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Thomas Cohen used meditation and therapy to deal with Peaches' death

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Thomas Cohen used meditation and therapy to deal with Peaches' death

Thomas Cohen turned to meditation and therapy to help him cope with Peaches Geldof's death.

The musician was devastated after his wife passed away from an accidental heroin overdose in 2014 and tried a number of different strategies to deal with the grieving process.

Thomas, who has sons Astala and Phaedra with the late star, said: "It's the hardest thing you'll ever have to do. I started to do transcendental meditation, which helped a lot. I still do it. One of the people who I had been massively into musically, who I saw as an inspiration, was George Harrison. I knew he did it, then I did some research and I saw about how people who have been to fight in wars, who came home traumatised, had done it. It had helped them. I contacted the David Lynch Foundation. Somebody came to my house and that day changed an awful lot for me, with a lot of stuff to do with the traumas of finding Peaches. I went to therapy as well."

Working on his new record also helped Thomas deal with Peaches' death.

He added to the Sunday Times Magazine: "And making the record as well. So I can sit here and say and do whatever, but as for approaching this from a place of trauma, that would just be dishonest."

Thomas' debut solo album 'Bloom Forever' will be released on May 6.