American Grief Coach Mary Mac Offers Podcasts to Help Indians Cope with Covid
The Mary Mac Show host says Indians are her second largest audience.
On April 26, India recorded more than 350,000 new cases of Covid, the fifth day in a row the country has broken world records for infection. Reports from the field indicate that the actual figures may be several times higher than the official figures. With the collapse of the health system by the large number of cases, even in big cities like Delhi, people are angry, dejected and depressed at the apathy shown by the government authorities.
In tune with the sensitivity of the situation, Mary M. McCambridge, American author and grief coach of the popular podcast The Mary Mac Show reached out to Indians to help them cope with the unprecedented grief they are witnessing right now following the deaths and hospitalizations from Covid.
McCambridge, popularly known as Mary Mac among her audiences, is a grieving and bereavement specialist, coach, speaker and award-winning author of several books in her field. Considered one of the top 10 podcasts around the world on grief and bereavement, The Mary Mac Show is available in 60 countries around the world.
Mary Mac told the American Bazaar that Indians were her second largest audience since the show was conceptualized in December 2019, just as the pandemic began to loom and engulf the world. Today, with India in the midst of the most devastating Covid epidemic, she reaches out to her Indian audience for soothing advice in these trying times.
The host said she was amazed at the reception of the podcast in India. The only country where it has more listeners is the United States. Asked how her podcasts can help Indians deal with the healing process, she said: “I believe there are many cultures, including India, where talking about death and grief is still taboo. and I give my listeners the opportunity to nod their heads when they listen to me. I give them permission to grieve in private and it resonates with the big downloads every week. In the era of the pandemic, and especially during the current wave India is experiencing, I wanted to reach more citizens who might need this knowledge and reassurance. “
Mary Mac said the virus exploded in India “just as we thought this pandemic was subsiding.”
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She added: “Last year when the pandemic hit the United States with such fury, we created several episodes specifically on how families might cope during the pandemic and I wanted them to know these. episodes thinking they would be very relevant and useful. now.”
In her podcast, the host uses her more than 35 years of experience as a mourning and bereavement specialist, coach and speaker to comfort and educate those bereaved by the death of loved ones. In her personal life, Mary Mac has witnessed several tragedies and deaths up close. During her college years, she suffered the trauma of dealing with the deaths of four of her friends as a result of accidents and illnesses. She also had to deal with the murder of her husband’s 11-year-old daughter – a tragedy that led the couple through an arduous 18-year journey to help solve the crime. The podcaster said his journey has taught him difficult but valuable lessons about how to deal with grief.
For listeners in India and around the world who are impacted again by the coronavirus, here is a list of episodes Mary Mac shared in 2020 when the United States was on hold:
Indian Americans Concerned About Covid Trip Hit India (April 26, 2021)
US proposes to immediately make vaccine ingredients available to India (April 25, 2021)
Sundar Pichai and Satya Nadella provide aid in India (April 26, 2021)
How pressure mounted on Biden administration to help India during coronavirus outbreak (April 25, 2021)
Vinod Khosla offers to help Indian hospitals import oxygen (April 24, 2021)
Covid tsunami hits India with record 332,000 daily cases (April 23, 2021)
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