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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]