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 […]

Loss of sex, honest responses, and benefits of unhappiness

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 … Grieving the loss of sex We’re always interested in what doesn’t get talked about, because of those themes are fertile with possibilities for making new and hopeful meanings after loss. So we […]

Book review: Life Is Like The Wind

Diverse spiritual perspectives on death One of the other reasons we’d recommend this book is because it so beautifully supports individual meaning-making whilst also appreciating a range of social and cultural meanings and practices around death and grief. The book shares about different beliefs about “where the life goes after it’s left”, as well as […]

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 […]

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.