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The Pahl Paw Patch

A podcast for pet loss, with experiential psychologist Nelson Pahl.

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Episode 5: 3 Myths About Pet Loss
In Episode #5, Nelson discusses three prevalent myths surrounding pet loss.Topics in this EpisodeWho is anyone to sit in judgement of your pet loss? (0:43)Are you weak for grieving your companion animal? (1:22)Who experiences intense pet loss (1:29)Three celebrities that have suffered intense pet loss (2:06)Grieving the loss of a dear family member is healthy and normal (3:49)Pet loss is every bit as intense as human death-grief (4:11)Have you been grieving too long? (6:12)To rush the healing process is to disrespect the healing process (7:20)ResourcesPodcast: "The Toxicity of Judgment" | Abdi AssadiVideo: Joe Rogan & Kevin Smith Get Emotional Discussing Pet LossVideo: Joe Rogan Gets Emotional Talking About His DogsVideo: Tim Tebow Saying Goodbye to Beloved BroncoStudy: Death of Companion Cat or Dog Bereavement...Study: Adjustment to the Death of a Companion AnimalBook: The Loss of a Pet - the Human-Animal BondPet Loss Counseling, Workshops, and Retreats: Nelson PahlMemorable Quotes"Grief...if the price of love."Next Episode: Does Your Attachment Style Impact Your Grief Severity?Keywords#pet loss #companion animal loss #pets #companion animals #family #dogs #cats #horsesBiographyNelson Pahl is an experiential psychologist and leading expert on companion animal loss. He hosts The Pahl Paw Patch podcast and is author of No Time to Grieve: The Disenfranchising of Pet Loss. He maintains a private practice in KCMO and hosts online healing workshops entitled Grief Therapy in a Box, as well as luxury healing retreats called "Homage Retreats." 
08:53 3/19/24
Episode 4: 5 Reasons Pet Loss is So Intense
In this episode, Nelson discusses five reasons pet loss can be so intense.Topics in this EpisodeGrief is the byproduct of love (1:06)The love you share with your pet is unconditional (1:24)We grieve when we lose our identity (2:23)With the death of a love one comes the loss a certain role (2:26)We grieve when we feel unsafe (4:31)We experience grief when we surrender our autonomy (6:29)With loss, we feel that certain dreams have gone unrealized (7:56)ResourcesStudy: Changing Times, Changing Identities: Grieving for a Lost SelfStudy: "I Am Not Who I Thought I Was"Pet Loss Counseling, Workshops, and Retreats: Nelson PahlMemorable Quotes"Grief...if the price of love."Next Episode: 3 Myths About Pet LossKeywords#pet loss #companion animal loss #pets #companion animals #family #dogs #cats #horsesBiographyNelson Pahl is an experiential psychologist and leading expert on companion animal loss. He hosts The Pahl Paw Patch podcast and is author of No Time to Grieve: The Disenfranchising of Pet Loss. He maintains a private practice in KCMO and hosts online healing workshops entitled Grief Therapy in a Box, as well as luxury healing retreats called "Homage Retreats." 
10:54 3/12/24
Episode 3: What Research Says About Pet Loss
In this episode, Nelson discusses the scholarly research regarding pet loss.Topics in this EpisodeCompanion animal loss is largely misunderstood and devalued (0:28)Pet loss is a form of disenfrachised grief (0:43)What is disenfranchised grief? (0:53)Companion animal loss can cause a host of physical ailments (1:23)Pet loss can cause long-term anxiety, depression, and even anger issues (1:46)Pet loss often causes neuroticism in the bereaved guardian (1:56)Untreated pet loss can manifest into complicated grief and even PTSD (2:07)Companion animal loss can rival and even surpass human death-grief (2:32)The guardian-pet dynamic mimics that of the parent-child dynamic (2:57)ResourcesStudy: Grief after pet loss often misunderstood and devaluedStudy: Pet loss grief largely treated as disenfranchised griefStudy: Loss of companion animal can cause serious physical ailmentsStudy: Pet loss grief can result in long-term anxiety, depression, and anger issuesStudy: Grief after pet loss may manifest into complicated grief or PTSDStudy: Pet loss grief can be even more intense than human death-griefStudy: Frequency of neuroticism after pet lossStudy: Why people love their petsStudy: Why pet loss grief needs far more recognition from the health communityPet Loss Counseling, Workshops, and Retreats: Nelson PahlNext Episode: 5 Reasons Pet Loss is So IntenseKeywords#pet loss #companion animal loss #pets #companion animals #family #dogs #cats #horsesBiographyNelson Pahl is an experiential psychologist and leading expert on companion animal loss. He hosts The Pahl Paw Patch podcast and is author of No Time to Grieve: The Disenfranchising of Pet Loss. He maintains a private practice in KCMO and hosts online healing workshops entitled Grief Therapy in a Box, as well as luxury healing retreats called "Homage Retreats." 
04:28 3/5/24
Episode 2: My Pet Loss Story
In this second episode of The Pahl Paw Patch, Nelson shares one of his heartwarming-but-heartbreaking stories of pet loss.ResourcesPet Loss Counseling, Workshops, and Retreats: Nelson PahlNext Episode: What Does Research Say About Pet Loss?Keywords#pet loss #companion animal loss #pets #companion animals #family #dogs #cats #horsesBiographyNelson Pahl is an experiential psychologist and leading expert on companion animal loss. He hosts The Pahl Paw Patch podcast and is author of No Time to Grieve: The Disenfranchising of Pet Loss. He maintains a private practice in KCMO and hosts online healing workshops entitled Grief Therapy in a Box, as well as luxury healing retreats called "Homage Retreats."
06:55 2/27/24
Episode 1: Is Pet Loss a Legitimate Issue?
In this premier episode of The Pahl Paw Patch, Nelson tackles the subject of pet loss and its legitimacy.Topics in this EpisodeSymptoms of pet loss (1:05)You're "weak" and "overreacting" (1:47)Society demands that you feel shame (2:12)It was "only an animal" (2:37)Our companion animals live to love us...unconditionally (4:24)Losing a pet creates a significant void in our life (5:27)ResourcesStudy: Pet loss grief and Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, or "broken heart syndrome"Explanation: What is Takotsubo cardiomyopathy?Study: Pet ownership increases self-esteemPet Loss Counseling, Workshops, and Retreats: Nelson PahlMemorable Quotes"The love you share with a pet is...unconditional.""It truly is a scenario of...'Till death do us part.'"Next Episode: My Pet Loss StoryKeywords#pet loss #companion animal loss #pets #companion animals #family #dogs #cats #horsesBiographyNelson Pahl is an experiential psychologist and leading expert on companion animal loss. He hosts The Pahl Paw Patch podcast and is author of No Time to Grieve: The Disenfranchising of Pet Loss. He maintains a private practice in KCMO and hosts online healing workshops entitled Grief Therapy in a Box, as well as luxury healing retreats called "Homage Retreats." 
08:52 2/20/24