When we talk about loss we often focus on the experiences of the birthing person. Sometimes the non-birthing partner is overlooked in the grief and loss that follows. This week, Aditi and Danyelle sit down with Jason Dykstra, father to four children (three who are living) about his experience as a supportive non-birthing partner during loss. In addition to being a father, Jason is a husband to one and helper to many. For the last decade, he has helped people get comfortable being uncomfortable in the capacity of a coach, mediator, writer, and teacher. As an international speaker and trainer, he specializes in interpersonal communication skills, mental health, and conflict transformation. Jason helps hold the difficult spaces so that you don’t have to go it alone.
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