Category Archives: Certification in Creative Grief Support

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, […]

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 […]

Certified Alum, Barb Schipper, says…

“This course was highly relevant and informative. The amount of information was manageable and there were offerings that allowed me to go beyond the classroom for further information if I was particularly inspired. The myriad of articles for further reading and books recommended within the community have expanded my resource library. Knowing that I have […]

Poetry for creative expression of grief

So many different creative mediums Often when we speak of using creativity in grief support, people assume that we mean painting and drawing. While the visual arts are one very accessible way of employing creativity (especially painting and drawing, but there are many other visual art forms), in our Certification in Creative Grief Support, we […]

Certified Alum, Rob Halfyard, says…

“After years of seeking to upgrade my coaching credentials, I finally found what I was looking for! This program is totally interactive and provided me with the best creative tools I have found to coach clients through loss and grief. Since I completed the Creative Grief Studio Certification course in 2013, the support I offer […]

Pioneering scriptotherapy in Nigeria

Here at The Creative Grief Studio We have alumni who’ve joined our past classes from Finland, Belgium, United Emirates, Australia, New Zealand, South America, and South Africa. And yet, the majority of our alumni hail from the USA and Canada. Knowing that grief is strongly influenced by the meaning-making in one’s culture and society, we’re […]

Supporting clients suffering “the worst kinds of loss”

Most of us made the decision to devote our work to supporting people who are struggling with grief because of our own experiences with loss and grief. We care deeply about helping others to find their way to living well again after loss. As committed grief support professionals, we know that you want to be […]