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.

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 […]

HIV/AIDS, grief, and culture in the Kenyan Luo community

Meet Gordon Nyabade We were so pleased to welcome our first Kenyan into our community of students of Creative Grief Support! Gordon Nyabade, from Kenya in Africa, joined our September 2016 class. We’re delighted to have awarded Gordon with a Creative Grief Studio scholarship, as one small way to support the very important and urgent […]

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 […]

Running as therapy, grief rules for widows, and children as experts

Running as therapy We loved learning about psychotherapist, Sepideh Saremi’s, approach of combining running with therapy. What a great way to combine physical exercise and care for the body with supportive conversations. Of course some clients won’t be fit enough to run, and your grieving clients may just not have the energy for that. But […]

Interview with Megan Devine + book giveaway

Creative conversation with Megan Click here for MP3. Kara here with the Creative Grief Studio hat on in order to bring you this creative conversation with Megan. We cover a lot of ground in this hour, and to give you an idea of the topics covered here are a few highlights: How are we experiencing […]