Conversations with Annalisa Barbieri
Written by Mandy Gosling
March 12, 2024

Conversations with Annalisa Barbieri

In this episode, from series 7, 'Unresolved Grief' (adults bereaved in childhood), I have the opportunity to talk about childhood bereavement and the impact it can have in adult life.

Annalisa Barbieri is a journalist and broadcaster, and writes a weekly column called  ‘Ask Annalisa Barbieri’  in The Guardian’s Saturday magazine.  This column helps readers with family related dilemmas and she takes advice from UKCP accredited Psychotherapists.  These therapists are specialists in the field of the reader issue being experienced.

In her podcast ‘Conversations with Annalisa Barbieri’ she releases exclusive conversations between her and the trusted specialists she has consulted with over the years.  These specialists have put a life time of learning into their topic, and listeners can learn more about themselves and the people around them.

In this episode, from series 7,  ‘Unresolved Grief’ (adults bereaved in childhood), I have the opportunity to talk about childhood bereavement and the impact it can have in adult life.  I discuss my personal experience of early loss, how unprocessed grief can lodge, and if not processed can become frozen in time.  We discuss some of the outcomes that would not necessarily be thought of as grief, and how to lighten the psychological load.