July 19 2021

By: Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, July 19, 2021

As we continue with our theme of “Embrace Unconscious Grief,” last week we introduced the idea that the brain can find a balance between too much and too little focus on loss. Psychologist Noam Schneck, Ph.D., learned that this balance was found through unconscious processing. In other words, when a bereaved person wasn’t consciously thinking of their loved one, their unconscious mind continued to process the grief. And the result of this unconscious processing was less painful grieving. That’s pretty amazing. Our brain helps us continue to heal even when we aren’t thinking about our loss.

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