Author Archives: Kara Jones

Capturing agency after loss

The experience of agency is so varied, and always present You may have already noticed how varied people’s experiences of agency after loss can be across different areas of their life. In some ways a person might be feeling quite immobilised by grief, doubting so much that they used to feel they were assured of, […]

Superpowers of anxiety, perils of advice, and how men die

We love to share with you the grief-related articles and other resources we find useful or inspirational. Here’s what we’ve enjoyed recently … Look out for anxiety’s superpowers We’re all for critiquing pathologising classifications of certain behaviours or emotions or just ways of being as “all/ always problematic.” A bit of curious exploration often reveals […]

“Squire & Daniel” – grief book giveaway + interview

Giveaway: “Squire & Daniel. A story about losing your best friend” Ross Boone, author of “Squire & Daniel,” has generously offered for one copy of the book for our giveaway here. Open to anyone, any location, no restrictions. Book will be mailed to winner via Amazon. NOTE: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Marie […]

Certified Creative Grief Support Practitioner, Sofia Plonski, says…

“The Creative Grief Studio course has helped me develop new skills for my professional and personal life. I have learned ways to be more compassionate, to accept and respect emotions and feelings, and to learn how to help others through difficult challenges in their lives. I would do this course a thousand times, and after […]

Grief support practitioners who practice

Practitioners, not coaches There’s a reason why we’ve chosen to call our alumni “Practitioners” rather than coaches … it’s a great reminder of the nature of our profession. We’re always in practice. There’s the old adage, “Practice makes perfect.” Though we doubt there’s ever a “perfect” in the world of grief support, we’re certain that […]

Creative grief support for groups

Collaboration is key to development of this kind of heARTwork. Thinking through the set up of a new program. How the personal experiences of grief and creativity inform what we do professionally as practitioners. How do you self-assess after implementation? What does it mean and how does it work to honestly ask yourself as a […]

Grief isn’t just in the head

Modern Western approaches to grief There are of course many different approaches to counselling and coaching out there, each seeking to understand and support through their own lenses or set of theories about how the world is, what causes different problems, and what cures us of them. Coaching and counselling approaches are all influenced by […]