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As you know, I thrive to have more male guests on the Podcast and I’m glad that Andrew offered to speak from his personal experience of dealing with grief and trauma in many different situations. He speaks about divorce, both the divorce of his parents as well as his own marriage, the death of both of his parents, and the loss of most of his family and friends as a result of that.
As you will hear in today’s episode, having experienced quite significant early childhood trauma, Andrew knows his boundaries and is clear on what he can talk about and where he prefers not to go deeper, which I’m guessing many of you listeners can relate to. Having clear boundaries is so important, especially dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the aftermath of a chronically dysregulated nervous system.
Find out more by listening to today’s episode.
About this week’s guest
Andrew Dupy is the CSO for Leaders Press with a demonstrated history working in the publishing industry and more than 15 years of developing extensive customer, sales, support, management, and executive experience.
Andrew has consistently fostered a productive and enriching work environment to upskill employees and grow business and leverages his knowledge, bearing, and charisma to generate return business by creating a community of long-term client relationships.
Andrew became estranged from his biological father at an early age after the divorce of his parents due to the parents’ abusive relationship, which also led to the estrangement of other members of their extended family. As a young adult, his mother died from cancer and many years later Andrew also lost his stepdad from cancer. Just a few years after that, his own marriage ended in divorce.
Topics discussed in this episode
- Divorce from his parents, estranged biological father
- Death of both of his parents from cancer
- Divorce leads to the loss of friends and support network
- PTSD from early childhood trauma (abusive family relationship) and present-day reactions
- Effects of PTSD on the nervous system
- Sudden death versus long-drawn-out illness
Resources mentioned in this episode
Thank you for listening!
HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEF AND TRAUMA is produced and edited by me, Nathalie Himmelrich.