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 […]

There’s no “one-size-fits-all” way through grief…

The Crafting of Grief book is one of our prescribed readings in the Studio’s Creative Grief Support Certification Course. We cherish it because Hedtke and Winslade really appreciate that grief experiences are diverse, and they each that there is no universal way to grieve, nor prefabricated model that will fit us all. To read our article […]

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 […]

Writing and grief…

Kevin Young put together this beautiful collection of poetry exploring grief and loss after having his own personal grief experiences. We find so much of this work to be poignant, getting to the heART of the matter creatively, exploring grief using the metaphor of writing. Check your local library or bookshop to get your hands […]

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 […]