Category Archives: Creative Grief Support Prompts

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, […]

Holiday wishes from The Creative Grief Studio

If you haven’t already joined us over at our Holiday Photography Challenge, you are invited now to join us for the second week of it. See the invitation here, and we’ll be looking for your shares via the hashtag over on Instagram. To get printable version of the above quote, click here.

Holiday gift: a photography challenge

Sometimes in the face of grief experiences, we can continue on with whatever holiday traditions we’ve celebrated in the past. But sometimes, this new life in the face of loss pushes us to create new traditions, pushes us to find new ways to express the ranges of emotions we go through during the holidays. How […]

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 […]

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 […]

Abandoning prescriptions for grieving

Often we hear from our clients that they expect – or have been told that – there is some particular way or method for “healing” or “getting better” or “finding closure.” Maybe they’ve picked up this idea of “one right way” from the way that grief is talked about in popular media and those trite […]

Writing as a creative grief support medium

“In a way, the process of grief, I have found, can mirror that of writing: it is surprising, trying, frustrating, daunting, terrifying, comforting, chastening, challenging, and at times, heartening; grief can provide fellowship with others interested in the experience; it brings out the best in us, and at times the worst, if only because it […]

Holiday how-to kit: re-member-ing with cookie cutters

To get your printable PDF kit version of this activity, click here! To see more detail step-by-step from Kara’s How-To, scroll thru post below: We have collected way too many cookie cutters over the years. Upon realising I had a huge basket full of them, I decided to do this year’s grief in the holidays […]

Holiday how-to kit: remembering with light and love

To get your high resolution PDF kit version of this activity, click here! To see detailed step-by-step tutorial of this activity, scroll below to see entire post: I like taping my stencils to the jars before painting so that I can be hands free to hold the jar in place and paint. Otherwise the stencil […]