in General Psychology, Psychopathology, Counseling, Ethics, and Controlling Adolescent Behavior UsingPsychological Manipulation. She is the author of the book, “Navigating Grief with Humor” She is a Certified Humor Professional and a Grief Coach.  

    Show Notes

    [00:01:50] Where the idea of using humor to cope with grief came from.

    [00:05:40] How humor can be used as a way to heal.

    [00:08:30] Some examples of how to use humor in your day.

    [00:13:05] How Dr Mork's journey has taught her about humor, grief and how that plays into empathy. 

    [00:20:01] Assessing the boundaries of using humor with others who are coping with grief.  How to tell whether it is appropriate or not.  

    [00:23:09] Recommendations for helping people you meet for the first time but you can tell, they are struggling.  

    [00:27:06] How to use humor with young children. 

    [00:35:38] Dealing with people who oppose using a Humor Paradigm when dealing with grief.  

    [00:39:42] Does your sense of humor have the same 'essence' or does it depend on the audience.  

    [00:44:15] How humor and Grief Counseling works within law enforcement.  

     

    Website: www.melissamork.com

    Blog: www.beautifullosses.com

    Book: Navigating Grief with Humor https://www.amazon.com/Navigating-Grief-Humor-Melissa-Mork/dp/1072194244

    YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/MelissaBaartmanMork

    Linkedin: Dr-Melissa-MorkFacebook Melissa.b.mork

    Instagram: melissa.baartman.mork

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