Host/Producer: Rhonda Feiman
Co-Producer: Petra Hall
Technical assistance: Joel Mann & Amy Browne
Rhonda Feiman speaks with Florence Williams, author of the new book, “Heartbreak- A Personal and Scientific Journey,” about the physiological and emotional effects of heartbreak and grief- and effective pathways for healing.
Key Discussion Points:
1. What are the physiological changes that can occur with shock, grief and heartbreak? How do you define heartbreak?
2. How is the immune system affected by strong emotions associated with loss, grief and heartbreak?
3. How does the heart get affected? What is Takotsubo syndrome?
4. Does being in nature help bring our nervous system back into balance?
5. What is “awe” and why is that useful as a treatment or antidote to strong physiological changes that can occur with heartbreak?
6. What other methods are helpful in treating the shock, grief and heartbreak?
7. How might psychotropic medicines help?
Florence Williams, author of The Nature Fix- Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative
She is also author of the book, BREASTS: A Natural and Unnatural History, and producer of the series, BREASTS UNBOUND, An Audible Original.
Previous Healthy Options interviews with Florence Williams:
About the host:
Rhonda Feiman is a nationally-certified, licensed acupuncturist practicing in Belfast, Maine since 1993. She primarily practices Toyohari Japanese acupuncture, using gentle and powerful non-insertion needle techniques, and also utilizes Chinese acupuncture and herbology. In addition, Rhonda is a practitioner of Qi Gong and an instructor of Tai Chi Chuan in the Yang Family tradition.